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Emberlight Festival leans into future after successes of second seasson

IRONWOOD - Aug. 27 represented the end of this year's Emberlight Festival: a 2-month round-up that included multiple art shows, a global film festival, performance infusions, and three main stage events that featured national and international singers.

"Horizons - Heritage -Harmony" was the festival theme, and those words were expressed in both explicit and implicit ways throughout the offerings.

The festival just premiered in 2021, so it is still taking form, but has become increasingly grounded and has been warmly received by audiences who appreciate its combination of free, accessible, arti...