Emberlight Festival leans into future after successes of second seasson


September 8, 2022

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

STANDING OUTSIDE of the Emberlight Festival office on Aug. 30 are, from left, three people key to the success of the growing event: Cindy Franck, creative producer; Lori Booth, president of the Board of Directors; and Miles Mykkanen, artistic director. Mykkanen and Franck founded the two-month festival, which premiered in 2021 and just concluded its second year. The office is at 234 E. Aurora Street, across from the Carnegie Library, in Ironwood.

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, a...

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