Potown goes O+

(Photo by Julie O’Connor)

O+ Poughkeepsie, a festival of art, music and wellness, will be celebrated August 5 in downtown Poughkeepsie. Participating visual artists and musicians will receive complementary health and wellness care from art-loving volunteer providers.

The lead sponsor is WMC Health.

Corene Concepcion-Rivera has been named festival director. Poet Gold, the 2017 Dutchess County poet laureate, will be the festival’s music coordinator.

Poughkeepsie becomes the second O+ festival in the Hudson Valley. The eighth O+ Kingston, where the national nonprofit O+ festival is headquartered, takes place October 6 through 8.