Members of Greensboro’s music, visual art, theater and dance communities will be highlighted in 17 Days, a festival premiering Thursday, Sept. 22, and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 8. Organized by the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, the festival will include 85 events, performances, workshops and exhibitions from 50 artistic entities in both indoor and outdoor locations. Among the highlights are the world premiere of a new orchestral work commissioned from Grammy-winning composer and fiddle player Mark O’Connor; a performance by the Avett Brothers at the new White Oak Amphitheatre; performances of the thriller Dial M for Murder presented by Triad Stage; and a full day of free artist studio tours. Participants in 17 Days include the African American Atelier, Center for Visual Artists, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Triad Stage, Elsewhere, Carolina Theatre, Eastern Music Festival and many others. For a complete listing of events and to buy tickets, visit http://17daysgreensboro.org/.