It's here! It's here! It's finally here! For a year I've been planning to participate in the much anticipated event "Columbia Arts in the Park."
The brainchild of my friend Marian Haynes, DC, Arts in the Park is a day-long festival celebrating fine art and master craftsmen in and around middle Tennessee. It's not high-brow, but rather high quality art.
Nearly 70 artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting and selling their unique creations, including furniture makers, painters, jewelry makers, wood turners, potters, quilters, glass blowers, and more!
There will be live music all day with 20 local musicians, including Makky Kaylor and Damien Boggs.
Mayor Jim Bailey proclaimed October "Arts and Humanities Month" in Maury County and will be announcing his proclamation at the festival on Saturday.
Pictured below are Mayor Jim Bailey, Event founder Dr. Marian Haynes, DC, and newly appointed Tennessee Historical Commission appointee Kathie Fuston, and me. October has been officially proclaimed "Arts and Humanities Month" in Maury County!!
Mickey Harris will be there demonstrating his air-brush style while painting a GM Art Car. During the event he will paint a Chevrolet hood with scenes reflective of General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing and the site’s history. He is the four time winner of DuPont Top-Gun award.
I was thrilled to be one of the featured artists, along with Matt McAlister and Jennifer Grisham and I've been painting for months to have new pieces to show at this event. If Santa was an artist, his workshop would look just like my little cottage this week preparing for the event.
Just last night I painted Autumn Oak....
The Mid-South Live Steamers will be there giving train rides. I can't wait!!
For more information and to check out photos of art from all the other artists, please visit their Facebook page. And make your plans now to visit us Saturday from 10-4 at Maury County Park, Rain or Shine.