The Arts Festival of Carrollton welcomes fine artists from across the United States as the event returns to the Carrollton Center for the Arts, October 12 and 13.
“It is one of the great pleasures in my life to work with so many good-hearted folks from our community to bring this amazing collection of artists and entertainers together for the 16th year,” said Don McWhorter, festival chairman. “Artists from 10 states, including Arizona and Michigan, and world-class street performers are featured. So, come out and buy some art, eat some food and soak in all that is the Arts Festival of Carrollton.”
The two-day event features more than 70 visual artists, live entertainment, food trucks, youth exhibits and roving artists, like Mark Abbati of Joy Unspeakable Living Sculpture. The festival will also host four dance performances, two choral performances, 10 musical acts and a performance by the Carrollton Jazz Orchestra.
“This year we have new demonstration artists and performers that will showcase their talents,” said Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “We will have five demonstration artists and eight different art stations for interactive creativity. We encourage the community to invite their friends and families from out of town to come enjoy this event in the heart of our city.”
In the meantime, art lovers can start an art savings account by purchasing Art Bucks, certificates that can be used to buy art during the festival. Art Buck purchases include the certificate and a Patron Award, which are presented to the artist when the patron makes a purchase. The artist will display the award in their tent and redeem the Art Bucks for cash. Art Bucks and Patron Award ribbons are picked up at the information booth on Saturday. Patrons also receive an invitation to the festival patron cocktail reception on Friday evening, the night before the festival begins.
What: 16th Annual Carrollton Festival of the Arts
When: October 12 and 13,10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts
For questions concerning the Arts Festival of Carrollton or the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman at (770) 838-1083.