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2017-05-18

4th Annual Kerrville Festival of the Arts

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George Boutwell, Official Texas State Artist of 2006 to be among 120 vendors
Art aficionados are in for a treat this Memorial Day weekend when the 4th annual Kerrville Festival of the Arts returns to the downtown streets. This juried show will feature over 120 vendor booths this year, says LuAnn Anderson, Executive Director of the event. “We have new and returning artists coming from all across Texas and as far away as New Mexico, Utah and California. We’re confident that festival goers will be impressed by the high caliber of their work.”
Event goers can expect to shop for specialty art in mediums of glass, pottery, leather, wood, ceramics, fabrics, basketry, metal, silk and jewelry, in addition to stunning watercolors, acrylics, pastel and mixed media. George Boutwell, official Texas State Artist of 2006, will be among the many participants, as will Austin custom basket maker Jill Robinson, watercolorist and Tivy grad Helene Bernhard Little, and wheel-thrown ceramic potter Vicky Phillips.
With free admission, free parking and children’s activities, families can easily make a day of it and experience Kerrville’s historic and cultural charm. “Memorial Day weekend is coming to be known as an artist’s mecca in historic downtown Kerrville, ” Anderson said. “In addition to our own event, the Texas Masters of Fine Art & Craft Show will be held at the Y.O. Resort, the Southwest Gourd Show will be at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center and Painters in Action will be in front of River’s Edge Gallery. These events are marketed throughout Texas and draw a wide audience of locals as well as visitors.”
Kerrville Hills Winery will be pouring at the event. Among booth purveyors will be those selling artisanal cheeses, pasta, salsas, dips and marinades. In addition, Buzzie’s BBQ will be serving both days.
Kerrville Festival of the Arts is a registered non-profit organization that raises funds to provide art scholarships at the college level to aspiring artists. The event will run 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 27 and 10 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 28. For further information on Kerrville Festival of the Arts please visit www.kvartfest.com.