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Comfort Art Festival to spotlight Hill Country Artists


A select group of Hill Country artists will demonstrate, display and sell their works, representing a variety of media from oil paintings and drawings to jewelry, and textiles, at the 2017 Comfort Art Festival on Saturday, September 16.
Artists will greet shoppers and have displays inside and outside of retail businesses throughout the downtown historic district and at wineries in the surrounding area. Comfort Art Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A listing of artists and their locations will be available at participating merchants.
“The Comfort Art Festival, in its 5th year in the current format, has become a Hill Country tradition,” said Julie Kuykendall, event organizer. “The Art Festival offers one-of-a-kind pieces of art that complement the antiques that Comfort is known for throughout the state. The Art Festival is a wonderful way for shoppers to learn more about Hill Country artists and build their personal art collections and for our merchants to support these artists who inspire us all by capturing the spirit and beauty of the Hill Country in their work.”
Among the participating artists are:
Phyllis Borden – Pottery
Kathy Carey - Paintings
Emily Etchison – Pastel Paintings
Dalton Fromme – Acrylic Landscapes Paintings
Millard Kuykendall – Paintings
Robin Mahan– Paintings
Daniel Maldonado - Paintings
Pat Mire – Handcrafted Jewelry
Cindy Morawski – Pastel Paintings
Jess Munro – Acrylic Paintings
Tracie Pool – Hand Cut Copper Jewelry
Mary Reeves – Pastel Paintings
Donna Rullo - Furniture
Jacqueline Stensrud – Jewelry
Harold Teel – Watercolor Paintings
Susan Urband – Handcrafted Jewelry
Molly White – Pastel, Oil and Water Color Paintings
For the most up-to-date list of artists, please visit the Girls Night Out Merchant Group web site at
Comfort is an easy drive from San Antonio and Austin. For shoppers who want to spend the weekend in town, accommodations are available to meet the needs of almost any traveler from cabins in the country, to lavishly decorated Victorian era mansions and picturesque creek side and river side lodging. Many are within walking distance of the downtown historic district.
For more information on the Comfort Art Festival, contact Julie Kuykendall, event chairman, at or 407-595-6859.