Posted on October 15th, 2007
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Saturday, October 13th, was the first Venetian Bay Fall Art Festival. The event featured more than sixty five (65) local artists and crafters displaying and selling their work in booths situated throughout the Town Center.
To name a few participants: Paper mache’ sculptures by Jenny Stine. Hand made one-of-a- kind jewelry by Elizabeth Walker. Seashell embellished furniture, mirrors and boxes by Sandi Johnston. Handmade bamboo screens painted by Kim Kaiser. Cork Art by Julie Hughes Mokas. Outdoor photography capturing moments of the living world by Seth and Alice Parker of Eye Full Photography. Oil paintings on canvas, graphic design and art on wood by Terry Webb. The Pelican Piecemaker Quilt Guild will be demonstrating the art of hand-quilting.
Students from Chisholm Elementary and Sacred Heart raised funds for school projects with their artwork.
The lake front stage was the setting for live performances during the Festival.Classical guitarist Jason Aldridge serenaded festival guests in the morning. The beat got a bit livelier in the afternoon with music performed by The Holy Smoke Band with their Imagine Dance Group.
Venders offer a variety of delicious hot and cold lunch items and snacks. Tables, chairs and park benches are situated around the Town Center.
Submitted by Mary Ann Murray
Photographers’ notes: (Beautiful Day – Great Fun – Everybody had a good time. – Fantastic Job Peggy!)