Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Greenway Arts Festival - Sept. 18

On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., I’ll participate in the Greenway Arts Festival, located at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro, Tenn. This annual event is one of my favorites, as it’s a lot of fun and very convenient to both my home and to the famous Stones River Civil War battlefield site.

In the past, the festival rested on the banks of the Stones River, but after last year’s flood (which caused the cancellation of the entire one-day event), the festival organizers moved the location to section of the greenway near Old Fort Park. For Civil War buffs, the site is just a few steps away from “Fortress Rosecrans,” a Union-held earthen-walled fort that was established in 1862-1863 during the battle for Murfreesboro.

A wide selection of artists and artisans will be featured at the festival (admission is free), along with musical entertainment and the prerequisite food and beverage. I’ll be manning a booth, complete with an array of original artwork and limited-edition prints. I’ll also feature several newer works – including some "fresh from the studio" originals.

Even though we’re technically still in summer, it’s never too early to begin planning for the holidays. With that in mind, I'll display a selection of Christmas-themed paintings, prints and cards. And of course, there will be plenty of fish and fishing-related paintings on display, too.

Directions: Old Fort Park is located at 916 Golf Lane in Murfreesboro, Tenn. From Interstate 24, take exit 78 B towards Murfreesboro, pass the Stones River Mall on your left, then turn left onto Golf Lane into Old Fort Park.

The Greenway Arts Festival is a very laid-back, fun, family-oriented event. I hope to see you there!