The Edom Art Festival began in 1972, after the first artist Doug Brown moved into town and started the artists’ mecca. By inviting fellow artists to participate, it has been well attended all of these years as an invitational and now a juried festival, known for having only high quality, original art and craft. Today the festival is sponsored by the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce, but is produced by the artists in town, making it truly unique. Our resident artists are busy creating for months to prepare for the weekend, when our population of 350 swells to thousands.
Visitors relish the ambiance and flavor of the Edom Art Festival, in the meadow behind the artists’ studios located in the center of this tiny hamlet. The relaxed atmosphere lends itself to great conversations with exhibiting artists, which is impossible in a large city event. Here you will find jewelry, pottery, photography, sculpture, baskets, woodworking, glass, and original garden art. Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing, paintings, hand made journals and mixed media creations made from recycled materials. Watch a blacksmith demonstrate his skill at the forge, and perhaps a potter at the wheel.
In addition, we will be sharing the music of some great acoustical singer/songwriter musicians filtering throughout the festival.
Delicious food is available from local vendors with culinary treats such as Cajun gumbo, homemade sorbet and gourmet ice cream, to frothy root beer and corn dogs, fish and chips, and pork sandwiches.
The festival provides fun for all, with a kid’s area to express themselves with art. They can take their masterpieces home with them, or donate them to become part of the festival gallery. Painting and murals from previous years adorn the grounds and entry.
Free parking is provided behind the festival, and paid parking at the Methodist Church as a fundraiser. Handicap parking is available just west of the entrance at the corner of FM 279 and FM 314.
Beth Brown at Potters Brown: 903-852-6473 or Cell: (903) 258- 5192