More than 70 artists are selling their creations at The Big Easel Art Festival in River Ranch on Saturday.

The festival runs from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in the River Ranch Town Square in Lafayette

Pieces on display and on sale during the festival will cover a variety of mediums including Acrylic, Pottery, Porcelain, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography, Metal, Jewelry, Wood, Glass, Encaustic, Clay, Watercolor, Fiber, and more.

Delie Putnam, one of the featured artists spoke with KATC’s Abby Breidenbach on the festival and why this is one of her favorite events of the year.

More than 60 local artists to be featured at The Big Easel Saturday

“The whole setup is pretty with the white tents and the music and the children and the families and people are just walking around, enjoying and talking and looking at beautiful art,” says Putnam.

She said the event is important

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NORTHAMPTON — Two years ago, the Paradise City Arts Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary: a quarter-century of some 250 artists gathering twice a year to display their work at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.

From painting to sculpture to photography, and from ceramics to furniture to clothing and jewelry, the festival since 1994 had been a popular and well-known forum for displaying a huge range of work by artists from the Northeast and other parts of the country.

Then COVID-19 arrived and threw a wrench in the works, and Paradise City had to retreat to a virtual format for its last three sessions, in spring and fall of 2020 and again this past spring.

Now the arts festival is returning for another in-person showing, Oct. 9-11, Saturday to Monday, at the county fairgrounds, with safety protocols in place — including some adjustments for spacing — but essentially in

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The Edom Art Festival is back after being thrown a curveball last year by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 50 artists will display their work — including ceramics, metal, photography, fiber, mixed media, sculpture, glass, painting, wood and jewelry — during the festival this weekend in Van Zandt County.

Festival Director Beth Brown said this year’s event is dedicated to “A Celebration of Art and Life.” Her husband, Doug Brown, died last year.

“This is my first festival without Doug, and that’s why we’re celebrating art and life,” she said. “And then, just coming out of the pandemic, we had to cancel last year. There’s just been a lot of loss of life and our community has been hit pretty hard.”

Brown’s husband was the founder of the art festival.

“He moved here in 1971 from northern California and settled in Edom and started the art community here,” she

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Winners of the 2021 Carmel International Arts Festival Announced

The Carmel International Arts Festival took place this past weekend with an estimated 30,000 or more people visiting the Arts and Design District. All guests enjoyed art created by artists from around the country, local and international entertainers, and delicious food vendors.

Best in Media and Honorable Mention awards were given out to participating artists in nine different mediums of art. Additionally, a Best in Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place overall prizes were awarded. A student art show provided several scholarships to local high school students. The 2-day festival had a record number of sales reported by many artists this year.

The Best in Show award was presented to Michael Vagner and Nurit Asher-Vagner from Eugene, Oregon for their work in Jewelry. The couple is pictured along with Jill Gilmer, CIAF President and Executive Director of CIAF, Rachel Ferry.

First-place was awarded to Amy Ferguson from Royal Oak, Michigan

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