Index Arts Festival

The Index Arts Group Festival is rapidly approaching. This year the festival will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2009 and according to the President of the group, Yvonne Lawson, it will be a bigger and better event than in the past 6 years.

Lawson says there will be over 40 booths set up by artists, woodcarvers, home décor artists and a multitude of other types of art that has not yet been displayed locally. There will also be a surprise guest from New York in attendance. (Hint: the guest is originally from Seattle). “UPDATE”: 07.16.09 – Special guest will not be in attendance due to a conflict in scheduling.

Poetry readings are scheduled for early afternoon at the festival headed by Roy Seitz, a local poet, as well as live bands throughout the day. A total of 14 bands and 60 musicians will be performing.

Various types of food will be available for your dining pleasure, supplied by the Index General Store & Wave Trek (aka “The Riverhouse”). Lawson added that it would not be an Arts Festival without “edible art”, so that too will be on the menu. The festivities begin at 10am Saturday August 1st. Mayor Bruce Albert will be doing the opening ceremony.

Live music until 10pm.

See ya’ there!


Index Arts Festival — 2 Comments

  1. Spare Rib’s electric jam band side project, SHUTTLE, will be playing Friday night somewhere in town (ask Rib).

    Spare Rib & The Bluegrass Sauce will be playing at the Index Arts Fest around 8pm on Saturday.

    Can’t wait to see ya’ll dancing in the streets!

  2. Come walk the Labyrinth at the Art Festival…It’s similar to a maze, but without dead ends. It is more of a meandering path designed to relax your mind. This one of a kind Labyrinth will honor the Four Seasons and have some reflexology qualities for those who venture the path with bare feet. It will be found next to the Art Gallery near the pathway to the river…