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!