Salado Wildflower Art Fair & Festival
Salado hosted the 13th Annual Wildflower Art Fair & Festival on March 21-23 with events at the Salado Civic Center, The Range at the Barton House and throughout the Village.
It was a weekend long celebration of music, art, food and drink, and handmade crafts by artisans from Texas and other parts of the U.S.
The fun-filled activities were spread throughout the village, beginning with the Arts & Crafts Festival located on the Salado Civic Center grounds on Main Street. Fifty vendors of handcrafted arts and crafts will be located under a single tent offering unique items.
The outdoor food court hosted several local food vendors and non profit groups, while the Wild West Soda Stand offers home-made sodas for your sipping delight.
The Arts & Crafts Festival hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on March 21, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on March 22 and noon- 4 p.m. on March 23.
Live music will be playing on the Civic Center grounds during the Arts & Crafts Festival on March 22 and 23. The Civic Center will also host a skydiving demonstration provided by Skydive Temple, located just south of Salado.
The first ever Salado Pub Crawl took place over Wildflower weekend on March 21. One hundred handblown glass mugs were purchased by participants who travelled to five different pub locations in Salado and have their cups filled with a different craft beer at each stop. Crawl stops are: Alexander’s Distillery, The Shed, The Range at the Barton House, and the Stagecoach Saloon. All told, there were 200 folks who crawled through Salado for the Pub Crawl.
Another first of its kind, the Edgy Art Show makes it’s debut in Salado on Wildflower Weekend. Local artists will compete on the grounds of The Range at the Barton House, creating their own individual works of art that you will vote on. The Edgy Art Show Competition will be held 11 am. - 3 p.m. on March 22. Admission is $5 and includes one vote. A $25 ticket includes 6 more votes and entry into a raffle to win the work of art that you voted for.
This festival is sponsored by the Salado Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Foundation and the Salado Education Foundation.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/saladowildflowerartfestival or call 254-947-5040.
Kinslow and Pettengill will show and sell art at the Wildflower Art Fair& Festival
Annette Kinslow is a lifelong artist and teacher. “I believe in the power of art to change lives,” Kinslow said. “Whether you are taking a class from me or purchasing one of my original designs, I want to challenge you to look within yourself and become acquainted with your inner artist. To do so is to begin a journey of self-discovery and transformation that will lead you to a new level of confidence and self-fulfillment.”
Through art, she adds, “You will learn to express the beauty that is innate in you. You will see the world with new eyes, finding beauty where it did not exist before and experience color and form in new ways.”
Kinslow creates one-of-a-kind jewelry that is meant to be worn and shared.
Thomas Pettengill has been photographing landscapes and nature for 20 years, most of it using film cameras.
“Decades of being outdoors observing natural scenes help me to bring my photographs to life so I can share beautiful landscapes and nature,” he says.
Based in Brownwood, Pettengill has been showing his photographs in juried art shows around the state. In 2013 his photographs were accepted into The Stars of Texas Art Show, Brazos River Juried Art Show in Granbury, and the Northern National Art Show at Nicolet College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.