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Inaugural ‘Celebrate the Arts Festival’ happening Saturday

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By Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – The inaugural Celebrate the Arts Festival is happening this Saturday, March 18 in the downtown art district in Woodville.

The event will last from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will allow the public to see artists in various mediums at work. Judith Haney with the Tyler County Art League said that there will be lots to see, with artisans showcasing their individual mediums. It is, as Haney said, an extension of this weekend’s Festival of the Arts out at Heritage Village. The events and demonstrators at the Village are more focused on a specific time period, celebrating pioneer crafts and fine skills, whereas the Celebrate the Arts Festival will focus on modern artistic expressions, from painting to clay, Haney explained.

Along with art stations for the kids, including face-painting,

Haney said there will also be some art available at discounted rates, or cheaper than the paintings would be for sale in the gallery.

Attendees can also come and see the TCAL Gallery, as the reception for the TCAL spring show, which focuses on celebrating the season, will be commensurate with Saturday’s festival. Haney said the reception will be informal, and gallery visitors can see the pieces on display, grab a glass of punch and check out the gallery’s offerings.

For artists and crafts creators who wish to participate, there is still room. Haney said there is no fee to take part in the event, and anyone interested can come and set up between 9 a.m. and 9:45 in the Art District, located at 210-216 West Bluff. Anyone interested can call Haney at 409-200-4759.

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