Spring is here and with it came the 21st Annual Fine Arts Festival, which was held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 10AM until 3PM. Although the day started out with rain and clouds, it quickly moved and made for a beautiful art festival day. The event, held annually at the corner of Dempsey Avenue and East Third Street, and adjacent to the Jackson Veterans Memorial Park, the Fine Arts Festival draws both artists and art lovers from all over Georgia. Patrons may view and purchase original artwork in Jewelry, Paintings, Clay, Mixed Media, Photography, Blown Glass, Sculpture, Turned Wood and much more. A number of the artists were also from Butts County, including Scott Coleman and Katherine Allen Coleman, Alan Jones and others.
The Council for the Arts houses its permanent collection of artworks at the Butts County Administration Building and Jackson City Hall for the enjoyment of all citizens. Be sure to stop by and view the unique and interesting works of art that the art festival helps to bring to the community each year!
About the Author:
Michael Brewer is a native of Jackson, Georgia who enjoys writing, music, history and architecture. He enjoys working in community advocacy, promoting his community and enhancing tourism opportunities in his region. He is the owner, writer and publisher for this website on local tourism and curates a large collection of photographs and historical records that chronicle much of the history of the county. Most recently, he served as the Project Restoration Director for the Historic 1898 Butts County Courthouse Rehabilitation Project, leading the interior restoration project which was completed in early 2021. He is member of the Society of Architectural Historians, which promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all.