Mark Your Calendar To Be In Gatlinburg on May 15th & 16th, 2010

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

As real estate momentarily pauses before the usual spring/summer explosion of activity, I wanted to allow you time in scheduling some fun.  This mid-May event is the Sixth Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival.  The celebration promises to be a great event.  Our weather and the local landscape should be bursting with the warmth and beauty of springtime by the middle of May.  Set up as a two day street fair, there should be something available to accommodate all participants.

For serious art lovers, there will be an evening event on May 14th.  This “Night with the Artist Party” before the street fair is $50 per person and will be held at Mills Auditorium. However, the $50 fee is returned to donors as a money voucher redeemable at any of the participating artists’ booths during the weekend.  Admission to the festival on May 15th & 16th is free.

The 2010 festival will be held at Ripley’s Aquarium and River Road, providing a backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains and downtown Gatlinburg to the various artistic displays.  Attendance at the festival assists in fund raising for; Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the Sevier County Arts Council, and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club art program. This festival is unique, because artists who showcase their work must be selected by a panel of judges.  There are 16 categories of art that run the spectrum from; glass, to watercolor, and woodworking.  For participating artists, it is an honor to be chosen.  It gives me great delight to announce that my wife Jessica Weiss was selected as one of this year’s artists.  She will be showing various pieces of jewelry from her creations.

While art is the festival’s primary focus, there will also be; fantastic food, great music, and enjoyable entertainment.  The new 2010 acts of Gatlinburg Tunes and Tales will debut throughout the festival, and a great children’s activity program will be available.  If you enjoy fine arts and crafts from across the country, selected to be among the” best of the best”, join me and my wife with a host of fun art lovers, for a fantastic time here in the Smokies on May 15th and 16th.

If you would like to visit Jessica’s store in Knoxville the address is:  

Jessica Weiss Jewelry & Studio
The Shops at Bearden Place
5805 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Business hours: Tues-Fri            10:00am – 5:30pm
                                 Saturday           11:00am – 5:30pm

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