New Albany, MS – 6/9/2015 – Biscuits & Jam Farmers’ Market and The Art of Dixie are pleased to host 2nd Saturdays: Folk Art on the River for the 3rd year in downtown New Albany along the Tallahatchie River. This year’s markets will be on June 13th, July 11th and August 8th. Hours for 2nd
Saturdays will be 7:30 am to 12 pm. Artists from Mississippi and Tennessee will have their art for sale. Kids will be able to make a craft at the Wee Folk tent all day. You can enter your original piece of folk art in our folk art contest.
Authentic Hill Country music will be performed by various local artists and food vendors will be serving hot heritage food.
This year’s Folk Art contests will be open to anyone with an original piece of Folk Art. Art work should be brought to the market by 10:30 for judging by a panel of local artists at 11:00. Winner will be announced at 11:30. $100 in Main Street Money that can be used at local stores in New Albany will be awarded. This month’s theme is folk art sculpture.
Like 2nd Saturdays: Folk Art on the River’s Facebook page for more details on the contests as they are available.
The Folk Art Market has been a success for the last two years. Data shows that downtown businesses experienced a 25% increase in sales during the Second Saturday Folk Art on the River market days compared to the previous Saturdays. The market draws local and surrounding communities and out-of-state traffic. Data collected in 2014 showed attendance of up to 1800 visitors at one event.
This will be a great event showcasing local folk artists, craft activities for the kids, Hill Country music, heritage food and farm vendors.
Join us this summer at 2nd Saturdays: Folk Art on the River.
For more information contact Micha Foster: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 662-507-1396.