The Hoschton Heritage Arts Festival will be held this Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Hoschton Towne Center, located off Ga. Hwy. 53.
The free event will feature a variety of performers, artists and food vendors. It will follow a fundraising gala on Friday night, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Towne Center Opry House.
The following is a list of performances, demonstrations, and scheduled artists and vendors slated to participate in the Hoschton Heritage Arts Festival on Saturday, June 2.
•10-11 a.m.: Kings Hill, four young men performing gospel music
•11 a.m. to noon: Mal McEwen, a chainsaw artist
•Noon to 1 p.m.: David Leon, a country singer
•1-2 p.m.: Chattahoochee Chain Gang, bluegrass band
•2-3 p.m.: Danny Ray Cole, a man who plays the fiddle and bagpipes, and is a songwriter
•3-4 p.m.: Mal McEwen, a chainsaw artist
•4-5 p.m.: Chattahoochee Chain Gang
Members of Gilliland Heritage Alpacas will be onsite with items made from alpaca wool for sale.
Entries submitted for the Jackson County Shoot Out photo competition will be on display and available for sale.
Thirty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council for future events. The winners of the shoot out will be announced on June 1, at the big Gala event at the Opry House.
•Re’gie Kennedy: Owner of Beaux Art Academy in Hoschton and board member of the Hoschton Heritage Arts Council will be demonstrating acrylic portrait painting throughout the day.
•Mockingbird Hilltop Farm: Jim and Karen Beckstine will be demonstrating dying alpaca wool with Jello, spinning and knitting.
•Margaret Threadgill: Demonstrations on how to use a crayon and an iron to make a small landscape design.
•Mal McEwen: Chainsaw artist will show off his skills.
Participating Artists and Vendors To Date
•Jaclyn Weldon White: Handmade silver kiln fired jewelry; author of “Whisper to the Black Candle,” “The Empty Nursery,” and “The Greatest Champion”
•Cresent Moon Primitives: Handmade baskets and home decor
•Mia Rodriguez: Acrylic abstract paintings
•Rene Hewitt: Watercolor paintings
•Astra Graham: Stained glass sun catchers
•Donna Bailey: Hand loomed beaded jewelry and hand painted gourds
•Terri Estes: Oil paintings, pet portrait drawings, wisteria baskets and quilt wall hangings
•Debra Swantek Brooks: Landscape paintings and photography
•Re’gie Kennedy: Acrylic paintings and pencil drawings,
•Carolyn Weber: Handcrafted jewelry, woven and strung necklaces, bracelets and earrings using Swarovski crystals, glass and metal beads
•Art Est.: Ladies rhinestone shirts, hats and watches
•Sherry Roberts: Handmade dog treats
•L.H. Designs: Beaded and wire wrapped jewelry
•Red Howe: Vertical wooden tool carts
•Queen Bead International: Handcrafted unique custom jewelry
•Simply Sweet & Savory: Baked goods and confections
•A Garden of Glass: Stained glass, painted glass, wind chimes, panels, etc.
•David Leon: Country singer selling CDs and merchandise.
•Ecuadorian Art: Jewelry, leather items, ponchos, scarves and more
•Stephanie Fallen: Functional pottery
•The Bird House Artists including Linda Griffiths, Sarina Roth and more, pottery, watercolors, photography and pine needle baskets
•Kristy Mulky: Original art on canvas and flower pots
•Amanda Shaw Zeigler/Creative Quotes: Painted quotes on reclaimed wood.
•Desert Rose Floral Designs: Succulent dish gardens
•Christina Lawrence: Photographs and paintings
•Mockingbird Farms: Jim and Karen Beckstine demonstrating dying Alpaca wool with Jello, spinning and knitting
•Gilliland Heritage Alpaca -Members of Gilliland will be onsite with items made from alpaca wool for sale.
•Roger Corn: Gillsville potter known for his rich glazes and thin pottery makes hogs, face jugs, pitchers and more interesting items.
•Christian Smith: Jewelry artist with anklets, lanyards and more.
•Ellen Rodges/Rebecca Lance: Bottle cap art, baskets, jewelry (Ellen) dry fit type material made into towels, wristbands, etc. (Rebecca)
•Celia Durand: Pixelgraphs photo art prints and necklaces
•Stacey Mize: Solidrock sandblasting and engraving
•Dixie Home Crafters: Home builders information booth
•Shop owners of Hoschton Towne Center may have outdoor booths.
Outdoor booth space is still available for artists and artisans who want to participate in the Hoschton Heritage Arts Festival on Saturday. The website www.hoschtonheritageartscouncil.com contains the registration form to be submitted along with the registration fee.
All of the food vendor slots are filled with Atlanta Tropical Breeze (29+ flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice), Fatty’s of Atlanta (Sabretts hot dogs, potato knish and Italian ice), Darrell (fried pork rinds, roasted and boiled peanuts and Romanian pastries), crepes (sandwiches and other specialties on a crepe) and Wing Slingers (local folks’ favorite hangout for good wings, beer and other things).
Admission is free to this event. For more information, visit www.hoschtonheritageartscouncil.com or call 770-540-1099.
Hot to Trot in Hoschton
05/31/12 at 07:44 AM
We can't wait! Shaved ice, hot dogs, dried pork rinds, potato knish, boiled/roasted peanuts, chicken wings, bluegrass music, live/silent auction, a saxophonist, gospel music, and an 'award-winning chainsaw artist', it must be Hoschton's latest attempt at acquiring culture. What will they ever do to top this? Maybe tractor pulls, scarecrows, wet tee-shirts, beer-guzzling, rattle-snake round-ups, mechanical bull-riding, or a broadcast of WWE Wrestlemania live from their Town Center? Those Hoschton artsy folks really know how to have a good time.