The Little River Big Art Festival has been expanded from one day to parts of three. Concerts and readings will be held on Renaissance Stage, demonstrations will be in Renaissance Square, and workshops will be at the Museum.
The Festival begins on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. with a free concert by Musicman Entertainment’s Xtraordinary Gentlemen, featuring Chris Cook. On Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Festival features numerous free children’s activities, demonstrations by several artists and groups including Joy Thomas, Jennifer Fairbanks, Willie Rascoe, Lynn Pesoat and the Trigg County Quilt Guild.
Readings and book signings by Thomas Harper, author of “Trigg County” and Linda Leaming, author of “Married to Bhutan” along with poetry by JMAM’s contest winners will happen throughout the day on Saturday. A free concert by Cat Daddy will begin at 6 p.m.
Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m., additional children’s activities and workshops are on the schedule. The JMAM gallery will be open both days; the current exhibit is the Biannual Juried Show. Admission to the gallery is free. The Museum Shop will offer a 10-percent discount for everyone on those days.
“Our mission with this Festival is to make art with the community and to raise awareness of the arts in the region. The expanded length of the Festival this year is due to our having been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. We’re also partnering with the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission and the City of Cadiz,” stated event chair Linda Humbert. “While we are not trying to raise money with this event, we will have minimal refreshments for sale as well as a great festival t-shirt!”
Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre and Janice Mason Art Museum are subsidiaries of the Cadiz Community Arts Center. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency supports the Cadiz Community Arts Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This press release was submitted by Paula Lisowsky, administrator of Janice Mason Art Museum.