Piney Woods Art Festival set for April 11 and 12

Published 2:00 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Attending the Piney Woods Arts Festival is a great way to be inspired by art, whether you create it or just admire it, said artist Susan Boyles.

“These words by artist, Susan Boyles, sum up the views of the thousands of attendees and hundreds of artists who come to the festival each year,” said Ginny Cannon, marketing Coffee County Arts Alliance. “Piney Woods Arts Festival is one of the oldest arts and crafts shows in the area. Now in its 41st year, Piney Woods will again feature quality art and crafts, special displays, entertainment and a children’s fun center.”

Festival attendees will discover fine art paintings and drawings including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil and mixed media works as well as glass, woodcarving and photography. Decorative art offerings include pottery, jewelry, clothing, yard art and wood products. All items at Piney Woods are the original work of the artist.

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A special exhibition will highlight Civil War History. Company E, 15th Alabama Infantry will display Civil War items and feature soldiers and ladies in period dress.

The Weevil City Cruisers will host the 18th Annual Car Show on Saturday, April 11. Up to 100 vintage cars will be on display. Also, local schools will display student art and photography. Musical entertainment is scheduled throughout each day and the Children’s Fun Center will delight children with inflatables, face painting, pony rides and carnival games.

Renowned Alabama artist John Warr said, since he began wildlife artwork in the early 80s and added Civil War scenes in 1990, patrons of the Enterprise and Fort Rucker communities have been very supportive.

The festival is April 11, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and April 12, from noon until 4 p.m. on the running track of Enterprise State Community College located in Enterprise at the intersection of Highway 167 South and the Boll Weevil Circle. The Gold Corporate Sponsor is West Gate Center Enterprise.