Wimberley Valley Art League Holds Second Annual Arts Fest in Wimberley, Texas

The Wimberley Valley Art League announces the second annual Arts Fest to be held Saturday April 24, 2010 from 10 am to 7 pm on the square. The event will be a celebration of "arts with an s," according to the co-chairs, Julie Ray and Debbie Elliott. "Wimberley is known as an arts community, and the Arts Fest brings the visual and performing arts together on one grand day," Ray said.

The Wimberley Square, closed to vehicles for the day, will be filled with displays of fine art in all media by Wimberley Valley Art League members and artists from surrounding area leagues. Some artists will be demonstrating their techniques and all artwork will be for sale.

Throughout the day musicians will play in four locations, and the Starlight Symphony Orchestra will present a mini-concert in the afternoon. Musical headliners include Jon Dee Graham, Kevin Willis with guest Fats Kaplan, Billy Crockett and Friends1. The Rotary Club will operate a silent art auction under a special tent benefiting local non-profits. To acknowledge "the art of the car," a display of classic cars will be exhibited on Old Kyle Road, just off the square.

Strolling thespians from the Wimberley Players will provide entertainment during the day, and Fest-goers can enjoy Eric Coble’s comedic satire, "Virtual Devotion" at the Wimberley Playhouse in the evening.

Children’s art fun will include creative activities for all ages at the Nature Trail entrance. A gallery display of student art co-sponsored by the art league and Arts from the Heart will be on display at the Community Center. Food vendors and several restaurants are set to provide for hungry Fest attendees.

There will be no parking in the Square for Arts Fest. (RR 12 will remain open.) Free parking is available at the Community Center on RR 12, at the former First Baptist Church, and at Wimberley Playhouse on Old Kyle Road. Free shuttle service is available to and from the Square. Golf carts will be circling the Fest all day for those who want to hop on and hop off.

Tom Bender, Art League president, said, "We’re building on the success of last year’s Arts Fest and broadening our vision to offer art in many forms. Combine that with good food and shopping on the Square, and it should be a great day for everyone."