Edom

Edom established itself as an arts community years ago. The town formed in 1855 and quickly became a major stopover site for lumberjacks, freighters, traders and cattle drives. By the 1860s, its roads were lined with churches and saloons, as well as a wagon factory, sawmill, hotel, leather-goods shop, tannery, school and cemetery. Farming flourished as the community grew and by 1914, the community had added four general stores and a cotton gin. The mid to latter twentieth century saw many rural communities, including Edom, shrink as people left for the cities. In 1971, though, potter Doug Brown moved to town, soon followed by other artists who purchased several old buildings along Farm Road 279 and established the annual Edom Festival of the Arts that has helped turn the town into a regional draw. Today, art shops in the downtown area include Potters Brown, Zeke & Marty, Ken Carpenter Jewelry, Arbor Castle Birdhouses, and The Old Firehouse Gallery. A nationally-recognized restaurant, The Shed Café receives visitors daily from all over Texas and beyond. www.visitedom.com

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HEATHER LITTLE: EDOM ART FEST

 

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Edom Events

Edom Art Festival
October 13, 2018

Edom Art Festival

The Edom Art Festival began in 1972, after the first artist Doug Brown moved into town and started the artists’ mecca. By inviting fellow...

Tony Ramey
October 20, 2018

Tony Ramey

With music that reflects his real life, real people, and the landscapes shaping their destinies, Tony Ramey embodies the substantive American soul....

BrownRandy & Friends
November 10, 2018

BrownRandy & Friends

BrownRandy Imagine if Charles Darwin met Guy Clark and Van Morrison at an MIT barbecue in honor of Albert Einstein’s birthday and...

Beth Wood
November 24, 2018

Beth Wood

‚Äč Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding...

Tom Prasada-Rao
December 15, 2018

Tom Prasada-Rao

Tom Prasada-Rao is a musician's musician - an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His rich, effortless voice belies...

Blueberry Picking
June 1, 2019

Blueberry Picking

A second location, The Berry Bush, is located in Ben Wheeler.

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