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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Doug and Beth Brown: Potters Brown


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Edom Events

September 13, 2019

Farmhouse Customs and Friends- Barn Sale

2 miles east of Edom, TX, on FM 279- Follow the Signs.

October 11, 2019

VIP Cocktail Party

Get a sneak peek at new works just in time for the Edom Art Festival weekend. This VIP preview includes cocktails, apps, and a sweet dessert,...

Edom Art Festival
October 12, 2019

Edom Art Festival

For more than 47 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists presenting their talents...

John Batdorf
October 19, 2019

John Batdorf

John Batdorf is a singer-songwriter solo artist and one half of Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers folk-rock duo, Batdorf & Rodney. John...

Neal Katz, Tim Chauvin, Bill Nash
November 2, 2019

Neal Katz, Tim Chauvin, Bill Nash

Neal Katz has been making folk music for over twenty-five years. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, he is now a local folk musician who performs...

November 9, 2019

The Hallelujah Girls

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