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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Edom Events

October 3, 2019

Music Circle Jam Session

Every Thursday night, the Edom Art Emporium hosts a music circle, for guests to sit in and participate in showing off their musical talents among...

November 16, 2019

(Wearable) Art Prom

This event promises a night of fun for anyone who missed their prom or wants a do-over. Edom Art Emporium invites the public to come to the party...

Pierce Pettis
November 23, 2019

Pierce Pettis

After a lifetime of crafting finely-wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he’s finally found his comfort...

November 30, 2019

Edom Holiday Stroll

Come visit Edom as they host a snowy stroll through town with flocked Christmas Tress and wandering Christmas Carolers. The town lights up all the...

December 7, 2019

• Luminations

The nursery becomes even more magical with hundreds of luminarias, candles, and lights, plus special discounts.

• American Dreamer
December 7, 2019

• American Dreamer

American Dreamer brings a heavy dose of strings to their unique blend of Indie-Folk. The group’s music begins with honest, relatable Folk...

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