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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Edom Events

March 4, 2017

Bullet Journaling Class

Create a personal piece of art that helps you with getting organized, keeping a diary, building a new habit, and recording life as it happens....

Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament
July 8, 2017

Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament

The Salvation Army is hosting the 1st Annual Hoops for Hope 3v3 Basketball Tournament this July 8th and 9th, 2017 at two different locations: All...

Edom Art Festival
October 14, 2017

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...

Dana Cooper
October 21, 2017

Dana Cooper

Pierce Pettis
November 11, 2017

Pierce Pettis

Tom Prasada-Rao
December 2, 2017

Tom Prasada-Rao

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