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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Doug and Beth Brown: Potters Brown

 

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Edom Events

January 9, 2020

Thursday Night Music Circle

Rupert Wates
February 1, 2020

Rupert Wates

Doors open 6:30. Refreshments Available. Rupert Wates (www.rupertwatesmusic.com) Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford...

Cherokee Craft & Trade
February 8, 2020

Cherokee Craft & Trade

Shop for fun and unique items. There are crafters, yummy eats and fellowship. Canned goods for local food bank are appreciated.

Jeff Black
February 22, 2020

Jeff Black

Doors open 6:30. Refreshments available. It's the truth behind what an artist does and the way they choose to do it that defines their art....

Friction Farm
March 7, 2020

Friction Farm

Doors open 6:30. Refreshments available. Modern-folk duo Friction Farm, is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and...

Adler & Hearne
April 4, 2020

Adler & Hearne

Doors open 6:30. Refreshments available. From Texas' upper east side, award-winning singer-songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne connect...

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