Roughly 60 artists are displaying their works for the 49th annual Edom Art Festival the weekend of October 9-10. Artists set up tents in the meadow behind the art studios of downtown Edom. Since 1972 the event has grown to one of the region’s largest juried art festivals and is known for the quality of its work.

This year’s event is themed Celebration of Art and Life and includes painting, photography, mixed media, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, wood, glass, and metallurgy.

Pen and ink artist C.J. Bradford created the piece pictured (left) and will be at the festival with many of his whimsical “visual conversations.”

Thousands of visitors are expected in the quiet town of less than 400 people.

Delicious food and local wines are available at the festival and admission is free. Kids can create their own art at a creation station and everyone can enjoy the live music. The event also features demonstrations by blacksmith Lonnie Robinson and clay raku firing by Randy Brodnax.

The festival is sponsored by the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce. For information visit www.edomarts.com or call (903) 258-5192.

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