2011 Town Creek Arts Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2011
10 AM - 10 PM
A new event in an exciting new green space! The long-awaited Art Garden at the Museum of Art has its official opening as the site of the inaugural Town Creek Arts Festival. Artists, craftsmen, fabulous food, and entertainment on the Garden stage will be offered at this opening of The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art, one of downtown Jackson's newest and most impressive additions. The Garden is permanently enhanced with the work of some of Mississippi's most talented artists: Fletcher Cox, Martha Ferris, Ed McGowin, John Clark, and Jennifer Torres.
The day-long event, beginning at 10AM and lasting into the evening hours, will provide hands-on art activities for kids, music by many of Mississippi's finest performers, and encounters with art in a variety of forms. An impressive daytime schedule of music and art leads into a captivating headliner band who will entertain the crowd from our new stage throughout the night. Booths will showcase the wares of Mississippi artists and craftsmen, as well as unique food by Downtown Jackson's best vendors.
Most importantly, the festival setting is a welcoming garden in downtown Jackson.
*schedule subject to change
10:00-10:30AM: Southern Komfort Brass Band
10:30-11:00AM: Sigma Beta Club of Jackson
11:00AM-noon: Front Porch Dancers, Strange Pilgrims
noon-1:00PM: Ballet Mississippi
1:00-2:00PM: Brady Stewart & Paul Martin
2:00-3:00PM: Swing de Paris
3:00-3:30PM: Phaze 1
3:30-4:00PM: MS Improv Alliance/Fahrenheit Creative Group
4:00-5:00PM: Margaret Phillips
5:00-6:00PM: Southern Komfort Brass Band
6:30-10:00PM: Gary Scott and Friends
10:00AM - 2:00PM: Hands-on activities for kids in the four garden rooms led by The Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Children's Museum, and Mississippi Museum of Art
ALL DAY: Mississippi Mural Walls painted by renowned artist William Goodman
and graffiti artists LiquidMetalz Kru (2:00PM: LiquidMetalz Kru involves children with the art of graffiti)
Basil’s, Downtown Café, Miller’s Grocery, King Edward Bar & Grill, The Palette Café by Viking, and Scurlock’s
Come join us in celebrating the public opening of The Art Garden!
The above image is an artwork by Jack Garner.
Commemorative posters featuring his vision for the Town Creek Arts Festival will be available for purchase beginning October 1, 2011.
Presenting sponsors for the Town Creek Arts Festival:
The Town Creek Arts Festival is also sponsored by Downtown Jackson Partners, Eastgroup Properties, and Siemens. Special thanks to The Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, and the
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
The Art Garden and its programming are supported in part by an award
from the National Endowment for the Arts.