The AFAS Group’s October 2012 edition of Arts on Sunday Festivals kicks off October 7th with BLUES-A-PALOOZA. This season’s edition features performances by Twin City Buskers, Peter May and Friends, and the Charley Ward Band.
Arts on Sunday has evolved over the years into a hugely popular and well attended series of afternoon art fairs. The 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street, along with the adjacent 200 block of 6th Street, are blocked off to vehicular traffic.
The streets are lined end-to-end with festival tents and tables displaying an amazing array of art and craft by area artists, many of whom sell their creations in shops and galleries in the Arts District. Many of the bricks-and-mortar shops and galleries hold special Sunday hours as well. It’s a perfect opportunity to get a head-start on your holiday shopping and to show your support for local shops and artists.
Complementing the visual arts scene are a fun variety of performing artists, including stilt walkers, mime and balancing acts, clowns and balloon artists, and jugglers. A special kids’ booth offers creative activities for young people.
Start your day with Sunday brunch at Finnigan’s Wake, 6th & Vine or Breakfast of Course. Then stick around for a visual feast of fine art and craft, live music, and great family fun. For more information, visit www.theafasgroup.com.