With amazing art, live music and crafts for the kids, you will not want to miss the River Walk Art Festival this Saturday, September 24th, from 11 am- 9:30 pm at the Town Square, 120 Kinderton Boulevard in the Town of Bermuda Run.
This free family-friendly event will feature free activities for the kids, live music throughout the day, and 25 artists from across North Carolina. Artistic mediums will include wood carvings, acrylic paintings, jewelry, pottery, watercolors, textiles, and metals. Many of the artists will also be demonstrating their talents and answering questions about their technique.
Unique Creations by North Carolina Artists
Gifted artists participating in the festival, many of whom are from Davie County, include Mike Bennett, Carl Bishop, Pam Bostian, Susan Bostian, Danny Casstevens, Eva Casstevens, Dempsy Calhoun, Susie Christiansen, Beth Cox, Linda Fowler, Denise Harrison, Melanie Holloway, Chris Joss, Kris Joss, Joan Means, Carol Miller, Clint Miller, Joseph Miller, Thomas Mock, Gay Poteet, Dr. Kenneth Rethmeier, Judith Rush, Tim Trudgeon, Bruce White, and Jessica Wright.
Live Music Will Have You Clapping and Tapping!
A day of art would not be complete without great music. The Davie County Community Band will perform from 1:15 PM until 2:00 PM. The well-known Second Chance Bluegrass Band will take the stage from 2:30- 4:45 and the day will close with Back Porch Bluegrass Band performing from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM.
Second Chance Bluegrass Band is comprised of four musically versatile artists that are quickly earning a reputation on the regional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel circuit for delighting audiences with their intricate, all-male harmonies, and their high-energy, acoustical sound that is sure to make you clap your hands and tap your feet.
Second Chance Bluegrass is committed to serving God, whom they feel has given them a second chance in life through the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Armed with this commitment and living this mission, 2CB is pickin’ and singin’ a message of what they simply describe as, “bluegrass blessing” to a diverse fan base of music lovers that spans the entire southeast.
Back Porch Bluegrass Band is known throughout the state for their traditional hard-driving bluegrass style. From the traditional songs of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, IIIrd Tyme Out, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Lonesome River Band, and Blue Highway to the contemporary flair and artistry of the Kruger Brothers, BackPorch Bluegrass is a fan favorite wherever they play
Imagination Castle offers free fun for the kids
There will be a special treat for children. They can visit the Imagination Castle to create a work of art of their own. While at the Imagination Castle children can have their face painted by a talented cosmetic artist. All of these children’s activities are FREE for them to enjoy!
Grab your lawn chair and a cooler and enjoy great art while relaxing to the sounds of some enjoyable bluegrass music. Food trucks will also be on site to offer a variety of foods and beverages for purchase. The rain date is October 1st.
River Walk is sponsored by the Town of Bermuda Run and is being presented by the Davie County Arts Council. For more information about River Walk, please call the arts council at 336-751-3112.