Ben and Drew Wade create sculptures at the Linton Fall Arts Festival.
From the sculptures being created in the back yard of the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center of Greene County to the chainsaw artist carving a piece of art before your eyes, creativity flowed through the streets of Linton this past Saturday during the Fall Arts Festival.
Over 20 booths were set up lining the streets featuring handmade items by local artists, live music, as well as a new open art show inside the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center that featured paintings and sculptures by several area artists.
I was fortunate to watch my two grandsons, ages 4 and 8, create their first aluminum sculpture which consisted of a sand scratch block, which after they completed, was then poured into a lasting metal sculpture for them to take home.
I, along with over 300 other community members, was able to put my mark on the large sculpture mural which at its completion, through generous local donations, was able to be given to the city of Linton.
Many years down the road I can say I was part of creating this amazing mural.
A special thank you to the Sculpture Trails Traveling Foundry for bringing this art experience to our community, to the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce, and all those involved that helped make this festival a reality.
At the end of the festival on Saturday, I sat inside the Carnegie listening to the band playing outside, looking over my purchases from the talented artists from the many booths, seeing the final product of a hard days work of a community coming together to create a lasting work of art through the sculpture mural and decided it was all in all a very good day!
Thank you for a wonderful Linton Fall Arts Festival 2011!
Donna is president and founder of the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center of Greene County. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .