Art activities for the whole family will be available on Saturday, Oct. 6.

By Sylvia Williams

The excitement in the air at the Fountain City Art Center is almost palpable. We are preparing for Art-a-palooza, October 4-6!  Art-a-palooza offers three days FULL OF ART: art activities, art demonstrations, paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, decorative items, handmade books,  crystal, china, and art supplies for sale, food, music, and even a silent auction with remarkable jewelry, glassware, hand painted chairs and more!

Saturday, October 6, 10 -5 is the BIG DAY for the whole family with art activity tents just outside the Center!  We will have eight art activities booths with fun for all ages: paint a mural, get your face painted, make a tie dye t-shirt, make a print, get your caricature drawn, try your hand at watercolor with Kate McCullough, have your photo made as a “Masterpiece,” or visit the children’s multiple art activities and crafts booth. Local artists will be showing and selling their work: paintings, leather, jewelry, pottery, and quilts. We’ll also have hot tamales, fruit pies, chili, and barbecue on buns! Art activities are $5 each, or you can buy a family pass for $20 or an individual pass for $10 and do all the activities. When you buy a pass, you’ll also have your name placed in a drawing for one free year of membership and one free class up to $85.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Akima Club Singers

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Clark Miller & Darrell Acuff, “Old Time Appalachian Music”

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. “Standing Room Only,” a women’s barber shop quartet

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Two guitar ensembles: “Filigree” with Andy LeGrand & Tom Norris; “Armonia” with David Hickman, Tyler Jordan, & Andy LeGrand