Thanks to Jim Willis (video) and Michael Alford (stills) for this 14 minute video peek into the Steampunk theme of 3rd Friday Art Walk.
Due to the recent article in Texas Highways, some Steampunkers from other communities found their way to our event and by all reports had a great time.
You'll see a gathering of fashionable guests mingling with local residents at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts. There are also many shots of those in costume walking through restaurants to the delight and surprise of the guests dining. Phones came out of purses and pockets to capture the unexpected Fashion Walk.
Winnsboro, thanks to the efforts of Art & Espresso, is now officially sanctioned by the national Tea Duel organization. If you aren't familiar with this "like watching paint dry" but more fun event, the point is to get a shortbread dipped in tea to reach a competitor's mouth
Steampunk is a very popular theme (think Wild, Wild West, Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey, Jr., The Prestige and other TV shows and movies) however, other actual historic eras have been represented as well, including Lords and Ladies from centuries past.
Note that 3rd Friday is scheduled every month. The theme is always announced in advance.
Medieval, Renaissance and Victorian eras have also been featured.
If this sounds like something you'd enjoy participating in, sign up for the free Weekend Planner (see the Home page)to get the information in advance so you have plenty of time to pull your costume together!