This year’s festival featured around 45 Artists, 10 Wineries, Specialty Foods and more. The event was bigger and better than anyone expected. Each year the historic downtown Winnsboro is transformed with tents filled with artists from surrounding states and communities as well as Dallas, Tyler, Nacogdoches and Shreveport. Visitors come to enjoy a variety of art. The art ranges from traditional to abstract with mediums in acrylic, silk and glass to name a few. Elm, Market and Franklin streets are closed to traffic and lined with not just artists but wineries and specialty foods. It is always a fun filled weekend with a little of something for everyone.
This year also featured a fun and exciting project to help promote the arts in Winnsboro, which is a designated Cultural Art’s District in Texas. On Saturday, November 10 two dozen individuals participated in helping to paint a wall mural on the eastern wall of the Copperleaf Spa located in downtown Winnsboro. Josh Whitten, a local artist outlined the mural which included flowers and grasses and the participants finished by filling in the drawing with bright colors. The inspiration for the wall art was provided by local business owners Cheryl Estes and Lori Hazelwood.
A video of last years event can be seen on the Winnsboro Online Guide. If you missed this years event mark your calendar for 2019 and join in the fun of an exciting autumn weekend in Winnsboro filled with art, wine and specialty foods.