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Jemez Springs Two-Mile Art Festival Aug. 31-Sept. 1

on August 31, 2019 - 10:26am
Festival News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — For the second year in a row, Jemez Springs will transform into a two-mile long art venue during the second annual “I Heart Jemez Arts” festival, over Labor Day weekend - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
 
The free event will feature artist demonstrations, hands on workshops and art sales by Jemez Valley artists.
 
The festival encompasses two miles of art along N.M. 4, starting from the Shangri La West Gallery and continuing north to the Jemez Springs Plaza. Businesses that are affiliated with galleries will be exhibiting work by local artists either inside or outside their buildings, allowing art lovers to stop anywhere along the route to enjoy art.
 
“Jemez Springs has an amazing artist community whose works are inspired by the natural beauty around us, so this festival allows art collectors to connect directly with artists here and spotlights the Jemez Springs art scene,” said organizer and managing director of Mission Street Arts Billy Ehret.
 
New this year, the festival will include a 21 and over Beer Garden featuring handcrafted brews by Jemez Springs brewery, Second Alarm Brewhouse, along with Albuquerque based breweries, Cantero Brewing Company and Canteen Brewhouse.
 
Sunday, Sept. 1, live music will accompany the event. The Adam Sweet Jazz Trio will perform noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Jemez Springs Plaza followed 3-5 p.m. by bluegrass songwriter Hannah Lou Woods. Hands on workshops and demonstrations will be ongoing at various locations throughout the weekend.
 
Families are encouraged to attend, as a children’s area will housed at the Plaza and will include inflatable dinosaurs, crafts area, games and a spaceship.
 
The festival is free to participants. Contact Billy Ehret for more information at billyehret@yahoo.com or call 917.450.2334, or visit www.jemezsprings.org.

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