2017-11-01 / Front Page

Bless Your Art Festival

The weather was great for the second annual festival. The weather was great for the second annual festival. The downtown area of Colquitt was festive and alive on Saturday when the Colquitt Miller Chamber of Commerce hosted the second Bless Your Art Southern Folk Life Festival on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

A threat of rain was in the forecast but held off until the festival was over.

It was held on the square and featured homemade arts, crafts, folk art, demonstrations, and more!

Chamber president KaCee Holt said, “We had over 30 vendors and a variety of them. We had local and area jewelry makers, craft makers, baked goods, and folk and fine artists to name a few, along with several food vendors. This is a way to draw attention to our downtown district and to encourage attendees to also shop and eat in our local places of business. The chamber strives to support local businesses and stimulate our local economy, and by organizing and hosting events like this, we can do that!”

The festival kicked off at 10:00 a.m. and ran until 5:00 p.m. This was the second time that a festival has taken place on the square in many years, and many locals came out and enjoyed what our out-of-towners do when they visit which is walk around the square and enjoy our small town atmosphere.

Vendors were set up on the north side of the square.

With Swamp Gravy in its 25th year of production, the chamber took this opportunity to expand the celebration of the arts and folk life, hoping that it will be a new tradition in town! The South is known for its unique talents and artwork, and this was a great way to share that with others.

“We are already working on next year’s festival to make it an even better one, “ said KaCee Holt.

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