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City Announces 8th Annual Fountain City Arts Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kellie Cook, Leisure Services Director, 334-358-0297 or kellie.cook@prattvilleal.gov

February 12, 2013

 

The City of Prattville is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Fountain City Arts Festival will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 9:00am until 5:00pm. This free, family friendly festival will be held at Pratt Park which was named "America's Favorite Park" by the Coca Cola Company in its recent nationwide contest. This festival is perfect for a family outing.

Artists from throughout the Southeast will exhibit fine arts and fine crafts of all kinds in a variety of styles and media. There will be paintings and photography, clay and wood sculpture, custom hand-made jewelry, and lots more.

The Children's Creative Pavilion will have free hands-on art projects for children, including projects to take home and projects that will be on public display in Prattville throughout the year. Children will get to work with internationally known artist, Charlie "Tin Man" Lucas, and Birmingham folk artist, She She. Also, children and adults can paint with Russell Everett of Troy University and award-winning artist Kellie Newsome under the shade tree in the Artist Village.

Enjoy the sultry sounds of Festival Honoree Debbie Bond and her blues band as well as entertainment by the Prattville Pops, Prattville Community Chorus, Way Off Broadway Theatre, local dance troupes and other local and regional entertainers.

A variety of festival foods will be available for every taste from gourmet burgers and grilled polish sausage to snow cones and Italian gelato. Enjoy fresh squeezed lemonade, hot boiled peanuts and sweet treats as you stroll along the tree lined paths and enjoy a day of arts and entertainment in Historic Downtown Prattville.

In addition to the children's creative areas, there also is a children's play area with bouncy houses, slides, and other fun activities at a small charge. Children can climb and play for free in the Park's A Child's Place play area and enjoy watching the ducks and other water birds at the pond.

The Fountain City Arts Festival is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the City of Prattville, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Target Corporation, Prattville Service League, the Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council, and the Prattauga Art Guild. For more information contact the Prattville Special Events Office at 334/358-0297 or visit the event page on this site.

 
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