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Threefoot Art Festival spotlights creativity

By By Penny Randall / staff writer
Oct. 5, 2003
Meridian will host artists from all around the South Saturday at the 1st Annual Threefoot Art Festival.
The fine arts festival will start at 10 a.m. in downtown Meridian at the Singing Brakeman Park on the east end of Front Street. It will include exhibits, food and entertainment.
Bresnahan said it's important for Meridian to host events of this kind as it becomes an art center for the state with the addition of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center at Bonita Lakes and Mississippi State University's Riley Education and Performing Arts Center in downtown.
More than 40 artists will be displaying one-of-a-kind fine artwork throughout the day. Food and drink vendors will also be selling items such as barbecue, pizza, hot dogs and chicken on a stick.
Live music will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Steve Watson Trio, followed by the Queen City Gypsies, The Caldwells and finally the Capital City Stage Band of Jackson and the Bluz Boys.
From 6 p.m.-10 p.m., the Crescent City Grill VIP area will be located behind the REA building. Wine and New Orleans cuisine will be available to ticket holders. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at Cartmell Gallery, BankPlus and Crescent City Grill. Tickets can also be purchased during the festival at the VIP area.
The Threefoot Art Festival is sponsored by the Meridian Council for the Arts and BankPlus.
What: Threefoot Art Festival
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Singing Brakeman Park, east end of historic Front Street in downtown Meridian
Admission: Free
Call: 485-1122
The schedule of entertainment is:
10 a.m. Art exhibits open
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Steve Watson Trio
2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. The Queen City Gypsies
2:30 p.m. Art awards
3 p.m.-5 p.m. The
6 p.m. Capital City Stage Band followed by the Bluz Boys