A decade of arts
Published 8:09 pm Thursday, May 16, 2013
The historic town of Saluda will blossom with artists and visitors at its 10th annual Saluda Arts Festival along Saluda’s historic downtown Main Street.
The event, sponsored by the Saluda Business Association (SBA), will include more than 90 artists and craftspeople, lively and award winning music, the children’s art tent, art and craft demonstrators and food from Saluda restaurants.
“Saluda abounds with natural assets. It’s our duty to the heritage of Saluda to celebrate and promote its artistic culture, historic buildings and the natural beauty of our mountains and waterfalls,” said SBA spokesperson Cathy Jackson.
This year’s festival is dedicated to artist Johnny Waddill who graciously permitted the festival’s organizers to use his painting to brand the Saluda Arts Festival. He died on March 1, 2013. To honor Waddill’s love for art, the Saluda Business Association is dedicating the 10th Annual Saluda Arts Festival to his memory. There will be a special exhibit displaying his work during the festival at the Saluda Center, located at 64 Greenville St., Saluda. The Saluda Center will also be open as a comfort station for festival-goers.
Entertainment Schedule (McCreery Park Pavilion)
11am – Magician and TV personality, Jack Roper, will entertain the audience.
11am – Spring Concert from the Dancer’s Extension at Saluda School Students from The Dancer’s Extension will perform their Spring Concert.
12pm – Sol Driven Train – Children’s Concert
1pm – Clay Ross Band, guitarist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter with Brazilian-style rhythms.
3pm – Sol Driven Train, versatile five-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings and percussion.
Watch artists paint landscapes, forge metal, weave, make jewelry and more.
Children’s Art Tent
Children will experiment and unlock their creativity at the “Children’s Art Tent”-supervised instruction, face painting and surprises. Located at the shelter in McCreery Park.