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Poster to download and share (file link below)!
Jennifer will edit things down to about 6 minutes for a spot (in April) on her Morning Conversation series. Stay tuned!
We're excited to have 32 visual artists already booked for the April 21 Oak Street Fine Arts Fair (as of March 19).
On top of that, 7 musical acts will be keeping the Oak Street Stage humming all day. Woop!
We're thrilled to have an incredible group of musicians taking the Oak Street Stage for our 2018 fair on Saturday, April 21:
How great a lineup is this? As always, no cover!
Thanks to the Carbondale Times for publishing a piece about our recent fine arts fair, held September 23!
Two of the six founding members of the Oak St. Art Group (Rachel Malcolm Ensor and Sue Gindlesparger) were quoted as they spoke about their vision for the fair. Read the full story here: Oak Street Art Fair: Using Art to Revitalize the Community.
For us, one highlight of the article was the final paragraph:
Photos 1 2, and 4 by Carbondale Community Arts. Photo 3 by Oak St. Art Group. Blog posted by Ann Fischer
We had a blast during this morning's radio interview with Murphsyboro Mayor Will Stephens! Listen to Oak St. Art Group Members Rachel Malcolm Ensor, Sue Gindlesparger, and Ann Fischer talk about the Oak St. Fine Arts Fair, coming up Saturday, September 23.
Below: Oak St. Art Group member Sue Gindlesparger spiffs up the Oak Leaf Stage, readying it for musicians at the Oak St. Fine Arts Fair! See complete music lineup after the photo.
Come on out to the Oak St. Fine Arts Fair on Sat., Sept. 23! We'll have music all day on the Oak Leaf Stage, at the intersection of Oak and 16th St. (map below) in Murphysboro:
1. Brick street / historic venue: Both Sue Gindlesparger (metals, jewelry) and Rachel Malcolm Ensor (painting, mixed media) highlighted the location, along a charming brick street (Oak St.) in the historic arts district of Murphysboro. Come see the artists, musicians, and food vendors on Oak Street (south of Walnut) between 15th and 17th. (SEE MAP HERE.)
3. Sense of community: In a similar vein, Ann Fischer (photography) and Rachel are excited about this chance to bring people together. Everyone is welcome! Artists, musicians, food vendors, and community members can meet and enjoy each other's company.
4. Front-porch live music all day: Sue is especially excited for the full lineup of local music, starting at 10am. Bring lawn chairs so you can sit and enjoy the music, live from the porch of the Jones House in the arts district.
5. Eats: Come for both breakfast-y and lunch/dinner deliciousness from Muglee's Brew (coffee and pastries) and Pat's BBQ.
P.S. Bring your chairs! We'd love to see people relaxing with coffee and BBQ and taking in the music.
Hope to see you there!
P.P.S. Curious? Here's a short news video from the 2016 fine arts fair: http://www.wsiltv.com/story/31800039/oak-street-art-fair-takes-over-murphysboro.
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