Festival to showcase arts, communities


Tribune photo by Aaron Piper / Jackson County Courthouse will be one of several historic stops during the ArtsFest celebration this Saturday.

Tribune photograph by Aaron Piper/Shirley Shade of Seymour volunteers to sing with the band, This Old Guitar, last summer during the fourth of July. This Old Guitar will perform at ArtsFest this Saturday.

Brownstown and Ewing residents can show off their musical and artistic talents and their communities Saturday during the first Brownstown Ewing ArtsFest.

A variety of activities have been planned for the day besides concerts and art exhibitions. Activities including book signings, organ recitals, pioneer games, 5K and 10K walks and even rides on a streetcar that once carried people the mile between the courthouse square and Ewing to the west.

Wilma Wessel, one of the event’s organizers, said the ArtsFest was created with the idea of showcasing the town and its local artisans while also helping out local businesses.

“I hope people recognize not just Brownstown but all small towns,” she said. “We have a lot to offer. We want people to know we’re here.”

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