Edmond's arts festival needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the 34th annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival. This year's event is May 3-5.
by Diana Baldwin Published: April 9, 2013

— The 34th annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival committee is looking for volunteers for the event, scheduled May 3-5.

Committee members said they need 40 volunteers each day. Volunteers can be as young as 12, said Christine Gibson, volunteer coordinator.

Volunteers are needed to relieve artists who need to leave their booths for a few minutes, and in the children's area. Volunteer shifts are for two hours.

“For volunteering you'll receive a free T-shirt and the pleasure of making your local arts festival a success,” Gibson said.

The arts festival is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 3 and May 4 and from 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 5.

The 2013 festival will feature 120 artists from throughout the United States. The festival continues to grow each year with a host of new artists joining the very popular event and many longtime favorites returning to show their art.

The media consist of oil/acrylic, watercolor, pastels, sculptures and pen and ink. Also, featured will be pottery, jewelry, photography, caricature, designer craft and graphics, blown glass and jewelry.

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival supports a special charity each year. This year's charity is Angels Foster Family Network OKC.

Music from schools and various bands will be heard throughout the downtown streets during the three-day arts festival.

To volunteer, call 340-0078, ext. 104, or email cgibson@edmondhistory.org.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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