Edmond's Downtown Arts Festival begins Friday

The 33rd annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. It ends at 5 p.m. Sunday.
by Diana Baldwin Published: May 3, 2012
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— The 33rd annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival begins at 10 a.m. Friday and runs through the weekend.

Thirty of the 120 artists are new to the festival this year, said Bryanne Wallace, arts festival co-director.

“We don't have any more artists this year, but the new artists will give us a new look,” Wallace said. “We always strive to be bigger and better each year.”

Becky Crow also is a co-director for this year's festival, which is called “Celebrating the Arts.'

Don Henderson, of Richardson, Texas, is returning to the festival — this time as the 2012 celebrity artist.

Henderson, who is self-taught, offers atrium art, high-quality prints on canvas or matted prints on paper, inspired by his many travels throughout the world.

The Oklahoma City band Zero2Sixty will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday on the plaza. The concert is free.

Edmond school choruses, jazz ensembles, Edgar Cruz, the Metro Fiddle Club and Erica James will provide music throughout the weekend.

At least 20 food and Oklahoma wine booths will be available.

Chalk the Walk is back for the second year. The event, presented by Pride Mixed Martial Arts, will be in the parking lot on Broadway, just north of Simply Southwest Fun, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is for the entire family. Prizes will be offered to the best artwork.

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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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