Special Events & Festivals

Trying her hand


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Holding her cat, "Todd," Kaylee Hinkley, of Roanoke, tries her hand at painting at the Creative Canvas booth during the Renaissance in Roanoke art show held Saturday, Oct. 11, in downtown Roanoke. Festival-goers were invited to try their hand at putting paint to canvas during the event.

'Cool yuck'


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Artist Jeanne Carroll (right), of Fort Wayne, shows a piece of her garden art, which she calls "cool yuck" style, to Sandy McGill, of Roanoke, during the Renaissance in Roanoke festival held in downtown Roanoke Saturday, Oct. 11.

‘A Renaissance in Roanoke’ to feature fine art, fun Saturday

Emma Parsley works on a community art piece during the 2013 edition of “A Renaissance in Roanoke.” The arts festival returns this year on Saturday, Oct. 11.
TAB file photo.

"A Renaissance in Roanoke," an annual event showcasing fine art, will return to downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The day will include an outdoor juried art fair featuring local and regional artists, children's activities, demonstrations, entertainment, student exhibitions and food.

Artists will also participate in a Plein Air Paint-Out, setting up their easels throughout Roanoke to paint scenes from nature and the outdoors. Visitors are invited to watch the artists at work between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Face canvas at Renaissance


Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

Sandy Johnson (left) of Sweet Cakes Comedy looks for another piece to add to her facepainting on Addi Lindsey at "A Renaissance in Roanoke" in downtown Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12.

Farmer's market


Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

Rebecca Stockert (left) and Matt Behnke (middle) purchase apples from David Doud of Countyline Orchard at the farmer's market at the "A Renaissance in Roanoke" event in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Phil 4 perform at Renaissance


Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

A string quartet from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic performs on the entertainment stage during "A Renaissance in Roanoke" in downtown Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12.

Nip of fall brings artists out in force for Renaissance in Roanoke Saturday

Abi Dominguez (left) and his dad, Nacho Dominguez, create a piece of art to take home from last year’s Renaissance in Roanoke art festival. The event returns this year on Saturday, Oct. 12.
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The first nip of fall brings the artists out in force for Renaissance in Roanoke, an outdoor art fair to be held on Roanoke's main street on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An art marketplace, featuring 42 juried artists, is one of the main attractions of the day. The regional artists' booths will be located on Main Street from First Street to Second Street.

The artists will showcase a variety of works, and several will offer demonstrations. Visitors can see Linn Bartling on the pottery wheel, as well as woodcarvers Larry Wiedman and Dan Diefenbacher.

"A Renaissance in Roanoke" schedule of activities

"A Renaissance in Roanoke"
Saturday, October 12, 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located on Main Street in Roanoke, IN (Huntington County)
No admission charge

Located on Main Street in historic downtown Roanoke, this free admission outdoor juried art fair features local and regional artists offering quality artwork, children's activities, demonstrations, entertainment, student exhibitions, and culinary delights.

Performing at A Renaissance in Roanoke


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Mackenzie Riley (left) sings while Kristin Miller plays guitar during a performance at A Renaissance in Roanoke in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Collaboration at A Renaissance in Roanoke


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Nancy New (right) instructs Carissa Beck, 10, as the latter paints on the "Leaves of Change" collaborative painting at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 13, in downtown Roanoke.

Renaissance puts art on display in Roanoke

Vicki Junk-Wright works on a painting at her booth during the 2011 Renaissance in Roanoke festival. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Roanoke.
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Art, entertainment and food will provide the backdrop for a "plein air" painting contest during A Renaissance in Roanoke.

The event will be held on Saturday, Oct.13, in downtown Roanoke.

Artists will set up their easels throughout the town in "plein air" - outdoors - to create their works throughout the day. They will take their finished products to the Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery at 1:30 p.m. for judging by Charles Shepard, director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Entertaining at A Renaissance in Roanoke


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The LBD Trio performs at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 8, in downtown Roanoke.

Painting at the Renaissance


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Vicki Junk-Wright works on a painting from her booth at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 7. The event featured a juried art show and display, as well as several artists working in the open air and entertainment.