"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.

Stop by and watch Plein Air painters at work and then head for Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery at 1:30 p.m. for the judging by Fort Wayne Museum of Art Director Charles Shepard.

Plein air painting, an artistic tradition dating back centuries, is French for painting in the open air, making use of natural light and shadows with the enjoyment of nature, landscape and the great outdoors.

For a "Plein Air Paint-Out," the artists have a regulated number of hours they are allowed to paint, and then return within that time frame for judging. We have given the participating plein air artists a dozen or so suggested locations, though they are free to choose their own. They invite you to stop and watch them paint.

• Roanoke Elementary School Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Plein Air
• Area High School Art Exhibit and Scholarship
• College Art Exhibit - Saint Francis, Huntington University, Manchester University and IPFW participating
Prizes are given to first, second and third place in each category.

Historic Main Street in downtown Roanoke will be filled with artisan booths showcasing a variety of original works of art by regional artists. Several artists will be giving demonstrations of their particular medium, such as Linn Bartling with her pottery wheel, and Larry Wiedman and Dan Diefenbacher woodcarvers. Ribbons will be awarded by Charles Shepard for best in show in each category of art work.

10:00 a.m. - Kenzie Riley, vocal and guitar
10:30 a.m. - "O Sister Brother," guitar, mandolin & accordion
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - J Taylors, vocal and guitar
2:00-2:45 p.m. - Philharmonic String Quartet
3:00-5:00 p.m. - Steven Newby Jazz guitar
Strolling Troubadours will perform along the street during the Festival