Wildlife Arts Festival

By: Ivette Marques
By: Ivette Marques

Folks from all over flocked to the Wildlife Arts Festival to see unique art, crafts, jewelry, and demonstrations.

Bei Zhang, a participant, said, "We have seen some wonderful masterpieces of art, oil paintings and some paintings that I don't even know how to name it. It's very neat. We really enjoy it."

Organizers say the festival attracts some of the country's best wildlife artists.

Joey Herndon is a craftsman who makes one-of-kind birdhouses out of old lumber and materials.

Joey said, "I think it's quite an honor to be included in this festivity here today, particularly being considered a master craftsman."

Not only was there art, the festival also had interactive displays and activities for kids of all ages.

Heather Stroh, a festival participant, said, "She's really learning that it's fun to put her hands on some things instead of reading things just in books and such. It's nice for her to touch the turtle and walk around with butterflies on her nose."

Stuart Richardson, another festival participant, added, "Great opportunity, a lot of things for them to see, not only educational, but just quite frankly something they have fun at, enjoy."

It’s a festival organizers say is the largest fundraiser in the Rose City with proceeds benefiting arts and education at the Thomasville Cultural Center.

There's still time to enjoy the Wildlife Arts Festival on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thomasville Cultural Center.


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