Traveler Rest Artists Alliance (TRAA) is pleased to announce details for the third annual Art on the Trail Fine Art and Craft Festival on Saturday October 25 from 10 am to 4 pm at Trailblazer Park, and throughout beautiful downtown Travelers Rest. Activities include a fine arts and crafts market, live music and performers, Art of Food area with demonstrations, food artisans, food trucks, children’s activities and more. Entry is free to the public.
Art on the Trail celebrates the arts with engaging and entertaining activities, performances and demonstrations. Building on the success of the past two years, Art on the Trail is expanding programing and changing location. More than 55 artists from across the Southeast will be participating in The Art Market this year. This centerpiece of Art on the Trail is moving to Trailblazer Park, the regions newest performing and cultural arts center. Visitors are able to access the festival from the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and can navigate easily from downtown Travelers Rest. The Trailblazer Park Pavilion will be the focus of Art of Food demonstrations by Passerelle’s French Bistro and food trucks and vendors including Cool Mama’s, Chuck Truck, Leopard Forest Coffee, Heavenly Food Truck, Nomadik Few, The Hungry Drover, The Mechanical Owl, and Treats. Children’s activities include make and takes, as well as activities with the Home Depot Activity Center. A full line up of musicians and performers will be playing the amphitheater and include The Drovers, Jacob Johnson, Mables cave indie rock, and the Fine Arts Ramblers.
Upcycle Alley, an area dedicated to recycled art, is a new addition to Art on the Trail this year. “We are so excited about the addition of Upcycle Alley,” said April Gilmore, TRAA Board President, TRAA founding member and local artist. “There’s been an explosion in the number of artists that use reclaimed items and materials in their work. Upcycle Alley is our way of recognizing their fine work and amazing creativity.”
Art on the Trail is not just confined to the park, local schools choirs and drama groups, local musicians and artists, will be in pop-up locations around downtown Travelers Rest. Look for performances in the Gazebo on South Main Street and at other locations around the city and in Trailblazer Park. The Shop Hop window decals throughout downtown Travelers Rest shops and businesses indicate Art on the Trail sponsors. You can pick up copies of the Art on the Trail directory at each of these locations. Shuttles will run between festival stops, so that visitors can experience all the fun Art on the Trail has to offer.
For more information about Travelers Rest Arts Alliance or Art on the Trail visit www.artintr.com.