The 2nd Annual Culture of Arts Festival was held in downtown Denison, Texas on April 1st. The event was organized by the Denison Arts Council, smalltownBIGART.com. Crowds gathered all day to see the artisans, entertainers, and performers and stayed to take part in the many workshops and classes that were held throughout the day.
There are numerous artisans on hand wowing the festival patrons with their skills and craftsmanship. Many demonstrated their processes and answered questions about their style and particular form of art and expression.
If you ask some, the quality of a street festival is found in the food. There was no shortage of tasty treats with many options available to choose from. The smells permeated the air drawing you in like a siren calling out to sailors at sea.
Authorfest 2017 presented Writer's Block at this year's Culture of Arts Festival. Authors came from far and wide, some as near as two blocks away and others as far south as Houston. They participated with their fans by encouraging them to create haikus using Haikubes, a dice game to inspire their poems. Inspiration and creativity flowed from under their canopies.
Located in the 200 block of Main Street, there is a small park between two buildings affectionately known as the Pocket Park. Here, Terri Malek, owner of Epiphysis Holistic Healing & Educational Center and a member of the Dension Arts Council, coordinated with both local and regional instructors to provide free workshops to festival goers offering different types of modalities. There were Gong Meditations, Yoga, and Tai Chi to name just a few.
There were performances and entertainment scheduled throughout the day as well. Dancers enthralled the crowd sharing their enthusiastic energy as singers elevated everyone around with their vocals and storytelling.