Fultondale’s Black Creek Arts Festival is Tomorrow!

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Come celebrate local art on Saturday, June 10 at Fultondale’s Black Creek Arts Festival. This weekend treat is FREE and geared towards the whole family.

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Black Creek Arts Festival, By Larry O’Gay via Facebook

Now in its seventh year, the arts and music festival sponsored by the North Jefferson Arts Alliance will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM at Black Creek Park, located on Yarbrough Road in Fultondale, Alabama, AL 35217.

Don’t know where that is?  It is only 15 minutes north of Birmingham.

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Enjoy live music and food vendors serving hot dogs, kettle corn, lemonade, shaved ice and bundt cakes while shopping and admiring original works and handmade goods from a variety of artists and creators. Art from Fultondale Elementary students will be on display, too.

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Art from the students at Fultondale Elementary will be on display, submitted.

Be sure to say hello to featured artist Carolyn Lambert Wass, who will be on hand with her textured sculptures. Her love of clay and pop culture are hard to resist!

“I am a ceramics sculptor … I really like pop culture and urban legends, monsters … even things like Steven Spielberg and movie imagery.” Wass said. “I’m really loose with imagery; I’m allowed to with the type of clay that I choose. I do fire, not a high fire … so I’m allowed to keep all these colors. I have a background as a painter, so the clay, once it’s fired, is basically like a three-dimensional painting,” Wass said.

Wass is an instructor at Samford Academy of the Arts and teaches classes all over Birmingham, especially classes for children—her specialty. She’s the owner of Carolyn Lambert Wass Studios and is a graduate of the University of Montevallo. You can also find her work at festivals around the South.

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BCAF featured artist Carolyn Lambert Wass, via Facebook
The Schedule:

Saturday’s musical lineup includes acts from across the state to one from Nashville. An eclectic mix of Blues, Broadway, Rock and singer/songwriters will be featured throughout the day.

10:15 to 10:45 AM: Abby Parks: singer/songwriter, Anniston, Alabama
Abby Parks, singer, songwriter, Black Creek Artists Festival, Fultondale, Alabama
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11 AM to 12 PM: Two Jimmy Band: blues, blues rock and classic rock from Birmingham, Alabama
12:15 to 1:45 PM: Vanessa Hill and friends, singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, along with Jan Buckingham, singer/songwriter, from Nashville, Tennesee
2 to 3 PM: The Wildwood Trio, singer/songwriters from Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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Wildwood Trio, submitted
3 to 3:30 PM: Abby Parks, singer/songwriter from Anniston, Alabama
3:30 to 4 PM: “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey the Musical,” by Broadway Musical Performers
If you’ve never visited Black Creek Park in North Jefferson County, you’re missing out on a new playground, a winding creek, softball fields, batting cages and lots of mature trees to catch a little shade.
Sponsors for the Black Creeks Arts Festival include: City of Fultondale, Waldrep, Stewart, Kendrick, LLC, Wintzell’s Oyster House, IberiaBank, Coca-Cola and the Gas Board of the City of Fultondale
For more information on the North Jefferson Artists Alliance, check out their website and follow them on Twitter: @NJArtsAlliance and Facebook.
We’ll see you there!
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