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.
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.
Featured Artist And More
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.
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.
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.