Banners proclaim Art on the Square this weekend
Red banners and yard signs announce the fourth annual Art on the Square festival, which includes arts and crafts booths, exhibitions, live music and food. The festival in Corydon takes place Saturday and Sunday on the square.
Twenty-two pole banners, two large banners and 50 yard signs were purchased with a grant from the Harrison County Community Foundation, said Sean Hawkins, Harrison County community development manager, who co-chairs the festival committee with Linda Ray, director of enrichment for the South Harrison Community School Corp.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Various handmade arts will feature paintings, photography, print marking, jewelry, pottery, ceramic, note cards, woodworking and watercolors. There will be 50 booths set up on the town square, Ray said. Last year, there were 30 booths.
‘We’ve made some major improvements since last year’s Art on the Square,’ Hawkins said, including the quality of the booths. ‘We also wanted to have more Harrison County artists.’
The first floor of the Harrison County Court House will feature art exhibits of students from Corydon Central High School, Corydon Central Junior High, Corydon Intermediate, Corydon Elementary, South Central Junior-Senior High, and the Lanesville community schools. Viewing times are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Musical entertainment will take place on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand as follows:
Saturday ‘ Corydon Central High School Choir, 12:30 p.m.; Galoglas, 1:30 p.m.; Jamie Achersold, 3 p.m.; Vinyl King, 5 p.m., and
Sunday ‘ Ron Jones Jazz Quartet, 1:30 p.m.; Warren Ray Band, 3 p.m., and Valley, 3:45 p.m.
Linda Ray said she is working to schedule a musical group for noon on Sunday, but that was not confirmed yesterday by press time.
Also on Saturday, the Corydon Dulcimer Society will perform in the Wright Interpretive Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hawkins is busy this week promoting Art on the Square. On Monday, he appeared on WAVE-3 television’s ‘Sunrise’ program. On Friday, he will be a guest on WHAS-11’s ‘Morning Show,’ which begins at 6 a.m., and will have a telephone interview with WAMZ radio personality Bobby Jack at 8:05 a.m.
The South Harrison Community School Corp. hosts Art on the Square with assistance from the Town of Corydon, the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and sponsors.
For more information, contact Hawkins at the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 738-2137.