Art Festival Celebrates a Decade of Fun

by Joy Donovan on April 22, 2009

Art in the Square will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend. Photo courtesy of Mike Lewis Photography.

Art in the Square will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend. Photo courtesy of Mike Lewis Photography.

As paintings are unveiled, music is performed and food is tasted, Art in the Square will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend at Southlake Town Square.

This North Texas outdoor festival (www.artinthesquare.com), sponsored annually by Southlake Women’s Club,  will run Friday through Sunday at the Southlake shopping center. The works of more than 100 artists will be on display, while an array of entertainment is scheduled during the free event.

Derek Sholl, a former outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, has been signed as the spotlight entertainer for 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage. Since retiring from professional baseball eight years ago, Sholl’s career has included a nomination as Best Male Country Artist at the L.A. Music Awards.

Art and music are just two parts of this family festival. Food offered for sale will include Italian cuisine, Mexican food, German specialties and traditional festival fare. Designated areas will provide special activities for youth and children.

Lisa Quinn is volunteering as this year’s festival chair, with Carmen Evans serving as president of the organization. Proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities.

Hours for the festival are 4 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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