Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Whirligig Festival


The annual fall Whirligig Festival was held in our town this past weekend. We had a beautiful day for it ~ temps in the mid 70's. Galen and I didn't have a booth this year (we just weren't quite ready for it), but we do plan on participating next year. The turn out was great!


The man in the photo below on the left is Vollis Simpson. He is the folk artist and the reason the festival got it's name. He makes whirligigs out of scrap metal, large and small. There are quite a few of his whirligigs around town.






Below was a whirligig contest where people made their own whirligigs out of anything metal.



There was art on the street.


Lots of crafts, tons of food and great entertainment.



This is the Art's Council where activities were held for the kids, and art could be viewed in the gallery.




Nearby is Hickory Grove Park. There are a few whirligigs here too!







We had a great day.


And I wanted to show you a painting I did of one of Vollis Simpson's whiligigs that stands at the library.



All the whirligigs are so colorful. That makes them so much more fun to paint!



10 comments:

Jan said...

That was so fun, I think I will rename it Whirligiggles.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a fun festival! I would have enjoyed that one, for sure. Your painting is great!

Donna said...

What a FUN thing to do!! Looks like ya'll had a great day! Happy day sweetie!hughugs

Sue said...

How fun!! and wonderful weather to boot....

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN festival! Your painting is WONDERFUL! LOVE colour!

Ruth Welter said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time Donna...I hope next year, if you are vendors, you will take pictures of your booth, I would love to see it.

Ruth

Meggie said...

What a cool concept...a whirligig festival! What a great way to bring a community together. Glad the weather cooperated.

Mimi Sue said...

I just love local festivals they're so much fun. This one looks especially fun. Mimi

Beverly said...

This festival looks like so much fun. We'll have to attend one year.

Your painting is fantastic.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.