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!