Susie Skog

Unveiling the Local Gem: Foothills Folk Art Festival

by | May 9, 2024

A Burst of Local Creativity

As the heart of Downtown Newton pulses with excitement, the Foothills Folk Art Festival is ready to showcase the region’s most captivating folk art on May 11, 2024, from 10 AM to 4 PM. You can enjoy all the activities, art, and performances at no cost. This not-to-be-missed event promises a family-friendly day filled with unique, handcrafted artworks. From intricate jewelry to bold metalwork and soothing paintings, the diversity of mediums is a true reflection of the rich artistic spirit cultivated in the Southeast.

Musical Echoes Through Main Avenue

What’s a festival without some foot-tapping music to enliven the spirit? The event will feature performances by local bands like The Sigmon Stringers from 10 AM to 1 PM and Mac Arnold & The Plate Full O’ Blues Band from 1 PM to 4 PM. Whether you’re a fan of stirring string melodies or the deep resonant blues, the festival’s music lineup is sure to enhance your experience as you explore the myriad of art displays​.

Gourmet Bites on Every Corner

As you meander through the vibrant stalls, the aromas from a diverse array of food trucks will tempt your taste buds. From Southern barbecue to fresh seafood and exotic drinks, there’s something to satisfy every palate. This culinary journey is an integral part of the festival, allowing you to enjoy local flavors like never before.

Engaging Activities for All Ages

The Foothills Folk Art Festival isn’t just about observing; it’s about participating. With special areas set up for children’s art activities, the festival ensures that creativity blooms in young minds as well. It’s a place where every family member can find joy and inspiration​.

Convenient Access and Amenities

Planning your visit is easy, thanks to ample free parking around the 1924 Courthouse Square, with additional designated spots for handicapped access. Volunteers in bright red T-shirts will be around to assist you, ensuring your day at the festival is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

A Community Effort

Behind the scenes, numerous volunteers work tirelessly to bring this festival to life. Their dedication helps maintain the festival’s tradition of community and celebration, rooted in the rich history of the Foothills Folk Art Festival, which began in 2005 under the aegis of the Hickory Museum of Art​.

This year, whether you’re a seasoned collector or a curious newcomer, the Foothills Folk Art Festival promises a day of discovery and delight. Make sure to mark your calendars for a day of great art, music, food, and community spirit right here in Lake Norman, NC. Join us to celebrate the local talents and enjoy the warm hospitality that only North Carolina can offer!

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