Monday, April 18, 2011

Main Street Arts Festival

"Main Street Arts Festival"   10" x 8"   Watercolor 

I spent the weekend attending festivals!  Main Street, from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Convention Center, was filled with all manner of arts and crafts, live music, food, activities for the kids, and thousands(!) of happy festival-goers here to enjoy the 26th annual Main Street Arts Festival.  

This was also the weekend of the Japanese Garden Spring Festival, a Fort Worth tradition for over 30 years.  There was much going on here as well, with dance, music, martial-arts demonstrations, kid activities, tea ceremonies, and more.  In spite of all the activities, the garden somehow retains its beautiful, peaceful feel during these spring and fall festivals.  (Although the tranquility was momentarily interrupted by a flyover of five fighter jets -- it was also the weekend of the air show at the Fort Worth Naval Air Station.)  I'll soon post a sketch from the Spring Festival.


1 comment:

  1. What a fabulously fun watercolor of the hanging banners at the festival!! I went to the festival last Sunday, and it was great! It sure was windy tho! :-) Beautiful colors, as always James!