This weekend, the city of Edmond will be filled with creative works of art, live entertainment, a food festival, and lots of fun. Starting on Friday, May 4, the city will be celebrating the 33rd annual Edmond Arts Festival, which will run through the entire weekend, ending at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Edmond Arts Festival is held every year to commemorate the talents of local artists and share their work with the public. Art booths line the streets, food and beverage stalls offer delicious food, live music abounds, and there are even fun booths for the children.
The theme of this year’s arts festival is “Celebrating the Arts.” There will be 120 artists participating, thirty of whom will be new to the celebration. Free live performances will be provided by the Edmond school choruses, jazz ensembles, the Metro Fiddle Club, Erica James, Edgar Cruz, and Zero2Sixty band. In addition, Don Henderson, a renowned artist known for his prints on canvas, will be featured as this year’s celebrity artist. Approximately 20 food and wine booths will be present at the event, and there will be areas where children can do face painting, crafts, rock wall climbing, ride on ponies, and go down giant slides.
The Edmond Arts Festival will be held downtown, north of 2nd Street and Broadway, covering three city blocks. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds of the festival will go to the Parents Helping Parents charity, a nonprofit organization that aids parents who have children that use drugs and alcohol.