2016 Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park, Sept 17

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Murfreesboro artist Dawna Kinne Magliacano will join dozens of local talented artists who will once again display and sell their creative work along the Greenway trail, Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Magliacano is a mixed media artist, illustrator and art instructor working in a number of mediums out of her Murfreesboro studio.

The 14th Annual Greenway Art Festival, hosted by the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Greenway, is located at the Old Fort Park trailhead, 916 Golf Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Over 70 artists are registered for this year's festival.

"Last year was another record attendance for our growing Greenway Art Festival featuring talented local artists," said Melinda Tate, Greenway Program Coordinator. "This year, we expect the quality and quantity of art to be even better for festival-goers to enjoy.

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Patrons can browse through booths of original artwork and crafts produced by some of the finest artists in Middle Tennessee. The family-friendly setting along Spring Branch Creek of the Stones River includes food vendors, kids' art activities, and live music.

Musical entertainment includes guitarist-vocalist Larry Pinkerton, a local favorite, who takes the stage from 10 a.m. - Noon. Americana, folk rock trioThe Coteries, from South Orange, N.J., will perform from Noon - 2 p.m. For a taste of The Coteries music and a video, visit their website at https://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/TheCoteries . The Todd London Jazz Group, a trio from Nashville will follow from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m., featuring a repertoire ranging from classic jazz standards to modern jazz sound. Learn more at http://www.toddlondonjazz.com/bio.html

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Organizer Todd London is a Belmont University faculty member. Performances, admission and parking are free.

Among the original artwork on display:

  • Oil painting, acrylics, and watercolors.
  • Drawing, digital art, photography.
  • Pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glassware, and mixed media.

Magliacano's work has been published in North Light Publication's "Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling" and Incite 4: Relax Renew Restore," books which are a compilation of the Best Mixed Media from around the world. Magliacono is currently illustrating a children's book along with other illustration projects. View examples of her work on her website at www.DawnaMagliacano.com or on Instagram @dkmagarts.

All Greenway Art Festival artwork is original and created by the artists; no mass-produced, commercially manufactured work or work manufactured from kits or molds will be displayed.

For more information on the Greenway Art Festival, visit the City Greenway Art Festival webpage at http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/index.aspx?NID=595or contact Melinda Tate at the Greenway office, 615-893-2141 or e-mail mtate@murfreesborotn.gov.

In the event of heavy rains, the festival will be canceled. The event will not be rescheduled or moved to an indoor location.

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