The Columbia Festival of the Arts held at the waterfront in Columbia, MD is a two week festival that offers a venue to enjoy local performers, and allows world-class artists to showcase their crafts an demonstrate their talents.
The opening of the Festival is a weekend full of FREE events; a craft show, musical groups, events for the children and this year there was model yacht racing.
What I enjoy the most is the opportunity to see the many crafts and speaking with their creators and listening to their stories. Linda is one such talented artisan - she makes Leaf Castings from cement that would make a very nice addition to any backyard as a water fountain, birth bath or just as decoration. Encouraged by her daughter, a talented student at MICA, Linda started making her leaves five years ago and she is still enjoying it.
|Linda showing one of her leaf creations|
If you like crystal sun catchers, then Horse Spirit Arts makes some quite lovely and whimsical ones. I thought the rubber duckies were cute.
Do you need a new planter for your backyard? Well, I came home with this one (I love cats).
Do you need outdoor decorations or party spoons? This is why local festivals are fun - you never know what your are going to see or find.
And I always enjoy seeing art from local artists such as Mike McConnell, a graduate from MICA.
Have you gone to a local festival yet this year? If so, let me know. I like to add them to my list to of places to visit - you never know. Thank you for reading, please like this post in Google+ and share.
Wishing you all, Happy Travels!