Lake Norman Folk Art Festival to feature local art, music and more

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Real Estate Agent with Southern Homes of the Carolinas

As you ride on Highway 150 East towards Mooresville, you might notice some changes starting to take place on an old barn just before you get to the Marshall Steam Plant. A project of the Lake Norman Folk Art Festival, one of the founders of the festival, Robert Oren Eades will paint 4 x 8 sheets of plywood on the barn to promote the festival.

After helping to get the festival started, Eades has continued to work with the festival and serves on the executive committee for the festival. This will be the fourth annual event and this year may be its best year yet.

The barn project is made possible thanks to a grant that the Hickory Museum of Art received to “paint” the historic barn. Although the sheets of plywood will not be attached to the old barn, the project will announce Sherrills Ford/Terrell as the home of the Lake Norman Art Festival.

The art festival is a community undertaking in conjunction with the Hickory Museum where a number of Eades’ pieces are on display. This one-day event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 in Sherrills Ford. Artists will not only have their work for sale,

but you will be able to meet the artists and some will even demonstrate their work.

The event is planned for a site on Lake Norman. There, people can stroll through the artists’ booths, listen to live music, enjoy local food, and enjoy a day in the beautiful setting. They are relocating after the previous three years to a spot in the Sherrills Ford area that borders Lake Norman with easy access off Highway 150.

Over the next few weeks, Creigh Hill will feature some of the participating artists. But go ahead now and mark your calendars for Oct. 6 as the anticipation with the “barn project” gets your art juices flowing.

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