The Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts’ Fine Arts Festival is held in May in Jackson. The festival is the signature event for the council and is held each year on the lawn adjacent to Carmichael Insurance, on the corner of East Third Street and Dempsey Avenue in Jackson.
Cheryl Hilderbrand, a member of the arts council’s board of directors and the chairperson of the festival committee, said, “it’s a nice place to celebrate spring.” “We hope people will come and enjoy the art and buy the art and have fun talking to each other."
Among the artists who participate are Tadashi Torii, a glass blower from Waynesville, N.C., who has shown at several arts council festivals, and Christina Glidden of Chattanooga, Tenn., whose jewelry has been popular for several years at the festival.
Local artists whose work appears in the festival include photographer Alan Jones, acrylic artist Fred Goodrum and watercolor artist Dale Hill. Jackson artists Kathrine Allen-Coleman and Scott Coleman also show work at the festival.
There is no admission price to enter the festival area.