Fairfield artists participating in Ottumwa art festival
OTTUMWA — Dozens of Iowa artists, including two from Fairfield, will be at Ottumwa’s annual art festival, Walk on Art Street, Saturday.
Two Fairfield artists, Dan Davis with his gourds and leather work and Sandi Dimmitt with her cards and photography, will be exhibiting and selling their work at the sixth-annual art festival.
However, that is just a sampling of the diverse body of work which also includes watercolor, oil, pencil, fiber, hand paint, wood, silk, paper, glass, stoneware, acrylic, drawings, mixed media, and jewelry.
The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. on Third Street adjacent to the city’s Central Park.
Youngsters overflowing with creativity can turn their energy loose at the children’s activities including a tissue-paper sculpture, mask making, sidewalk chalk, face painting and many others.
Event entertainment will include the Celtic band Hieland Storm, West African drumming by Fonsiba Drums!, belly dancing, ice sculpturing, and a performance by the cast of “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Refreshments will be available for purchase.
In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Ottumwa High School cafeteria.
Walk on Art Street is organized by Main Street Ottumwa.
Main Street Ottumwa is one of 48 Main Street programs in Iowa. The organization’s mission is to improve the social and economic well-being of the downtown district by capitalizing on the unique identity, assets and character of the Ottumwa downtown area using the comprehensive Four Point Main Street Approach.
For information, contact Bob Untiedt of Main Street Ottumwa at 641-799-3464.