Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Oct 02nd

Taking Stock

Chicken Stock festival culminates Saturday with day-long schedule

Festival-goers will have the opportunity this Saturday to eat, feed and draw chickens at Chicken Stock, also known as the Spring Arts Festival.

"Chicken Stock is a festival for everyone from children to adults," said Chris Broussard with Cultura Crossroads. "It's a perfect way for families to spend the day together, and a great way for friends to hang out and have fun."

The 18th annual Spring Arts Festival will take place from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at The Farm, which is located on the corner of East Union and Talton streets, across from Sav-A-Lot.

The Great Talent Search: Students from across the parish will compete on stage for the coveted title of "Most Talented Student." Between student performances, regional musicians and entertainment will perform.

Art for Children: Children's hands-on museum will have various art stations, including bug art and veggie prints. The stations are designed to challenge imagination and creativity. No charge.

Children's art, poetry, craft contest winners: Winning art entries will be on display. Students in grades K through 12 from across Webster Parish entered the competition.

Arts & Craft Vendors: Various artisans will be selling wares on the historic four-acre Farm.

Community Art Stations: Adults and young adults can help paint a mural that tells the story of the arts in Minden, watch noted artist Jay Marks complete his giant wire creation, or join Julie Tully and learn the art of clay building. Community art stations are free and will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday.

Painting for a Cause: Sign up in advance to paint with artists Chris Broussard and John Cannon. Using acrylic paints and provided step-by-step instructions participants will take home their art. There is a $10 fee and participants must preregister. All proceeds benefit the Farm of Cultural Crossroads.

Blue House open house: Built in 1933, following a devastating tornado, the house is much like it was in the late 1930s. Furnished with many of the original antiques owned by the Moess family, the house remembers an era when electricity was new, water was still pumped in through a cistern and television had not yet been invited.

Thornton sisters in Paintings: The world's oldest African American siblings were honored in 2010 by Guinness World Book of Records. Mattie Thornton Renfroe, Carrie Thornton Miller and Rose Thornton Warren were honored by students with a collection of original folk art paintings created by the fine arts class of Glenbrook.

View the paintings and hear some of the stories of the Thornton sisters as told by their friends and relatives. Sponsored by the Pleasant Valley Church.

Admission to Saturday events is $5 for adults. All children and K-12 students are free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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