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20th Annual Artober Fest!

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By Trishna Buch

You know what I love about the world? The fact that it is filled with different people who all have so many different talents. Our world is filled with writers, musicians, doctors, teachers, scientists, bakers, chefs, singers, dancers and so much more. Furthermore, Galveston County is home to individuals of many talents, and there is nothing better than having the opportunity to, not only showcase your talent, but for the rest of the community to witness your talents firsthand.
This is being made possible with Artoberfest. Taking place on Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22; this event is going to provide guests with the opportunity to meet and view the works of over 100 incredibly talented artists. From photographers to mixed media artists to individuals skilled in jewelry, painting, drawing and more—this event is the perfect opportunity to gain a sense of the sheer amount of talented Galveston County has in its midst.
Not only will you be able to see the artist’s work and visit their booths, but you can also see demonstrations from several different artists. Guitarist Redeye Carl Decuir will be entertaining guests as they enter the event, while fellow guitarist Wayne Holt will be playing on Saturday and Sunday, at 3:00pm, in front of the Mod Coffee House. As you stroll through the different exhibits, keep an ear out for the musical stylings of local musicians Jim Byrom and Jack Haupert—who will be entertaining the crowd with classic rock hits. You will also have a chance to see demonstrations from wood-turning artist Mike Turner and from glassblower Justin Sanchez.
Young artists will be able to bring their artistic skills to the forefront, by creating a masterpiece at the Kids Creative Zone located outside of Clay Cup Studio on 22nd Street. It is never too early to awaken a child’s passion for art and their ability to create amazing pieces of artwork.
Volunteer opportunities are also available by going online to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48aea92ba4fd0-artoberfest3. As a volunteer, you will receive free admission to the festival, a volunteer t-shirt and the admiration from everyone attending the festival—from the artists to the guests. If you have any questions on volunteering, contact festival director Sarah Piel at spiel@thegrand.com or 409-457-9780.
To purchase your tickets for Artoberfest—which will be taking place on Postoffice Street, between 21st and 23rd streets—go online to artoberfest.com and click on tickets. Both days events cost $5, and Saturday’s event runs from 10:00am to 6:00pm, while Sunday’s runs from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

For more information contact Sarah Piel or email info@artoberfest.com.

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