East Texas on Display art exhibit and silent auction fundraiser
Posted 02 - 01 - 2017

Entertainment, performers, and artisans announced



TIMPSON, TEXAS (March 4, 2017) –Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce presents East Texas on Display featuring original creations by local artisans from across East Texas.  The fundraising event for Salvation Animal Rescue, Salvation Army Food Bank, and Timpson First Responders will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. in downtown Timpson, beginning at the Volunteer Fire Department.  This exhibit delivers fun, excitement and a unique opportunity to support local heroes by participating in this event.

Bring the whole family for a day of culture, delicious food, musical entertainment and good, old-fashioned fun! Entertainment and live performances include:  The Old Town Gospel Project, Makayla Baker, Sounds of India, Rhythm Rocker Cloggers, Motley-White, Anna Stockdale, David Pate & Mt Olive Baptist Church Choir, and Jeremy Bowley of Legal Limit.  Music begins at 2 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment.

East Texas on Display is an experience like no other, with a chance to get up close and personal with the many talented artists that bring local culture to the greater East Texas area. Some of the exhibitors registered so far include: Custom Made Knives by Terry Hall, local photography by Chad Pate and Dee Ann Breaux, blown glass, Western Art by Gary & Anne Aiken, graphic design by Ernest Parker, Chandler Custom Made Hatchets and Axes, custom wood work by Trained Termite, paintings by Rick Kirkley, Natalie Head, and Caley Castillo, sketch work by Paul Carroll and Todd Jenkins.  New artisans are registering daily. 

If you are an artist, photographer, sculptor, wood-worker, iron-worker, quilter, musician or other creative talent, and would like to donate some of your work to the silent auction, contact the Selection Committee. All donors are encouraged to set up a FREE booth to display their other works. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your creative arts business and to show off your unique skills!  Registration for exhibit booths and donations are being accepted up until February 15, 2017.

Register in advance to bring a group of friends and attend an instructor-led “painting party”! There will be three 2-hour sessions, each led by a different local artist.  Canvasses and materials will all be provided. There are limited spots available so register now to secure your spots.  Sessions being offered include: Debbie Leggett painting an arrangement of flowers, Color Me Happy painting a unique cross and wings on a real wood pallet, and Lara Bounds painting a beach scene.

Plan a little extra time to enjoy the creative exhibits in the fire hall designed to bring awareness of East Texas culture. A silent auction will be held throughout the day, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. 100% of auction proceeds will go to benefit each purchaser’s choice from the groups listed above.

Bring your children to have their little faces painted, and enjoy refreshments, and more!  Food includes: Fried catfish by Frontier Café, boiled crawfish, funnel cakes, and southern comfort food by Sandra Richardson of Kowgirls Kitchen.

For more information on East Texas on Display, contact the Selection Committee:|

East Texas on Display - ATTN: Selection Committee, P.O. Box 740, Timpson, Texas 75975

Call or Text (936) 254-5050

Email info@timpsonareachamberofcommerce.com

Visit the Facebook Event Page by searching “East Texas on Display."


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