What: Vestival: South Knoxville’s Art & Heritage Festival
When: Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Candoro Arts & Heritage Center at the historic Candoro Marble Company
site (4450 Candora Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920)
How much: Suggested $5 per person donation at the gate. All donations go to the Candoro Arts & Heritage Center.
The 14th annual Vestival, South Knoxville’s Art & Heritage Festival, will be held Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Candoro Marble Factory showroom in the Vestal neighborhood of South Knoxville. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This year, guests are invited to park and ride to Vestival on free shuttles provided by the South Knoxville Alliance. Shuttles will pick up festival attendees from the Disc Exchange parking lot on Chapman Highway and the site of the former Big Lots on Moody Avenue. Limited parking is still available within walking distance of the Vestival site.
Musical performers at Vestival 2014 are Tim Lee 3, RB Morris, Sidecar Symposium, Cereus Bright, Marble City Opera, Carpetbag Theatre, Jamie Cook, Four Leaf Peat, Jon Whitlock Trio, The Jank, Pamela Klicka Jazz Trio, and The Knoxville Ramblers.
Additional performers on the grassy stage include Circle Modern Dance and Dragonfly Aerial Arts.
Festival attendees can shop among a variety of vendors for local arts and crafts, plants, food items, jewelry, as well as get information from community groups and nearby businesses.
Vestival tradition continues with the Mothers Day Brunch, free for mothers, at 11 a.m.
Vestival seeks volunteers to help staff the entrance gates. To sign up or get more information, please contact Trudy Monaco at 865-384-1273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s art exhibit inside the historic showroom building features the quilts of 85-year-old Opal McCartney of Dandridge, Tenn. Guests will be invited to try their hand at quilting and create their own “quilt patch” with fabric paint. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, May 9, from 5-7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and live music from Old City Buskers.
For more information, visit CandoroMarble.org.