Spring isn’t too far away, so mark your calendars for Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival of 2015! The festival will be held April 18-19 (Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm & Sunday 11 am – 5 pm) at the Renaissance at Colony Park. The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival (RFAF) provides an opportunity for patrons to meet artists from around the country in a relaxed and informal setting.
“A juried fine arts festival with America’s finest artists,” the festival will feature numerous great events including the Santé South Wine Festival and the Ridgeland One Behind the Other bike ride. It’s a tandem rally following nationally recognized cycling routes throughout the city of Ridgeland. Visit Mississippi is also partnering with RFAF. The weekend is going to be an amazing one to say the least!
Santé South is an international showcase of the world’s premier wines and some of Mississippi’s most incredible culinary delights. It’s a great chance to raise a glass and fork while supporting the Mississippi chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Ridgeland One Behind the Other Tandem Rally is a new event for this year. Participants will ply the trails of Ridgeland on tandem bicycles to make the most of the festive scenery. The Ridgeland OBO Rally will feature some of the city’s excellent cycling routes, including the Ridgeland Multi-Use Trail and Ridgeland’s section of the Natchez Trace Parkway, a beautiful scenic byway connecting Natchez to Nashville.
Presented by the Ridgeland Tourism Commission, the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival is a great opportunity to enjoy a splendid weekend of events that showcase America’s finest artists. The artisans will offer artwork that is creative, inventive, unusual, and unique. Chosen by a panel of independent jurors, the selected media this year includes clay, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.
If you’re interested in more than just the artworks, check out the exciting music line-up and a host of festival and children’s activities. There will even be artists’ demonstrations and “make and take” crafts so you can take the fun with you!
As April gets a little closer, be sure to check out the Visit Ridgeland Facebook page for announcements and even chances to win awesome giveaways. You can also stay up-to-date and see photos by following us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitRidgelandMS. Finally, make sure you and your friends use the hashtag #RFAF2015 when talking about the festival on social media!
For more information or to find special lodging packages, go to ridgelandartsfest.com or give us a call at 800.468.6078.