Monday, February 25, 2008

The Jerry Brown Arts Festival is March 1-2

Take time to visit Itawamba County’s neighbors to the east at the upcoming Jerry Brown Arts Festival in Hamilton, Alabama.

The Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF), a juried arts exhibition heading into its sixth season in neighboring Marion County, Alabama will be held March 1-2 in nearby Hamilton.

The Jerry Brown Arts Festival was created during 2003 by the city of Hamilton and the Hamilton Area Chamber of Commerce and during 2004 the festival was coordinated by individuals with an interest in developing the arts festival into a multi-county venture.

With assistance from the Hamilton Chamber Board members, the 2004 festival more than doubled in artists and festival visitors. At the conclusion of the 2004 event the Jerry Brown Arts Festival moved into the hands of the newly formed Northwest Alabama Arts Council, Inc. This organization serves the four-county region of Franklin, Lamar, Marion, and Winston counties. The JBAF, and the NWAAC, are both funded in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Held at the E.T. Sims Recreational Facility in downtown Hamilton, this popular arts festival features amazing art from the region, entertaining music, excellent Southern food and old fashioned down home hospitality.

Marion County, Alabama and Itawamba County, Mississippi have many ties that bind – from cultural identity to ancestral connections. Take time to discover the best that the beautiful hill country of the region has to offer by attending the Jerry Brown Arts Festival in nearby Hamilton.

For further information about the festival, visit the festival website.

Logo Credit: Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel

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