Fine Arts Festival this weekend

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RIDGELAND — The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival is back in full swing this year and is Friday through Sunday at the Renaissance.

The festival is part of Ridgeland's 2021 Art Wine & Wheels Weekend and will feature juried artists from throughout the nation displaying and selling their work that includes clay, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. 

Admission to the festival is free and will include live music on two stages, a children's creative craft corner, a student art gallery, food trucks and more.

The children’s craft corner will also be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The festival kickoff party will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 30, with live music by Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster Band. Festival booths will be open from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The main festival begins from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 1 and activities continue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 2 showcasing some of the finest artists in the U.S. while featuring live music, wine tastings and local food vendors.

The “wheels” portion of the weekend refers to the Ridgeland Recreation and Parks annual Natchez Trace Century Ride bike race that will take place on the Natchez Trace Parkway starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 1.

Live music at the Renaissance on May 1 will include:

Plaza Fountain Stage 

• Anse Rigby (10 a.m. - 11 a.m.)

• Maliya Gorman-Carter (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

• Jesse Robinson (1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.) 

• The Jackson Gypsies (2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

• Bill and Temperance (4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.)

Clock Tower Stage

• Zach Day (12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

• Gena Steele (1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.)

• Ralph Miller (2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)

• Chris Gill (4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Live music May 2 will include: 

Plaza Fountain Stage 

• The Hustlers (11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.) 

• Dem Bones (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

• Shannon McNally (2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.) 

• Raphael Semmes Quarter feat. Barry Leach (3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Clock Tower Stage 

• Maliya Gorman-Carter (11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

• Cole Hill (12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.) 

• Stace & Cassie (1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.) 

• Jason Turner (3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 

For more information about the festival, visit www.artwineandwheels.com.


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