Downtown coming alive with arts and culture for 11th Y-Bridge Arts Festival

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Downtown coming alive with arts and culture for 11th Y-Bridge Arts Festival

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By Christine Holmes, News Director

The Y-Bridge Arts Festival makes a return to Zane’s Landing Park this weekend. 

Vendors begin welcoming visitors Friday at 2 p.m. until dark and will return Saturday from 11 a.m. until dark. 

Works on display feature a variety of media created by local and regional artists, including oil and acrylic painting, mosaic, ink, wood, sculpture, fiber, metal, gourds and pottery. Available for purchase will be items such as photographs, notecards, knives, jewelry, spray paint art and pottery.

“Our goal is to make the presentation of the ARTS the centerpiece and a great tourist destination for the city of Zanesville”, said Bob Grayson, director of the 2019 Y-Bridge Arts Festival. 

Artists will be competing for various prizes, including an award for Best in Show and People’s Choice. 

Some of the area’s youngest artists will have the space to display their best works this year with the newly added children’s art show.

In addition to the more than 60 visual artists, several popular local and regional musicians will be adding to the Downtown arts scene both days. 

Local old-time mountain music band The Wayfarers kick things off Friday at 6 p.m., followed by outlaw and classic country music with Steven Fox and the Whiskey Sneaks at 9 p.m.

Saturday night begins local again with John and Hanna Mohr at 5 p.m. The Potentials take over at 6 p.m. with British and American rock of the 60s and 70s by The Potentials. Rounding out the night with some blues out of Chicago is the Omar Coleman Band. 

For the kids, The Zanesville Museum of Art will be hosting various children’s art activities each day until 8 p.m. Crafts include paper bead making, clay pot painting and string art. Additionally, the artists of Spirited Creations will be leading painting parties Saturday afternoon at 2 and 3. 

Food and refreshments will be available on site from a number of local and regional food truck vendors. Beer will be available for purchase, as well. 

For more about the 2019 Y-Bridge Arts Festival, visit www.ybridgeartsfestival.com or the festival’s social media pages.