It's the 20th year for this event.
The Carroll Creek Linear Park will be the location this weekend for artists, crafts people and musicians. It's the 20th annual Frederick Festival of the Arts.
Kris Fair, one of the co-chairmen for the event, says more than 109 artists and crafts people will be displaying the products of their artistic talents during the Festival. "Clay work to metals to jewelry to glass works to leather work, just all different types of artistry coming up, spread over the entire creek," he says.
In addition, there will be musicians to entertain the visitors. The Ron Young Pavilion will be the place for performances by Frederick native and recording artist Shane Gamble, "Country Current," Hard Swimmin' Fish, Night Traveler, the Frederick "Let There Be Rock School," Spygotten, Old Receiver Band, Cherry Smash and Cathy Ponton King. At the Christopher Clark Miller Pavilion, people can listen to music from Chloe Miller, Boats and Sound, The Batistas, Atmosphere and Swanson, The Dearhearts, the Dan McGuire Group and Kelly Carmichael.
And there will be activities for children, Courtesy of Dani Gurrie of Tots2Tweens. "They'll actually all be doing a mural, a large mural that's going to be put together by Dani after the event, and then it's going to be auctioned, which is really, really fascinating because all of the kids will be able to participate in that mural," says Fair.
Along with that, he says, there will be a vendor roasting peanuts, and sno-cones will be available for sale.
Fair says this Festival has lasted so long because the organizers are passionate about this event. "And the community's constant want to have something like that in Frederick is what keeps it going," he says.
The Frederick Festival of the Arts begins on Friday at 6:00 PM at the Ron Young Pavilion with a performance by "The Channel Cats." It continues on Saturday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, and Sunday from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
Fair says parking is available at the city's parking decks. June 1st is also First Saturday, and that could make parking difficult to find. But Fair advises visitors to "get there early and stay long."