Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Who Fest 08

Who-Fest [08] International Folk Art Festival
Memorial Day Weekend / May 24th & 25th – 10am to 6pm

Renaissance Park on the NorthShore

Chattanooga, Tennessee


April 15, 2008

Who-Fest [08]: A two-day outdoor celebration of folk, visionary, outsider & self-taught art

Chattanooga, TN – After several years in Atlanta, GA, we are proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, David Smotherman of the Winder Binder Gallery of Folk Art will be producing the Who-Fest [08] International Folk Art Festival and will once again be staging the event Renaissance Park in Chattanooga, TN. The festival will be held on the Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th – from 10am to 6pm – Memorial Day Weekend.

Artist from more than a dozen states will be represented. Who-Fest is a unique opportunity to meet and purchase directly from the artist of an increasingly popular art movement. Who-Fest will feature an array of artist shown in museums and galleries nationwide including the Smithsonian and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.

Who-Fest was founded in 2004 as a grassroots effort “for the artists, by the artists.” Their mission is to host a major festival, representing exceptional folk, outsider, visionary, and self-taught artists.

Who-Fest [08] will take place at Chattanooga's newest urban greenspace, Renaissance Park, located on the North Shore district directly across the Tennessee River from Ross' Landing/Tennessee Aquarium and adjacent to Coolidge Park.

Presented by Winder Binder Gallery of Folk Art and Who-ha Da--Da Outsider Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

Winder Binder Gallery of Folk Art, formerly Needful Things, has operated on the North Shore since 1994. Originally specializing in new and antique toys, books and other unusual gifts, the store added local artisans in earnest when relocating to a larger retail location adjacent to A Novel Idea in August of 2005. Winder Binder Gallery of Folk Art is committed to helping develop and support local and regional folk, visionary, outsider and self-taught artists. Besides Who-Fest [08], the Gallery produces the bi-monthly Art ‘til Dark Outdoor Artist Market and the One Bridge Folk Art Festival.

Who-Ha Da—Da Outsiders Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. is a group of contemporary artist associated with primitive, outsider and folk art.

More information, artist and vendor applications can be found at http://www.whofest.com

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