Faux Bridges 2013

Saturday April 13th
Noon-7:00pm
Faux Bridges Art Festival Day One

Saturday April 14th
3:00-5:00pm
Book Signing with David Carroll, Bill Hull, Gay Morgan Moore, Jennifer
Crutchfield

Sunday April 14th
Noon-6:00pm
Faux Bridges Art Festival Day Two

Sunday April 14th
2:00-4:00pm
Book Signing with Poppy Jackson

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Day Two in the books.

Whew…16 hours later, day two of Faux Bridges is officially in the books. The crowds were so strong in the lot that the last artist didn’t leave until after 9pm. And the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra tore it up until almost 11pm in the gallery.

Time for a little sleep and then back to it on Sunday with the art show from Noon-6pm and a Southern Lights and Friends poetry reading in the gallery from 2-4pm.

You can check out a Day Two photo gallery on our Facebook page…

Faux Bridges 2012

And we are underway!

WOW…if out Friday night book signing with John Wheeler, Jr is any indication of how this year’s Faux Bridges is going to go…it is going to be a phenomenal weekend!

“Cadillac Dave” thrilled the fans and we had our best book signing so far this year.

About a 1/3 of the arists already have their tents up in the lot, we’ll be loading in bright and early and will officially get underway at Noon (though for you early birds, most of the vendors will be set up by 11am).  Come on down, the weather will be perfect and we have a lot of great artwork.

Friday April 13th
7:00-9:00pm:
Book signing for Cadillac Dave by author “Dave Jackson” (John Wheeler)

Saturday April 14th
Noon-7:00pm:
Faux Bridges Art Festival Day One

Saturday April 14th
8:00-9:30pm
The Shaking Ray Levi Society Presents:
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

Sunday April 15th
Noon-6:00pm:
Faux Bridges Art Festival Day Two

Sunday April 15th
2:00-4:00pm:
Southern Light and Friends

Check out our Facebook event page for more information.

Less than 60 hours until we kick off!

The Winder Binder staff are a bunch of busy bees, getting everything ready for the kick off to Faux Bridges on Friday with the Cadillac Dave book signing.

The art festival portion of Faux Bridges is not only sold out, but we have a waiting list!

We are currently trying to arrange the lot to allow one or two more artists in.  We should know something before the end of the day, at which point we will have an official announcement and participant list.  We can already say this, it is a great line-up.

And did we mention the weather forecast is near perfect for this weekend?

UPDATE,  Artist List (with possible more to follow):

Stephen Graham (Nashville), Patricia Davis, Nicole Griffin, Deb Prater, Mont Overton (Georgia), Shawn Bungo (Florida), Jennifer Float (Ohio), Christina Glidden, Jeff Hiatt, Rebecca Hiatt, April Ann Kay (Georgia), Mark Leamon, Jacquie Williamson, David Allison, Silver Talisman (Georgia), Gary Keeble (Georgia), Marian Heintz, Julie Jones, Whitney Nave Jones, Rainbow Dragon.

 

Faux Bridges is less than a two weeks away!

2012 promises to be the biggest and best Faux Bridges yet!

In addition to our normal outdoor art show, this year will add 3 days of readings,book signings, and music events in the store.

Check back here and on our Facebook page for the latest updates!

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Friday April 13th
7:00-9:00pm:
Book signing for Cadillac Dave by author “Dave Jackson” (John Wheeler)

Saturday April 14th
Noon-7:00pm:
Faux Bridges Art Festival Day One

Saturday April 14th
8:00-9:30pm
The Shaking Ray Levi Society Presents:
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

Sunday April 15th
Noon-6:00pm:
Faux Bridges Art Festival Day Two

Sunday April 15th
2:00-4:00pm:
Southern Light and Friends

Check out our Facebook event page for more information.

Nice article in the Friday Times-Free Press…

Faux Bridges festival on the North Shore

On the Southside, the nationally renowned 4 Bridges Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday. On the North Shore, returning for a third year is Faux Bridges, an arts festival that’s gaining a reputation for its fun, folksy atmosphere.

Festival founder David Smotherman, owner of Winder Binder Gallery and Bookstore, said the name began as a joke.

Smotherman explained that three years ago, the gallery’s Art ’til Dark art show typically fell on the same weekend as 4 Bridges.

“We kept having people ask if this was ‘the big art show’ and one of our artists joked ‘No, this is Faux Bridges.’ Michael Jenkins made a sign on a piece of cardboard, we put it on a sawhorse and people thought it was hilarious, so the name stuck,” Smotherman said.

According to Smotherman, the folks at AVA, the arts agency that produces 4 Bridges, are good sports about the knockoff.

“I was on the board of AVA; I have a good working relationship with everyone there. I’m a big supporter of 4 Bridges. In fact, we start our show a little later on Sunday because a lot of our artists like to go over and check out 4 Bridges before they come here,” he said.

Just like 4 Bridges is in an open-air pavilion, Faux Bridges is open-air as well — it’s in a parking lot near the Walnut Street Bridge.

Saturday and Sunday’s shows will feature the work of 20 artists. Smotherman describes the variety as “a mini version of 4 Bridges” with folk art, potters, textiles, glass, jewelry (including work by Christina Glidden) and wood items made by Mike Elder of Dunlap, Tenn.

If You Go

What: Faux Bridges Festival

When: Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Parking lot at the end of the Walnut Street Bridge beside Frazier Avenue.

Admission: Free.