HUMBOLDT - The 2012 Humboldt Arts Festival will kick off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 at John Brown Park in Humboldt.
The event includes artisan displays, a variety of free children's art activities under the tents, food, a theater production and live music. Local and regional artists will display and sell their works, which include pottery, hot glasswork, silks, basket weaving, woodcarving and jewelry. The focus of the Humboldt Arts Festival is the family and having something for all ages. The adults will also have a free community art project influenced by Louise Nevelson's art assemblages. The finished piece will be available for viewing during the fall Art Preview and auctioned at the Art Encore on Nov. 17.
Live music and entertainment will be offered throughout the day starting with "The Tale of the Black Madell Ring," an original script written and performed by young adults of the Bohemia Acting Troupe at 9 a.m., followed by the Erick Hovey Band at 11 a.m. and the Melodie Proffitt Band at 1:30 p.m.
The festival is the annual cornerstone event of the Humboldt Area Arts Council, a nonprofit organization with the mission to enrich the community's quality of life by encouraging education and appreciation of the visual, performing and literary arts.
The seventh annual Arts Festival poster and T-shirts designed by Jake Zweibohmer are both available for purchase at Witz End, the art center and during the festival.
For more information, follow the Humboldt Area Arts Festival on Facebook or visit www.artsinhumboldt.com.