horton hears a who fest
As they say in New Orleans: Who Dat?
In this case, the answer’s simple: Winder Binder Gallery is bringing the wild and wacky Who-Fest Folk Art Festival back to Coolidge Park on the Northshore on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.
Originally produced in Atlanta, Who-Fest moved to Chattanooga in 2007 and is celebrating its seventh year as one of the city’s most popular (and relaxed) art festivals. Expect to see 50-80 local, regional and national artists hanging out in their booths and more than ready to chat with you about what they do and how. By buying directly from them, you help to support the folks working in folk, outsider, visionary, and self-taught art. Highly original sculpture, painting, glass, metalworking, jewelry, pottery, furniture, photography and textiles will all be on view. With outsider art as popular as it now is, you could be buying from the Next Big Thing.
After a successful move from Renaissance Park in 2012, the festival now calls Coolidge Park its permanent home and will continue to produce a spring and fall show (Who-Too) at the park, so you can wander Frazier Ave., have a bite and a beverage and take in the festival all in one afternoon.
Both Who-Fest days will offer lots of music from local performers, put together again this year by Dana Rogers. Festival hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Winder Binder at (423) 413-8999 or visit www.whofest.com.
Who-Fest is produced by Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in collaboration with the Who Ha Da Da Artists’ Fellowship.