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Mosaic Festival will bring art to downtown Clinton Saturday

The Mosaic Festival is back.

Coming to downtown Clinton this weekend is the second-annual Mosaic Festival, with special performances starting at 10 a.m. Saturday on Market Street with a performance by the Clinton High School Jazz Band.

This year’s event runs until 4 p.m., and includes performances all day from our area school art programs and local businesses, including dancing, acting, interactive murals, projects for the kids and more.

Market Street will be full of art from each school in Clinton City and Anderson County schools. A 5-k or one-mile fun run takes place early in the morning with all proceeds going back to the schools and their art programs.

Other events include performances by the CHS Choir at 10:30 a.m., Dream Dance at 11 a.m., Clinton City Schools Percussion Ensemble and Ukulele Club at 11:30, the CCS Color Guard at noon, Wendy Gilhula pottery at 12:30 p.m., Knoxville Children’s Theatre at 1 p.m., Dream Dance again at 2 p.m., John Alvis at 2:30 p.m., and The Copy Room (CHS Alumni) at 3 p.m.

“Our festival will feature art from both Anderson County and Clinton City schools in an art walk that lines our historic district,” said Katherine Birkbeck, program director for Historic Downtown Clinton. “The morning starts with a color run (5k or 1 mile). Then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will have performances running every 30 minutes from the CHS Jazz Band to the Clinton City Schools Ukelele Club and so much more.

“Come watch Dream Dance take center stage, and the Knoxville Children’s Theatre will perform, she said.

The day will also include art vendors, artist demonstrations, a community macrame mural, art projects for the kids and more.

“You’ll also be able to shop for art in the stores, as well as on the street, so don’t miss this exciting day,” Birkbeck said. “This year, we are also excited to be partnering with the Dogwood Arts Festival on this event.”

There will be art hanging in the windows of downtown businesses all this week, she said.

Anderson County Schools will have a large art show at the Kincaid House April 7-8, featuring individual student art, Birkbeck said.

Clinton City Schools will have their art show featuring individual student art on Friday (April 8) in the Hoskins Park with music and entertainment.

Among the vendors on Market Street Saturday will be Secret City Woodworks, Tammy Collins Art, Smoky Mountain Spice Factory, Wood Shop Woman Woodsmith, Ghouse Studio, Lynn’s Crafts, Just a Bite Bakery, Glenn Montgomery Paintings, TN Clay, Wooden Treasures, The Potter Rose Downs, Handedness, Tammi Weise Art, My Touch Art, Aviary Broom Co., Macrame Mama, The Art of Coming Alive, Susan Watson Glass, and more.