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Clinton’s 3rd-annual Mosaic Arts Festival planned for April 22

Historic Downtown Clinton’s third-Annual Mosaic Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, April 22, with most events taking place in the new “green space” area in the Commerce Street parking lot.

The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but there will be a “color run” beginning at 9 a.m. to kick off the day’s events.

Sign-ups for the foot race will continue until April 21, but event organizers said people must register no later than this Friday, April 7, to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Sign up at:

This year’s festival will include art vendors, caricatures, a paint bus, face painting, chalk art, STEM activities, crafts, a petting zoo and a series of live performances.

The Clinton High School Jazz Band will be the first to perform, followed by the Clinton City Schools’ Ukulele Club, sixth-grade band, and color guard.

Knoxville’s Children’s Theater will also be on hand to perform songs from “Beauty and the Beast” and “Magic Tree House,” and the Dream Dance Studio will showcase its young dancers.

There also will be a children’s story time with Poppy Wise, author and designer of “I Want to be a French Fry,” described as “a short, quirky kids’ book aiming to teach diversity and kindness through the analogy of the French fry.”

Clinton Middle School and CHS music, dance and cheer will also be joining the festival, and the day will end with a dance party on the dance floor.

The Summer Small Studio will be re-creating a photo from Clinton from the 1900s in chalk art.

Art with Addie will be painting on the scene and auctioning her Clinton paintings at the end of the event.

Historic Downtown Clinton will also have its “Color Clinton” coloring books for sale, featuring 15 hand-drawn images of historic buildings in Clinton with information on each one. The books are $10 each, and include crayons.

Vendors will be selling handmade ceramics and jewelry, acrylics, oil paintings, hand-painted bottles with fairy lights, bookmarks, wood carvings, hand lettering, edge art engravings, botanical illustrations, mixed media, and more.

The CHS FFA and the city of Clinton Tree Board will also be on hand with Earth Day activities.

Clinton City Schools will also be featuring student art in the Hoskins Park that will include 1,000 ceramic flowers created by the students.

Kona Ice, Rhyno’s Roadside, TK’s Gourmet, Shirley Boy’s and Good Hombres will have food items, and Bailey’s Beverages will have a special mosaic punch created for this event.

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