Edom, Texas- The quaint little community of Edom, Texas, is home to the premiere art festival of East Texas. Edom has been hosting artists for forty years in a meadow just a stone’s throw from downtown for this annual event. This weekend Edom will be humming with art lovers, collectors and live music at the 14th Annual Edom Festival of the Arts.
October 17-18, from 10a.m.-5p.m. the Edom Festival of Arts will offer a diverse array of art, live music, a free children’s art workshop, and a wide assortment of food. Artists from all over the southwest will showcase and sell their work in Edom, located 15 miles west of Tyler.
How did the Edom Festival of the Arts get its start?
“Forty years ago potter Doug Brown setup his pottery studio in downtown Edom where he still creates and sells pottery. He encouraged other artists to build studios in town and many took his invitation. Throughout the years Edom has been home to a glass blower, wood workers, potters, jewelers, and leather crafters.
Potter Brown started the Edom Art Fair, which ran annually for more than 20 years. The Edom Art Fair became known as the premier venue for artists and a popular event for the community, but after so may years of work, the resident Edom artists decided to stop hosting the Art Fair.
In 2000, local merchants formed the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce, and their first goal was bringing an art festival back to Edom. The Edom Festival of the Arts began in September of 2001 in the tradition of the original Art Fair: a juried art show featuring the best artists in the state and beyond.”
Edom is located halfway between Dallas and Shreveport, 15 miles west of Tyler. Take exit 540 off Interstate 20 and drive 10 miles south to Edom. More information and driving directions are available on www.EdomFestivaloftheArts.com.