Ridgeway flaunts the arts


Fairfield County Arts Council president Linda Dye presented a first place award for student art to Tyus Armstrong, a student at Fairfield Magnet School.

Thee Town of Ridgeway once again opened hearts and minds to The Arts during its 11th annual Arts on the Ridge festival. While the epicenter of the festival was the Century House, the festivities were scattered throughout the town. There were free musical performances, artist demonstrations, a juried art show and sale, art and handmade craft vendors and an official Arts on the Ridge Poster for purchase. Participating merchants also offered wine, art and live music for shoppers.

“It was a wonderful weekend,” Phyllis Gutierrez, organizer of the event, told The Voice. “We add more each year, and this year we added Every Picture Tells a Story in which the artists talked to patrons about how a particular piece of art came about.”

The event closed with a garden party at Mayor Charlene Herring’s home where winners of the juried art show were announced and guests were entertained by a guitarist

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