2017 Lincoln Highway Arts Festival Mount Vernon IA

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council is proud to bring you the Lincoln Highway Arts Festival on September 16, 2017.

Artist Booths, Demonstrations, Music,

Dance, Kids Art

and More…

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Artist applications available at:  http://mvaac.org/lincoln-highway-arts-festival/

 

2017 Lincoln Highway Arts Festival Applications Available

Artists the 2017 LHAF application is available. Sign up at the following location:  http://mvaac.org/lincoln-highway-arts-festival/

Sneak Peak of some of the phenomenal art:

Photographer, Dean Traver

Fiber Artist, Bonnie Ohrt

Watercolor Artist, Melissa Caras

MVAAC Presents Lisbon High School Students with Scholarships

The two recipients of the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council scholarships for 2017 are Ally Smith and Kasey Springsteen.

Ally Smith

Kasey Springsteen

MVAAC Presents Mount Vernon High School Students with Scholarships

The two recipients of the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council 2017 scholarships from Mount Vernon High School were Stacey Jaeger and Ethan Wenz.

 

Kirk Wischmeyer presents MVAAC scholarship to Ethan Wenz

Kirk Wischmeyer presents MVAAC scholarship to Stacey Jaeger.

MVAAC Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony May 2017

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council is proud to present the finished Mural in downtown Mount Vernon, IA.

Mount Vernon High School graduate Strider Patton, now an educator and muralist in San Francisco, facilitated the project. Strider met with Mount Vernon art teachers as well as students and the community to develop designs for the mural.  Painting was completed in May 2017. 

Denise Murphy, MVAAC VP, stated that “many from the community supported the designs, painting and celebration of this fantastic event”.  She also stated that “hundreds of community children and families took part in hands on painting.”

Community murals have been shown to underscore economic development as well as enhance community spirit and cohesiveness.

The mural is located south of the Main Street shops in the public parking area.

 

Dale Beek’s performed at ribbon cutting ceremony

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Strider Patton and his mom during ribbon cutting ceremony

Strider Patton, Mural artist

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