The City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, a celebration of the Arts in Bedford on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive.
Over 50 artisans from around the metroplex will have their work on display and for sale including national winners Ann Hardy, Ken Porter and Mahto. “We are expecting a great weekend of showcasing the arts here in Bedford,” said Recreation Manager, Eric Valdez.
The event will take place both inside and outside the Boys Ranch Activity Center. “Inside, there are 30 arts vendors located in the gym, along with free children’s art workshops then outside there are another twenty more artisans, five food trucks in a family picnic area, and two stages of performances,” Valdez said.
Outside performances include Russ Dorsey and the MusicMakers, the Suzuki Strings of H.E.B. ISD, North Central Ballet, Tarrant County Community College Percussion Ensemble, dancers, and vocalists. ArtsFest is a free event and offers free parking within the Boys Ranch Park.
“This is going to be a great event where people can see all of the culture that is available right in their own backyard,” Eric Valdez
The culmination of ArtsFest will take place at the Bedford Public Library, which will host a post event Reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Poet and associate TCC professor, Rebecca Balcarcel, will emcee, an Open Mic Poetry Event; guests will have an opportunity to vote and a People’s Choice Award Winner will be announced at 8:00 p.m.