Wylie Arts Festival
December 7, 2013
First Baptist Church Events Center
200 N. Ballard Avenue
The City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board is proud to present the Wylie Arts Festival on December 1 in the First Baptist Church Events Center, 200 N. Ballard Avenue. Shop for fine art and handmade crafts; listen to the sounds of the season; and enjoy festive foods. Admission is free.
|Wylie Arts Festival
||First Baptist Church Events Ctr.
||10 am - 7 pm
|Festival of Lights Parade
||Historic Downtown on Ballard
||Olde City Park
|| 7 pm
More than 100 Art & Craft Vendors
The Wylie Arts Festival is the perfect opportunity to make a dent in your Christmas list or simply treat yourself. Stroll through the art and craft isles in the FBC Wylie Event Center and shop from the vendors hand-picked by the Arts committee to ensure a diverse, unique selection of quality handmade fine art and craft items. From jewelry to home décor to clothing to paintings to gift items you will not find anywhere else, there is definitely something for everyone.
Historic downtown will be filled with more than just the sights and sounds of the holidays on December 1, the smell of festive food will be in the air. Choose from your favorite fair foods including funnel cake, kettle corn, turkey legs, corn dogs, tater twisters, sausage on a stick, and funnel fries. Or savor the brisket sandwiches, catfish, quesadillas, jambalaya, tacos, beans and rice, baked potatoes and more. Desserts? You will have to stop by and check out the selection.
Sounds of the Season
The children’s area will feature one of the largest selections of inflatables in the area including bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses. The Wylie FFA will provide a petting zoo and pony rides. Kids can also make sand art, have their face painted, or interact with the roaming magician.
One of the more unique and much anticipated activities at this year’s festival is the 5 foot by 18 foot Community Canvas. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity, under the supervision of an artist, to help create a masterpiece. This unique, colorful, community art piece will be hung in the Wylie Recreation Center for all to see.
Throughout the day elementary school choirs, dance groups and local musicians will be performing on stage. Kids singing Christmas carols, or three year olds dancing to “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” will bring a smile to anyone’s face. New to this year’s event are roaming vocal and instrumental musicians performing at various times.
Parade & Tree Lighting
The tradition continues with the Festival of Lights Christmas Parade (5:30pm) sponsored by First Baptist Wylie and the Downtown Merchants Association. Top off the evening with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony (7:00pm) featuring Mayor Eric Hogue’s reading of The Night Before Christmas.