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April 10, 2014

Spring Fling, Back Yard BBQ Festival

MOULTRIE — The Spring Fling and Back Yard BBQ Festival will be held April 18-19 in Downtown Moultrie.  This year’s festival will have a larger area and more vendors.  

The City of Moultrie’s Main Street program announces the Colquitt County Arts Center will play a large role in the 2014 festival. Together with the city, the art center is sponsoring a new event for the 2014 Spring Fling Festival. A Fine Arts Juried Exhibition and Artists Demonstrations will be showcased for the enjoyment of people of all ages.

Fine Arts exhibitors feature Walter Hobbs with ceramics, Clare Pearson: watercolors, Russ Bulter: assemblages, Kathy Nelson: painting, Rueben Flanaga: paintings; O.L. Samuels: Folk Art; Randy Gibbs: watercolor and Harvie Ann Cox: watercolor. Awards totaling $1,000, sponsored by the Arts Center, will be given to selected artists for Overall Best of Show, First Place Two Dimensional and First Place Three Dimensional.

The Artists Demonstrations include Russ Taylor’s handmade guitars, Georgia Southwestern University Glass Blowers under the direction of Charles Wells, Valdosta State University Ceramic Department, Glenn Simmion’s wire sculpture, O.L. Samuels’ folk art carving, Sally Shovar  portraits and art medium demonstrations, Karen Sasine’s community mural project, and David Ragsdale’s chair caning. The Community Mural Project is sponsored by the local Sherwin Williams Paint Store.

For more information on the festival, please visit or call 229-890-5455.

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