Palustris Festival Draws to a Close
Sights of the Palustris Festival
The inaugural Palustris Festival brought a plethora of events celebrating the area's cultural heritage and the visual, literary and performing arts to Moore County March 25-28.
Palustris Out and About: Sunday Afternoon at the Artists League
Because of windy weather on Sunday, March, 28, the scheduled Plein Air Palustris event at the Artists League of the Sandhills was canceled. Guests were instead treated to a wood carving demonstration by the Sandhills Carving Club, as well as a lecture on Impressionist artists, given by Dr. Molly Gwinn. Attendees were also welcomed to visit League artists at their respective work stations.
Palustris Festival Videos
Several videos shot by Al Daniels during weekend activities at the Palustris Festival.
The four-day run of the first Palustris Festival came to a close Sunday, a run that provided more than 90 events for visitors and Moore County residents.
Guided tours, art exhibits, lectures, dramatic performances, film, music and concerts were a few of the many offerings that enticed festival-goers Thursday through Sunday at various locations in the county.
The purpose of the festival was to nurture a sense of pride in Moore County’s culture and history, according to festival organizers.
Preparing for Palustris
The inaugural Palustris Festival, a community-wide celebration of the arts, begins Thursday and lasts through Sunday, March 28, with various events scheduled. Venues hosting events have been preparing for the festival this week--hanging art, putting up signs and making authentic Southern dishes--all leading up to a culmination of artistic celebration. Check out www.palustrisfestival.com for more information about events scheduled around the county this weekend, March 25-28.
Palustris Out and About: An Affair of the Arts
An "Arty Party," or the "biggest bash" of the Palustris Festival was An Affair of the Arts at the Pinehurst Fair Barn Friday, March 26. The event included dining, dancing and cabaret performances for a sold-out crowd.
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