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Four Reasons Not to Miss AITS

Apr 26, 2013 09:18AM ● By Mike

There's something for everyone at this weekend's annual Art in the Square - Photography courtesy of Mike Lewis

Hosted by Southlake Style's 2011 Community Impact Award Winner the Southlake Women’s Club, this 14th annual event draws a diverse group of artists from around the nation and has been ranked as the one of the best art festivals in the country.  If that’s not enough, here are a few reasons not to miss this year’s Art in the Square -

Country music recording artists Jo Dee Messina will headline the 2015 Art in the Square on Saturday night. Photo courtesy of

Art, art, art.  With close to 700 applicants this year, more than 150 artists were selected for this nationally ranked festival and includes something for everyone.  Check out the mixed media, paintings, sculptured metal, ceramics, photography, and jewelry.  If you’ve ever wanted to collect art but aren’t sure how to begin, stop by the artists tent'ss and talk with renowned artists we previewed like Dominique Samyn, David Bjurstrom and Bruce Holwerda.

Stage Presence.  Headliner and country sensation, Jo Dee Messina headlines a great lineup of continuous entertainment on two stages.  Southlake sensation Cole Wilkinson  you may have seen him on The VOICE  or the cover of this month's issue. Well you can also see him this Saturday at 12:30 as he performs live at this year's event.  You can also catch up on the action by watching the new jumbotron, which will stream an assortment of live performances, a variety of video footage from the festival and more.  

Family Fun.  Along with the art and entertainment, there’s plenty of fun for the young and the young at heart.  Children of all ages will enjoy a mixture of applied art and hands-on activities at the Kids’ Korner where activities range from the always-popular face painting to creating an edible piece of sugar art and much more!   Need a place to burn some energy and get a few thrills?  Look no further than The Zone, which offers bounce houses, an incredible rock climbing wall and much more.

Cheers!  As always, there’s an assortment of delectable food and beverage to choose from and this year is no exception with the addition of two new food trucks.  Festivalgoers will also want to sample one of many new offerings at the Pub Tents.  From traditional lagers to specialty beers sand more, there’s a wide selection to enjoy for the beer connoisseur. For those whose tastes are in keeping with a full service bar, there are several great patios in the Square to enjoy cocktails and people watching. 

Photo Credit: Mike Lewis Photography