Monday, May 2, 2022

Music, Art, and Good Things To Eat

The Far Horizons Art Gallery in Folsom hosted its second annual Folsom Scenic Rivers Art Festival Sunday, May 1, 2022, with a number of original artworks on display by artists who work in all kinds of media: painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, pottery, fine jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories and more.

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Hundreds of people showed up for the event, and owner Frank Richerand emceed the  musical performances. He also introduced two guest speakers, David Campbell with the Little Tchefuncte River Association and Don Dubuc, a local sports and outdoors broadcaster. Campbell spoke on the recent river clean up activities, and Dubuc shared information on the rich variety of bayous and rivers that course through St. Tammany Parish. They were invited to share their knowledge in connection with the Folsom Scenic Rivers Art Festival theme.

Frank Richerand with Don Dubuc, left, and David Campbell, right 

The Giddy Up Paddock area behind the Giddy Up Coffee House showcased music by the Brass Hearts Brass Band, a group of young musicians that has earned a great reputation for great music. They have appeared at the Paddock stage a number of times. 

The Scenic Rivers Art Festival supports and encourages art education for area school children, providing hands-on art activities and children’s entertainment. The Far Horizons gallery is located at 82286 La. Hwy. 25 in Folsom, next to the Giddy Up Coffee Shop. 

Here are additional photographs of the goings-on:

The gallery

The visiting artists

Suzanne King, the Poster Artist

Richerand announces the first festival poster

Special guests included Parish President Mike Cooper (2nd from left)

The music performances

The food

Several vendor tents encircled the audience area

Aunt Decie's Library was open for review

And a good time was had by all