This weekend the Columbia Festival of the Arts kicks off it’s 16 day community celebration of the arts with the three day LakeFest in Town Center. There will be a “juried and invitational” Art Park with over 50 artisans, and two stages with continuous entertainment beginning this evening at 5:00 PM with the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours and ending on Sunday evening 5:00 PM with Deanna Bogart and the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble.
Tomorrow, the festivities get started at 11:00 am with a Kinetic Art Parade in Town Center.
Be sure to pick up one of the festival programs when you go and look on Page 14. There you will find the names of your neighbors who have given monetary support to make this festival happen. It is interesting to note that while you will find the names of Liz Bobo and Lloyd Knowles (thank you very much), you won’t find Alan Klein, Bridget Mugane or Angela Beltram or some of the other folks who claim to speak for the citizens of Howard County.
Most importantly, look at the names on pages 18 and 19.These are the all important festival volunteers. The festival would not happen at all without the dedication and hard work of these people and for that this old dog is most appreciative.
Let the festivities begin!