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Artists, vendors attract crowds to first art walk
Coldspring Area Art League members participated in the first Art Walk hosted by Jack and Linda Stevens last Saturday. Setting up booths, artists displayed their work while some painted on the scene of the recently completed wooden boardwalk located between Findings Etc. and Hot Hoofs on the San Jacinto County Courthouse Square in Coldspring. The activities drew a continuous flow of spectators browsing the art booths, which included oil and watercolor painting, jewelry making, rock sculptures and photography. Many took time to talk with the artists about their medium while admiring their talents. Pumpkins were available for children to decorate and take home in time for Halloween. The Coldspring Area Art League (CAAL) was founded June, 2012 in Coldspring. CAAL's mission is to "encourage the diversity of art" from area artists and crafters in an effort to increase interest in an array of artistic creations and to promote Coldspring as an established art district. Affiliated with the Lone Star Art Guild, CAAL members meet the first Monday of each month, at 1 p.m. (unless otherwise noted on our Calendar of Events) at the Coldspring Community Center. Other events held by CAAL include an art camp for students in the summertime and an art show in the spring.