Arts and craftsmen cater to art enthusiasts
Southland Jubilee delivers exceptional vendors and their one-of-a-kind, handmade treasures to downtown Greensboro on Saturday, April 19.
Each year, you can expect to find unique vendors that will line Main Street with handmade arts and crafts as well as your favorite festival snacks. Over 8,000 festival attendees shop for one-of-a-kind treasures that can only be found at Southland Jubilee. Past vendors have included handcrafted pottery, jewelry, baskets, soaps, candles, glassware, textiles, paintings, woodcrafts, heritage demonstrators and many more.
Among the many arts and craft vendors that will proceed down Main Street, visitors will be able to find treasures ranging from original paintings to three dimensional metal fabrications.
Painter Eugene Swain has participated in the festival for the past 14 years. At his booth, one will find paintings of landscapes, scenery and more. There is no limit to what he can do.
“My paintings are of things that you typically wouldn’t see nowadays,” said Eugene Swain, painter and Southland Jubilee vendor. “I keep coming back every year because people can relate to and appreciate the subjects and what’s going on in my paintings. It’s like bringing yesterday’s memories back to life.”
Some of Swain’s paintings have included an old washing machine with clothes hanging on a heater to dry and people sitting outside of an aged country store. He will be selling roughly 30 paintings at this year’s festival which are always a hit with festival shoppers.
Southland Jubilee prides itself on delivering the best and most exclusive vendors to downtown Greensboro each year. As the festival continuously grows, it has developed the reputation across the region as a quality heritage arts and family festival. Southland Jubilee offers something for everyone and is fun for the whole family.
For more information regarding the festival, please visit www.southlandjubilee.com.
About Southland Jubilee
Southland Jubilee is a day-long heritage arts festival that takes place in the heart of historic downtown Greensboro. Southland Jubilee is produced by the Greensboro Better Hometown Program and the Greensboro Downtown Development Authority with support from the City of Greensboro. Since its beginning in 1998, this annual spring festival has been downtown Greensboro’s main community event and has developed the reputation across the region as a quality heritage arts and family festival. The festival’s goal is to attract people to the town with the hope that they will return to the community and future events.
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