Finster Fest 2017

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CommunityYard/Garage Sale, Gathering

NightlifeLive Music

Family Event, and All Ages

  • When: Saturday, May. 27, 2017, All Day

  • Where: Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

  • Location: 200 N Lewis St
    Summerville, GA 30747

  • Price: Admission: $5. Proceeds help fund the operation of Howard Finster's extraordinary art environment.

  • Host: Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

  • Contact: (706) 808-0800

Finster Fest 2017 is sure to be a great time to celebrate the best in Folk Art! Come and join a celebration of an amazing place filled with amazing artists.


Michael Banks, paintings

Missionary Mary Proctor, paintings and metal cutouts

Peter Loose, paintings

C.M. Laster, Grace Kelly Laster and Ruby Laster, paintings

Jim Shores, found-object sculpture

Kip Ramey and Coralie Hardman, paintings

Rik Long, paintings, bird-houses

Chris "Chubb" Hubbard, paintings on cutout metal

C. Larry Wilson, pottery

Larry Ledford, carved figures and paintings

Tom and Judy Touchstone, pottery

Cap Man Straehla, paintings

Suzy Sue Smith, paintings and 3-D objects

Pixie Jacquin, paintings and prints

John Reno, paintings

Celena Schoen, pottery

James Schroeder, paintings

Fawne DeRosia, paintings

Becky Altman, paintings

Randy Tobias, pottery and painted garden art

Mark Cool, furnishings from reclaimed wood

Kim Plant, handmade soaps

Karen and Courtney Duke, dolls and paintings

Martha Sandlin, mosaic glass angels and paintings

Stephen Barwick, prints

Joy Walker, beaded necklaces

Don Stone, paintings

Russell Cook, drawings, paintings, mixed media works

Adam Sikes, handmade guitars


Shane Campbell, wooden sculpture

Ab the Flagman, 3D paintings

Tex S. Crawford, painted cut metal sculpture

Frank McGuigan, paintings

Kimberly Dawn Crowder, paintings

Mavis Stevens, fiber art

Christy Buchanan, painter

Charlie Dingler, blacksmithing and whirligigs

Mariah Hope, paintings

Michael Ball, pottery

Jason Mott, paintings

Kate Leonard, copper jewelry

Chuck Hanes and Elizabeth Collins, pottery

Kristen Ramsey, painted wooden signs

Charlie Frye, paintings

Mandy Grant, stained glass angels

Kristin Quackenbush and Kat Moore, paintings, jewelry

Family Circle Arts -- Bonita Skaggs Parsons (paper pulp sculpture),

Misty Skaggs (paintings with stories),

Joyce Skaggs (animal sculpture from natural materials such as wood burl)

Nina Manuel, handmade teddy bears

Lee Laney, drawings

Mack Anderson, paintings

Natalie Heath Flynn, embroidery with attitude

Candy Pegram, paintings and photography

**Finster Fest will be held 10 AM-6 PM Saturday May 27 and 11 AM-5 PM Sunday, May 28 at Howard Finster's Paradise Garden, just outside Summerville, GA. It will feature the work of some 50 mostly self-taught artists, live music (list announced soon) and food and drink.


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