Sunflower Artfest 2012 (De Soto, KS): Jul. 13-15
13 Jul 2012 - 17:00
Sunflowers will be in bloom at our annual Sunflower ArtFest 2012! The fine artwork of area artists are combined with fields of sunflowers in a rural setting at The Barn at Kill Creek Farm (formerly Zimmermans Kill Creek Farm) located at 9200 Kill Creek Road in De Soto, Kansas This free event will be open Friday July 13, from 6pm-9pm; Saturday, July 14, from 10am-8pm; and Sunday, July 15, noon-5pm. Donations will be taken to help rebuild The Barn at Kill Creek Farm, which was destroyed in May 2010 by a tornado.
Nine varieties of sunflowers will be available for you to pick–grown by the De Soto Rotary Club, with all proceeds going to Rotary International’s PolioPlus Program.
Enjoy our Sunflower Art Exhibit, featuring 16+ Artists who creatively portray “sunflowers” in a variety of medias. Michelle Wade’s “Close-up of a Sunflower,” is featured as our 2012 Sunflower Artfest Collector Poster. (2011 and 2010 Posters will also be available for purchase.)
Our Art Show will also feature 19+ Artists with their own booths–painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more. There will be artwork from local settings, as well as throughout Kansas and across the country.
There will be children’s crafts by the Pioneer 4H group, a basket-weaving demonstration, and a special Creative Writing Contest with Fairy Gourd Houses from Pendleton Farms.
Food will also be available for purchase, benefiting our De Soto High School Band.
You’ll also enjoy our live entertainment featuring these fine musicians: Rich Berry, Kaw Prairie (Friday); Anchovy Fisherman, Calypso Bluz, String Theory (Saturday); Jacob Crisp and the De Soto High School Band (Sunday). For perfomance times and additional information: www.desotoartsks.org or facebook: Sunflower Artfest)
De Soto is truly a rural community that works together!
Sunflower Artfest information: Dick Stine at wlmailhtml:email@example.com, or Rose Burgweger at wlmailhtml:firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Sunflower information: Darrel Zimmerman (913-209-4446); Sunflowers will be available throughout the month of July and during the “Fresh Promises Farmer’s Market” on Wednesdays (4pm-6:30 pm). The Barn at Kill Creek Farm Association: Lori Murdock at wlmailhtml:email@example.com