Dancing in the streets

Charlotte Davis, of Charlotte Renee Art, talks to patrons about her work during the Elizabeth Music and Arts Festival on Aug. 23. Courtesy photo
Haley Villareal plays the ukulele during the Elizabeth Music and Art Festival on Aug. 23. Courtesy photo
Jocelyn Davis, of Desert Rose Designs, talks to patrons about her work during the Elizabeth Music and Art Festival on Aug. 23. Courtesy photo
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The Town of Elizabeth and its public art committee hosted the first Town of Elizabeth Music and Art Festival Aug. 23. The event was held on Main Street and was free and open to the public. A steady crowd of people attended throughout the day.

This is the third year in a row that a music and arts festival has been held in Elizabeth, but the first time that the event was coordinated by the Town. Unlike many music and art festivals throughout Colorado, this festival featured local talent. As attendees made their way down the charming and historic Main Street, they experienced local artists, artisans and musicians showcasing their talents. A popular feature of the festival was the kids activity zone which featured a sidewalk chalk art contest, a graffiti wall, sand beach, treasure hunt, dancing, and scheduled story telling.

The festival featured nine local bands and musicians, including the High Plains Singers, TJ Hallett, and Haley and her Ukulele, as well as more than 50 local businesses, artists, artisans and vendors. The day ended with an open jam session.

Next year's festival is scheduled for Aug. 22, 2015. For more information about the festival and about the town's public arts committee, visit www.elizabethartcommittee.com.