Rogersville's Spring Fest features artists, music, and dancing

Jeff Bobo • Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 1:50 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Downtown Rogersville will host the second annual Appalachian Spring Festival on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the town squares at the intersection of Main and Depot streets.

The event is organized by the Rogersville Arts Council and will feature demonstrations by visual artists who are leading upcoming RAC workshops.

Fran Church, a professor at Tusculum College and a member of the Local Artists Gallery, will be demonstrating drawing and color mixing.

Church’s workshop will be held on three weekends in May and requires registration by April 30.

Dollie Boyd, director of museums at Tusculum, will demonstrate the rag rug-making techniques that she will be teaching in an RAC workshop on June 25.

Pat Pawlowicz, who has recently opened a studio in Bulls Gap, will be demonstrating felting. She is teaching an RAC workshop on July 16.

The festival coincides with the third annual Chalk One Up For Rogersville chalk art contest, which will take place on the squares beginning at 10 a.m.

The registration fee to enter is $5 per person and $8 per group. Bring your own chalk or purchase chalk on site. The winners will be announced at 3 p.m.

The festival also features live music and performances by the RAC’s newly formed puppet troupe Rogersville Arts Puppet Troupe (RAPT), directed by Becky Wilder and Mary Beth Rogers.

There will also be English folk dance and line dancing on Depot Street as well as a professional face painting artist.

After downtown activities have concluded Saturday, the Rogersville Playhouse will host the Spring Broadway Jr. Theatre Camp production of “Honk!”

The Rogersville Playhouse is located on the upper level of the American Legion on E. Main Street.

Performances of “Honk!” are scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for all ages and reservations are requested.

For more information about these events, visit the Rogersville Arts Council’s Facebook page or call (423) 293-0882.

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