Mountain Property Daytrip to the Panoply Arts Festival
Panoply Arts Festival, with its array of activities, events and performances offers a fun outing for all.
Traditionally, the festival is held in the downtown of Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. People from surrounding
communities visit Decatur to enjoy the wonders of Panoply arts Festival as will mountain property owners at The
The Panoply Arts Festival occurs during April 22 – 24. The very word “Panoply” means “wonderful array” which
means it is an array of activities, arts and entertainment that was started in 1982 by The Junior League. During
the Festival, Big Spring Park is teaming with painters, sculptors and lovers of art and architecture.
The Panoply Festival is planned, staffed, sponsored and funded by the Huntsville community. Admission to the
Festival very affordable and worthwhile.
Panoply Arts Festival Activities
Panoply Arts Festival offers the best of local and touring performances. The festival celebrates arts with a
wide selection of demonstrations, performances, exhibits, and hands-on activities. There are at least five stages
that are constructed throughout the park with scheduled performances of a variety of programs including bluegrass,
jazz bands, gospel and many more musical concerts.
When the Panoply Arts Festival is taking place, you should visit the Boeing Art marketplace, which becomes
another huge attraction for tourists. There are artists from the region, who enter this juried art show in
expectations of winning titles like Award of Distinction and the Best of Show. Artists aspiring for prizes range
from painters and jewelers to primitive artists and photographers.
The Art Marketplace also features the Arts Demo Village, where artists can demonstrate their art and crafts and
win various kinds of awards.
Special attractions for children
The Panoply Arts Festival has something for everyone. Whether you are a kid or a grown up, you are entertained
with various programs and functions in the Panoply Arts Festival. Take your children to Kid’s Art Yard, where there
are number of activities to bring out the creative side in your children. They can enhance the imaginative side of
the children as they make bracelets, key chains, beaded rings, dolls and paintings.
The best program for children include the Publix Kids’ Stage, where they host puppet performances, educational
classes on music, and magnificent doll shows. The children’s programs are completely free of cost.
Panoply Arts Festival in North Alabama is one of the most popular productions of The Arts Council, Although the
Arts Council also finances other programs like Arts in Education, Arts Services, Concerts in the Park and Community
Information services. The Arts Council also serves more than 65 organizations, which are involved in presenting and
Visit Panoply Arts Festival to watch the best of arts and crafts in North Alabama.