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April 4, 2022

Johnson City Public Art to host Art·Struck Festival in April

The Johnson City Public Art Committee will host its second Art·Struck Festival on April 23 at The Pavilion at Founders Park, 105 W. Main St., in downtown Johnson City from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The festival will bring together artists and arts organizations to celebrate and support the arts community while highlighting the public art pieces that have been installed throughout Johnson City. The event will include art vendors, art activities and demonstrations, and several live performances.

The festival’s art market will feature the work of more than 60 artists in mediums ranging from painting, printmaking, and digital art to ceramics, fiber art, and jewelry. Artists Laken Bridges and Sage Perrott will oversee on-site steamroller printmaking, generating oversized prints of original, hand-carved designs. The large-scale prints will be offered for sale to the public along with smaller prints on items such as bandanas. Giant paper mache puppets designed and constructed by the East Tennessee State University Marching Band and Professor Jonathon Taylor will make an appearance during the event, lending a whimsical flair to the celebration.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy hands-on activities such as a weaving fence, sculpture assembly, wand making, art puzzles, bucket drumming, painting, and chalking. Other highlights include music, dance, storytelling, and aerial acrobatics performances. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

The following artists and organizations will participate in the festival:

Art Vendors

Brooklyn Beaver

Jason Flack

Brandon Moorman

Jessica Beaver

Angelique Fraley

Katie Murphy

Sealea Bennett

Melissa Gaffney

Taylor Norris

Marci Berkhimer

Melissa Glaze

Judy O’Hara

Diane Broyles

Kelly Hall

Marcy Parks

Megan Buckles

Saniah Hamilton

Rebecca Pippin

Danielle Byington

Leylah Hamilton

Xander Pope

Kayla Byrd

Erik Hansen

Jonathan Reynolds

Judy Cable

Raven Harmon

Wendy Ritchey

Kati Cannon

Amy Harrison

Bill Russell

Aleta Chandler

Nicholas Harrison

Kayla Sanchez

JC Colvett

Michael Helbing

Ginny Tallent

Brett Cook

Ashlee Hill

Dianna Lynne Tucker

Elena Corradino

Kathryn Jenkins

Leah Dawn Turley

Tori Cox

Ryan Jenkins

Nicole Hymowitz

Kendra Daniels

Bri Jorgenson

Greg West

Monica Dauksch

Maddie Kuziel

Matt White

Amy Deel

Russell Lawson

Carrie Williams

Sam Douthat

Gloria Magana

Stacie Williams

Bryan Duddles

Christina Majic

Ashlyn York

Shannon Fannon

Emma Massick


Art Demo/Activity Hosts

Kalliope Yvonne Ceramics
McKinney Center
Nancy Bouffard
Renfrow Originals
Tennessee Craft – NE Chapter


Informational Booths

ETSU Department of Art & Design
ETSU Student Painting & Drawing Association
Meraki Movement Studio
Tusculum University Department of Art & Design
Washington College Academy
Watauga Valley Art League


Meraki Movement Studio’s Cultural Movement Art Exhibit Noon-12:45 p.m.

Twirling Twins 1-3 p.m.
ETSU Giant Puppets 4-6 p.m.


To learn more about the Art·Struck Festival or the Johnson City Public Art Committee, visit