‘Art on Track’ Oct. 13 features West Tennessee Artisan Trail in Jackson
The West Tennessee Artisan Trail will host the Art on Track Festival, featuring fine and traditional art, railroad history, demonstrations, storytelling and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the historic N.C. & St. L. Depot & Railroad Museum, 582 S. Royal St., in Jackson, Tenn. This year, exhibits will include other regional artisans who are not WTAT members, showing their fine art, traditional art, and folk art. Among those confirmed are the Storytellers League, woodturners, weavers and musicians who will participate. For more information and vendor applications, call (731) 394-2894, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check the westtennesseeartisantrail.com website and social media. The artists’ and authors’ list will be updated as applications are confirmed. Children can tour the model trains exhibit and learn about fine art as well as create art to take home. Food trucks will be available. You may also call the depot museum at (731) 425-8223.
“We look forward to this event in a great location that is a major part of Jackson’s significant railroad history,” said Wanda Stanfill, WTAT co-founder. “There’s plenty of parking, shade trees, and a wonderful model train exhibit inside the museum. This will be a fun day for everyone. We’ll also debut our fall 2018 gift guide online.”
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the West Tennessee Artisan Trail,” said David Falk, N.C. & St. L. Depot & Railroad Museum director. Falk pointed out that the model train exhibit is a favorite with visitors.
The site was the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway Passenger Depot from 1907-1967. It is located at 582 S Royal St. in Jackson and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum’s collection includes photographs, artifacts, and related memorabilia associated with the M.&O. RR., I.C. RR., N.C. & St. L. Railway. and their family trees. Also located on the grounds open for view are a 1947 F.E.C. dining car and two cabooses. An elaborate working “HO” scale model railroad over 500 feet. of track and four trains running at once, built by the Jackson Area Railroaders Club depicts Jackson’s rich railroad history. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On the Internet: westtennesseeartisantrail.com http://www.jacksonrecandparks.com
March 1 – April 27, 2017: Art is Life: West Tennessee Artisan Trail
Love art, love life! West Tennessee juried artisans invite you on their creative journey through paintings, pottery, metalcrafts, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodturning, textile arts and the fine art of wordcraft! Opening reception: Tuesday, March 14, 5 to 7 p.m.