Fine art event returns to Salida for 10th year

by Gabrielle Filter

The 10th annual Salida Riverside Art and Music Festival returns to Riverside Park in downtown Salida Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22. Admission is free.

Artists will display fine art pieces covering a wide array of creative endeavors – paintings, jewelry, drawings, wearables, woodwork, sculptures and ceramics. And for kids, there will be an art booth with crafts and face painting.

The festival will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and continue until to 7 p.m.; Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For musical fare, organizers Clyde and Danna Tullis will stage a blues and folk lineup featuring local and national musicians. Doc and Kit perform at noon Saturday, followed by Sarah Hunnicutt at 1:30 p.m., Beans and Wheels at 3 p.m., Hogan and Moss at 4:30 p.m. and Ponder The Albatross at 6 p.m.

The music will continue Sunday with Kelly Triplett at 10:30 a.m., Clyde Tullis at noon and Band On The Fence at 1:30 p.m.