Our weather is finally starting to cool off a bit, which means it’s the perfect time for an outdoor arts festival! The Pearland Arts & Craft On The Pavilion festival is this Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, at the beautiful Pearland Town Center. More than 25 artists will be there to wow you with their craft, so you know there’ll something for everyone’s unique taste. With a fantastic live music line up, popular food trucks, activities for the kids, and no cost for admission, the festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the weekend.
Presented by the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau, this popular juried art show is back! This free event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It features incredible curations from talented artisans, including potters, painters, and jewelers. You’ll be impressed by the quality of the artists showcasing their beautiful crafts and handiwork. You can shop to your hearts content as you enjoy a casual stroll around the event. Then when you’re in the mood for a break, get ready to enjoy some live music and indulge in delicious food!
The festival is perfect for the whole family. Designed for the youngest attendees, there will be an interactive art station where kids can create a fun keepsake! On Saturday, Global Organization for Divinity will run the station, and Keep Pearland Beautiful will take over as the host on Sunday. The art station will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With the holidays quickly approaching, this is a great spot to snag some thoughtful and handcrafted gifts for your loved ones. With nearly 30 artists, you’re sure to find something special for the art lover on your list. Here’s just a sampling of who you’ll meet at the festival:
- 2 Phils Potters
- Blue Face Monkey
- Celebrate Imagination
- Golden Paws Glass Creations
- Moon’s Ceramics
- Onata Fragrances
- Rain Tree Jewelry, Gifts & Antiques
- Searle’s Pearls
- Sunshine Sunbeams
The musical entertainment part of the festival kicks off shortly after opening on Saturday morning. Guitarist, songwriter, and poet Tommy Lewis opens at 10:30 a.m., followed by the duo of Grifters & Shills at 12:45 p.m. Brightwire, whose music combines elements of country, punk, rock, and folk, closes out the day with a set at 3 p.m.
On Sunday, Wendy Elizabeth Jones will bring the crowd to life with an energetic, soulful performance starting at 10:30 a.m. She’ll be followed up by multi-instrumentalist Angie Emerson at 12:45 p.m. Twisting Tides will close down the festival with some covers and songs of their own beginning at 3 p.m.
Walking around and admiring amazing art will definitely making you hungry. Grab a burger, pita, and fries from the popular Foreign Policy food truck on Saturday and Sunday. It’s been serving the Greater Houston area since 2011 and is inspired by Greek, Mexican, Korean and American cuisine. Be sure to treat yourself to some kettlecorn from Pearland’s own Duron Kettle Corn on Saturday, and don’t forget to stop by C&S Rolling Smoke on Sunday.
Gather up the family and head on over to Pearland for a day full of arts, crafts, music, and food this Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6. It’s completely free and open to the public! The Pearland Town Center is located at the intersection of Broadway/FM 518 and Highway 288. For more information, visit the festival’s official website.
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