Artist Helena Martin works on her bird and flower mural on the side of the Home Sweet Farm building.
(courtesy Blake Hickerson, KTEX-106)

Great weekend weather brought thousands to downtown Brenham for the 4th Annual Texas Arts and Music Festival.

Crowds gathered in downtown for entertainment from a variety of performers, food trucks, beer tastings, and colorful displays of art.

Festival Founder and Board Chairman Brad Stufflebeam says this year, the festival saw its best turnout yet.



Artist SLOKEONE putting the finishing touches on his panel art.
(courtesy Texas Arts and Music Festival)

As part of the festival, a new piece of artwork now calls downtown Brenham home. Artist Helena Martin’s bird and flower mural now covers part of the side of the Home Sweet Farm building, facing Commerce Street.

Meanwhile, SLOKEONE created two panels of art depicting the headstock of a guitar. One will potentially be used as a backdrop on the music stage in future festivals, while the other will be sold off.  Funds from the sale will be used to support the artist and the Texas Arts and Music Festival nonprofit organization.

Stufflebeam says there are already big plans underway for next year’s festival.



The Brenham Children's Chorus performs in downtown Brenham Saturday, as part of the Texas Arts and Music Festival.
(courtesy Blake Hickerson, KTEX-106)

The free festival was made possible through sponsorships and donations from: Brianna’s Salad Dressing, RCR Rail Co., Evans Cabinet and Door, Moorman Tate LLP, Dynamic Drains, Citizen’s State Bank, Brenham National Bank, Altmann Dentistry, Joyce Lily – Nurse Lawyer, Mike Hopkins Distribution, Home Sweet Farm, Royer’s Alamo Kitchen, Baylor Scott and White, Bluebonnet Electric, Las Americas, Brenham Party Rentals, KTEX/KWHI, Ant Street Inn, Brazos Valley Recycling, Dan’s Meat Market, Brenham Wildflower Florist, Boss Lady Office Leasing, Cottonwood Cottage, Independence Coffee, and Lighthouse Solutions.

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