TroyFest 2014 Brings Aims to Celebrate Local Art and Culture

Thousands flocked to downtown Troy this weekend to celebrate art and culture in the Wiregrass.

TroyFest 2014 had a fantastic and diverse lineup featuring over 75 different artists. People from all over came out to enjoy both visual and performing arts. Some mediums included painting, pottery, glass and woodcrafts. A few of the artist's also showcased lived demonstrations as well. In addition to art, food vendors were out and about selling traditional festival foods to community members.

"It's the most relaxing thing that I've ever done in my life. It's very relaxing because you've got your mind on that and you have to keep it focused or you are really going to mess up. It's really relaxing, I would recommend that to anybody and especially if you can listen to music and paint it's very relaxing," said Doug Hawkins, a local folk artist.

Troyfest highlighted many different entertainment acts from local dance studios to community jazz bands. It is held every year in honor of the late primitive artist Jean Lake. She was a native of Troy who became a nationally known artist. Her work is shown around the world today.

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