The final schedule for the fourth annual Pierce City Arts Festival has been announced for Saturday, June 9, in downtown Pierce City. Activities will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vendors with tents and booths lining Walnut and Main streets will open at 9 a.m., offering a wide array of fine art items, including paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, glass creations and more.
The first workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. Artist Carol Shipman will demonstrate marblizing paper. A second session will begin at 10:15 a.m.
Opening at 10 a.m. will be the wine tasting. For a flat fee, participants will be able to sample wines from the Keltoi Wineries and Whispering Oaks. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase as well. The wine tasting will be held in Bookmarks bookstore at Walnut and Commercial streets.
Artist Sherry Petty, a famed muralist from Carthage, will teach students how to draw faces in pencil. Her workshop will be held at 11 a.m. in the community room of the Pierce City Library Branch, off Walnut Street. Attendees are asked to bring a photo of a person or pet to draw.
Meike Aton, a Springfield artist, will demonstrate how to create landscapes and seascapes in acrylics beginning at noon in the library community room.
A live auction of art will be held at 12:45 p.m. at the bandstand. Five handmade oak easels, made by the Pierce City Arts Council members will be given away. Winners must be present to win.
The 3784 Bit By Bit Robotics Team will offer a workshop at 2 p.m. on how to build a robot from recyclable plastic. They will demonstrate what their robot can do in the 45-minute session in the library's community room.
Chalk drawing will be offered all day for children near the information booth. Food demonstrations will also be given by vendors.
Additional assistance will be provided by Boy Scout Troop #38. Sponsors for the festival are First State Bank and Pennington Seeds.
More information is on the festival website at www.piercecityartsfestival.webs.com or by calling 417-489-3041.