Peek Park in Cedartown was parked throughout the day Saturday for the 45th Cedar Valley Arts Festival.
The festival continues Sunday.
The second-day schedule will be full of gospel music from local churches and a presentation from Bev Bruemmer, children’s author.
Bruemmer's books will be on sale and she will be available for meet and greet after her presentation. The festival will end at 5 p.m.
The Arts Festival was started in 1965 by Bob Darden, a Cedartown merchant. The purpose of the Arts Festival was to expose the children of Polk County to culture and the arts. The first chairman of the Arts Festival was Dr. Richard Jewell and his wife, June. In 1977, the city of Cedartown asked the Cedartown Junior Service League to take on the Arts Festival as its own. It was renamed the Cedar Valley Arts Festival.
For over 50 years the Cedartown Junior Service League has helped needy children in Polk County. This festival does not serve as a fund-raiser for the Junior Service League. Rather, the League uses it as an opportunity to expose the children and the community to various art forms including pottery, wood working, textile art, fine brush work, as well as others.
These art forms, coupled with an itinerary of music to be featured on the stage and a delicious array of food vendors, introduce the children to culture they may not experience without the League’s help.