Several local artists battled the wind Saturday in downtown Warrenton, GA as they showed off their artistic skills. The pre-Irma gusts demanded that tents be disassembled or suffer the consequences. After a few close calls with tumbleweed scenarios, artists pulled their tents down and snuggled against the walls for safer refuge.
All in all it was a gorgeous and enjoyable day. Ania Hatfield, who is best known for her spray painting techniques, received Best of Show honors for a pencil drawing of herself titled "Self Portrait". Adam Stone, a wood working artist, carried away two prizes for "Blue Willow Bowl" and "Finial Lidded Box". Photographers Chris Banks and Christina Miller, along with painter Valton Murray and cross-stitch artist Diane Roberts displayed their works along Main Street in the art block.
Inside a local shop, formerly an art studio, the Warrenton Garden Club put on a unique show. They paired up works of local artists with flower arrangements. Augusta musician Bill Karp added to the vocal arts with a fabulous set of jazz standards. He had some dancing in the streets!