Come celebrate Spring at ColorPalooza 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14 in and around Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church Street.
ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring is a family-friendly, outdoor event designed to showcase the rich cultural, artistic and eco-friendly spirit of Lewisville. Attendees will experience a day of creativity, education, and hands-on art activities and displays in Old Town Lewisville.
Musical groups Aurora Bleu, Mariachi Rosas Divinas and The O’s will perform on the Lone Star Toyota stage in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, entertaining visitors with different genres of music. Cultural performers will entertain festival-goers throughout the day from the City Hall stage.
Highlights for this year’s ColorPalooza include Chalk This Way. This popular sidewalk chalk extravaganza showcases amateur and professional chalk art. There also will be interactive art activities for children, a do-it-yourself tie-dye station, art demonstrations from Pomegranate Underground featuring someone painting a car in art, hands-on art activities from the Teaching Artist Network, Painting with a Twist and others, Eco-Alley, a dedicated space to learn about how to be more environmentally friendly, electric vehicle displays and food and art vendors.
Several new activities and displays were added this year including rock-painting with brushes made out of recyclable materials, provided by Pomegranate Underground, pet art provided by PetSmart PetsHotel Lewisville, an instrumental petting zoo by Bach to Rock Flower Mound, blacksmith demonstrations from the North Texas Blacksmith Association and aerial silks demonstrations from students at Moxie Mischief Aerial Arts.
A dedication ceremony for the City’s first piece of permanent public art will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the MCL Grand. The metal sculpture “Earth and Beyond” by artist Daren Fagan was commissioned by the Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance in honor of retired MCL Grand manager Jim Wear. The base of the sculpture was installed at the southeast corner of MCL Grand the week of March 26. Festival-goers will have a chance earlier in the day to participate in a stone mosaic being attached to the sculpture.
Admission to the festival is free, although some activities may include a nominal fee. For more information and a complete rundown of the day’s events, please visit lewisvillecolorpalooza.com.