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Films will play all day and well into the night but cinema won't be the only creative medium showcased on Oct. 8 at the Third Annual Grenada Afterglow Film Festival. The historic courthouse square will be buzzing with artisans of all ilks. The Epicure can sample everything from classic midway fare, like hotdogs and fresh-squeezed lemonade, to the spicier, steel-drum deliciousness of African and Carribbean cuisine, like grilled flatbread, ambrosial dips and the piquant treat nobody can resist, jerk chicken. As festival-goers await the showtime of their next film of interest, they can enjoy the bluesy, southern and classic rock sounds of local guitar legend Bud Bays and The Westsiders, or the powerful, soulful, down-home vocals of Effie Burt and friends, as well as sets by several other bands. 

Fahionistas will fall in love with the breathtakingly beautiful, hand-sewn clutch purses, skirts and other creations from Daniela Rogers, a native of Ghana, West Africa. Rogers calls her line "Mawufemor," which means "God's way," in her native tongue. The lithe, au courant jewelry creations of Kristen Elliott Roach will also make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Those with a playful artistic spirit will be amused by the clay whistles from the studio of Barbara Eaton. Drawing her inspiration from the more whimsical specimens of the earth's fauna, Eaton fashions whistles in the characters of grumpy bulldogs, preening, colorful birds of paradise and inculpable, clumsy, porcine darlings.  

For fans of the visual arts the bombastically colored, boldly rendered, almost comic-book-surreal paintings of Ann Marie Harris will practically demand a spot in your home collection, along with works by Thomas Jackson, Helen D. Staten, Andre Ray, Sarah Beaugez, Jessica Jones Peacock and more. Other treats on display will include wooden creations from A Leap of Faith, pottery from Matthew Russell as well as delectable, baked treats from Mugg Cakes. A drone workshop and giveaway, cosplay contests and the largest video game tournament in the state will round out the festivities and wares around the square. Tech workshops including Mobile App Development and Basics of Video game development, and Innovate Mississippi talking about tech and entrepreneurship! Mary Gaddy will also delight children with her festive balloon animals. The festival is a family-frieindly event, a great opportunity to network and all are invited to celebrate a day of creativity and fun. Vendor and booth space is still available, contact for information.


Barbara Eaton - Clay Whistles

  Andre Ray - Andre's Art

Sarah Beaugez - Photography / Books

  Kristen Elliot Roach - Dainty Sparkles Jewelry

Jessica Jones Peacock  - Painting

  Daniela Rogers - Mawufemor Handbags and Clothing

Thomas Jackson - Painting

  Chrissy Joy Dodd -Joy Artfully 

Jessica Lott Corbett and Tracy Costilow - A Leap Of Faith, JLC

  Andy Hight- Silverlap StudioJewelry

Kristy Pyron -JenNora Décor 

  Juliet Buckholdt - Prints

Tommy Patton - Painting

  Fonda Little - Jewelry

Mary Gaddy - Mary Berry Balloons

  Ann Marie C.Harris -Painting

Helen Dee Staten - This Odd Artist

  Matthew Russell - Pole Barn Pottery

Karrian Brown -Mugg Cakes Cupcakes

  Center of Interest Anime and Comics 

RP Funderburk -bird houses

  Houston Solar Car 

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