Pecan Street Festival
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The Pecan Street Festival is the common name for the Old Pecan Street Spring and Fall Arts Festival, a free, bi-annual juried fine art and arts and crafts festival held on 6th Street in Austin, Texas.
The festival was first held in Fall 1978. The festival includes juried original artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, wood, glass, jewelers, pottery, mosaics, candles, original clothing, etc; five stages of live music, dance and performing arts; vendors; children’s carnival, petting zoo, and art classes.
Originally produced, funded and conceptualized by French Smith III it was taken over through legal action by the Old Pecan Street Association in 1997. Roadstar Productions, Smith's company, continued to produce it for eight more years. In the fall of 2006, the Old Pecan Street Association selected Special Events Management to run the festival.
- George, Patrick (2008-09-21). "Festival has made a name for itself (even if it's new)". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
- Barnes, Michael (2006-04-18). "Old Pecan is on". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
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