Arts 'Round the Square to be on court square Saturday

A group of interested observers admire some of the craftsmanship of Mike Foster, who created the wooden bowls seen at this booth during last year’s Arts ’Round the Square in downtown Paris. This year’s event, sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

Finally, a couple of in-person events are coming to downtown Paris.

Arts ’Round the Square will gather about 50 art vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday on the court square in downtown Paris.

The event is sponsored by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council. Vendors are journeying to Paris from various parts of Tennessee as well as from out of state.

Following the arts council event, the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center will be presenting Mingle Amongst the Murals in the west back alley, which runs behind North Market Street between West Washington and West Wood streets in downtown Paris.

The events are the first in downtown Paris since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic more than six months ago.

The annual Arts ’Round the Square will likely bring artists from Kentucky, Arkansas and Alabama, according to Karen Sinn, arts council president.

Admission is free. The arts council is encouraging people to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Multiple hand-sanitizing stations will be available, as well.

The art vendors will be stationed in booths displaying handmade artworks and crafts that will be available for purchase.

Items that will be shown include pottery, jewelry, fiber art, watercolor art, oil paintings, acrylic art, woodworking art, sculptures, mixed-media art, faux stained glass, photography, handmade soaps, flags, baskets and more.

Activities for children are planned during the event, as well as food vendors, including Perry’s BBQ, Congetta’s Italian Favorites, a bake sale by the Paris Lioness Club, a lemonade stand from First Presbyterian Church of Huntingdon, Yellow Umbrella Shaved Ice, Sunshine Oasis Concessions and the Hand-Held Food Truck.

Sinn said Arts ’Round the Square is a great event for attendees to enjoy the talent of artists in Henry County and to welcome those from out of town.

For more information about the arts council or to reserve a booth to display artwork, visit


As for the Heritage Center event, the Paris Big Band will be providing entertainment from 4-8 p.m.

Food and drinks will be available, with Perrylodgic Brewing Co. and Hand-Held Food Truck among those expected to be present.

The event will have a $20 cover charge, which includes three beverages of the person’s choice. Additional beverages will be available.

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