The Turtle Creek Arts Festival returned to Reverchon Park in Dallas on Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 13, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival is located in the heart of Dallas and is a family-friendly, fun event with a great atmosphere that showcases artwork from artists from Dallas as well as other parts of the country.
The two-day arts festival turned the 43-acre park into an outdoor art gallery.
The event showcased 125 local and regional painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers, and more.
The festival also features artist demonstrations, local food trucks and vendors, live acoustic music, and a children’s play area.
The event is free for all to attend, and dogs are welcome at the Turtle Creek Arts Festival.
The festival showcased artwork by artists such as Lindsay Faries, a local artist out of Dallas whose concentration is on abstract art, and in 2019 began working with fluid acrylic mediums and continued into mixed media.
“There are no boundaries in art, and I think that it could be used for therapy as well, and it can be used to express yourself, to express your feelings and just go mindless and blank and focus only in on that particular piece,” Faries told The Dallas Express.
“So, it just brings me peace personally, a lot of peace and joy, and it’ll let go of the everyday, and that’s what I love about it,” Faries said.
Artists have often said that creating art is therapeutic and helps with mental health issues, but it also is a way to bring out the inner creator.
“A lot of my work is emotional based,” said Cassandra Elaine, speaking to The Dallas Express.
Elaine’s art explores the interplay between emotional landscapes, spirituality, and the natural world.
“I like to say art saved my life. I use it as therapy and to help me retain my mental health and my mental balance and emotional balance. I like to use humor, and I like to express myself in the ways that everybody feels but don’t really like to talk about,” Elaine told The Dallas Express.
Elaine is a professional artist based in Oklahoma City, OK.
Landscape paintings are some of the most popular paintings and hold broad appeal amongst art buyers, critics, lovers, and creators.
Jennifer Christensen is a Houston-based acrylic artist and landscape painter who garners her inspiration from the many different places she has traveled.
“No one paints the same thing, no one likes the same thing, it’s so subjective you get to see an insight into what people love and do,” Christensen said to The Dallas Express.
“If you talk to each artist here today, each one will tell you something different that they love and why they paint what they do, but it’s really a chance for me to create something physically as well and useful out of my hands, and for me, it’s also it’s all about the travel and getting to relive those moments,” Christensen explained.
The Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival concludes Sunday, November 13, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.