Winder Binder Gallery will host the Who-Fest  Folk Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Coolidge on the NorthShore. Celebrating its 6th year in Chattanooga, the festival is produced by Winder Binder Gallery and Bookstore in collaboration with the Who Ha Da Da Artist’ Fellowship and the Shaking Ray Levi Society.
Originally produced in Atlanta, Who-Fest moved to Chattanooga in 2007. The festival normally attracts 70 local, regional and national artists and provides the unique opportunity to meet and purchase directly from artists that specialize in folk, outsider, visionary, and self-taught art. Fields of study include painting, glass, metalworking, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, furniture, photography and textiles.
After five years at Renaissance Park, the festival committee decided to change the venue to the much more visible Coolidge Park. An earlier date in May was also secured to help avoid the typical Memorial Day Weekend heat.
Festival organizers also announced that the music director Tina Torrance, with the support of the Shaking Ray Levi Society, will once again host two days of diverse musical offerings from local performers. A complete list of performers, and schedule, is available at www.whofest.com.
Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Winder Binder Gallery of Folk Art at 413-8999, email to email@example.com, or visit www.whofest.com.
Crowd shot from Who-Fest