ArtCOZ Hosts Final Day of 2022 Y-Bridge Arts Festival

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ZANESVILLE, Oh – Today was the second and final day of the 2022 Y-Bridge Arts Festival!

Local artists displayed and sold their one-of-a-kind art pieces while people from around the community came out to show their support!

Anything from pottery and handcrafted candles to intricate hand-made jewelry and Zanesville-themed t-shirts were available.

Even talented youth artists like Shilo Wilson, who was there with her mom and local artist Diana Wilson, had beautiful artwork on display and for sale, alongside her mom’s pieces!

“It’s the sky with grass,” Shilo explained, describing what she said is her favorite painting!

“I have been drawing since I was very little. My mom said basically ever since I could pick up the pencils. I kind of do more of like a dream-like kind of state, more like surrealism. So it’s basically like fantasy, you know. It’s just a little bit different. It makes you think a little bit, you know,” Shilo’s mom Diana Wilson told us, talking about her own art.

Much of the art and many of the pieces had stories behind them or were inspired by a special cause.

For artist Jessica Day, her inspiration was advocating for the awareness of something millions of people struggle with every day.

“I do a lot of watercolor and paper mache. A lot of my artwork is inspired by mental health advocacy. So I put my watercolors on these little woodblocks and I don’t know, it keeps me busy,” Day explained.

As people browsed the variety of art booths, musician Steve Spires brought another form of art to the festival with live music throughout the day.

If you missed it this year, don’t worry. The Y-Bridge Arts festival will return next year! For more information, you can check out https://ybridgeartsfestival.com or follow them on their social media accounts:

Facebook: @ybridgeartsfestival 

Instagram: @ybridge_arts_festival

Maggie Warren
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