It's that time of year again....for the 9th annual Phoenixville Firebird Festival. The 2012 Phoenixville Firebird Festival is coming up on December 8th. The Firebird Festival is a community arts event in the truest spirit of the word. A huge wooden bird is designed and built by many hands. On the eve of the Festival, it is lit with a torch and burns while thousands of people watch it, clapping, cheering, laughing, crying, dancing…….It’s quite the vision, to see something burning and it being a good thing. There is a Facebook Page for the festival with many photos and updates being added on a regular basis. The event planners are expecting over 10,000 people this year.
There is a new bird every year. This year’s bird was designed by Bret Williams, a senior at Tyler School of Art. It's almost finished, thanks to all the volunteers who have been building it for the past month or so....
I am busy making my traditional bird wands to sell at the festival. I hope to have 500 made! These are on 36" dowels. There will be some smaller/shorter ones for younger kids too.
Angela C DiSanto stopped by the ArtyPantz booth last year and took this picture.
I will be offering other birdie items too, in addition to wearable art accessories and more. I LOVE the Firebird Festival!