The eighth annual Art on the Greene, Arlington’s longest-running art festival, will be held on May 10-12 at Richard Greene Linear Park (1601 East Randol Mill Road).
Created in 2012, Art on the Greene is owned and promoted by a life-long Arlington resident and artist Steve Moya, who has followed a simple vision from Day One. “We strive to create an atmosphere where artist and art lo
vers can come together,” he says. “We are passionate about bringing the artist and the community together to create meaningful experiences and lifelong memories through art.
Admission to the event is free, and free parking is available in Lot J of Globe Life Park, with overflow parking available in Lot B. Hours for Art on the Greene are 3 – 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
As usual, the 2019 incarnation of the festival will feature a wide range of art media, including ceramics, digital, drawings, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, paintings, photography, sculpture and wood.
But that’s just the visual art that will be featured at the event. In addition, each night will feature live music on the Petsche Music Group Stage. On Friday, Metro Rocket Band will kick off the 2019 Art on the Greene from 4 – 5:30 p.m. with its great mix of R&B / Southern Rock / Classic Rock / Funk / Dance / Blues covers. The Texas Cartel will perform from 6 – 7:30 p.m., and Desperado, an Eagles tribute band, will play from 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday’s lineup will feature the Ray Glenn
Band from noon – 1:30 p.m. Ashmore, which brings a mix of the British and Southern roots that once made rock ‘n roll great, will perform from 2 – 3:30 p.m. BAB CO., a Bad Company tribute band, will be in concert from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Swan Song, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, will perform from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Aerosmith tribute band Walk This Way will cap the night with a performance that goes from 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday’s scheduled musical artists include Holt & Stockslager performing Simon & Garfunkel songs from 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.; Soul Sacrifice, a Santana tribute band, from 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. and Texas Flood, a Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band, from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the art and music, Art on the Greene will have food vendors on hand selling food, and beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase.
Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and you may bring your leashed furry friends with you to Art on the Greene (please clean up after your friend. For more: artonthegreene.com.