Live music and street painting competition scheduled for Oct. 5
By Jay Lamm
LOUISBURG — Chalk one up for the Louisburg Town Council.
A unanimous vote gives the Franklin County Arts Council permission to move forward with an Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5.
The festival will feature live music, art displays, food vendors and a street painting contest featuring artwork created with chalk.
The festival will take place on Nash Street with traffic closed between Main and Cedar.
“We will have to ask the Department of Transportation for permission to close the street,” said Mark Warren, town administrator.
“That shouldn’t be a problem,” Mayor Karl Pernell said. “They have never turned us down before.”
Local retailers will be asked to participate as vendors.
Councilman Boyd Sturges wanted to clarify that the chalk paintings will be easy to wash off.
“The paintings will come up, won’t they?” he asked.
The answer was yes.
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