IOWA, LA (KPLC) - The town of Iowa celebrated it's 10th annual Arts and Crafts Festival at the Iowa Community Center Saturday August 18, 2018.
The event had a petting zoo, live entertainment from New Orleans entertainer Matthew Noel, also known as "The Magic Yo-Yo," and RD 'Red Dog' Hebert. Balloon art was also provided by "Hobo Bill" and Friends, courtesy of The Shriners.
Several local artisans were at the event demonstrating their crafts including basket-weaver Emma Hughes, pottery maker Rex Alexander, and blacksmith E.J. McCann. Other local artists included:
Frank McDonald - Repousse Artwork
Linda Leonard - Artisan
Rod Talbot - Artisan
Kris Bergeron - Caimons Corner
Curt Iles - Author/Storyteller
Marshall Trahan - The Bayou Burner
Mary Beth Hebert - My Big Draws
John Chaumont - Pyrography
Jan Czuprynski & Tracy Gilmore - Jewelry Making
For more information on other events being held throughout the year, you contact the Iowa Library at (337) 721-7101.