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Liberty Arts Festival

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 2, 2021 for the Liberty Arts Festival!


Interested in participating in the Art Walk or Maker’s Market in 2021?  Click the link below:

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Schedule of Events!

9:00am – 5:00pm – Chalk the Walks – Visit your favorite downtown businesses for great shopping and more!  Many businesses will have sidewalk chalk and art related activities throughout the weekend.

10:00am – 4:00pm – Art Walk – Washington Street one block east and west of Liberty, and Liberty north of Washington Street – Visit the Fine Art Walk and separate Maker’s Market. The Fine Art Walk is juried and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will have ribbons displayed.

10:00am – 3:00pm – Artistic Pets Photo Contest – Washington Street, east of Liberty – Stop by and vote on the photo of the most artistic pet!  Interested in nominating your pet?  Check out the Facebook page “Liberty Arts Festival Artistic Pets Photo Contest” where you will be able to submit a photo of your pet.  Your pet must be in its best artistic form (painting, dancing, singing, etc.) or admiring their favorite piece of artwork.  Judges from Bone-ifide Care and Blackbird’s Bowl will select the top five finalists prior to the festival.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three pets at 3:00pm.

10:00am – 4:00pm – Typewriter Tarts – Grundy County Courthouse Lawn – Give the Typewriter Tarts a word, and they will recite and give you a poem on the spot!

10:00am – 4:00pm – Morris Quilt Guild Show – First United Methodist Church – 118 W. Jackson

10:00am – 4:00pm – Morris Watercolor Guild Show – The Wesley Center – 111 W. North Street

10:30am – 2:30pm – Troubadour – Strolling through the Art Walk and downtown area – You will love this trio, bringing you vocals, accompanied by guitar and violin!

11:00am – 3:00pm – “Creator’s Village” – Courthouse Lawn – Pick up your Creator’s Village Passport at the “Greeting Booth” and let your adventure begin! Kids of all ages can express their creativity with a variety of mediums. Be sure to have your passport stamped in each booth to receive a prize to take home with your bag full of art projects!

11:00am – 4:00pm – Sip ‘N’ Shop – Visit your favorite Morris retailers and sample great cocktails while shopping!  Pick up your complimentary glass and list of stores in front of the Grundy County Courthouse.  Don’t miss this opportunity to wet your “palette” during the Liberty Arts Festival!  You will also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite cocktail.  The three stores with the most votes will receive a donation to their favorite charity.  (Please be prepared to present ID.  Must be of legal drinking age to participate).

11:30am – Morris High School Poms – Grundy County Courthouse Lawn – You won’t want to miss this performance!

12:00pm – Donna Mueller’s School of Dance – Grundy County Courthouse Lawn – Don’t miss the Pizazz Dancers!


Check out this video to see more about this great event!

Click here for pictures from Saturday’s activities in 2017!

Thank You Sponsors!

Michelangelo Sponsors


Rembrandt Sponsor

Picasso Sponsor

di Vinci Sponsors


Monet Sponsors
Grundy Community Lending Closet and Grief Support, LTD
Maria’s Ristorante and Pizzeria
Northern Insurance Group, Ltd.

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