Jerry Brown Arts Festival

Nearly 4,000 Enjoy Jerry Brown Arts Festival


Artist Norman Morgan is shown creating jewelry pieces during the 18th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival on Sunday, March 8, at the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative’s warehouse in Hamilton.

HAMILTON -  Approximately 3,750 people from across the country and the globe packed out the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative’s warehouse in Hamilton for the 18th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF) on March 6 and 7.
According to JBAF Public Relations Chairman Marla Minter, the event hosted attendees from Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. This year, there were even visitors from across the globe from Australia and Wales.

Minter, Pyburn driving force behind JBAF


Forever friends Tyna Pyburn (left) and Marla Minter have been the driving force behind the Jerry Brown Arts Festival, which will be held this coming weekend at the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, located off Exit 14 of Interstate 22 in south Hamilton. The 18th edition of the JBAF starts Saturday, March 7, and will run through Sunday, March 8.

Friendship, the kind which begins when you were little kids in grade school to graduation and beyond, can make for great partnerships on projects.
Such as the Jerry Brown Arts Festival.
That’s the type of friendship Tyna Tucker Pyburn and Marla Avery Minter enjoyed and still have to this day.
These two Hamilton native women are considered the backbone of the Jerry Brown Arts Festival, the JBAF as it is known to many.

2020 edition of JBAF promises to be as good as ever

HAMILTON - With a lineup that includes approximately 55 artists from five states, the 18th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF) promises to be as good as its long-time fans of original art are most accustomed to.
The festival, presented by “The First Lady of Alabama Pottery,” Sandra Brown, and the Northwest Alabama Arts Council, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, and hosted by the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative.

Birdhouse Man is JBAF featured artist


Artist Ray Dutton is shown holding his favorite style of birdhouse to build, a Church Birdhouse. Dutton’s churches are also among his best-selling styles.

HAMILTON - For a dozen years, one of the most frequently spotted sights at the Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF) has been smiling shoppers carrying around colorful and decorative birdhouses made by artist Ray Dutton of Moulton.
Dutton is being honored in 2020 as the featured artist for the 18th Annual JBAF, which is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, at Tombigbee Electric Cooperative’s warehouse in Hamilton.

17th Annual JBAF this weekend

Art lovers and artists mingle at the 2018 Jerry Brown Arts Festival at the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative facility.

HAMILTON - This weekend marks the Jerry Brown Arts Festival’s (JBAF) 17th annual event.
Once again under the large City of Hamilton water tower, the JBAF will be taking place at the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative’s facility at 3196 County Highway 55 in Hamilton.
The free event will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Bussler JBAF’s 2019 featured artist

The Northwest Alabama Arts Council has announced that Christine Bussler, an artist from Fayetteville, Tenn., has been selected as the featured artist for this year’s JBAF. Her artwork will be featured on the 2019 commemorative T-shirt. Bussler, who is a self-taught painter, is returning to the JBAF for the fifth time.

HAMILTON - Commemorative T-shirts for the 17th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF) are now on sale.
The annual JBAF is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, in south Hamilton at the spacious Tombigbee Electric Cooperative facility. Admission is, as always, free and hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Hamilton-based Northwest Alabama Arts Council.

Preparations in full swing for JBAF

HAMILTON - Gears are beginning to turn in preparation for the 17th Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival which will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3.
In its normal fashion, the Hamilton City Council voted to waive the city’s business license requirement for vendors at the festival this year at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 4. The artist will still be required to pay city and state sales taxes.
Northwest Alabama Arts Council President Tony Williams approached the council during the meeting, noting that the event is a hallmark for the city.