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Another Sienna Art Festival Masterpiece!

Sienna - Another Sienna Art Festival Masterpiece!

November 16, 2022

Just about 1,600 people attended the fourth annual Sienna Art Festival, enjoying a beautiful day of relaxation, art, wine, craft beer, street eats and live music.

More than 50 artists participated — many of them returning artists — with festival newcomer Joel Anderson taking the “Best of Show” honors in the juried art competition. Anderson is a professional artist who is well known in the Houston art community.

Taking a picture in front of the Sienna sign

Returning artist Mary Gullette won first place with “The Saxophonist,” and Beverly Cosey earned the No. 2 spot with “In the City.” Tim Herschbach won third place with his “Moon at Devil’s Garden.” Like Gullette, Herschbach has shown his work previously at the Sienna Art Festival. This was Cosey’s first time to participate in any festival.

Students also showed their work and competed for top honors. Maddie Walsh won the high school category with “Colorful Sight.” Winning the middle school category was Alahnie Jones for “The Eye.” Young Zainab Abbasi earned the top spot among elementary school artists for “Fireworks In the Sky.”

Sienna face painting

In addition to browsing artwork that ranged from paintings to photography and jewelry, festivalgoers were treated to live music by “Mr. Texas Soul” Micah Edwards. Young attendees enjoyed face painting, balloon art, sand art and a bubble zone. A skating fairy added to the fun.

Those 21 and over sipped beer and wine courtesy of Texas Leaguer Brewing Co., Texas Biergarten and De Santis Selections Wine. Food trucks onsite included Twisted Grilled Cheese, Tiff’s Treats Cookies, Mary Had A Little Party, Cousins Maine Lobster, Mesquite Wood-Fired Pizza, Foreign Policy and Bad Chx.

A big thank you goes to the more than three dozen volunteers with the Sienna Exchange Club, Divine Savior Academy and Ridge Point High School who helped Friday and Saturday.

The Fort Bend Education Foundation was this year’s beneficiary, receiving $2 from each ticket sale. Sienna added to that amount to give the foundation $5,000.

And if you missed this year’s event (or can’t wait to go again) we have good news — the 2023 Sienna Art Festival will happen next November!




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