Cedar Springs Arts Fest grows in size, popularity; Merchants Association unveils new logo for strip

Cedar Springs Merchants Association dons a T-shirt bearing the street's new logo during Saturday's Art Festival. More photos from the event below.

The Cedar Springs Arts Festival on Saturday was very successful, but Cedar Springs Merchants Association Executive Director Scott Whittall said he expects next year’s event to be much larger.

Whittall said that this year’s date conflicted with an art and jazz fest in Denton. The date planned for 2013 doesn’t conflict with other art festivals and additional artists have already indicated interest. He said that April is a busy time for art festivals before the weather warmed up. The previous weekend was the Main Street Arts Fair in Fort Worth.

Artists and crafts designers who exhibited at the Cedar Springs Arts Festival agreed that this year’s event was a success.

“We’ll be back,” artist Marco Saucedo said. “We heard about it in past years and this year decided to sign.”

By mid-afternoon, a number of paintings in Saucedo’s booth had sold signs on them.

While most of the tents displayed art, others included a variety of crafts, jewelry, businesses, upcoming events and even a dog rescue.

—  David Taffet