Arts and Antiques in Jackson Square on Saturday will feature vintage and antique cars, chalk art and crafts, arts and antiques, food and the Oak Ridge Farmers Market, storytellers and authors, and a book exchange and the movie “The Pagemaster.”
There are two separate rounds of activities. Both will be in Jackson Square in central Oak Ridge.
The first round of activities, Arts and Antiques in the Square, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. It will feature the Fast ‘N Classy Car Club, which is bringing vintage, antique, and new cars that are “fast and classy.”
Also as part of the activities, Jackson Square merchants have partnered with the Oak Ridge Rotary Club to promote the upcoming Street Chalk Festival. Sponsors and artists can come and register for that festival in advance on Saturday, said Linda Johnston, owner of Through the Looking Glass in Jackson Square. Artists will be doing chalk art in the square on Saturday, Johnston said.
Arts and Antiques will also include arts and crafts vendors, the Oak Ridge Farmers Market in the parking lot on the north side of Broadway Avenue, the Jackson Square shops, and food, including funnel cake, Johnston said.
The second round of activities, Movies in the Square, will start with a book exchange, Johnston said. People can bring a book and get one in return. There will be storytellers, where nonprofit organizations will read, and crafts, including hands-on reading-related activities for children. Local authors will be there to promote books, Johnston said.
There will also be food vendors.
At about 8:30 p.m., or when it gets dark, the movie “The Pagemaster” will be shown outdoors. People will be able to watch from the sloping hillside above the Farmers Market parking lot. Johnston encouraged people to bring blankets and friends. Coolers won’t be allowed, she said.
“The Pagemaster” is a 1994 movie that starred Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, and Kanin Howell. It’s about a cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics and “enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life,” according to a summary posted by IMDb.
There is no charge for the movie, Johnston said, but donations will be accepted.
This is the second year for the monthly Arts and Antiques in the Square. Upcoming events, on the last Saturday of each month, are the Sound of Music on September 30 and the Tri Wizard Tournament on October 28.
Jackson Square merchants are still looking for sponsors. Pinnacle Bank sponsored the Sound of Music, Johnston said.
Jackson Square merchants are also looking for vendors, who can register online. Authors can call Johnston at (865) 335-5614.
Jackson Square is hoping to promote local art and plant a seed, Johnston said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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