Skuna Art Festival returns to Bruce Square this Saturday

The fourth annual Skuna River Art & Music Festival is Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the Bruce Square.

This year’s event will feature many new artists and new mediums. Stained glass artist, Becky Klepzig Kelley, will be among them, as will new jewelry artist H.G. Leverette who uses copper and gemstones to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

Vonda Keon is also adding something new to this year’s festival with live demonstrations throughout the day along with an display of works from her art students at Flamingo’s Nest Art Atelier. 

The Plein Air Painters of Mississippi will be returning. You may see them set up in various places around town painting different scenes of life in Bruce.

There are many other artists returning to this year’s festival from all kinds of mediums including painting, pottery, woodworking, fiber arts and more.

There will be numerous opportunities for children to be hands-on with the art experience as well as games on the square for all to play.

The Music Room Band from Vardaman will be providing music beginning at 11 a.m.

Food will be available on the square from T&V barbeque, the Masonic Lodge, and Joe’s Pork Rinds.

“Nothing says fall like pork rinds,” said Ann King, one of the event organizers.

The current forecast is calling for a beautiful day with mild temperatures, but should a stray shower move in, the event will move inside the Bruce Museum.

For more information on the festival, call 662-983-8481 or visit