Press Release: February 15, 2012 - Chattanooga
Event: Little Owl Music & Arts Festival, March 31, 2012, 12 - 6 PM
Place: Audubon Acres, 900 N Sanctuary Rd, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Admission: $5 per person, or $10 per carload
Celebrate Audubon Acre's historic past & visionary future
at the March 31 Little Owl Music & Arts Festival from 12-6 p.m.
Join us for a fun field day for the entire family, including a flying show with raptors by SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) with owls, hawks, an eagle, vulture and other birds of prey for festival guests in the big field. We'll also feature some of the most treasured performing and visual artists in Chattanooga, such as Jerre Haskew of Cumberland Trio, Uncle Lightning, Ray Zimmerman, Marcus Ellsworth, Troy Underwood, Hara Paper and Jeff Pfitzer. We'll eat fun foods, witness a contest for songwriters, enjoy the work of local artists, go on nature walks, paint faces and decide a city-wide schools' poster contest, all cradled in the beauty of natural and historical surroundings. We want to share Audubon's unique role in the future, preserving our natural resources, history, and native plant and animal life.
History: Audubon has an established role in history as one of the oldest settlements in North America. The property is located on the Trail of Tears. It became one of the first land trusts in the State of Tennessee, called the Cherokee Arboretum where The Trail was developed to interpret the forest in the context of native American culture and regional history. Audubon's 130 acres gives visitors a glimpse into the life of the people who once lived, hunted, and gathered in the forests, meadows, and along the banks of South Chickamauga Creek.
Little Owl Village, our festival's namesake, is believed to be the location of the first contact between local Native Americans and Spanish explorers, consistent with the journal accounts of members of the Tristan de Luna expedition.
Mission: The Chattanooga Audubon Society was established to educate and promote an understanding of the responsibility borne by all individuals to preserve and protect our environmental, cultural, and historical resources. We're getting back to our roots in music, in the arts, in education, in becoming the hub of the East Brainerd community, inspiring the new generations to inspire us! Join us!
Celebrate Audubon Acres; it's your nature!
For more information, contact Audubon Society President Bill Fisher at 423-892-1499 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up with our performance event & featured artists and vendors on Facebook and Audubon's official website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Owl-Music-Arts-Festival-March-31-2012-Audubon-Acres/216298885129188?sk=wall&filter=1 & http://www.chattanoogaaudubon.org/