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Arts on the Millrace festival features sculptors, painters

The new one-day festival celebrates Goshen’s arts scene.

Posted on June 7, 2014 at 6:52 p.m. | Updated on June 7, 2014 at 7:52 p.m.

Face paint and knitters and sculptures, oh my.

The first Arts on the Millrace Arts Festival featured pieces from a variety of artists. 

Customers sat for Darlene Smithers, a henna artist who creates henna tattoos and also paints faces. She said the “ice princess” face paint has become popular since Disney’s “Frozen” came out.

Painter Jean Carter from The Gift of G.A.B. Goshen’s alternative boutique had a display of shoes and other clothing painted with intricate designs.

“I paint anything that doesn’t move and even things that do move,” she said. “I love doing shoes and bags, doing bright, whimsical things.”

Sunday Mahaja, a Goshen College student, said he sculpts in his spare time. He sold his sculptures that he makes from found objects at the festival. 

“The Millrace is a part of this community,” he said. “I think the idea of having this art festival today is very good to bring people together to be with the community and to show what the individual artists here have.”


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