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Gail Janssen (right) holds a mirror as Juanetta Hill looks at an article of clothing in JanssenÕs fabric arts booth during the Arts on the Millrace in Goshen Ind Saturday 7, 2014. Hill is from Elkhart Ind. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Mark Nolan, LaHonda Ca., looks over a Humans of Goshen display on the millrace in Goshen Ind Saturday June 7, 2014. The millrace was the site of Arts on the Millrace, Nolan is part of the band Banana Slug String Band that played during the event. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Lillian Garcia has her face painted by Darlene Smithers during the Arts on the Race in Goshen Ind Saturday June 7, 2014. Garcia is from Elkhart. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Artist Darlene Smithers paints Millrace visitor Celia Monroe's face in her "ice princess" style. Smithers said that style has been a popular request since "Frozen" came out. Smithers was one of the artists showing her work Saturday at the Arts on the Millrace Arts Festival. (Tori Fater)

Artist Sunday Mahaja made this sculpture from found objects. It doubles as a birdfeeder. Mahaja was one of the artists showing his work at the Arts on the Millrace Arts Festival in Goshen. (Tori Fater)

Artist Sunday Mahaja made this sculpture, which doubles as a birdfeeder. He was one of the artists showing his work at the Arts on the Millrace Arts Festival Saturday in Goshen.

Chuck Long presented some of his glass art at the Arts on the Millrace Arts Festival Saturday in Goshen.

Arts on the Millrace attenders walk along the millrace in Goshen Ind Saturday June 67, 2014. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

A person attending the Arts on the Millrace in Goshen Ind, Saturday June 7, 2014, stops to look at the Humans of Goshen display along the millrace. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Artisans displayed their work under canopies during the Arts on the Race in Goshen Ind Saturday June 7, 2014. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Samantha Shank, Elkhart, talks with visitors to her display during the Arts on the Race Saturday June 7 2014, Goshen Ind. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Chuck Long and Michelle Milne talk as they look over stained glass at a display during the Arts on the Millrace in Goshen Ind Saturday June 7, 2014. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Tours of the Hawks Building were part of the activities with Arts on the Millrace in Goshen Ind Saturday June 7, 2014. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth)
Arts on the Millrace festival features sculptors, painters

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.”