Judy Truesdell – Guest Contributor
Nov 5 2019
Wylie Arts Festival



Central Standard Time



FBC Wylie Event Center
200 N. Ballard Ave.
Wylie, Texas 75098

The City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board proudly present the eighth annual Wylie Arts Festival Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us in historic downtown Wylie to shop for fine art and unique, handmade crafts at over 150 vendors, listen to the sounds of the season, entertain kids in the children's area, and enjoy festive foods. Admission is free.

Unique Arts & Craft Vendors - Vendors are handpicked by the arts board to ensure a diverse, unique selection of quality handmade fine art and craft items. From jewelry to home decor to clothing to paintings to kids' items to one-of-a-kind gift items, there is something for everyone. The downtown merchants also invite everyone to discover the many shops and restaurants on Ballard Avenue.

Children's Activities - Kids will enjoy the selection of inflatables, face painting, henna painting, children's canvas art painting and other art activities, petting zoo, pony rides, and more. And be sure to check out the vendors' wide selection of handmade children's items.

For more details about the Wylie Arts Festival, visit

Parade & Tree Lighting - The previous week, Sunday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., FBC Wylie presents its annual Christmas parade down Ballard Avenue. Following the parade, join Mayor Hogue in Olde City Park, 112 S. Ballard, for the annual reading of "A Visit from St. Nicholas," aka "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Wylie High School's Tempo choir will provide seasonal music, and the mayor and special guests will throw the big switch and light the Christmas tree.