The 47th Annual Octagon Art Festival is just around the corner, and a Huxley artist will be among those featured at the show.


Artist Ruben Ruiz will be on hand at the festival, showing his ceramic creations.


There will be plenty for art enthusiasts of all ages to experience in downtown Ames on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A variety of free entertainment acts including live bands and performing arts will be presented throughout the day. A wide selection of cuisine to cater anyone’s appetite will be available at the festival.


Children’s art activities will be available in front of the Octagon Center for the Arts along the 400 block of Douglas for youngsters wanting to create their own works of art.


Approximately 100 juried artists from 11 states will fill the Main Street Cultural District with a sea of artistic creations. A wide variety of functional, wearable and decorative artwork is available within any budget.


“The Octagon art festival is the perfect place to get an early start on shopping for holiday gifts,” said Heather Johnson, the Octagon’s executive director. “Bring your family and friends to the Main Street Cultural District in downtown Ames on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to experience the many wonders of art at the Octagon Art Festival.”


This event is free and open to the public.


For more information regarding the Octagon Art Festival including a festival map, live entertainment acts and list of participating artists, visit www.octagonarts.org.


The Octagon Art Festival is organized by the Octagon Center the Arts, a non-profit community art organization located at 427 Douglas Ave. in downtown Ames Main Street Cultural District.