By CATHERINE ELLERTON
In 1994, Heber and Zona Tobler offered the Moapa Valley Art Guild and its members a space for an art gallery in downtown Overton. And in 1996 the very first Moapa Valley Pomegranate Art Festival took place in the parking lot of the Tobler’s business, Home Hardware.
The interest and the enthusiasm of the community kept the Festival growing and in the early 2000s the Festival was moved to the Old Logandale School to allow more space. It continued to grow and in 2009 it was moved to the Clark County Fairgrounds where it has continued to grow in size and popularity.
Unfortunately, the grand scope of the Pomegranate Art Festival will not be experienced this year at the fairgrounds due to COVID-19 restrictions.
However, in celebration of its colorful history, the Art Guild is hosting a smaller show which returns to its original roots. The festival is returning back to the Old Logandale School at 3011 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. The celebration will be held on Nov. 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..
Current Art Guild Members will display their art and crafts inside the auditorium; the annual Scholarship Raffle will be held; and Pomegranate Jelly made by the Guild members, will be available by drive up and walk up sales.
In addition there will be three or four food trucks available and the Sr. Center kitchen. This food can be purchased and taken home, or the participant can take the food to the lawn at the back of the building and have a social-distanced picnic.
Participants must adhere to all current state health mandates and safety precautions.
The Art Guild thanks the community for its past support and encourages Moapa Valley residents to come and have some fun.