Highland Village celebrates Arts Festival on May 1

A man covered in mirrors walks towards the viewer.
Street performers at the Highland Village Arts Festival on May 1 will include the Mirror Man. (Courtesy The Shops at Highland Village)

Street performers at the Highland Village Arts Festival on May 1 will include the Mirror Man. (Courtesy The Shops at Highland Village)

The creative side of Highland Village will be on full display at the Highland Village Arts Festival on May 1 at the Shops at Highland Village.

The Shops at Highland Village partnered with the city to bring this event back after it was canceled last year due to concerns over COVID-19.

“We’ve gotten this positive response from customers who were really that excited to be able to just get out and do something,” said Ginny Tirey, marketing coordinator for The Shops at Highland Village.

The event will feature 45 booths of vendors plying their artistic wares, while kids’ groups perform throughout the day in the Central Park area of the shopping center. These include dance troupes and an elementary school choir.

The festival also features live music from local groups, all topped with a performance by jazz vocalist and songwriter Rosana Eckert from 4-6 p.m.


Other entertainment includes balloon artistry, face painting and street performers, including a chalk artist who, over the course of the event, will create a 6-foot-by-6-foot mural in chalk.

“We have some really great artists, and we’re excited about our selection of vendors this year, so I think it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Tirey said.