Palo Pinto Art - Flute & Music Festival ~ 2018

Hosted by:
 The Lone Star Flute CircleWaco Flute Circle & Mineral Wells Art Association

18-20 May 2018

The 2018 Festival was a HUGE Success! We will see you next year! (2019) 

Find the 2019 Web Site HERE


The Festival

Three Days of Powerful Vibes!
18-20 May 2018
09:00 am

This event will be held on the shady historic grounds in Palo Pinto, Tx tucked up in the scenic hill country 1 - 1/2 hours from Fort Worth. Bring Lawn Chairs!

{Visit often, schedule WILL change}
{Some Workshops Occur During Open Mics}



Flute Circle - Meet The Artists
This will be at Danica Lee's Home / Yard which is two blocks from the park. Walk over and join in!
6:00pm Open Mic and get acquainted party!

VENDORS will set up Friday Afternoon!

 9:00am - Meditation Gong - Barbara Cole

10:00am - Juan Saldana   
10:30am -  Sandy Czerwinski                                                     

11:00am - OPEN MIC  / (Hot Mic)
(WORKSHOP) Beginning Belly Dance - Cosima Herzog

12:00pm - LUNCH

12:30pm - Michael Anderson Good Medicine 

1:00pm -  Danica Lee / 
(WORKSHOP) NAF Tips & Tricks -  Cornell Kinderknecht

1:30pm - Cosima belly dance
1:45pm - Danica Lee
2:00pm - Jay Michael  /
(Workshop) Beginning Flute for Kids - Juan Saldana
2:30- Rae FluteLady Dent 

3:00pm - Julia Gatiff

3:30pm - Drum Circle - John Herzog

4:00pm - Dinner @ The Diner  Across the street from the Court House.

Concerts / Main Stage:

5:00pm - Crazy Flute - Jack Flute Holland & Keith Professor Talley

6:00pm - Cornell Kinderknecht

7:00pm - Painted Raven - Annette Abbondanza & Holly Harris


 09:30am - Singing Bowls - Donna Aloia
10:00am - Writing Poetry - Gene Long

10:30am - Donna Aloia - Flute

11:00am -  Rhonda Swanner McCullough
 (WORKSHOP) Song Writing - Julia Gatiff

11:30am - Gaby Nagel

12:00pm - LUNCH

1:00pm - Open Mic (Hot Mic) /
(WORKSHOP)  Zentangle - Shirl Hawes

1:30pm - Richard Nash

2:00pm - Daniel Katsuk
(Workshop) - Care of/physics of flutes - Brent Haines

2:30pm -Hot Mic

3:00pm - Swiss Longhorn Group

3:30pm - Break


Concerts / Main Stage:

4:00pm - Daniel G Benes

5:00pm - Painted Raven
6:00pm - FINAL JAM!



Painted Raven is the Native American Flute and World music duo of
Annette Abbondanza (Painted Raven) and Holly Harris (Red Feather)

Main Stage Performers










Mineral Wells Art Association
Lone Star Flute Circle
Waco Flute Circle
Painted Sticks Flutes
Palo Pinto Historical Society
Palo Pinto Booster Club



About The Festival

What is Palo Pinto Art Flute Festival?

The Palo Pinto Art, Music, & Flute Festival is the first annual event in Texas to feature musicians and players of the Native American Style Flute along with beautiful artwork from regional artists. 
Soothe your spirit - Become transported to an ancient land where the sun sets in warm hues of perfect stillness. Fluid melodies of soaring Native American flute bathed in reverberating shamanic atmospheres, keyboard textures and occasional nature sounds carry you to a deeply nourishing place of rest.  The result is deeply calming yet exciting music that is organic, spontaneous, serene and filled with spirit.  You know this music because it echoes in the canyons of your soul.
For hotel info, click here.




Flutes For Vets / High Spirits Flutes / Bags, Logo T-Shirts, Buttons, Stickers, Flute Accessories, Plastic Flutes,  Native American Style Flutes
Shirl Hawes Art
Kenny King  / KK Flutes / Native American Style Flutes, Flute Bags
Doris Friddle / Doris Friddle Fine Art / Fine Art
Norman and Julie Fox / Custom Made Knives and Leather
Jim Bratcher / Fine Art
Brent Haines ~ Woodsound Flutes / Native American Style Flutes
Gene Long / 2 R Ranch / Jewelry,  Indian Jewelry, Art Framed, Poetry
Carol Noeding / Art Originals / Fine Art
Danica Lee    Painted Stick Flutes    Native American Style Flutes, Ocarina, Box Canyon Flutes, Beaded Jewelry
Glenna Jean Gibson / Creations by Glenna Jean / Embroidered and/or Beaded Flute Bags, MultiFlute Rolls
Kathryn's Craze--Jewry clothes purses home decor toys

Dave's Flute Creations /  Native American Style Flutes
Edith Long / Krafts By Edith / Fleece Flute Bags / Flute Writing Books. 
Keith Glowka / Buffalo Moon Flutes / Flutes
Kathleen Cunning / Original Watercolors and Prints
Becky Hott   / Mineral Wells Art Association    Fine Art
Sonny Armintrout / Native American Style Flutes / Related items
Mineral Wells Art Association / Small Art Pieces

Palo Pinto Booster Club / Brisket Dinners, Hot Dogs, Drinks  

T-Shirts Will Be Available!

Day Performers

Many of the artists will have "tip jars", we encourage you to give for the music you enjoy!

Sandy Czerwinski
Juan Saldana 
Rae FluteLady Dent 
Rhonda Swanner McCullough
John Herzog
Richard W. Nash
Gaby Nagel
Julia Gatlif
Jay Michael

Activity Performers

Planning to post Pictures & Video
at the Festival??? 
Use Hashtag #PPAFMF 

VENDORS: Set up is Fri between 1:00pm and 6:00 pm  or 8:00am Sat.morning  
Vendor hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Sat
10:00am to 3:00 pm Sun
There is a locked Building on site you are welcome to store your inventory Sat night. 

Barbara Cole ~ Gong Master
Donna Aloia ~ Singing Bowls
Cosima ~ Belly Dancers
Ryan Taylor ~ Drum Circle
Swiss Longhorn Group


Workshops will be in the Main Stage area unless noted otherwise:
Beginning Belly Dancing ~ Cosima @ 11:00am Saturday! 
NAF Song Writing ~ Julia Gatlif @ 11:00am Sunday!
Beginner Flute Players ~ Danica Lee @ 1:30pm Sunday!!
NAF Tips & Tricks ~ Cornell Kinderknecht @ 1:00pm Saturday!
Gene Long ~ Writing Poetry ~ @ 10am Sunday
Flute For Kids / Beginners ~ Juan Saldana @ 2:00pm Saturday!
Brent Haines ~ How To Care For NAF / Physics of flutes @ 2:00pm Sunday!
Meditative Drawing / Zentangle ~ Shirl Hawes @ 1:00pm Sunday!
Stress Relief Sound Journey ~ Barbara Cole @ 9:00am Saturday! *
Day Stage
Donna Aloia ~ Singing Bowls  @ 9:30am Sunday! * Day Stage
Bring yoga mat or blanket if you want to lay down for the sound journey.


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