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The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez
512.232.0105
brodriguez@wildflower.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 06, 2007

Wildflower Days Artists & Artisans Festival

What: Wildflower Days Artists & Artisans Festival When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18

Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX

Background: The annual Artists & Artisans Festival showcases the work of more than 20 local artists in metal, painting, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Find unique items such as birdbaths hand carved from natural volcanic rocks, sculptured metal flowers and hand blown glass jewelry. Stroll through our gardens and be on the lookout for spring's early bloomers such as bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, winecups, Blackfoot daisy, primrose, Drummond phlox and giant spiderwort. Children will enjoy nature inspired crafts and activities in the Children's Little House, as well as mural painting.

During the festival, the store will feature book and print signings. Artist Dalhart Windberg will sign this year's new print “Spring's Renewal” during his trunk show, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Many other Windberg prints and limited editions will be available this day only. Illustrator Nathan Jensen will sign his new children's book “Desert Night Shift” and demonstrate his work from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Sue Kemp, official Wildflower Days 2007 artist will sign the “Bluebonnet” print and T-shirts, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. All previous years' Wildflower Days™ prints will be 50 percent off both days.

Sponsors: KVUE, KUT 90.5 and MAJIC 95.5 are event sponsors. Admission: $7 adults; $6 seniors and students; $3 for children; and free for members and children under 5. For more information call 512.292.4200 or visit www.wildflower.org.

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