Local art festival celebrates eight years

Local art festival celebrates eight years

The 2nd Sundays Art and Music Festival unleashes creativity on the streets of Colonial Williamsburg 10 months out of the year, and June's iteration marked its eighth anniversary. Crowds flocked to see returning vendors, newcomers and an array of musical artists celebrating their art.

Shirley Vermillion created the festival after moving to Williamsburg from Seattle, which is steeped in art events.

"I just always wanted to share that with more people," said Vermillion, also a dental hygienist. "I love musicians. I love artists."

The inaugural 2nd Sunday filled one block of Prince George Street with a few vendors and one musician. Now, it spans several...