Saturday, May 10, 2008


The South Knoxville Arts and Heritage Center holds a festival every year in the little community of Vestal in South Knoxville to raise money to restore the beautiful and historic Candoro Marble Company office building for use as a community arts center. Vestival is a fun way to hear great local music and contribute to a good cause. I took some photos of the inside of Candoro, as well as the ruins of the adjacent marble factory that I'll share with you soon. Candoro Marble Works was once the nation's largest producer of pink marble. You can see this marble in many buildings and monuments in Washington D.C. and around the U.S.
This photo shows the Johnson Swing Quartet playing some Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz tunes in the portico of the Candoro building. 


Tanya said...

Sounds fun and great cause!

Mary Helen said...

Must of been fun!