BY MELANIE BUCK –
This year’s Ouachita Arts Celebration is sure to please with an array of artists, vendors, and entertainment lined up for a packed day of activities. Included in the entertainment this year is local musical artist, Logan Lind.
Lind is a Norwegian/American, with his own sound, original songwriting, and a style that melds his Southern upbringing and Scandinavian roots.
His music transports you to the rocky shores and troll-infested forests of Norway, then back to the hot, humid, gospel-wailing Bible Belt of the southern United States.
In an industry that makes die hard music fans question, “Where is the real music these days,” Logan answers with a foot stomping live show that reaches out to his audience and “keeps it real.”
Logan shares his music, heritage and passion with schools, universities, amphitheaters, festivals, churches, coffee houses, and stages across the United States and Scandinavia. Being a resident of two countries, Logan splits his time between Norway, where he was born, and the small railroad town of Mena, where he was raised.
When asked in an interview, “What sums you up,” Logan replied, “I want to honor my roots. I want to sing about something that’s real. I want to inspire and be inspired. I want to share a God given gift with you, and then, I want you to take your gifts, go out into the world, and do the same.”
Lind is an act you won’t want to miss at this year’s Ouachita Arts Celebration in Downtown Mena on Saturday, November 5th. Lind will hit the stage at 11:30 a.m.
Also included in this year’s OAC, will be a performance by the Junior Ouachita Little Theatre, belly dancing, face painting, music, a fashion show, flint knapping, and much, much more. Don’t miss the action that begins at 10 a.m. in the Mena Arts District on North Mena Street.