Nestled in the beautiful piney oaks of E. Texas on FM 279 ( half-way between Canton and Tyler) is the tiny town of Edom, Texas (pop. 375). Edom is not your ordinary rural community. That all changed in the early 1970's when the first, artist relocated his pottery studio to this sleepy, little town. Studios, galleries, shops and a few restaurants now line the main road through town. Edom has become a regional art destination with its fusion of rustic charm and funky attitude!
Besides acclaimed art studios and galleries, Edom offers a multi-sensory experience
of live music, bed & breakfasts, wineries, open-mic nights, themed art shows, local civic theater, blueberry farms, concerts, festivals, classes, demonstrations, unique gardens, Cruise Nights, farmer's markets and unique dining.......WHEW, this place is fun!!!
From the seasoned, senior hippie artists to the younger, edgy new-comers (and everyone in between), Edom's occupants are friendly, interesting and insightful. They represent a mixture of generations and cultures. The locals consists of artists, farmers, musicians/songwriter, cowboys, old-timers, professionals, craftspeople, entertainers. They're all different, but they all have two things in common. They're all characters and they all have big hearts.
In Edom everyone agrees that artist, Joe Hopps, is fantastic artist and a great guy. He's the owner and designer of Arbor Castle Birdhouses. Tall with a "Sam Elliott" vibe, he is always ready to share some sharp wit with a twinkle in his eye.
He makes fancy birdhouses and some whimsical whirligigs. His work is almost as colorful as his anecdotes and amusing musings. He's a singer-songwriter with a quick and ready smile.
Go visit him at off FM 279 & 314 in downtown Edom. www.arborcastlebirdhouses.com
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