Spring in Glen Rose promises warmer days along the Paluxy. But that's not all. As the season approaches and begins to transform the city's scenery into new life, the downtown square will awaken from its wintery slumber.

Strolling down Barnard Street from the White Buffalo Gallery to Barnard's Mill & Art Museum and stopping into A Working Artist Studio will become just a few of many ways art-lovers can explore the talents of area artists.  

"Fine Art, Fun and Fabulous Junk," a two-day event, will be held Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10. While art aficionados won't want to miss the event, antiquarians will also enjoy an array of antiques and artifacts from days gone by.

Vendor spaces are available for individuals and businesses to sell art, crafts, antiques, baked goods and more. And local business owners will be treated to special discounts for promoting their goods, services and products through the event.

"The purpose of the event is to give people a fun avenue to sell their products or services and to enhance the shopping scene of historic downtown Glen Rose," Tara Janszen, special events coordinator with the Glen Rose Convention & Visitors Bureau, said.  

Careful planning is going into the event, which will be held the first weekend of spring break - one of the busiest weekends for tourism during the year.

The public will be invited to shop arts and antiques without paying admission, but vendors will be asked to pay a nominal fee. As spring break begins winding down on Saturday, March 16, Art on the Square will kick off its 2013 season. The monthly event will be held the third Saturday of every month through October.

Art of the Square is restricted to vendors who offer original, handcrafted products. Again, the event is free to the public.  

"The monthly event gives artists, artisans and craftsmen a place to display and sell their work," Janszen said. "We hope this will give visitors and local residents another incentive to shop, dine and stay in historic downtown Glen Rose."  

Vendor applications and information packets for both events can be found on the Reporter website, yourglenrosetx.com.

You may also visit GlenRoseEvents.com or contact the Glen Rose Convention and Visitors Bureau at (254) 897-3081 for additional information.