The Helper Arts, Music & Film Festival, taking place each mid-August, is a multi-day event featuring different bands, art, vendors, and exhibitors. Dance in Main Street Park in front of the bandstand to rock, bluegrass, and group and solo musicians. Established galleries open their doors with exhibitions by local and national artists in painting, photography, collage, sculpture, and art created by local students, while artists in vendors’ booths host their own miniature art shows. Visit with artists of all media and learn from people turning inspiration into hard work and art. Children can explore and bloom in their own artistic way in the children’s art center, which has featured painting and puppet-making; rice, sculpture, and glue art, along with sensory play.