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Organizers hope festival will bring different vibe to Victoria

By by CAMILLE M. DOTYCDOTY@VICAD.COM
March 7, 2012 at 1:05 p.m.
Updated March 7, 2012 at 9:08 p.m.

Victoria will have the first Spring Break Art Walk from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. The festival will display art work and music from around the region. This artwork is by Sandy Cardenas.

IF YOU GO:

WHEN: Noon-10 p.m. Saturday WHERE: 1706 Houston Hwy., Victoria HOW MUCH: Free

FOR MORE INFO: Visit Spring Break Art Walk Facebook's page

Chris Ordonez had a vision to bring an art walk show to the Crossroads.

The 38-year-old Victoria native was inspired by his band's performances in Corpus Christi. The show will be outdoors and include music, vendors and, of course, art.

This will be the first year for the Spring Break Art Walk outside D&D Novelties. Ordonez took a leap of faith organizing the event.

"We want an all day thing for the family, not just adults," he said.

The accommodations will be on a first -come, first-serve basis, he said.

Ordonez's band, Toxic Fuse, offers a psychedelic sound with influences from the folk and rockabilly music. Some of his singles include "Gone Too Long" and "Can't Beat My Love."

"We're living in a throwback kind of era," Ordonez said.

Although the Faith Academy graduate said he likes rocking out on stage, he hopes other bands will get some exposure.

Some other local bands like Cherry Bombers and The Loveletter will perform. Just Go, Something Called Nothing, CaveGirl, Corpus Gold and Strange Angels are also scheduled to hit the stage.

David Shook, owner of the store on Houston Highway, said it's a good idea for the community to hear a different genre of music.

"We are growing as a city, we need something like this," he said.

Ordonez said that spring break is a perfect time to have the music fest for Crossroads residents and others.

"We want other groups to hear what Victoria has to offer," he said.

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