Idol Songbird Performs at Arts Festival

MAY 7, 2005 -- The annual Airlie Arts Festival continued Saturday and Sunday at Airlie Gardens.

More than 80 artists from across the country were showcasing their work.  In only its third year, the Airlie Arts Festival has gained a national reputation among artists.

While looking at the art, people listened to different kinds of music, including folk, jazz and blues.

Wilmington's own American Idol Contestant Sarah Mather performed under the big tent Saturday evening. She was backed by the Lee Venters Trio.