Photos by Andrew Dobson
A partnership between the Sierra Club and Alton Main Street once again culminated in the annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival on Sept. 17 in Downtown Alton. Celebrating its 10th year, the event featured live music, performance artists, wildlife on display and booths aimed at educating participants about conservation, ecology and more. The festival followed a day of cleanup around the riverfront, including nearby islands. The festival has grown each year in an effort to be an all-encompassing celebration of the river through art, music and conservation.