TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Hundreds of community members gathered at a local church on Saturday to celebrate the return of an annual arts festival.

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation brought back the Fruitridge Festival of the Arts. It included many different forms and styles of art ranging from homemade pottery to their second annual scarecrow competition.

Sara Laughlin is an organizer for this event, and she goes over why they wanted to start this festival in the first place.

“We started to notice that vast majority of our congregation were in the art scene in some form or another in the area. We thought it would be nice to be able to showcase all of the art that this community has to offer,” said Laughlin.

Laughlin also added she has always loved art throughout her life and always loves when she can be a part of it.

“As my background is in the arts, I’m an art teacher now, and I love having the opportunity to bring history and arts together,” added Laughlin.

This church will have their annual Trunk or Treat drive through for the kids of the community on Halloween.