Saluda Arts Festival announces a call for artists

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Saluda Arts Festival announces a call for artists

Celebrating its heritage and arts culture, the Saluda Business Association is pleased to announce its 11th annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 17, 2014 in historic downtown Main Street in Saluda.

“Even celebrating a soggy tenth year milestone last year, art enthusiasts and crowds still supported this grassroots arts festival that started with only 18 artists and has now grown to more than 70 artists and artisans. Stretching along historic Main Street in Saluda, every art media is represented including paintings, pottery, metal work, jewelry, sculptures, fiber, and more,” says a spokesperson for the arts festival organization.

With a very affordable exhibit fee of $60 and a non-jury event, festival organizers are expecting a large number of entries. Some types of work (i.e. jewelry) will be accepted on a limited basis. Early entries will be given first choice of booth location.

This year’s event will bring back the popular, “Children’s Tent” and performing artists featuring local and regional musicians are now being booked. Music is made possible by a grant awarded to the festival from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Applications for participation can be downloaded from the web site or by contacting Susie Welsh at 828-749-3900 or email at Applications are due by March 15, 2014.

“Saluda is striving to make its vision of connecting its historic downtown to its beautiful natural assets and outdoor adventures a reality. It’s our duty to the heritage of Saluda to celebrate and promote its artistic culture, historic buildings, and the natural beauty of our mountains and waterfalls,” said spokesperson for the SBA, Cathy Jackson.


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