Ar­ti­san’s Fes­ti­val is back

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Ro­tary has been hold­ing the Ar­ti­san’s Fes­ti­val the first week­end in Oc­to­ber since 1972 at the 4-H Park. Last year, Hur­ri­cane Joaquin hit the East Coast of the United States with heavy rain. The Ro­tary Club had to make the dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to can­cel the event, since the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice fore­cast heavy rain on the East­ern Shore start­ing Thurs­day, Oct 1, and con­tin­u­ing at least through the week­end, with the po­ten­tial of five to 10 inches of rain. Hold­ing the event would have in­flicted ma­jor dam­age to the park grounds if the event was held, or­ga­niz­ers said.

So, come Oct. 1 and 2, the Centreville Ro­tary is proud to bring back the Ar­ti­san’s Fes­ti­val to the 4-H Park on Route 18 near Centreville. Ad­mis­sion to the 4-H Park for the fes­ti­val is free.

The club has is­sued a “Call to Ar­ti­sans” and is cur­rently seek­ing tal­ented in­di­vid­u­als to share their works. For in­for­ma­tion or an ap­pli­ca­tion visit www.Cen­tre­villeRo­tary.org.

Also, Chris­tine Perkins, 410978-0198, is avail­able to any ar­ti­san or artist with ques­tions re­gard­ing reg­is­tra­tion.

In ad­di­tion to the tal­ented crafts pro­fes­sion­als and artists of var­ied me­dia, the fes­ti­val in­cludes sev­eral food and bev­er­age ven­dors, from fish to crab cakes to juicy burg­ers and hot dogs.

A DJ will pro­vide mu­sic each day for lis­ten­ing and danc­ing en­joy­ment. The fair-like set­ting pro­vides a fun and en­joy­able set­ting for fam­i­lies with nu­mer­ous ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren of all ages.

Last year’s fea­tured artist Tony Masi is re­turn­ing to head­line the Fes­ti­val. Masi is a renowned wood turner with a stu­dio in Front Royal, Va.

The Ro­tary hopes to make this year’s event the best ever.

PHOTO BY ALEX WOLF

Silly, col­or­ful faces adorn these pump­kins cre­ated in the Chil­dren’s Cor­ner at the an­nual Ar­ti­sans Fes­ti­val in Centreville.

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