Artisans Festival seeks crafters
CENTREVILLE — There are currently spaces available for additional artisans and crafters with original work for sale for the 45th annual Artisans Festival to be held Oct. 1 and 2, and the club is seeking more applicants. The festival helps raise funds for student scholarships and other community projects.
The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park on Route 18.
Artist spaces are available for $95 inside building, $85 outside under pavilion and $70 outside. All spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Visit the Centreville Rotary website for applications, www.centrevillerotary.org. Space is also available for food vendors and nonprofit organizations.
The Rotary is aiming for more than 70 artists from throughout the Delmarva Peninsula to exhibit their wide range of talents. Included in the original offerings are paintings, pottery, basketry, stained glass, wood carving, jewelry and photography. In addition, there will be fun-filled activities for children.
Admittance to the park is free, but donations at the gate are welcomed. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser support local youth scholarships, operation of the regional shelter for victims of domestic violence, participation in the Rotary worldwide project to eradicate polio and Lifetime Wells for Ghana, a clean water project in Africa.
For more information, visit www.centrevillerotary.org or call Chris Perkins at 410-978-0198.
Ingleside resident Joe Hyla keeps an eye out for potential customers next to his exhibit at the 2014 Artisans Festival in Centreville. Hyla has brought his custom-made drawers and jewelry boxes to the festival for at least a decade.