Ar­ti­sans, crafters fea­tured at fes­ti­val

Record Observer - - Front Page - By HANNAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

CEN­TRE­VILLE — The an­nual Ar­ti­sans Fes­ti­val spon­sored by the Ro­tary Club of Cen­tre­ville, and now Kent Is­land, car­ried on its 40-plus year tra­di­tion Satur­day and Sun­day, Oct. 1 and 2, at the 4-H Park in Cen­tre­ville de­spite the soggy weather.

En­trance to the fes­ti­val this year was free and in­cluded the ever pop­u­lar Chil­dren’s Cor­ner with Touch a Truck, pump­kin paint­ing and face paint­ing. More than 70 artists shared their tal­ents and artwork, in­clud­ing wood burn­ing, bas­ket weav­ing, glass blown pieces and batik to name just a few.

Wine tast­ing was avail­able from Cassinelli Win­ery, and fresh donuts, Mary­land crab cakes, and bar­be­cue rounded out the food avail­able for sale.

Vis­i­tors were also en­cour­aged to take a punch card and re­ceive a punch from each build­ing they vis­ited and then re­turn to the Ro­tary booth for a chance to re­ceive a prize from one of the many ven­dors.

The Ro­tary Clubs of Cen­tre­ville and Kent Is­land sup­port many com­mu­nity and in­ter­na­tional projects through­out the year and pro­ceeds and do­na­tions re­ceived from the Ar­ti­sans Fes­ti­val go to­ward fur­ther- ing the Ro­tary’s ef­forts.

This ven­dor from western Mary­land pro­duces mixed me­dia im­ages of Mary­land icons.

Aryan­nah, age 6, left, and sis­ter Kym­ber, age 9, en­joy paint­ing pump­kins on Satur­day, Oct. 1, at the 4-H Park in Cen­tre­ville.

PHOTOS BY HANNAH COMBS

Chris Perkins, left, looks at hand­crafted jew­elry made by one of the many ar­ti­sans at the an­nual Ar­ti­sans Fes­ti­val in Cen­tre­ville.

Ash­ton, age 3, from Cen­tre­ville, color co­or­di­nated his treat with his pump­kin and out­fit. Ash­ton said, he is still con­flicted if he should be Bat­man or Superman this year for Hal­loween.

Heidi Wet­zel of Wo­ven Sculp­tures and Bas­kets in Eas­ton demon­strates bas­ket weav­ing at the Ro­tary Ar­ti­sans Fes­ti­val.

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