Centreville Rotary scheduled to host 46th Artisan Festival
CENTREVILLE — The 46th Annual Artisans Festival is being held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chesapeake College. Chesapeake College is located at Route 50 and Route 213 in Wye Mills.
More than 40 artists from throughout the Delmarva Peninsula will be exhibiting a wide range of talents and treasures. Included in the original offerings are paintings, pottery, basketry, stained glass, wood car ving, jewelr y, photography and much more.
This year’s featured artist will be Chris Warren, a Kent Island native, who has been practicing his craft for more than 20 years and has recently won Best in Show at the 47th Annual Ward World Championship, Waterfowl Competition, Rappahannock Decoy Carvers Guild Show, and the Havre de Grace Decoy and Wildlife Art Show, Atlantic Flyway Classic Competition.
Warren will be setting up with his collection of ducks, shorebirds and other carvings. Martin’s mentors include Bobby Timms, Sr. (Kent Island) and Ed and Esther Burns (Bozman). Warren will be getting ready for his seventh year at Waterfowl Festival.
Artisans and crafters with original work for sale are still being sought. Outdoor spaces in front of the Health Professions and athletics Center (HPAC) and between the Caroline College Center and HPAC are available for $75 for both days and $50 for one day. All spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. There is also only one 10x10 indoor space left for both days for $100 in the multi-purpose area in the HPAC. Outdoor space is also available for food vendors and outdoor space and indoor space (Caroline Center) for non-profit organizations will be available. Security is being provided by Chesapeake College for both days.
Application for the festival is available at www.centrevillerotary.org. Both the application and rules for the festival is under Home Page Download Files.
Admission to the festival is free, but donations are welcomed. Proceeds from this annual community event 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 and applications, please contact Bob Hardy at email@example.com or at 410-7580248 or call Chris Perkins at 410978-0198.