Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary sched­uled to host 46th Ar­ti­san Fes­ti­val

Record Observer - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

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 hardyp4i@gmail.com or at 410-7580248 or call Chris Perkins at 410978-0198.

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