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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:07

Energy park open call for artists

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art gepKidsdayIn anticipation of the growing popularity of the Youth Arts Festival, the Jackson County Green Energy Park is seeking both new participants and returning alumni artists to assist with this year’s event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 20, in Dillsboro.

An estimated 1,600 children and adults will be in attendance to watch artisans practice their craft, listen to local music, and get their hands dirty with art projects. Artists must be prepared to demonstrate their skills throughout the day, and engage the attendees. There is no booth or space fee, and artists may sell their handmade items from their booths. No factory-produced items are allowed to be sold at the event.

For any artisans willing to work hands-on with children and other members of the public, the GEP will offer a small stipend to help cover the costs of materials.

The GEP uses landfill gas and other renewable energy sources to power small business incubation and fine arts production, encourage eco-tourism, and offer environmental education to the region.

www.jcgep.org or 828.631.0271. 

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