ColorFest showcases fall colors and flavors

art colorfestAutumn’s colors and flavors take center stage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 during the fourth annual “ColorFest – Art & Taste of Appalachia” festival in Dillsboro.

Visitors may stroll among painters as they capture the hues of autumn in the mountains and view items made by crafters, wine makers and chefs.

Among the featured artists are Luzell Bennett of Whittier, Diane Halasz of Murphy, Sheryl Bessette of Murphy and Pamela Haddock of Sylva. Joining the painters will be many other artists showcasing their talents in glass, clay, sculpture, fiber art, caning, woodcarving, ceramics and fine furniture.

Local musicians and street entertainers will perform throughout the day. Dillsboro restaurants and shops will be open.

Nonprofit Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County Visual Artists Association organized the festival. The North Carolina Arts Council and Jackson County Arts Council supported the event.

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