Volunteers Needed for Foothills Folk Art Festival

As with any large festival, this event counts on volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including assisting with guest parking, giving directions, helping with children’s art activities, and other needs. Volunteers of all ages are being sought.  They may choose to volunteer throughout the festival or for a few hours. More information about how to become a festival volunteer is available by emailing dorana@corning.com or calling 828-901-5822. Additional information about the festival is available online at foothillsfolkartfestival.com and on the festival’s Facebook page.

Last Call for Artists to Apply to Participate in the Second Annual Foothills Folk Art Festival!

Now is the time for folk artists to apply to participate in the second annual Foothills Folk Art Festival, which will be held in downtown Newton, N.C., on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Artists participating in the festival are selected through a jurying process. The selection committee is looking for artwork that is intensely influenced by and displaying the spirit of folk, visionary and outsider art.  The application form may be downloaded here or obtained from Hickory Museum of Art. All applications must be postmarked by September 1. There is a $75 application fee, which will be returned if the artist is not selected.

A Little Something for Everyone

Join us for the second annual Foothills Folk Art Festival on Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Newton. This family friendly festival, which is expected to draw thousands of visitors from throughout the region, will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists - whose work will be for sale - as well as artist demos, hands-on art activities for kids, two stages of live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens and more.

Special Event: Foothill Folk Art Festival Preview Night

Don't miss the Foothill Folk Art Festival Preview Night on Friday, October 6! Your ticket will grant you exclusive advance access to amazing works by the area’s best folk artists before the festival on Saturday as well as a 10% discount on all purchases. Click here for tickets or more information.

Registration for 2017 Foothills Folk Art Festival Artists is open. All applications must be postmarked by September 1. For more information, click here.

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