FOOTHILLS FOLK ART FESTIVAL NOW ACCEPTING ARTIST APPLICATIONS

The Foothills Folk Art Festival is now accepting artist applications for the juried festival, which will be held in Downtown Newton on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The festival is a partnership between the Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA) and the Hickory Museum of Art (HMA). The presenting sponsor is Catawba Valley Medical Center. Festival hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Foothills Folk Art Festival is a juried, folk-art themed show. All applicants will be submitted to the jurying process this year, regardless of whether they have participated in previous years. The Foothills Folk Art Festival Artist Committee is looking for artwork that is intensely influenced by and displaying the spirit of folk, visionary, and outsider art.

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FOOTHILLS FOLK ART FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN NEWTON ON OCT. 7

The Foothills Folk Art Festival will return to Downtown Newton for the second year on Saturday, Oct. 7. It will be held around the 1924 Courthouse Square and on surrounding streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival is a partnership between the Downtown Newton Development Association and the Hickory Museum of Art. Catawba Valley Medical Center is returning as the presenting sponsor of the festival this year.

“Catawba Valley Medical Center is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Foothills Folk Art Festival,” said J. Anthony Rose, CVMC President and Chief Executive Officer.

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FOOTHILLS FOLK ART FESTIVAL TO FEATURE VARIETY OF LIVE MUSIC

The Foothills Folk Art Festival, to be held in Downtown Newton from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1, will feature two stages with live music.

The Main Avenue Stage will showcase Still Pickin’ at 10 a.m., Sycamore Bones at noon, GMC Jazz Band at 2 p.m. and Triple Threat at 4 p.m.

The College Avenue Stage will feature Down the Hall at 10 a.m., Austin Rudisill at noon and The Sigmon Stringers at 2 p.m.

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