Augusta Festival and Juried Craft Fair Andrew Carroll June 14, 2016 The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is accepting applications from artists wishing to join the jurying process for the 2016 Augusta Festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 in Elkins City Park. Thousands of people from throughout the region and across the country attend the annual Augusta Festival, making it a prime location for artists to show and sell their creations. The celebration of dance, crafts and music caps off the five-week summer sessions of traditional arts and music classes on the Davis & Elkins campus. The Festival has itself become a tradition since it evolved out of Augusta’s craft showcase festival in 1973. Applications for the Augusta Festival Juried Craft Fair are available at www.augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-festival/vendors. The deadline for submission is February 1. Applications received after February 1 will be considered if space is available. For more information, call 304-637-1209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Augusta strives to present a wide variety of traditional art forms. Craft classifications include wood carving, basketry, glass, textiles, jewelry, soaps and botanicals, leather, pottery, paper and book arts, plus many more. Local nonprofit organizations that promote our region’s cultural and environmental heritage are invited to apply. Food vendors may also apply using the same form. The Augusta Festival Juried Craft Fair stresses original, individually handmade craft items with an emphasis on traditional techniques. Entries will be juried by a committee of qualified professionals from within the arts and crafts community. Decisions of the jurors are based on merit and quality as well as overall balance of the various media represented. Programs offered by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.