The second annual CulloWHEE! ArtsFest, Western Carolina University’s summer celebration of live music and fine arts, still has a limited number of spaces available for an art exhibition and sale to take place as part of the two-day festival.
The outdoor festival is scheduled for Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, on the WCU campus. The festival is expected to draw more than 5,000 people and is being promoted throughout the Southeast. This year’s performance line-up includes Collective Soul, Delbert McClinton, Nanci Griffith, Edwin McCain and Acoustic Syndicate.
The arts and crafts exhibition and sale will be part of the “arts village,” an area adjacent to the main stage where participants can relax, purchase arts and crafts, and listen to a variety of regional and local musicians performing between the headliners and other acts. The gates will open at 5 p.m. June 20 and noon on June 21.
This is a juried exhibit and sale representing all fine art and craft media, including ceramics, glass, wood, fiber, metal, jewelry, baskets, handmade paper, iron, book arts, sculpture, photography and painting. Imported crafts, work from kits or molds, printed patchwork or other non-original work will not be accepted.
Fee for each 12-by-12 space is $100. Each artist will be provided with a duplex electrical outlet, a table, two festival passes and two festival T-shirts. Additional tickets will be available at a reduced cost.
Interested exhibitors may request an application by contacting the CulloWHEE! ArtsFest Arts and Crafts Fair, A.K. Hinds University Center, P.O. Box 1989, Cullowhee N.C., 28723; telephone (828) 227-7206. Applications and other information on the CulloWHEE! ArtsFest are available on the Web at www.cullowheeartsfest.com.