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Arts & Entertainment ColorFest is looking for fine artists and crafters

The artwork of local artist Pam Haddock, featured in 2013 ColorFest.Colorfest, Dillsboro Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, is looking for artists of all mediums to participate in the 6th annual fine art festival to be held on Oct. 4, in the historic town of Dillsboro. Regional fine artists and crafters are encouraged to apply.

Within the colors of autumn, the town of Dillsboro will welcome visitors to this walk-about town where the artisans will be displaying their works. ColorFest participants will be showcased in a new format for this festival, where they will be set up continuously and conveniently on Front Street. Church Street will be sectioned off for food booths.

Interacting with the public from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Oct. 4, the artisans have the opportunity to show how their art is created and to sell their artwork as well. Cash prizes will be awarded to the artisans: First place for fine art $100; second place for fine art $50; first place for fine craft $100; second place for fine craft; Best of Show—Booth $150.

For an application, go to or call (828)506-8331 for more information, or stop by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Food vendors may also download the food application from the website.

ColorFest, Dillsboro Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, is produced by the Dillsboro Merchants Association, in partnership with Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. This project received support from the Jackson County Arts Council, North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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