Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Visual Arts Faire" at Horne Square June 4

The Clayton Visual Arts Faire, is a new music and art festival scheduled this Saturday, June 4 on Horne Square in downtown Clayton.

Artists and craftsmen from all over the area will join musical acts and dance groups for a celebration of art from 10 am to 4 pm.

The event is being sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts.

Many of the artists who will exhibit and sell their work are from Clayton or Johnston County. They are Linda Creech, Amy E. Devereaux, Ed Dougherty, Pamela Douglas, Leeanna Dulin, Angelica Borders, Mary Allison East, Lin Frye, Catrena M. Hall, Sharon Hammond, Milly Hodges, Brandy House, Dawn Kassa, Annette Libby, John McFadden, Deborah McGuin, Elisa Miller, Rebecca Nelson, Diane Ottley, Lynnette Pair, Rhonda Peters, Janie Prete, Cherri Sterling, Ann Tahir, and Carole Wartella.

In addition to the artists' booths, there will be a Children's Booth where youngsters can paint pictures or make collages that they can take home.

Chalk It Up, a sidewalk art contest, is back. Individuals or families may enter--the fee is $10, but the prizes are $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd.

Several acoustic musicians and dance troupes will perform during the day on the square. Many of the downtown businesses will be open as well.

An allied downtown attraction will be "Millstock at the Flipside" restaurant and bar, less than a block from the Arts Faire, where the band "Mr. Mustard" will perform outdoors at noon. Three other bands will perform during the afternoon, two indoors. Millstock also features a car show and a motorcycle show.

And it's all FREE -- except, of course, the items being sold at the arts and crafts booths.

Downtown Clayton will be hopping this Saturday. Everyone please come out -- at least for a half-hour or so to support another of CVA's efforts at "bringing art to the people of Clayton."

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