Augusta Heritage Center Seeking Artists for Festival

Date Posted: 

Monday, January 22, 2018

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is accepting applications from artists for the jurying process for the 2018 Augusta Festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 11.

Thousands of people from throughout the region and across the country attend the annual Augusta Festival in Elkins City Park, making it a prime location for artists to show and sell their creations. The celebration of dance, crafts and music caps off Augusta’s 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.

The Augusta Festival Juried Craft Fair stresses original, individually handmade craft items with an emphasis on traditional techniques. The Augusta Festival Juried Craft Fair 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.

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 application process.

Applications for the Augusta Festival Juried Craft Fair are available at 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 augusta@augustaheritagecenter.org.

Programs offered by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College are presented with financial support from the WV Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. Local support is provided by the Randolph County Commission.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College