We are most pleased and excited to announce the call for artists for the eighth annual Olde Towne Artisans’ Fair to take place at the beautiful Living History Park in the heart of Historic North Augusta, SC. The Fair takes place Apr. 15-17, 2011. A Preview Party will be held on Apr. 15, from 5-7pm and the Fair takes place Apr. 16 & 17, 2011.
Olde Towne and its friends and supporters are planning a high quality art festival in this beautiful park. The site is green and shady with a lovely central lawn and a gurgling stream. A colonial tavern, outdoor beehive oven, blacksmith shop, smoke house, and eighteenth century meeting house contribute to the serene atmosphere of the park. The park is a gem and a perfect site for an arts festival.
The purpose of this The Artisans’ Fair is to highlight a wide array of fine artists and skilled artisans. In addition to booths displaying items for sale, several sites throughout the park will have craftsmen demonstrating their skills. The park with its greenery, stream, footbridge, and eighteenth century buildings is a wonderful backdrop for a top-notch festival.
Our goal, as always, is to produce a top tier event that is profitable, enjoyable for the artists, and exciting for the visitors; a place where each artist is made to feel at home and will look forward to coming back each year. We want this to be the one event each year that you will put on your calendar in ink rather than pencil.
The Festival will start on Friday night with a preview Gala. Again this year the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will join us in hosting this Gala. Visitors who attend this special—and free—preview will be able to meet the artists, partake of music, wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres, and be the first to see and purchase the fine arts and crafts.
The Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta, SC. The Park gives the general public an opportunity to experience history firsthand through demonstrations of colonial life. The Park was also designed so the community could enjoy a passive greenway atmosphere reminiscent of the 18th century. The Park represents North Augusta and the surrounding areas of the 1716–1785 period during which it played a vital role in the development of South Carolina and Georgia (colonies at the time) through the Indian Trade.
You can download an application at this link (http://www.colonialtimes.us/artisans.html). Deadline for applications is Mar. 10, 2011.
For further info call Lynn Thompson at 803/279-7560 or e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org).