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City of Henderson Seeks Artists for 2014 Art Festival of Henderson
Applications for juried art show available at HendersonLive.com

March 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE JOHNSON, (702) 267-2110

The city of Henderson is seeking fine artists in a variety of mediums to show and sell artwork at Art Festival of Henderson. The juried art show includes indoor and outdoor booth space. Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

WHAT: Art Festival of Henderson

WHEN: May 10, 2014 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & May 11, 2014 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHERE: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St., Water Street District

WHY: Art Festival of Henderson has been a Mother’s Day weekend tradition for a number of years. Thousands of people visit Henderson for the event, which showcases some of the region’s top artisans, as well as a chalk art competition, live entertainment and a children’s interactive arts district. Admission to the event is complimentary.

New to this year’s festival, organizers have created new art experiences for art enthusiasts. Between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, Artscape Avenue features a variety of artists demonstrating their craft, including glass blowing, pottery throwing, wool spinning and weaving, and Henna art. The event also includes group painting sessions, where artists teach students of all skill levels how to create their own masterpiece.

In addition to fine artists, the city of Henderson is also seeking chalk artists for the chalk art competition. Squares in three different sizes are available and there is no cost to participate. Cash prizes, courtesy of several community partners, will be awarded for first ($200), second ($150) and third ($100) place in the student category (17 years old or younger) and for first ($200) and second ($150) place in the adult category. The people’s choice winner will be awarded $200. Chalk art applications are due May 8, 2014.

For more information or to download a fine artist application or chalk art application, please visit HendersonLive.com or call the city of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism at (702) 267-2171. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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