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Arts & Entertainment Vendors sought for art and music festival in Murphy

The Cherokee County Arts Council is approaching its 3rd Annual Art, River & Music Festival. Artist vendor applications are now available on our website www.CherokeeArtsCouncil.org or by email request to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The 3rd Annual Art, River and Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Murphy, N.C. on the beautiful River Walk trail located at the Historic L&N Depot. The Farmers Market will take place at the Depot, and the Art, River and Music Festival will stretch back in the cool shade along the River Walk trail. Arts activities for kids are available during the day, as well as a petting zoo and other fun activities.

More than 40 local and regional artists will have booths both in the Farmers Market and in the juried section along the River Walk. These fine crafters and artists will have a variety of wonderful art for sale including jewelry, woodturning, pottery, weaving, photography, woodcarvings, furniture, paintings, baskets and much more. In addition, live demonstrations of artists work will be featured throughout the day.

Canoe trips will be led along the river all morning, and HRWC will judge a crazy float contest on the river at 2 p.m.

The stage will feature local and regional musicians and dancers throughout the day and will include music and dance traditional to our unique mountain region, as well as contemporary original music.

More than 1,000 people attended this fun festival last year, and with even more activities, a larger crowd is expected this year. Get your applications in early, deadline to apply is April 26.


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