For any artisans willing to work hands-on with children and other members of the public, the GEP will offer a small stipend to help cover the costs of materials. Past handson demonstrations have included hand-throwing and wheel-thrown clay pots, painting, weaving, pressed flowers, block printing, recycled planters, face painting, and more.
To participate in the Youth Arts Festival, artists should fill out the online form available at JCGEP.org, or call the Green Energy Park Director, Timm Muth, at (828)631-0271.
The Jackson County Green Energy Park is an award-winning, community-scale landfill gas project located in Dillsboro, N.C., creating art and community using renewable energy. The GEP uses landfill gas and other renewable energy sources to power small business incubation and fine arts production, encourage eco-tourism, and offer environmental education to the region.