On Saturday, Sept. 20, the 7th annual Youth Arts Festival will be hosted once more at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. This festival features local and regional artists demonstrating their skills and sharing their love for their art. In addition to glassblowing, blacksmithing, pottery, and other demonstrations, artists will once again be working hands-on with the children to make pots, weave bookmarks, create glass mosaics, paint with squirt guns and water balloons, make bead jewelry, and much more. Aspiring artists can also help decorate GEP’s rainwater collection tanks with their painted handprints. The stage area will feature local musicians and dance troupes, and the GEP Trash Dragon will be making several appearances as well.
No admission is charged to attend the Youth Arts Festival and all art activities are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Parking is limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged. No pets allowed: service animals only, please.