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Street Fest issues call to regional artists

By Staff | May 8, 2009

Regional artists, artisans, and craftspeople are invited to apply to participate in the Third Annual Shepherdstown Street Fest, which will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2009between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m., in the heart of downtown Shepherdstown.Vendor space for Street Fest is juried, so applicants are asked to provide a brief description of their art or craft medium (suitable for an event program) and four photos representative of the work they will present in their booth. Applications for vendor space at Street Fest are available on the Street Fest website www.shepherdstownstreetfest.org/vendors.html or by calling Donn Marshall at (304) 264-0787. Applications must be postmarked by June 20.

Street Fest will take place on two blocks of German Street, where residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the arts, crafts, music, food, and other free activities in the center of Shepherdstown.Street Fest-goers will be able to view and purchase items at the booths of artists, craftpeople, and our exciting and eclectic local businesses; Shepherdstown restaurants and service organizations will be providing a variety of foods; and local and regional musicians will entertain event-goers from a central stage throughout the day and into the night.Organizers are also excited to be offering a variety of free children’s activities for Street Fest families.

“Several thousand people came to last year’s Street Fest,” said organizer and Board Member of Shepherdstown Street Fest Inc., Donn Marshall. “And they had a terrific time.It will be even better this year!We’ve already got a great line-up of musicians, and a group of vendors has reserved spaces space is, of course, limited, so we encourage local artists, businesses and craftsmen to contact us soon, and become a part of Shepherdstown Street Fest.”

Shepherdstown is an extraordinary place, with a vibrant cultural life created and nurtured by the partnership and cooperation between local artists, residents, business people, Shepherd University, and the town government.The oldest town in West Virginia, it has a long historical legacy as well, which is readily apparent in the historic buildings of the town.Visitors to Shepherdstown can browse through the eclectic selection of downtown shops and enjoy a full day of arts and cultural activities in a beautiful small town nestled next to the Potomac River and the Blue Ridge Mountains, only 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.