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CraftWorks events coming up

By Staff | Apr 21, 2011

CraftWorks at Cooling Spring in Charles Town has several events on tap for April.

Upcoming events:

Sunday Art Mart. CraftWorks In Town will feature an art market each Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wall/table rentals are available on a weekly or monthly basis. If you are an artist and would like to participate in the Sunday Art Mart, please email info@craftworks.org.

Backyard Discovery is a six-month series of events aimed toward increasing youth awareness of environmental issues through creative and fun workshops. Children of all ages will learn the concepts, ideas, and techniques to transform their own backyards into nature preserves. Upon completion of each workshop, youth participants will then be challenged to perform the same activities in their backyard and successful completion of the challenge will be rewarded with gifts, coupons and merchandise from local restaurants, businesses and artisans.

Forests for People Poster Contest April 29 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Forest for People, will be given by CraftWorks’ Land Steward Tanner Haid, followed by a two-hour block to create their masterpieces. Challenge:Write a poem to accompany your poster. More information by calling 304-728-6233.

Advancing Artists Academy: Art Show and Opening. April 30. Opening from 5 to 6 p.m. Open House from 6 to 10 p.m. The culmination of the Advancing Artists Academy series will be a Show/Opening. Each artist will choose a selection of their art to be shown at the CraftWorks In Town Space in Shepherdstown. The opening will be by invitation with a show to follow that will be open to the public. The artists will be encouraged to make a sale and/or network with the newly gained tools of being an Advancing Artist Academy Graduate. More information by calling 304-728-6233.