Rotary seeks artisans for fall fest

The Centreville Rotary is seeking artisans and crafters for its 48th annual Artisans Festival Oct 5-6 at Chesapeake College.

CENTREVILLE — Artisans and crafters with original work for sale are being sought for the 48th annual Artisans Festival to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills.

The festival raises funds for Rotary House, a home for victims of domestic violence and their families; Lifetime Wells International, clean water project in Africa; scholarships for high school students; Camp Fairlee scholarship; and other local charities.

Over 50 artists from throughout the Delmarva Peninsula will be exhibiting a wide range of talents. Included in the original offerings are paintings, pottery, basketry, stained glass, wood carving, jewelry, photography and much more.

The featured artist will be Russ Orme of Easton. Local authors have been invited, as well.

The free event will feature food vendors, live music by Choptank River Big Band, Scales and Tales on Sunday and children’s activities. Donations will be collected at the gate.

A sliding scale for 10x10 spaces is set: Health Professionals Building — indoor space 10x10 (both days) $110, electric $10; Caroline Center — indoor space 8x5 both days $80, outside no cover both days $60, outside one day, $40. All spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission to the college is free, but donations at the entrance are welcome. Any proceeds from this community event support local youth scholarships, operation of the regional shelter for victims of domestic violence, participation in the Rotary worldwide project to eradicate polio and Lifetime Wells International, a clean water project in Africa.

For more information visit the Centreville Rotary Club’s website at www.centrevillero or call Chris Perkins at 410-978-0198.

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