The Foothills Art Festival is a long standing tradition held within the foothills of Southeastern Ohio and is made possible by the generosity of arts supporters. A project of the Southern Hills Arts Council, the festival draws approximately 100 artists and over 500 works of art each October.
The 35th Annual Foothills Art Festival will be held Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the indoor lodge at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, 5 miles northwest of Jackson, Ohio. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Preview Reception will be held Thursday evening, October 13, as a chance for the press, volunteers, and artists to mingle with the buyers. Visual and hands-on arts activities will be presented free for children and families throughout the weekend.
The Foothills Art Festival was originally started in 1981 by Jeanne and Louis Jindra at The Winery on Camba Road. The festival continued at this location, first inside the winery and later in two huge tents on the winery’s grounds, until the winery closed and the event moved to its current Canter’s Cave location. In 1985, Southern Hills Arts Council assumed sponsorship of the festival.
Artists are invited to exhibit in the following categories: Oil/Acrylic, Pastel/Drawing, Traditional Photography, Enhanced Photography, Three Dimensional Work, and Watercolor.
The exhibit is professionally judged, but is not juried. Artists of all ages and experience are encouraged to enter. A total of $1,395 will be awarded in prizes, sponsored by local and regional businesses. Entrants are limited to 4 works per category. Entry fees are $10 per piece or $36 for 4 pieces by the September 2 deadline. If there is room available, late entries will be accepted at the rate of $12 per piece or $44 for 4 pieces.
Download the 2016 Foothills Art Festival Artist Registration Form here. The registration deadline is September 2.
The Foothills Arts Festival is held in the main lodge at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road in Jackson, Ohio.
For further information about the 35th Annual Foothills Art Festival, please call the Southern Hills Arts Council at 740.286.6355, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write P.O. Box 149, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
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