CAMBRIDGE − The second weekend in August can only indicate one matter: the return of the Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Pageant. For a few days, Aug. 11-13, artisans from across the region will descend on Cambridge City Park, displaying off their skills and selling their exceptional pieces.
The annual festival, which continues to grow year soon after year, will see a huge amount of returning artists, as perfectly as newcomers. Different mediums will be represented, like ceramics, fiber artwork, sculptures, paintings, woodworking, and extra.
Regional artists these as Lisa McGinty with Art MaDDers, and Jack Valentine, who produces whimsical, colourful ceramic pieces with an edge will be at the festival, equally as returning artists. New artists for the weekend include Jenna Deitrick, who makes jewellery, and Lisette Takahashi will have her concrete items, among the other individuals.
Much more than 70 artists have been verified for the demonstrate. Artists will have to post an software to go to and have their do the job juried and acknowledged right before getting added to the prestigious record of members.
Function also includes musical performances
Numerous performances are scheduled to acquire place through the weekend.
On Friday, festival attendees can hear the Cambridge Superior Faculty Marching Band carry out for the opening ceremony at midday at the Edgeworth entrance to the park.
The performing arts tent will showcase performers these as 732 The Electric Duo at 4 p.m. Friday, neighborhood group Baranich, Gable and Lee at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by Jazz musician George Delancey at 11:15 and Open Highway Bluegrass at 1:15.
People can love the shade at the park’s massive pavilion for performances throughout the weekend as perfectly. Dance Convey will perform at 4:45 p.m. Friday, adopted by Cambridge Significant Faculty Alumni Jazz Band at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s routine includes the Cedar Valley Cloggers at 12:30 p.m., the Cambridge Singers at 3:30 p.m., the Festival Chorus at 4 p.m., and the Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds will shut the day at 6 p.m.
Community spiritual group The Adore Quartet usually takes the stage at the major pavilion at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, when the Cambridge City Band will complete at 2 p.m.
One of the most frequented areas of the competition is the Market Tent, which showcases a variety of specialty meals and floral suppliers. Amongst individuals scheduled to surface this 12 months are the Crackpot Espresso Co., Three Blooms Flower Farm, Copley Bee Co. and regional handle maker Shirley’s Sweet Perfections.
Small children will appreciate the pageant pursuits suited for little types, these types of as watching the Madcap Puppet exhibit, held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Undertaking Arts Tent, or earning a craft at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pavilion #1. The college student art tent highlights operate made by college students from region universities. Entries will be recognized right up until Sunday and can be completed by contacting Stephanie Bridwell at 740-624-2787 or by browsing www.saltforkfestival.org/pupil-artwork.
Foods vendors will be on-hand feeding hungry festivalgoers throughout the weekend, which include Burger Brothers, Rock Dawgs, and JC Concessions. The Cambridge Higher University Marching Band boosters will have a food items stand, and there will also be do-it-yourself ice cream refreshing roasted corn presented in the course of the weekend.
For more data about the festival, to register for the scholar artwork tent, or to turn out to be a seller visit www.saltforkfestival.org.