The Celebration of the Arts started in 2003 as a street-type art fair and has grown to a large art festival with more than 100 art vendors. The Celebration of the Arts is part of a town-wide festival called Celebrate Fuquay-Varina. This festival showcases regional music acts as well as a variety of free, family-fun entertainment. The combination of music, great food, fun activities and incredible art vendors attracts large crowds.
The art festival features artists and fine crafts people producing original work. Many categories of original art work are represented including jewelry, basketry, clay and ceramic creations, soap, candles, decorative painting, fine art painting, garden art, metal work, furniture, drawings, and folk art.
This year's festival will be Saturday, June 6.
For more information about Vendor Application and Payment, please visit www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com
Here is what some vendors had to say about last year's event:
"The show was organized very, very well. Set up went smoothly due to the awesome volunteers on hand. The guys that helped with break down were AMAZING and soooo fast. Traffic was great! Really well done! Thanks."
~ Wendy Parker, Stuck Together Magnets, Apex, NC
"Set up was very well organized, a very well planned event. Met some lovely people and had a wonderful day! Thanks so much!"
~ Cindy Mays, Sweet Southern Charmer, Angier, NC
"This show could not have been any more organized. We were very impressed right from the start when help was there waiting for us to unload our merchandise and displays. Thank you for all your help."
~ Susan Strickland, Artisans, Greenville, NC
Proceeds from this event benefit revitalization efforts in Historic Downtown Fuquay-Varina.