Augusta seeking artists for festival

ELKINS – The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is accepting applications from artists wishing to join the jurying process for the 2014 Augusta Festival.

Thousands of people from throughout the region attend the annual Augusta Festival in Elkins City Park, making it a prime location for artists to show and sell their creations. The celebration of dance, crafts and music caps off the five-week summer sessions of traditional arts and music classes on the Davis & Elkins campus.

This year’s festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Among the art classifications are wood carving, glass, textiles, jewelry, botanicals, leather, pottery and more.

The Augusta Festival Juried Craft Fair stresses original, individually handmade craft items with an emphasis on traditional techniques. The Augusta Festival Juried Craft Fair will be juried by a committee of qualified professionals from within the arts and crafts community. Decisions of the jurors are based on merit and quality as well as overall balance of the various media represented.

Applications for the Augusta Festival Juried Craft Fair are available at The deadline for submission is March 15. Applications received after March 15 will be considered if space is available. For more information, call 304-637-1209.