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LaGrange artist to be featured at Carrollton arts festival

The 15th anniversary year of the Arts Festival of Carrollton will be held Oct. 13-14.

The event presents fine artists and craftsmen from across the United States. Organized by the Carrollton Artist Guild and the Carrollton Center for the Arts, the festival features an artist market of over 70 visual artists with original works of painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry and much more on display and up for purchase. The festival highlights Carrollton and the historic downtown area as a richly creative community active in the arts by showcasing the highest quality local and national artists within an interactive and entertaining setting for patrons of all ages.

This year, LaGrange artist Jo Keith will be joining the festival as an exhibiting artist. Keith creates a variety of functional and decorative leather works, which are hand-tooled. Lamp shades, wallets, totes, clutches, flowers and bracelets will all be able at the artist’s booth during the event.

Beyond the market, visitors will be able to see glass blowing demonstrations by Georgia South- western State University, a screen printing presentation by University of West Georgia art students, a special yarn bombing installation by One Stitch at a Time members and other amazing artist demonstrations throughout the festival. Interactive activities include portraits, face painting, art projects and an internationally-inspired World’s Art Garden sculpture.

“On stage performances throughout the weekend will entertain with an eclectic mix of music, dance and vocal performers, reflecting the unique diversity of the community. As part of the special anniversary year, a live concert will be performed by Apostles of Bluegrass on Saturday night.

Admission and parking for the festival is free. Call the Carrollton Center for the Arts at (770) 838- 1083 for more information and a schedule of events and activities or go to Artsfestivalofcarrollton.com.