Celebration looking for people to participate in art show

Staff Report

Celebration: A Festival of the Arts is looking for people to participate in this year’s art show, scheduled for April 21 and 22.

After being canceled in 2016 and 2017 because of Illinois’ budget impasse, Celebration is making its return this year.

The entire festival will be April 20, 21 and 22.

According to a press release, it will feature artists who work in a variety of media, including ceramics, pottery, drawing, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpting, watercolor, painting, fibers and mixed media.

“We like to feature a wide range of art of festival guests,” said Celebration director Dan Crews, also the director of programming, publicity and promotions for the Doudna Fine Arts Center, in the press release.

Only original work is shown at Celebration. An online application is available at www.eiu.edu/celebration.

The press release states that festival organizers are also interested in showcasing artists who could demonstrate how they created their art.

The festival has room for 50 art booths. Each booth will be given a 12-foot by 12-foot area to display their art. The hours of the art show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Along with the two-day art show, Celebration will also feature live music, theatre presentations, children’s art activities, exhibitions and food vendors. Admission to the festival is free. The News desk can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]