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Uniontown plans 'Arts in the City'

| Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007

The Uniontown Downtown Business District Authority is planning its fourth "Arts in the City" from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 8.

The authority is searching for craftsmen, blacksmiths, weavers, quilters, stain glass artists, metal workers, potters, silversmiths, jewelry crafters, iron workers, painting, photography, mosaics, pewter and other artists or craftsmen. Food vendors are welcome to apply for this event, too.

Area churches or church organizations are encouraged to be food vendors and serve ethnic foods. Churches or church organizations that would like to participate should call the authority at 724-430-2926. Sponsors are also sought to help with the cost of the yearly activities.

For the past three years the festival has drawn many people into the downtown area. Along with showcasing the city, this event will give area artists and craftsmen the opportunity to share their talents and sell their pieces of art.

The streets will be filled with strolling musicians, artists, and live entertainment at Storey Square, located on Main Street next to the State Theatre Center for the Arts. There will be food available, demonstrations and children's art zone. Admission is free. Booths will be set up on Main Street from Gallatin Avenue to Pittsburgh Street displaying the work of the artists. In all, 63 vendors displayed their talents at last year's event.

A special addition was added to this year's arts festival: a Children's/Young Adult Art Contest will be held. Students are encouraged to visit the downtown area and choose a monument or structure to sketch, paint or draw. The size of the artwork can range from 8 1/2 by 10 inches to 18 by 24 inches. Bonds will be awarded in each age category. There will be first-, second- and third-place awards. Bonds awarded will be $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The three age groups are grade, middle and high school.

For more information, call Judy Vrabel at 724 430-2926.

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