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Western Heritage Festival booth space for artists, crafters
by Tribune Staff
Apr 01, 2013 | 2228 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — The Sparks Museum and Cultural Center is seeking artists and crafters whose works portray elements of western heritage and folklife for a Western Heritage Festival on May 11 at Victorian Square in Sparks. The festival will feature Western furniture and home accessories; handcrafted works in leather, metal and wood; jewelry and fashion; Western themed art; antiques; saddles and tack; textile arts and baskets.

Drawing from a rich heritage of ranching, railroading and mining, the Western Heritage Festival allows visitors to experience the unique diversity of Northern Nevada and the Reno-Tahoe region. Demonstrations in basket making, spinning and weaving, quilting, saddle making and more are planned. Activities include children's dummy roping, stick horse barrel racing, antique engine displays and square dancing. Come listen to cowboy poets, Western musicians and a fiddling showcase.

Festival kickoff events the evening of May 10. Special exhibits inside the Sparks Museum include "Timeless Treasures: A Celebration of Native American Culture" and "Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada."

The deadline to apply for outdoor exhibit space for the festival is April 29. Space includes a ten by ten outdoor booth and costs $65 before April 15 or $75 after April 15.

For an application, visit www.sparksmuseum.org, email festival@sparksmuseum.org or call Anthea at 355 1144.
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