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Saluda Arts Festival May 19 features more than 80 artists

Artists’ booths at a previous Saluda Arts Festival. This year’s festival will take place Saturday, May 19. (photo submitted by Cathy Jackson)

The ninth annual Saluda Arts Festival will be held May 19 in downtown Saluda.
The festival will feature more than 80 fine artists and skilled craftspeople from all over western North Carolina and South Carolina. They will exhibit and sell oil, watercolors, acrylic paintings and drawings, woodworking, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, metalworking and more.
“This is more participation by local and regional artists than ever before,” said Susie Welsh, festival organizer.
Festival-goers can also enjoy watching live demonstrations of artists at work while children exercise their creativity in the children’s art tent.
One Leg Up, The Danberrys and The Honeycutters will also perform throughout the day. Music is made available through a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation Saluda Fund.
The festival starts at 10 a.m. Parking is available along Main Street, at the Saluda School back parking lot, the Saluda Presbyterian Church on Carolina St., Saluda Methodist Church on Greenville St, the First Baptist Church on Henderson St., the west end public parking lot (across the bridge) and the Saluda Fire Department on Greenville St. Shuttle transportation will be available.
– article submitted
by Cathy Jackson