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Call for Art – Red Rose Sculpture Exhibition and Competition

Avant Garde Center for the Arts will host the Red Rose Sculpture Exhibition and Competition in downtown Lancaster, S.C., on May 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held at Red Rose Park, 118 S. Main Street during the fifth annual Red Rose Festival. The sculpture show is juried, and prizes and honorariums will be awarded to all participants. Applications can be found at www.lancastercitysc.com or by contacting Cherry Doster at cmstevens@comporium.net or (803) 289-1492. Deadline for application is May 11. Avant Garde Center for the Arts is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide arts opportunities in partnership with existing arts and other agencies. Via: Avant Garde Center for the Arts

Call for artisans – Olde English District Holiday Show

Work by McRose DesignsApplication deadline is Sept. 30. Artisans, craftsmen, and holiday vendors are invited to participate in the Artisans of the Olde English District Holiday Show in downtown Lancaster, S.C. The indoor show will be held at 212 S. Main Street on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. as part of the Red Rose Holiday Tour. The show is a partnership of nonprofit agencies Avant Garde Center for the Arts and Olde English District Welcome Center & Artists Market. Red Rose Holiday Mkt Jennifer HamiltonThis holiday market will feature handmade arts and crafts, holiday-related vendors and entertainers. (Examples of artisans already accepted into the market: McRose Designs, above, and Jennifer Hamilton, right.) Participation fees start at $25, and applications may be obtained by contacting Cherry Doster, (803) 287-7853, cmstevens@comporium.net or Christia Humburg, (803) 385-6800, christia@oldeenglishdistrict.com. Vendor applications are also available online at www.lancastercitysc.com or by mail at P.O. Box 6, Van Wyck, SC 29744. Applications are due by Sept. 30. Other events taking place during the Red Rose Holiday Tour include the Piedmont Folk Arts Show, Lancaster County Council of the Arts Jewelry Show, Native American Studies Center Show & Sale, Chastain’s Studio Lofts Non-Profit Series & Open Gallery and Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio Annual Open House. Details will be available at www.lancastercitysc.com. Via: City of Lancaster, S.C.