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Submissions sought for local annual art festival

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

GRAND DETOUR – Submissions are being taken for the 65th annual Grand Detour Art Festival, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the John Deere Historic Site, 8334 S. Clinton St.

The event is juried; all artists and artisans who exhibit work of original concept, design, and execution can enter. No commercial kits or models will be accepted; no commission will be charged for work sold.

Categories include painting, graphics, sculpture, jewelry, photography, drawing, and artisan crafts (clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, and wood). There will be cash awards in most categories, and a best of show award.

The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St. in Dixon, www.thenextpictureshow.org or 815-285-4924, has information on entry requirements, booth space fees, show amenities, exhibitor responsibilities and application forms.

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