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Artists needed for art fair, gallery

Submissions from artists are currently being sought for the annual Afton Art in the Park (March 15 deadline) and the Gift Gallery (March 2) at The Phipps Center for the Arts.

For more information and applications, visit, click on visual arts, then artist opportunities, or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to The Phipps, 109 Locust St., Hudson WI 54016 (attention: Afton Art in the Park or Gift Gallery).

The 2009 Afton Art in the Park is the 30th anniversary of this art fair, scheduled Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Village Square in Afton.

The fair will feature over 60 artists displaying original fine art and traditional crafts. Patrons are expected from throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area, outstate Minnesota and Wisconsin. The fair will be held rain or shine.

Priority will be given to those artists who have participated for the past three consecutive years with additional participants selected to balance work across media.

The mission of the Gift Gallery is to sell high-quality, unique and handmade works of art by regional artists. The type of work available includes pottery, woodwork, glass, monotypes, fiber arts, drawings, paintings, photographs, jewelry and other functional objects.

All work presented in the Gift Gallery is done so on consignment (65 percent of sales go to the artist).

For more information, contact The Phipps Center at (715) 386-2305, ext. 103.