BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –
As a part of the November 1 Ouachita Arts Celebration, Four Winds Trading Post is sponsoring a beading contest. Instead of judges, Four Winds will let the public pick the winners during the Celebration.
If you are one of the talented artists who works in beads, this is for you. It is open to all artisans from Polk, Scott, and Montgomery Counties in Arkansas over 15 years of age. All pieces must be handcrafted by you and at least 75 percent of the work must consist of beads.
The first prize is $50 cash plus a $50 gift certificate to Fire Mountain Gems. Second and third place winners receive ribbons. There will be an entry fee of $5 per entrant for a maximum of two pieces.
Entries should be checked in either September 23 or 30 between 9 am and 4 pm at Four Winds Trading Post, 616 Mena Street in the Downtown Arts District.
If you need more information, please call Lyn Dilbeck at 479-243-0713.
And whether you are an artist or not, mark your calendar for November 1 from 10 am to 4 pm to join in the fun celebrating the arts in Mena and help judge the winners.