ASHEVILLE NC – The City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is now accepting applications for arts and crafts exhibitors in all mediums for the 35th annual Bele Chere Festival on Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. All applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2013. In addition to the application form, artists must submit photographs of their work and the appropriate application fee.
All applications will be juried by a panel of local arts professionals. More than 100 quality handmade artists will be accepted and eligible for awards.
Information about the 2013 Bele Chere Festival is available online at www.belecherefestival.com or by calling the City of Asheville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department at 828-259-5800.
Bele Chere is the largest free street festival in the Southeast, with an attendance of approximately 275,000 annually and is sponsored in part by Clear Channel Radio of Asheville. The festival is produced by the City of Asheville in conjunction with the Bele Chere Board of Directors.