FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 9 October 2019
Date for #CDAF2020 Announced
STARKVILLE, MS -
Starkville Area Arts Council has set the date for the annual Cotton District Arts Festival in the historic Cotton District for Saturday, April 18, 2020. This will be the first time in several years that CDAF does not coincide with Super Bulldog Weekend, which is scheduled for April 9-11. However, #CDAF2020 will immediately follow the Starkville Main Street Association King Cotton Crawfish Bowl on Friday, April 17.
“Based upon a publicly circulated survey, with Easter falling on April 12 and Double Decker on April 25, the only viable option for #CDAF2020 is the third weekend in April,” says Executive Director John Bateman. “The unanimous Committee decision to move CDAF considered our ever-increasing need for volunteers, requests from all of our vendors, and support from the community as a whole.”
CDAF is an award-winning Starkville classic that allows artisans to compete, showcase, and sell their work. With more than 175 artisans competing for entry, admission to each year’s Festival has become more and more competitive. Sponsorships and volunteers are extremely critical to keep CDAF admission free for the public and booth fees among the lowest in the state. CDAF Sponsors provide $1,000 or more of financial support to the festival and a large number of other Supporters contribute to CDAF, making it a truly impressive event. If you would like to help support CDAF 2020, additional information on sponsors, sponsorships, and volunteers, can be found at www.cdafestival.com/sponsors--volunteers.html.
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Now commencing its third decade, the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) sponsors the Cotton District Arts Festival, runs various art education outreach programs and awards almost $25,000 each year in grants and scholarships throughout Starkville and Oktibbeha County in its mission to build a strong, creative, connected community through the arts. SAAC appreciates the support of the City of Starkville and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Development Authority & Visit Mississippi, Del Rendon Foundation, 4-County Electric Foundation, and various local businesses and individuals. Additional information about SAAC can be found at www.starkvillearts.org.
For more information
John W. Bateman, Executive Director, email@example.com
SAAC’s 5th Annual Art in the Park will take place Saturday Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at J.L. King Park in Starkville. This children’s “art festival” is a FREE, hands-on event, designed to inspire and promote creativity in young people.
A wide range of art activities have been planned for kids to enjoy, with various local community and civic groups supporting this annual event. Many local artists serve as demonstrators and instructors, where youth are allowed to create art they can take home. Hands-on musical experiences may include drums and string instruments. Our ever-popular, temporary mural wall will be on site for families to paint.
Art in the Park does not include vendors, so families will want to plan ahead and bring water and snacks if necessary. Adults must accompany the children in attendance.
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