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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STARKVILLE, MS -
It’s that time of year again! Forks & Corks 2019 highlights culinary arts in the Golden Triangle. This year’s event is set for August 24, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at The Mill in Starkville, MS. Regional chefs engage in a friendly competition for prizes and bragging rights, as attendees get to sample the best of the culinary arts that North Mississippi has to offer! The event will include music, ceramics, and a silent fundraising auction!
“The culinary arts aren’t often highlighted as an art form, and SAAC is excited to continue expanding this fantastic fundraising event. Great food, fun entertainment, and a social, informal atmosphere makes this a fun night,” says Executive Director John W. Bateman.
Funds raised will support SAAC and ongoing arts programming throughout the year.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite and at www.starkvillearts.org.
Now in its third decade, the Starkville Area Arts Council sponsors the Cotton District Arts Festival, runs various art education outreach programs 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, National Endowment for the Arts, Mississippi Arts Commission, Visit Mississippi, Del Rendon Foundation, 4-County Electric Foundation, SOAR, ATMOS Energy, and various local businesses and individuals. Additional information about SAAC can be found at www.starkvillearts.org.
John W. Bateman, Executive Director
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