June 2, 2015

BY TERI CAMPBELL
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE, IL – Applications from artists and vendors who would like to sell their goods at the 40th Annual AutumnFest Arts & Crafts Show at John A. Logan College on Nov. 14-15 are now being accepted. The event is sponsored by the college’s Office of Student Activities and Cultural Events and the application deadline is Monday, July 27.

AutumnFest is a juried show that includes a wide assortment of original arts and crafts, home décor items, jewelry, and specialty foods made by original artists. One of the largest craft fairs in the region, the event draws around 7,000 shoppers each year.

Emily Henson, the coordinator of special events at JALC, is organizing the show.

“People wanting to participate in the craft show should go to our Web site and fill out the online application,” Henson said. “All the details are explained there. If they haven’t applied for the show before or we don’t have photos of their work on file, they will need to submit at least two photos of their product, either by mail or email. Once their application is submitted, I will send them an email message letting them know I received it.”

                Henson said the show can accommodate more than 100 vendors and she’s already received about 50 applications. Applicants who apply by July 27 will be notified by email on September 2 whether or not they are accepted.

For more information about the AutumnFest application, contact Henson at 618-985-2828 or 618-457-7676, Ext. 8015.  The Web site with the online application is available at: www.jalc.edu/student-activities-and-cultural-events/special-events. Photos should be mailed to the Office of Student Activities and Cultural Events, John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Rd., Carterville, IL 62918 or emailed to emilyhenson@jalc.edu

    

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Steve O’Keefe at 618-985-2828 ext. 8569 or email at steveokeefe@jalc.edu.