The Redbud Arts and Crafts Festival will return to Three Rivers in May. In its 41st year, plans for a special celebration are underway.
Celebrating national parks
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Sequoia National Park, and Kings Canyon National Park’s 75th anniversary, Redbud Festival organizer, the Arts Alliance of Three Rivers, is partnering with the National Park Service, Sequoia Natural History Association, Pro-Youth HEART, 1st Saturday Three Rivers, Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce, and the Three Rivers Bread Basket to make the 2015 Redbud Festival a giant celebration for the nearby parks and Three Rivers’s special place as a gateway community.
Reserve booth space now
Arts and crafts always take center stage at the Redbud Festival, and booth space is now available for reservations to artists and artisans. A special early-bird rate is available for entries received by Friday, March 6.
The final deadline for entries is Friday, April 10. Applications are already arriving artists and prime spaces are going fast.
Contest for quilters
New to the Redbud Festival this year is a Quilt Challenge exhibit. To enter, quilters are challenged to create a quilt depicting the Sequoia and Kings Canyon anniversary theme: Celebrate. Timeless. Memories.
Quilters are challenged to “go wild” by creating quilts with themes depicting the beautiful wilderness areas of the neighboring national parks. All quilters are invited to accept the challenge. April 10 is deadline for quilt challenge entries.
Information and entry
The 2015 Redbud Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Three Rivers Memorial Building. Information and entry forms for Redbud Festival booth space and the quilt challenge are available at artsalliancethreerivers.org or by calling 561-7718.