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Artists, crafters needed for monthly events at N.C. Maritime Museum

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The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is calling on artists to exhibit and sell artwork and goods this summer as part of the Department of Cultural Resources’ third and final Second Saturday event of 2012, scheduled for Aug. 11.
Second Saturdays combine the unique power of the arts and heritage with lots of hands-on fun each second Saturday during the peak summertime vacation months. For families on a budget looking for exciting things to do for a “staycation” or a local weekend getaway, this program of the Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncculture.com) has an answer with Second Saturdays.
The museum’s theme for the Second Saturday event on Aug. 11 is “Original Inhabitants: Cape of Fear.”
“We seek jewelers, quilters, painters, potters, weavers, musicians, photographers, iron workers, crafters and other creative artists,” said Mary Strickland, museum site manager. “There is no fee to participate, we just require that you supply your own table and tent, and any other materials you may need.”
Farmers of high-value products such as honey, soy candles, cheeses, or herbs are also encouraged to participate. The “locavore” movement is growing, and the sale of organic foods would be a welcome addition to any of the Second Saturday festivals.
Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the Second Saturday series takes place at 37 state historic sites and museums on the second Saturday of the summer months. The more than 100 events across the state bring together history and authentic North Carolina culture. Each site will have its own stylized theme.
For a complete schedule of events, visit www.ncculture.com. For more information, call (919) 807-7389. To participate, call (910) 457-0003.