Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Luke Chaffin, Special Projects Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Spring Art Market returns to Rome Civic Center
ROME, GA. — The coming warmer weather and beautiful flowers will again be met by the 2nd Annual Spring Art Market. The arts and crafts festival will take place April 12-13, 2013 at the Rome Civic Center featuring over 50 artists, authors and food producers from all over the area.
“We are so excited about the growth that we have seen from each event in our Art Market series, and always look forward to sharing these talented individuals with the community,” said Charlene Mathis, manager of the Last Stop Gift Shop and Rome-Floyd Visitor Center. “Our customers this year are in for a real treat with the expanded variety of vendors that we have in this year’s Spring Art Market.”
The Spring Art Market will be open Friday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The indoor-outdoor event reflects the diverse talents of artisans who specialize in everything from handmade jewelry to pottery, repurposed fabrics to hand-poured candles, vintage photography and more.
In addition to popular past vendors like Bill Bussey Photography, LL Wood Turning, and Crawdaddy’s Cajun and Creole Cuisine, the festival will showcase newcomers like Cupcakes Around the Corner, pencil artist Greg Peterson, PointSixFour Farms, Michele’s Garden Girls and more.
Artwork, food products and other gifts from participating vendors will be given away in free drawings throughout the two days.
Both admission to the event and parking are free. The Rome Civic Center is located at 400 Civic Center Drive, across from Applebee’s. Multiple food vendors will be onsite to treat customers with local and exotic fare for lunch and dinner.
Volunteers are needed for the Spring Art Market, and those who participate will receive a free t-shirt. Potential volunteers should contact Charlene Mathis at 706.295.5576.
The Spring Art Market is sponsored by the Last Stop Gift Shop and Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information about the event, vendor line-up or other details relating to the festival, call 706.295.5576 or visit www.RomeArtMarket.com.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic fabric of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.