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State of the Arts Weekend: Art Swap at the Downtown Center

June 16, 2013 | 12 am

As part of Believe in Bristol’s State of the Arts weekend of events, Arts Alliance Mountain Empire will sponsor an Art Swap on Sunday, June 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Downtown Center on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol.

What can you swap? Visual artists can swap paintings, photographs, sculptures, and unneeded supplies. Don’t stop there; the swap is also for the whole range of the arts, so it could include fiber arts, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, and their related supplies. It can also include sheet music, instruments, dance clothes and shoes, literature, and even an offer to trade lessons in piano, dance, voice, painting, etc. Be creative in what you offer to trade!

And more good news! There will be no registration charge. You will just need to bring your own table and chairs, and a tent if you wish. The swap will also be open to the public, and you may sell any items to the other artists or to the public. Don’t be afraid to barter!

Do you have some things you want to just be free of? There will be a “free table” where you may put things you would be happy for others to just enjoy. Anything left at the end of the day will be donated to a charity.

What else do you need to know? Set-up time on June 16 will be from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., and clean-up/pack-up from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The registration deadline is noon on Friday, June 7th. More details will be available to those who register. To register, call Susan Long at 276-494-9925 or email SLong116@aol.com.

For information about other State of the Arts events — including Art D'Vine, Kids' Art Day, Artists' Power Hour, and Movie in the Park — please contact René Rodgers, Associate Director of Believe in Bristol, on 276-644-9700 or visit www.believeinbristol.org.