Special to Iredell Free News

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is accepting applications from artists who wish to participate in the Fall Art Crawl in Downtown Statesville on Friday, September 24. The deadline for these applications is August 30.

All artists, even if they are a past participant, must submit three images of their work, along with the application, and specify the medium used. All work must be original fine art created by the applicant. The Artist Fee for this event is $20 and artists are responsible for all items required to display artwork in their assigned location.

Complete the ARTIST APPLICATION and then pay artist fee.

The Art Crawl will showcase more than 50 artists in 40 different shops, restaurants, and businesses scattered throughout the heart of Downtown Statesville. It is self-guided and you can begin the Crawl at any location. Just look for the sidewalk markers indicating a participating business. A program/map directing attendees to all the locations and listing all participating artists will be available at each location.

The Art Crawl concept is simple – come downtown and walk from location to location, enjoy music, meet the artists and enjoy their work (maybe make a purchase), browse through the shops hosting the artists, and stay late for live music, food, and drinks at one of our many restaurants and bars.

The Art Crawl happens twice a year — Spring and Fall — and is a free event that offers a great time to be downtown, visit and shop local businesses, meet artists, and enjoy their work.