Artisans, crafters sought for festival

ART NOTES

April 27, 2008

Havre de Grace Main Street is seeking artisans and crafters for its annual festival, the Graw Days, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11.

The Graw Days commemorate the construction of the Havre de Grace Racetrack, called "The Graw," which was started in 1912.

The track was considered one of the best racing strips in the country and was the main training ground for owners who hoped to win the Kentucky Derby.

The theme of the festival will be the Roaring Twenties, with emphasis on horse racing and horse-related items.

There will be period music and costumes, food, drink, historic displays, vendors and crafters.

The Main Street nonprofit organization is seeking individuals and/or businesses wishing to display and sell items at the festival.

Vendors will have a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for $35. Setup begins at 6:30 a.m.

For this outdoor event, held rain or shine, downtown streets will be closed to traffic.

Interested vendors should contact Havre de Grace Main Street Inc., at hdgmainstreet@verizon .net or 410-939-1811.

Figurine exhibit aids humane societies

The Art Rooms, a professional art supply store in Havre de Grace, is holding an exhibit and sale of hand-decorated cat and dog figurines to benefit the Harford County and Cecil County humane societies.

The event continues through May 23 at 119 N. Washington St.

Information: 410-939-6424.

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