Colorfest, Art & Taste of Appalachia, plans to change Dillsboro into a Paris-like setting with artists painting at easels under colorful umbrellas along the main streets.
Although the festival is not until October, only 40 artists will be chosen following an application process.
Organizers are looking for little known names in the Western North Carolina art scene, which includes any form of art — painting, sculpture, glass art, clay, fiber art, canning, jewelry, fine pottery, ceramics and wood working. The event will also feature music from local musicians, North Carolina produced foods for tasting and book signings by local authors.
ColorFest is open to both professional and emerging artists.
828.293.2239 or spiritofappalachia.org.