BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Arts Council is accepting applications from fine artists and artisans for the 25th annual Bethel Art Fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6. Cash ribbons will be awarded by judges in fine art, artisan craft and photography. A new two-day format is offering exhibitors more opportunities.

This 25th annual fair will feature a limited 55 exhibitors on Saturday and 35 on Sunday. Exhibitors may show on one or both days.

A variety of artists and fine crafters are being sought whose artwork represents oil, watercolor, pastel, encaustic, pen and ink, charcoal, colored pencil, tempera, acrylic, glassblowing, wood carvings, jewelry and more. There will be judged artist award cash ribbons in wall-hung, artisan and photography categories as well as limited purchase awards. Honorable mention ribbons will also be awarded. Booth spaces are limited on the historic Bethel Common.

All work is required to be of original design and the creation of the exhibitor. Photos must be submitted with applications of artists who have not previously exhibited in the Bethel Art Fair. Applications must be received by June 15 for inclusion in the Bethel Art Fair program.

For more information, call 207-890-6386 or email [email protected] Application and guidelines are also available at

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