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Twice as nice: Scott County Art Bazaar returns for its second year

June 1st, 2014 5:00 pm by Jessica Fischer

Twice as nice: Scott County Art Bazaar returns for its second year

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Last year's inaugural Scott County Art Bazaar was such a success that organizers are bringing it back for an encore.

This year's event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at Grogan Park in Gate City, Va. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for Hope House of Scott County.

"The original idea stemmed from the desire to hold a family-friendly event for our community that could also enable local artistic talent to be seen and supported," said Becca Sutphen, who is co-organizing this year's event with Sam Minor.

"Another aspect we wanted this event to encompass was to be able to give back to our community. Last year the event raised over $200 for the Scott County Food Pantry and this year we're hoping to exceed that amount to benefit the Hope House of Scott County."

Sutphen said nearly 30 artists turned out for last year's event, and she's hoping even more will participate year thanks to additional promotion and signs by Signs and Designs Dunn Right in Weber City, Va.

"Right now, we have about 30 artists on the list," she said. "Their specialties range from primitive crafts, children's clothing, woodwork, to photography, jewelry and face painting."

Spaces for artisans are still available. The cost to reserve a spot is $10, payable the day of the event. Proceeds will be donated to Hope House.

In addition to all the arts and crafts, Lori Campbell will be doing face painting for children of all ages, and the local acoustic band The Group is scheduled to perform.

"The Scott County Art Bazaar is a family and pet friendly event," Sutphen said. "Expect to see amazing and unique artistic talent, live musical entertainment and fun for all."

For more information on the Scott County Art Bazaar or to reserve a table, email Sutphen at

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