Newton, NC – As of June 1st, the artist registration fee for the Foothills Folk Art Festival will go up to $75. The festival is a partnership between Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA) and Hickory Museum of Art (HMA). The festival is Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in Downtown Newton.

The Foothills Folk Art Festival is a juried, folk-art themed show. All applicants are submitted to the jurying process, regardless of whether they have participated in previous years. The Foothills Folk Art Festival Artist Committee is looking for artwork that is intensely influenced by and displaying the spirit of folk, visionary, and outsider art.

Applications available online at Artists may obtain more information about the festival from Hickory Museum of Art by contacting Clarissa Starnes at or by calling 828-327-8576, ext. 204.