Hickory – The Hickory Downtown Development Association is seeking artists interested in participating in the upcoming September 20, 2018 Downtown Hickory Art Crawl. Art in most disciplines will be accepted, although art must be in good taste and able to be shown to persons of all ages. Artists will display their works in and around local downtown Hickory businesses and demonstrations are encouraged. There is no charge to the artist for participation and no commissions are charged on items sold, but artists are required to personally pay all applicable NC taxes.

Artists selected to show will need to bring all necessary display items, tables and chairs. Failure by the participating artist to appear at the event will be considered during the application process for other downtown events.

The Art Crawl begins with a Kick-Off Party at 5pm. The actual Crawl begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8pm. Artists must be set up by 4:30pm and may not remove displays before 8pm.

For an application, please contact Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121. Please follow the application process closely as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications are due by August 15 for the September 20, 2018 Art Crawl. You will be notified at least two weeks before the Crawl of your acceptance.

Hickory Downtown Development Association, Boyd & Hassell Industrial Commercial Real Estate, and the United Arts Council of Catawba County sponsor the semi-annual Downtown Hickory Art Crawls.

For more information on The HDDA, membership, businesses, other events and downtown Hickory, please call 828- 322-1121 or email info@downtownhickory.com. Please visit the website, www.downtownhickory.com.