OAK ISLAND — The 28th Annual Oak Island Arts and Crafts Festival is set to return this weekend, offering area artists a chance to showcase their work, as well as Cape Fear residents a way to support their local artists.
The annual festival is hosted each summer by the Oak Island Art Guild, a non-profit organization that looks to further the cultural arts for the residents of the Oak Island area.
According to festival organizer Mary Beth Springmeier, the event will feature more than 120 vendors, offering handmade works of art ranging from paintings and photographs, to works of pottery, stained glass, wood and metal work, as well recycled art and jewelry.
“This free festival is an opportunity to meet and buy directly from the artist, to get inspired and enjoy everyone’s creativity,” Sprinmeier said. “It’s a great place to buy those unique gifts for family and friends.”
In addition to art, the festival will be offering festival foods like funnel cakes, kettle corn, hot dogs, hamburgers and Italian ice.
Springmeier said that the profits from the festival go directly to funding the groups free monthly art workshops, arts supplies for local schools, an arts scholarship and an annual community art exhibit, called Arts By The Shore.
The Oak Island Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the soccer field behind Town Hall, located at the intersection of SE 46th St. and Dolphin Drive in Oak Island.
For more information, visit the Art Guild’s website at oakislandartguild.org.