High Country Arts & Crafts Festival kicks off July 28

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The 36th Annual High Country Arts & Craft Festival has brought area and out-of-state talent to the Moreno Valley since 1982, and this year's show is no exception. In this juried show, discerning shoppers can pick up one-of-a-kind works that have been handcrafted by regional artists.

This year's show of hand-crafted only items is set for Saturday and Sunday (July 28 and 39). There will be artists showing off oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures, photography, metal work, Native American jewelry, handcrafted items and items made from recycled wood materials.

There will also be wine, brews and food vendors serving burritos, kettle corn and fresh-squeezed lemonade, live music, plus blind and silent auctions at this indoor and outdoor event.

Juried prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, as well as first, second and third places for the following:

Fine Art

Dimensional & Sculpture

Craft & Fiber Art (4)

Silverwork/Stone Jewelry

Beadwork and other Jewelry.

Gates will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce at (575) 377-2486.

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