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July 29, 2014

Registration is underway for the Riverfest Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competition

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This year’s competition has changed just a bit; instead of three different exhibits, Riverfest Tour d’Art will feature the following divisions exhibited at two locations: the Amateur, Professional, and Senior Division at Smith-Trahern Mansion and the High School Division at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. Artwork will be juried, and over $2,500 in prizes will be awarded.

The High School Division exhibit, sponsored by CDE Lightband will be hosted by the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center & Arts and Heritage Development Council September 5 – 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An artists’ reception will be held Thursday September 4th in conjunction with the First Thursday Art Walk. The competition includes five categories: Photography and Digital Images, Sculpture, Painting, Mixed Media/Collage, and Drawing. Monetary awards are given to first through third place in each category (for each division) and a Best of Show Award.

Registration must be completed by an art teacher or school administrator and is limited to 10 entries per school. Thanks to the generosity of exhibit sponsors, there is no fee for entry. Artwork will be accepted at the Customs House Museum lobby on August 28 – 29 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The Amateur, Professional, & Senior Division exhibit, sponsored by Legends Bank, will be hosted at the Smith-Trahern Mansion September 5 – 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An artists’ reception hosted by the Downtown Artists Co-Op will be held Friday evening at the mansion. Artists may enter in six categories: Painting & Watercolor, Drawing, 3D/Fiber Arts, Mixed Media & Print Collage, Digital Photography and Film Photography.

Entries will be accepted September 1 at the Smith-Trahern Mansion from noon to 3 p.m. Monetary awards will be given to first through third place in each category of the Amateur & Professional division. Ribbons will be awarded to first through third place in each category of the Senior division. A Best of Show Award will be given to one winner in the Amateur and Professional Division as well as one winner in the Senior Division.

Registration is easy! Register online at by midnight, August 28 or in person at the Smith Trahern Mansion by 3 p.m. on September 1. Entry fees: Amateur: $10/entry, Professional: $15/entry, Senior: no fee. The Amateur, Professional and Senior Art exhibit is sponsored by Legends Bank, the Smith-Trahern Mansion and the Arts & Heritage Development Council and the Downtown Artist’s Co-Op.

For a more information, please visit or call 931-645-7476.


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