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Onancock announces the 2016 Annual Ker Art Festival

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society presents the Annual Ker Art Festival Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10 on the lawn at beautiful historic Ker Place in Onancock. Admission to all events is free and open to the public!

Festival events kick off at 5 p.m. Friday, September 9 with a Preview Party and live music from local band Corn Funk Revue. The band features local musicians Peg Volk, Lynne Rogers, Scott Wade, Melinda McPeek, Ellen Grimes, and Chris Chandler, and will perform a mix of blues, folk and original music. There will be a cash bar and an opportunity to preview and purchase artwork prior to the festival on Saturday. The Preview Party is held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Stroll in Historic Onancock. Saturday’s events, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., include concessions, children’s activities, live alpacas from By the Bay Alpacas, old-fashioned pie and cake auctions, and artist demonstrations. It’ll be the last opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the Fowling Point ChromaLuxe Metal Panel Print by landscape photographer Gordon Campbell, owner of At Altitude Gallery in Cape Charles.

The winner for the raffle will be drawn at the end of the festival Saturday. Live music by local musician Erika Peterson begins at noon.

Featured artists include: Mark Belknap/Red Dog Decoys, Karyn Belknap/Ten Good Sheep, Gertraud Fendler/Sea Glass Girl, Diane Ginsberg, Tara King/By the Bay Alpacas, Brenda Llewellyn Ceramics, Laura McGowan, Mama Girl, Stevon Sample/Dominion Multimedia, Guy Shover, Donna Stufft/Painted Stitches, Liz Watson/Soul Shine Jewelry, Vesna Zidovec, Bruce Ricci, and more! Space is available for artists, photographers, and craftsmen: for more information about the festival and to register for the weekend’s events, contact Hilary or Shannon at 757-787-8012. All proceeds benefit the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society and their commitment to bringing exciting and quality educational programs to the Shore community. Want to keep up with all the happenings at Ker Place? Send an email to marketing@shorehistory.org to join the email list! Follow @ESVHS on Facebook and Instagram!

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