ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR 2017 SUGAR DAY FESTIVAL POSTER
INVITATION TO ALL ARTISTS
Artists are being sought to design a poster for the 24th Annual Sugar Day Festival which will be held on November 11, 2017 at Historic Kent Plantation House.
Sugar Day is a family-friendly festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, local musicians, open-hearth cooking, children's activities and demonstrations appropriate to the era. The main focus of the day is the actual process of sugar making, which is done in a reproduction 1840’s sugar mill. We are seeking a poster that reflects this image.
All artwork should be 24 inches wide and 36 inches tall in size. The winning artwork will be come the exclusive property of Kent Plantation House. Entries will be judged and a winner selected by a panel of judges made up of local community leaders. The chosen artist will receive a commission of $300.00 and an official Sugar Day t-shirt. We do ask that artwork not be computer generated, other mediums such as charcoal, watercolor, oil or photography may all be used.
Please submit all artwork to the Kent Plantation House Office located in the visitors center at the rear of the complex. The deadline for entering the competition is Friday October 27, 2017 by 12:00 noon. All entries will be displayed in the reception room of the Visitors Center through the end of November. Artwork may be picked up after November 30th. All work not picked up by November 30th will be come the property of Kent Plantation House.
For additional information, please call (318) 487-5998
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Getting Buggy at Kent House- Sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
Come explore the world of bugs! Learn all about the good bugs, the bad bugs as well as local and exotic! Talk to local pest control companies about how to rid your home and garden of the bad bugs and learn from local experts how to save the good bugs and keep them in your yard! Crafts for the kids as well as snacks (bugs of course!) Admission is $1 per person. Event is 9am-1pm
Tel: (318) 487-5998 | Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
History Camp-Learning Louisiana
This week long day camp for kids ages 5-10 8:30am-4:30pm. This week long camp will help the kids learn all about our state and the history behind some of our customs. Why do we celebrate Mardi Gras with such strange foods and customs? Why do so many buildings have French and Spanish flags flying over them? Who were the first peoples to settle our state? These questions and more will be answered in the most fun way imaginable! Campers will receive a water bottle and t-shirt and will take a field trip to the Marksville Native American Museum! Parents will be asked to provide lunch and we will take care of all supplies and snacks as well as drinks. Cost is $100 per camper.
Kent Plantation House
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