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**This event open to registered artists, festival committee, volunteers, and supporters, and their family members. A welcome party hosted by one of the festival’s original founding funders, Steve Roberts, is held to welcome artists to town.
**This event open to registered artists, festival committee, volunteers, and supporters, and their family members. Participating artists, festival committee members, festival sponsors, and local art patrons mix and mingle at this festival favorite which is supported by businesses and members of the local community who donate food and beverages for everyone to enjoy.
The Festival closes with a reception and award ceremony open to all. Refreshments are served and a cash wine bar is available. The silent art auction closes and winning bidders rejoice. Competition winners are announced and the following prizes are awarded: Best of Show Purchase Award** – Oil/Acrylic – $1500 Best of Show Purchase Award** – Watercolor/Mixed Media/Pastel – $1500 Award of Excellence – a half-page ad in Southwest Art Magazine valued @ $2,305 Awards of Merit, 2 in each category – $500…