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Auburn arts hub seeks autumnal enteries

AUBURN -- Though summer has just recently arrived, leaders at the Georgia Piedmont Arts Center have their sites set on artwork that captures the spirit of autumn.

The GPAC is again seeking entries for the "Harvest of Art" festival, which takes place on the GPAC cottage's lawn in downtown Auburn on Sept. 8 this year.

Harvest of Art will showcase fine art and fine craft artisans. Also, expect a free children's art activity area, free mini-art lessons for adult festival attendees as well as musical entertainment and food offerings, said GPAC president Kathleen Gill.

Gill encourages all artisans to apply. Applications are available at the GPAC website (www.GeorgiaPiedmontArtsCenter.com), or by calling Gill at 404-202-3044.

As they have for more than a decade, center leaders will continue to offer classes in drawing, painting, pottery on the wheel and sculpture, as well as specialized short workshops, Gill said.

Relocated from Winder, the not-for-profit center occupies a historic house in downtown Auburn. Its mission is to "cultivate, facilitate and promote a community in which all art forms can thrive cooperatively," according to the center's website.