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LaFontaine Arts Council announces JeFFFest

Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014

The LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing announce that this year’s JeFFFest will be held Sunday, June 22. The event will be held in downtown Huntington from 6 to 8:30 p.m., featuring fun food, fabulous music and fine art.

The art portion of JeFFFest provides artists of all ages the opportunity to create a special work on a 5” x 7” canvas. These official JeFFFest canvases are $5 and can be purchased only at Four Corners Custom Framing, 419 N. Jefferson Street, during business hours from Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning May 1.

Local downtown business Giggabuggy will offer a series of open studio sessions and will provide painting supplies and basic instruction to people who purchase JeFFFest canvases. The sessions are from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 5, 8, 13, 16, 21, 27 and 29. A $5 fee will be charged for each session. Participation at a studio session is not required prior to submitting a JeFFFest canvas.

Completed canvases should be returned to the frame shop by June 13, at which time they become the property of the LaFontaine Arts Council. They will be professionally framed and displayed for the silent auction at the frame shop beginning June 19. The silent auction ends the evening of JeFFFest.

Artists may purchase more than one canvas, and any media can be used on the canvas. Submissions must be dry and ready for framing when they are returned to the frame shop. People’s Choice Awards will be given in both adult and youth categories.

All proceeds from JeFFFest go toward the LaFontaine Arts Council’s “Arts in Education” programming. For more information about JeFFFest, contact Debbie Dyer, executive director of the LAC, at either (260) 356-8874 or (260) 358-0055 or Paula Bittner, owner of Four Corners Custom Framing, at (260) 355-0650. Both LaFontaine Arts Council and JeFFFest pages can be found on Facebook.

Shown in the photo are Ann Richard, left, owner of Giggabuggy and Paula Bittner, owner of Four Corners Custom Framing, both shops are located in downtown Huntington.