The 2020 Fine Arts Festival was slated for April 26-May 2, at Eden City Hall. A “Sneak Peek” and Purchase Night were set for April 23 prior to the opening of the exhibit to promote sales of artists’ work.
However, due to COVID-19 beginning to escalate in March 2020, the Festival – as all public events across North Carolina – was postponed. The FAFA Board repeatedly met to discuss changing the date or trying a virtual show, but as COVID-19 continued, the Festival was canceled.
The 2020 Festival would have marked the 76th year of the event. The popular Festival offers monetary awards of $100, $50, and $25 to the first, second, and third place winners respectively in up to 19 categories. The coveted Best of Show award of $500 is chosen from the first place winners. Best in Show First Time Entry is awarded $100. Judges of the festival are professionals in related fields and non-residents of Rockingham County.
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Category sponsors are welcomed at $250 each.
Individuals, organizations, and/or businesses may present special monetary awards.
FAFA sponsors fundraising events such as Passion for Trashin’ and Boos, Brews and BBQ in October, and had planned an Oyster Roast in March 2020, which was canceled. New programs in art promotion and education are being developed to implement as funds permit, which includes a $500 scholarship.