The Downtown Excelsior (Springs, MO) Partnership is looking for artists and crafters to be part of town's Missouri Wine Festival held on July 17. For an application and more information, go to www.VisitESprings.com.
Banowetz Antiques in Maquoketa, IA is celebrating 40 years in business with a big "Blowout Sale" event June 18-27. Virl and Kathy Banowetz opened for business in 1970 from a warehouse behind their house, expanded to Banowetz Antique Mall in 1995 with yet another expansion in 2001. The 40th Anniversary sale will feature may 40% discounts plus burgers served by Iowa Beef or Pork producers and a wine tasting. For more information, visit www.banowetzantiques.com.
River Market Antiques in Kansas City is having it's annual "Bid On It" Sale April 17-18. Antiquers will be able to negotiate the price on anything in the mall with a price tag of $50 or more with dealers. For more information, call 816-221-0220.
The Downtown Excelsior Partnership (DEP) in Excelsior Springs, MO has announced the formation of the Art Development Council. Consisting of artists and community leaders, the council's goal is to promote the development of the arts in downtown Excelsior Springs as part of the further development of the Hall of Waters Historic District. "Over the past three years the organization (Downtown Excelsior Partnership) has established Gallery 105 — a joint venture with the Excelsior Springs Museum and Archives — coordinated Second Friday Art Crawls and has had art booths at the Wine and Jazzfest, all displaying the artwork of local/regional artists," said Ginger Nelson, president of the DEP. For more information on Gallery 105 and Second Fridays Art Crawls, call 816-522-4362.