There's still time to participate in the Callaway 200 fiber art wall-hanging project.
Callaway County artists and crafters are invited to make decorations out of fabrics, yarns, textiles, leathers or other fibers celebrating the history of the county. The submission deadline is June 8.
Originally, the Callaway 200 Committee planned to collect and display wall hangings around town. But when the pandemic struck, many festivities celebrating the 200th anniversary of Callaway County were postponed.
"We've postponed at least twice," said Diane Burre Ludwig, of the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society. "Now, we're excited we're actually going to do it."
Submitted wall hangings will be displayed June 26 in the Brick District Playhouse during the Fulton Street Fair.
Ten winning wall hangings will be selected by a panel of KCHS and Callaway 200 judges. Another 10 will be selected by popular vote in person and online.
Ludwig said she's seen at least one submission so far that impressed her. Though she doesn't plan to submit it into the contest, Ludwig is also working on a project that incorporates twigs from board members' yards that will be displayed.
Ludwig isn't sure how many pieces will be submitted, but she hopes to see 50-70. There is no cost to participate. Each individual can submit up to two wall hangings.
The maximum height and width for a submission is 36 inches. The minimum is 12 inches. Submissions should also have a hanging mechanism such as a 3-inch sleeve or loops across the top.
"The goal is to allow people with Callaway County connections — artists, crafts people, quilters, weavers an opportunity for creativity," Ludwig said.
Another event Callawegians can look forward to is the historical society's tractor drive and a two-hour free concert by country music band Shenandoah, both scheduled for August.