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News Release

Call for Artists for John Tyler Community College’s 2014 Fool for Art Festival

Primary Media Contact:
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager

Released on November 25, 2013

News Release Highlights

  • Artists are invited to participate in this annual community festival
  • Festival draws thousands each year
  • Discount is offered through December 31, 2013

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Calling all artists! Join John Tyler Community College as it unleashes its creative spirit during the annual Fool for Art Festival on April 26, 2014. The festival, held at the College’s Midlothian Campus, features a variety of art and craft vendors from around the state. If you are an artist who is interested in showing off your talents and joining the fun as a vendor, sign up now. Applications postmarked by December 31, 2013 will receive a discounted registration fee of $50. After December 31, 2013, the registration fee will be $75. Artists whose applications are received by March 1, 2014 will be included in an event program that is distributed in print and is posted to the Fool for Art web site.

Visit to download a vendor application. On that site, you will find additional information about the festival, which also features hands-on demonstrations, displays, free educational sessions, food, music and much more. Questions about Fool for Art may be directed to Lisa Kendrick, events coordinator, at or at 804-594-1527.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 14,000 students during the 2012-13 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates, and 34 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,200 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Hamel Hall on its Midlothian Campus, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


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