Planning underway for Heritage Days’ JeFFFest

Sophia (left) and Olivia Kemp (center) check out some previous JeFFFest artwork with their mom Sarah Kemp prior to purchasing their canvases for this year’s event. The official JeFFFest canvases are now available at Four Corners Custom Framing.
Sophia (left) and Olivia Kemp (center) check out some previous JeFFFest artwork with their mom Sarah Kemp prior to purchasing their canvases for this year’s event. The official JeFFFest canvases are now available at Four Corners Custom Framing. Photo provided.

The LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing, sponsors of JeFFFest, have begun plans for the annual event, this year scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Huntington.

The family-friendly community event gets its name from Jefferson Street, where the festivities take place, along with the “Fabulous Music, Fun Food and Fine Art” available at the event.

The art portion of JeFFFest offers local and area artists of all ages the opportunity to create an art work on a five-inch by seven-inch canvas.

These official JeFFFest canvases are now available for purchase only at Four Corners Custom Framing, 419 N. Jefferson St. in Huntington, during business hours Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The completed canvases are to be returned to the frame shop by June 15, at which time they become property of the La Fontaine Arts Council.
They will be professionally framed and displayed for the silent art auction at the frame shop beginning June 20 and ending the night of JeFFFest.
Artists may purchase more than one canvas, and any medium can be used on the canvas. Submissions must be dry and ready for framing when they are turned in.

All proceeds from JeFFFest go toward the LaFontaine Arts Council's in Education programming.

For further information about JeFFFest, contact LAC Executive Director Debbie Dyer at 358-0055 or frame shop owner Paula Bittner at 355-0650.

Information is also available on both the LaFontaine Arts Council and JeFFFest Facebook pages.