MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 15, 2019) – Applications to participate in the Sweetgrass Basket and Craft Show at the 15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival on Saturday, July 13 at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park are now available at ExperienceMountPleasant.com.
Basket makers, crafters and artists who conceive their own designs and execute original finished products are invited to apply to participate. Crafter and artist applications are juried simultaneously with the best entries in each category selected on a limited basis to offer a diverse and balanced show. The application deadline is May 28.
The annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant is designed to promote and bring attention to the contributions of the Gullah people’s history, culture, traditions and their sweetgrass basket art form that originated in Mount Pleasant and continues to exist in our town and surrounding communities today.
Offering free admission, entertainment and activities, the Sweetgrass Festival also provides an opportunity for local basket makers to showcase, promote and market their sweetgrass merchandise to locals as well as cultural tourists from around the country.
Additionally, the Sweetgrass Festival provides an opportunity for engagement, interaction and exposure to the Gullah People’s cultures. Informative and interesting educational sessions will enlighten and entertain participants of all ages.
For more information and the application, please visit ExperienceMountPleasant.com/events/sweetgrass-festival or facebook.com/MountPleasantRec.