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Saluda Arts Festival fun for the whole family

Fine artists from all over Western North Carolina and South Carolina will exhibit and sell oil, water colors, acrylic paintings and drawings, wood working, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, metal working, and more at the ninth annual Saluda Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 on historic Main Street in downtown Saluda.

Enjoy watching live demonstrations of landscape painting, weaving, pottery, and blacksmithing. Children will create their own works of art with an expanded Children's Tent.

Three musical groups have been scheduled for the festival. These entertainers will offer festival goers jazz, swing, folk, country, blues and a little rock and roll.

• One Leg Up

Based in Asheville, One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy jazz, Latin, swing and original jazz compositions and is a favorite of club, concert and festival stages throughout the southeastern United States. Visit www.onelegupjazz.com.

• The Danberrys

Drawing deep from the blues, folk, bluegrass and soul/funk traditions, the Danberrys deliver original tunes featuring strong harmonies and dynamic musicianship. "Company Store," the group's first EP, was released in April 2010 and was followed by the single "Shady Grove" in June 2011. The group is currently recording several new songs for upcoming projects. Visit www.thedanberrys.com.

• The Honeycutters

Singer/songwriter Amanda Anne Platt offers vocals complemented by harmonies and instrumentation from lead guitarist and producer Peter James. Spencer Taylor on mandolin, Ian Harrod on bass and Richard Foulk on the drums round out the Honeycutters, creating an original brand of Americana that has proved equally appealing to the musician and the music lover, the country and the city, and the old and the young. Visit www.thehoneycutters.com.

For more information about the festival, visit www.saluda.com.