Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival Celebrates 45 Years

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The Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival raises money for school art programs, scholarships and several area organizations. It hosted 350 booths of artisans from over 20 states.

Each artisan exhibits their handcrafted creations and have to undergo an application process. It was held on the grounds close to highway 340 and highway 279.

Ronnie Cupstid, who lives in Bella Vista, said he was impressed with what he saw.

"I've talked to a lot of people, they are from all over the country and I think it's amazing what some people are making, we found some amazing gifts," Cupstid said.

The three-day event is sponsored by the non-profit Village Art Club.