Autumn Arts Festival kicks off

The second-annual Autumn Arts Festival kicked off this morning at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls.
The two-day event will feature items for sale, workshops, and displays.
Groups participating in the festival include the Northern Lights Quilters’ Guild, the Northland Art Society, and the 4-H Club, as well as many local artisans.
There will be a quilters’ workshop from tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with instructor Claudia Clark Myer from Duluth. Clark Myer is the winner of the 2004 National Machine Quilters Award at Paducah.
Meanwhile, Barb Gray will hold an art workshop from 10 a.m.-noon and another from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday for both adults and children.
A “Sloppy Joe Fundraiser” also will be held tonight (Friday) from 5-6:30 p.m. and again tomorrow from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to raise money for Citizens for Backus/AB in their efforts to repair the roof.
Pottery, cookbooks, artists’ cards, quilted items, and woodcarvings will be on display—with some items for sale—over the course of the festival.
There also will be a laser and light show in the basement tonight from 6:30-7 p.m. and again tomorrow at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission is $2 (U.S.), with some workshops carrying an additional charge.