Delta Visual Art show expands from 2013

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT)-  If you are an artist or a fan, Newport was the place to be over the weekend for the 6th Annual Delta Visual Art Show.

This year's show was the biggest the town has ever hosted, with more than 180 artists displaying their work. The art show had seven venues in downtown Newport and featured artists from five states and 62 Arkansas communities.

Jon Chadwell with the Newport Economic Development Commission said, "a lot of these artists are from the Delta so they don't have a lot of opportunities for exposure that somebody in a big city might have so it gives them exposure, lets them meet people, and also lets them network with each other. They learn a lot from each other."

Chadwell added that the 2014 art show is about 30% bigger than last year's showcase.

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