AMHERST - Amherst is going to financially support the fourth annual Fibre Arts Festival planned for October.
Council agree to provide $500 to festival organizers under its festivals and events policy during its September council session here last night.
"The annual Fibre Arts Festival is a highly successful event entering into its fourth year, celebrating all forms of artwork involving fibre," Coun. Robert Bird said. "This event is quickly growing within the fibre arts community and has reached beyond the borders of Atlantic Canada, having garnered interest from as far away as California and London, England."
Organizers are expecting more than 1,000 to attend various workshops, exhibits and hands-on demonstrations by some of the best fibre arts artists in the region.
The event will run from Oct.11-15 at various locations around Amherst.