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Artists wanted for Willmar, Minn., region festivals

Talent contest

The Kandiyohi County Fair is seeking singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers of all ages for the 2011 talent contest, in front of a live audience at the fair.

The contest will be on a new day and time this year -- 4 p.m. Aug. 13. First place winners will advance to the state fair.

Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 30 at the Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E. in Willmar.

For more information and/or to receive an-entry form, contact Gwen Krebsbach at or 320-220-0141 or Kathy Vruwink at or 320-382-6128 or go to the website

Willmar Area Arts Council

Willmar, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Becker Market; all yarn lovers are invited to help design and implement the summer art project -- yarn bombing, by creating works of art out of yarn and using them to enliven public spaces; everyone welcome.

New London Fine Art Festival

New London, Aug. 19-20; looking for artists to exhibit and sell their works; application available on website at