The 2009 North Charleston Arts Festival is quickly approaching. So artists and photographers, gather your submissions for the judging.

The festival is a beneficial event for local artists to showcase their latest work, as well as to allow the community to enjoy other entertainment such as music, food, arts and crafts, and plenty of children’s activities.

Applications to enter may be found at www.northcharleston.org. Art entries may be dropped off at the Charleston Area Convention Center with a completed application form on April 29-30 from 1-8 p.m. and May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Photography entries will only be accepted on April 29-30 from 1-8 p.m.

Both exhibitions will be on display throughout the lobbies and hallways of the Charleston Area Convention Center from May 2-May 9. The actual festival runs from May 1-May 9. —Anna Linesch