Artoberfest: October 20, 2018

The Batesville Area Arts Council will host the 3rd Annual Artoberfest, an arts and music festival on Main Street, October 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival will feature live-music, local and regional artist booths, the Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile, a sidewalk chalk competition, and other family fun activities. This one-day festival is FREE for the community to enjoy!

Calling all artists and makers:
Only 2 days left to register!

As part of the festivities, we will have booths along Main Street for artists and makers in our region to showcase and sell their work. All items must be handmade or hand-decorated, no commercial products are allowed.

Booth spaces are approximately 10′ x 10′ and are available to rent for $25.

Tables and pop-up tents are also available for artists to rent. The rental fee is $15/table (includes 2 chairs) and $25/tent in addition to your booth fee. Vendors may choose to bring their own tables, but must stay within allotted space.

Vendors may share a booth.

Registration deadline is October 13!

Questions? Call 870-793-3382 or email

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.