2012 Westobou Festival will be just 6 days

Dates for the 2012 Westobou Festival were announced Thursday along with several changes to the annual arts festival.

The fifth Westobou Festival will be just six days, from Oct. 3-8. Previous festivals were 10 days, and included 50 to 200 performances in five categories: visual arts, words, film, music and dance.

For the first time, the program for the festival will be solely produced and presented by the Westobou Festival, according to a release from Westobou Festival Inc.

Westobou will also no longer re-grant funds to outside organizations or accept applications for participation. Organizations are encouraged to apply for programming funding through the Porter Fleming Foundation. The deadline is Dec. 1.

A town hall meeting to discuss the changes for 2012 is scheduled for noon Nov. 15 at the Morris Museum of Art auditorium, 1 10th St. See westoboufestival.com for more information.

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