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>Visit the New Bern Farmers Market during ArtWalk tomorrow!

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The New Bern Farmers Market is here all year, with special themed openings each season. Do you have the winter “blahs”? The New Bern Farmers Market has lots of cures from live musicians to learning crafts during ArtWalk, Friday, January 13th.

The Farmers Market is proud to present the “Dixie Strings”. The “Dixie Strings” is a fresh, young, local musical duo composed of thirteen-year-old Justin Banks and fourteen-year-old Kaitlyn Spain. Justin Banks has been playing the mandolin for four years and the fiddle for two years. He has played on stage with several well known groups. Kaitlyn Spain has been playing the guitar for five years and the fiddle for five years.

Both are extremely versatile musicians and play classical violin, gospel, bluegrass, and Irish music. They have done fund raisers and played at area churches and nursing homes. The duo is often accompanied by their teacher Mrs. Dixie Gatlin and her husband Asa when possible. Music is their passion and they love to share it.

It’s a new year; learn a new craft. Textile and Fiber Artists will be the Farmers Market focus for the January 13th ArtWalk, showing and selling their unique creations as well as teaching classes.

Some of the artists and classes will be Kaye Lannoye – loom weaving; Jenny Turnage – smocking; Lou Ann Sekely – felting with alpaca fiber; Barbara Bell- crocheted blankets; Stella Bedard – wool hats; Joan Taylor – knitting loom flowers; Julie Breazeale – ribbon hair bows; and Marilyn Bernauer – pillowcase dresses.

Submitted by: Kitty Wethington for the New Bern Farmers Market