(March 5, WEB EXCLUSIVE) Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, Calif., is looking for creative uses for its artichokes at the Castroville 50th Annual Artichoke Festival in May.

The company’s “Argo Art” competition challenges individuals and teams to build three-dimensional fruit and vegetable artwork with Ocean Mist supplying the artichokes. About $6,500 will be awarded to winners in each competition category.

The event is free, according to a news release, and will take place in front of the Castroville Community Center May 16-17.

For more information call 831-633-2465 or visit www.artichoke-festival.org.