Lubeznik Art And Artisan Festival 2017 - Call For Artists

Lubeznik Art And Artisan Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for the Lubeznik Art And Artisan Festival 2017. A non-refundable application fee of $35 is required.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Mar 2017

Jurors will review work  April 1 – April 15, 2017. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by April 30, 2017. Artists who are on the wait list will be notified as openings become available.

Artist categories include:

  • 2-dimensional art (painting, drawing, printmaking, pastels, mixed-media)
  • Photography (traditional and digital techniques)
  • Sculptural objects (non-functional, all media)

Artisan categories include:

  • Fine craft (functional, clay/ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textile)
  • Wearable art (wearable, accessories, and jewelry)

The mission of the Lubeznik Art and Artisan Festival 2017 (LAAF) is to celebrate and foster the appreciation of a dynamic array of contemporary artists and artisans through the exhibition and sale of contemporary art in a festival setting. Now in its 36th year, Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ (LCA) LAAF attracts thousands of shoppers and art enthusiasts to Michigan City’s North End. Held on the third weekend in August, this festival features contemporary art, artist activations, beer, wine, and food. It draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana as well as Michigan’s nearby Harbor Country communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities.

Artist benefits

Award categories ($3000 in cash awards):

  • Best in Show
  • 1st Place Artist
  • 1st Place Artisan
  • Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
  • Juror’s Awards (2)

The festival is held on the LCA grounds in order to immerse festival-goers in the LCA experience and help visitors connect with our mission more effectively. The festival is overseen by arts professionals with friendly and helpful staff and volunteers who are committed to making it a success. The budget to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print, and outdoor media is over $30,000. All proceeds from LAAF are invested back into the Michigan City Community through artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.

Lubeznik Art And Artisan Festival 2017

About the Lubeznik Center for the Arts

LCA is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, performing arts, educational programming, and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in northwest Indiana’s premiere multidisciplinary contemporary art space conveniently located on the beautiful lakefront of Michigan City, just an hour’s drive from Chicago.

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