Arts Affair Festival (Tifton, GA) - Call For Artists

Arts Affair Festival (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

Arts Affair Festival (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Tifton Council for the Arts (TCA) announces a call for artists for the Arts Affair Festival. Cash prizes totaling $1,500 will be awarded. Artists who have not participated in the past are strongly encouraged to apply. No commissions on sales.

The Arts Affair Festival will include a community wide concert on Friday, November 3rd and an arts festival on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, in and around the grounds of the Syd Blackmarr Arts Center. The festival will feature an art exhibit, artist booths, children’s Arts Circus, local authors, food trucks, art demonstrations, live performances throughout the day, and a Sweet Taste of Tifton with a variety of baked good vendors.

Click here for the application / registration

Register by: 15 July 2023

There are three ways for artists to participate:

  1. Art Exhibit and Competition Inside: Enter up to 3 pieces of artwork into the exhibit held inside The Syd Blackmarr Arts Center. Artwork will be entered into a competition where a qualified judge will select the most creative and skilled work. Prizes totaling $1,500 will be awarded in various categories.
  2. Artist Market Booth Outside: Register for an outdoor (10 x 10) booth to sell artwork. No commission on sales. Artists must supply their own tent and set up. Not eligible for prizes.
  3. Do Both: Enter up to 3 pieces of artwork into the exhibit AND sell artwork in the Artist Market. Artists keep all proceeds from sales in the Exhibit and Artists Market.

The TCA has over 2,500 followers on Facebook. They partner with many local organizations to promote and participate in the event including Tifton Tourism, the Tifton-Tift County Public Library, YMCA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and Kiwanis. A section of the festival is devoted to kids in the Arts Circus, which brings out the entire family. There will be food trucks at the event Friday and Saturday.

About Tifton Council for the Arts

Tifton Council for the Arts is located in South Georgia, approximately 2.5 hours South of Atlanta on I-75. TCA is housed in The Syd Blackmarr Arts Center (The Syd), a 120-year-old architectural treasure that was originally the Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community. It brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town.

Today “The Syd” is operated by the Tifton Council for the Arts Board of Directors and Volunteer Guild. It serves as a cultural anchor for downtown Tifton and provides regular arts, education, and cultural programming to people of all ages and interests.

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