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Global Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Global Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Arts in Bartlett, the local 501 (c)3 nonprofit arts council in Bartlett, IL, presents Global Arts Festival, an event to celebrate the diversity within our community. Last year 3,000 enjoyed a colorful, exciting, inclusive weekend of multicultural music, art, crafts, dance, food, and audience participation events that brought together people of nationalities represented in the area. Booths for ethnic artists, crafters, free trade shops, food artisans, and nonprofits will be throughout the park, with a family activity center. The main stage will feature musical acts and dancers. Another area will host participatory activities such as yoga, martial arts, dance lessons, drumming circles, and henna art. The Gazebo will contain a Family Global Story Circle and multicultural crafts.

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Deadline: 15 May 2019

Arts in Bartlett is now accepting booth and food vendors. Eligible booths are those that represent world cultures in art/crafts, artisan foods, and other world items. All artists must supply their own tents if needed, booth structures, as well as display boards, tables, and chairs. The cost is $175 per for-profit booth if paid by May 15. A limited number of 6 ft. tables are available for $10, first come-first served.

The audience comes from surrounding villages to attend the only multicultural festival in our area representing the diverse nationalities in the area. The setting is a beautiful shaded park in downtown Bartlett, a quaint village 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Singers, choruses, dancers, and instrumentalists representing many countries are a draw for this family oriented event. Two children’s activity areas and international games and sports are included. The festival begins with a children’s parade through the park carrying flags from 20 nations. Tours of the historic neighborhood surrounding the park are conducted by the Bartlett Historical Society at the beginning of the Festival. Bartlett’s demographics show an average annual family income of just over $100,000.

Global Arts Festival Artist Benefits

Arts in Bartlett advertises in print and digital media including various social media, websites, facebook pages, instagram, and twitter. The local newspaper devotes an insert to the festival with ads, artist listings, schedule of entertainment, and other events. The newspaper is delivered to 11,000 homes. Pizza shops attach postcard size ads to pizza boxes. The Village promotes heavily online. There are email blasts to subscribers and a print newsletter that goes to 44,000 residents. Banners and street signs attract passerbys.

About Arts in Bartlett

Arts in Bartlett is an all-volunteer, 16 year old arts council that has an emphasis on multicultural arts. The Arts Center in downtown Bartlett contains a gallery, classrooms for children, and adult art and music lessons. It has a large community room for concerts, recitals, parties, and receptions. The signature event is the Global Arts Festival.

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Previous call for artists from Arts in Bartlett


Bartlett Festival of the Arts – Call for Artists

Arts in Bartlett announces a call for artists for the Bartlett Festival of the Arts.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Apr 2016

The juried arts festival offers the work of returning and new artists in a wide range of 2-D and 3-D media including paintings, photography, fiber, sculpture, glass, jewelry, wood, and more.  Those applying by March 10 get an early-bird, discounted jury and booth space fee.

The festival includes nonstop entertainment on the main stage, children’s art activities, and food. In addition, the culinary arts and literary arts will be added to this year’s event.

This is a locally produced event which is much anticipated by the community (not a commercial producer). Free breakfast both mornings. Price money for 1st place 2-D and 3-D, Mayor’ Prize, Best of Show, People’s Choice, and several Excellence Awards. Each media cannot exceed 25% of the show.

Arts in Bartlett is a 14-year old 501c3 all-volunteer organization with a downtown Arts Center and gallery, children’s art studio, piano, cello, violin, and voice studios.

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Bartlett Festival of the Arts