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Street Painting Festival (Las Vegas, NV) – Call For Artists

Street Painting Festival (Las Vegas, NV) – Call For Artists

Via Las Vegas announces a call for artists for their Street Painting Festival. They are looking for incredible artists to create extraordinary art. Making art is all about the journey. What better way to enjoy creating than with others to witness the magic you bring to life. Pastels are the medium and the street is your canvas. The event is free to the public, meant to promote the arts and artists of Las Vegas, and makes art engaging for all. This includes people with special needs in the ‘Art-For-All’ Wall.

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Deadline: 20 Jul 2020

There are no fees to participate.

No idea what street painting is or how to do it? No problem. Via Las Vegas will host several artists’ workshops for anyone interested in learning more about street painting or just to get a feel for what the event is all about.

Event dates: September 19th and 20th, 2020. Expect 10-15 thousand people over the two day weekend.

Street Painting Festival Participant Benefits

All participating artists will be promoted on the Via Las Vegas website with their photo and bio as soon as they are confirmed. Via Las Vegas will promote participants via Instagram and FB with posts about each artist leading up to the event. Participants will receive supplies to create their work, goodie bag filled with fun items from sponsors, festival T-shirt, food over 2 day weekend, free artist workshops leading up to the event, artist reception, and, of course, an incredible audience to view your masterpiece.

Artists are encouraged to pass out cards and flyers with their information while they work for anyone interested in commissioning them for a project.

About Via Las Vegas

Via Las Vegas is a non-profit arts festival hosted by Tivoli Village.

For more information, contact melanie@vialasvegas.org.

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Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists to apply for booth space at the Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 in the 32nd annual Decatur Arts Festival. The festival will be held on the square in historic Decatur, GA, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The Artists’ Market will be open on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 from 10 am until 6 pm, and on Sunday May 24 from 11 am until 5 pm.

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Deadline: 24 Jan 2020

The Decatur Arts Festival is produced by the Decatur Arts Alliance, LLC, a 501 (c) 3 organization, supporting the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA. The festival features continuous entertainment and performing arts in the Community Bandstand adjacent to the Artists’ Market. Food vendors, a fine arts exhibition, the ArtWalk, theater, new dance, and a children’s festival are part of the festival activities.

Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 Artists Benefits

Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, and Third Place is $500. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2021 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2021 show at half price.

The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts. The Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the DAA sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. It is a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The Fine Arts Exhibition has been a part of the Decatur Arts Festival since its inception. The DAA provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within the city. It helps make Decatur home to a strong arts community. The DAA is supported by membership along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists working in all media to participate in the Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 of the 32nd Annual Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival every year.

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Deadline: 2 Mar 2020

The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market, Children’s Festival, New Dance, Literary Arts, Performing Arts Stage, and a Concert on the Square, as well as the Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the exhibition addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread.

Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 Artist Benefits

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur, Decatur Business Association, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority for the City of Decatur’s public art collection. Additional purchase awards are being solicited.

Awards:

  • Best of Show $1,000
  • Second Award $700
  • Third Award $500

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 7% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the fine art exhibition have increased each year. Works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the DAA sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. It is a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The Fine Arts Exhibition has been a part of the Decatur Arts Festival since its inception. The DAA provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within the city. It helps make Decatur home to a strong arts community. The DAA is supported by membership along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Cowee Valley Pottery Festival (Franklin, NC) – Call For Artists

Cowee Valley Pottery Festival (Franklin, NC) – Call For Artists

The Cowee Pottery School announces a call for artists for the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival. The festival will be held on May 23, 2020 in Franklin, NC, at the historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. The event will include a juried pottery show and pottery sale on the green from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

Each artist will receive a 10×20 booth space, which provides ample storage behind tent space. In the event of rain, the sale will move indoors. Artists will need to provide their own tent and fixtures. There will be onsite security after show hours. Submit a photo example of your booth setup when submitting your application & photos of your work.

Once the jury process is complete, all artists will be notified of standing by January 15. Payment of booth fee ($125) will be due no later than February 15. Cancel with refund no later than March 15, 2020.

Arrangements will be made, to the best of their ability, to provide artists with housing during the festival. This will include private homes, camping, and hotel discounts.

Cowee Valley Pottery Festival Artist Benefits

Artists are encouraged to attend an invitation-only VIP private exhibit and sale on Friday evening, May 22. This event will include artist meet and greets and a silent auction with canapes and beverages, providing an opportunity to show and sell exceptional work.

All potters will be eligible for Customer’s Choice cash awards, including Best Booth/Display, Most Informative Potter, and Most Beautiful Work.

Commissions to the promotors of 20% on Friday night reception sales only. All other sales are commission free.

About Cowee Pottery School

Cowee Pottery School is a non-profit organization located in the historic Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center. The Cowee School is a local hub for artists and craftspeople who are working to preserve heritage arts and crafts. The pottery school offers classes and community outreach to local schools and organizations.

Cowee Pottery School is a volunteer-driven organization. All classes are taught by volunteers, some of whom are certified Master Potters. All proceeds from this event will benefit the school, allowing the school to continue to operate and provide these services to local community and host the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival.

For more information, contact contact@coweepotteryschool.org.

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Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 (New Jersey) – Call For Artists

Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 (New Jersey) – Call For Artists

Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for the Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park 2020. Brookdale Park, located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway on the border of Bloomfield and affluent, arty Montclair, New Jersey, is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and craft show. Presently in its 32nd year, the Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 show is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions, featuring 150 fine artists and crafters and has an estimated 12,000+ attendance. The free-to-the-public show runs Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st at 10am-5pm.

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Deadline: 1 Jun 2020

This is a long-standing juried event. Approximately 25% of the show is fine art and fine photography. The clientele who attends the event are middle and upper middle class who appreciate quality. They attend the show to meet the artists and learn about the work and what inspires the artist. Jurying for jewelry closes on January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.

Setup is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. Exhibitors may park behind their spaces making set-up and break down easy. Show takes place in a beautiful county park with permanent bathrooms, food, and booth sitters.

The show is heavily advertised with 22,000 direct mail postcards, heavy social media sponsored ads, billboards, posters, and social media partners in the local cultural community.

About Rose Square Productions

Both Howard and Janet Rose were full-time teachers at a central New Jersey High School. Janet taught English for 26 years and Howard was a Vocational Graphic Arts teacher for 27 years. They retired in June 2000.

Before beginning show promotion, both were professional potters creating wheel-thrown, functional stoneware. They participated at quality craft shows for approximately 6 years throughout the Northeast (Lincoln Center, Peters Valley). Knowing what it is like being exhibitors allows them to create a show with the exhibitors interests, both fiscal and physical, in mind. They are committed to keeping out buy/sell and reducing as much of the risk an exhibit takes in participating in their shows.

After assisting running an art and craft show at their Temple, Howard and Janet decided to form Rose Squared Productions and try to create a quality, juried event in Essex County. The name Rose Squared is from Howard’s grandmother, Rose Rose, and being two Roses, formed the business with the appropriate name.

Their first show was held at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. After the second year, the business was expanded to include free-to-the-public shows in Montclair, Verona, Upper Montclair, and Cranford in co-sponsorship with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.

Rose Squared Productions presents from four to six shows annually with 140 to 175 exhibitors. Artists and fine crafters from throughout the East Coast and beyond participate in these well-attended, well-organized events. When the weather gods shine down upon the shows, attendance is from 12,000-16,000. They are now celebrating over 37 years in business.

Rose Squared Productions supports free and fair elections by donating a space to the League of Women Voters.

For more information, contact info@rosesquared.com.

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Kalamazoo Institute Of Arts Fair (Kalamazoo, MI) – Call For Artists

Kalamazoo Institute Of Arts Fair (Kalamazoo, MI) – Call For Artists

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) announces a call for artists for the 69th annual Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair. The KIA Arts Fair is a two-day, juried show featuring up to 190 fine artists. Staged in a shady, historic park in downtown Kalamazoo, the KIA Arts Fair is acclaimed for its friendly atmosphere and large crowds of arts patrons from across Michigan, Indiana, and beyond.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

Artists who are chosen to participate in the 2020 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair will enjoy showing and selling their work in a beautiful outdoor venue affording the opportunity to interact personally with fair-goers and jurors. The KIA Arts Fair recruits jurors who demonstrate expertise in their mediums. The jury is comprised of practicing artists, art educators, and museum professionals. On the first day of the fair, jurors will select 12 best of category winners who will each receive $350 and a prize ribbon to display on their booths the second day of the fair. All artists selected to participate have the opportunity to promote themselves during the fair by distributing promotional materials.

The fair offers many artist amenities, awards 12 best-in-category prizes, and is supported by far-reaching promotion measures attracting a crowd of upwards of 40,000 patrons. Artist amenities include free artist parking, a complimentary Friday evening artist dinner and award ceremony, complimentary coffee and light breakfast in the park Saturday morning, and an air-conditioned artist lounge with refreshments.

About Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts believes the visual arts are for everyone. They inspire, transform, and fulfill. Since 1924, the KIA, a private non-profit organization, has presented opportunities to the community and visitors from around the world to enjoy and create art. The KIA holds more than 4,700 fine artworks in its permanent collection; presents touring and collection exhibitions in 10 galleries; offers four terms of art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School; and houses the KIA Gallery Shop, featuring artwork by area artists and international artisans.

The collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts includes over 4,000 works of art, focusing on American painting, sculpture and ceramics; American and European works on paper; and photography. In recent years, the collection has been expanded to include Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, African, and East Asian art.

For more information, contact cariannez@kiarts.org.

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Art In The Hollow (St Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

Art In The Hollow (St Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

The Friends of Swede Hollow are seeking artists for a community/family annual arts festival, Art In The Hollow, that fills an urban ravine-based park with art at the beginning of the summer. Art in the Hollow began as a means to introduce St. Paulites to Swede Hollow Park, a magical hidden forest that stretches below the city’s street level from downtown into its East Side.

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Deadline: 25 May 2019

There is a $15 booth fee and no application costs.

Art in the Hollow is the only arts festival exclusive to St. Paul’s east Side, filling a cultural vacuum in an area of town which is otherwise overflowing with cultural enrichment from waves of immigration from Latin America, SouthEast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the horn of Africa. The park has a long history of habitation by Dakota people and incoming immigrants from Sweden to Mexico, reflected outward now in the surrounding East Side communities. Today, Swede Hollow park is a refuge for artists on the first Saturday of each June.

Vendor booths are situated along a pathway which wraps around the main stage on one end of the festival and along a pathway overlooking a creek to the far end of the festival where a second stage is situated under a historic stone bridge. A limited rain site space is available for some artists in the event of very severe weather. In addition to the vendor booths, the Friends of Swede Hollow sponsor a sculpture contest with a $15 entry and hundreds awarded in prizes.

Art In The Hollow Artist Benefits

Artists involved will find assistance from a team of volunteers. The East Side artist’s community is supportive and eager to help connect artists to further opportunities. Art in the Hollow has generally drawn crowds of nearly two thousand visitors in good weather. There are nearly 1000 social media followers. This year’s tenth anniversary will feature an expanded outreach to all the surrounding communities with increased lawn sign presence and flyers translated into Spanish, Hmong, and Karen. The Friends of Swede Hollow partner with nearby art organizations including Indiginous Roots Cultural Center, East Side Artist’s Salon, East Side Arts Council, and the St. Paul Library system.

About the Friends of Swede Hollow

Friends of Swede Hollow has watched over the Swede Hollow Park and its history for years. It brings art and events down into the Hollow to support and enliven the community. They are focused on grassroots arts community building rather than being an outgrowth of a large organization or corporate entity.

For more information, contact artinthehollowmn@gmail.com.

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Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) announces a call for artists for the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival 2019, one of its oldest and most well-known attractions, drawing in visitors from Philadelphia, the suburbs, and beyond. Each artist displays their work under a canopy. There is a DJ tent, a live music tent, and a food truck area. It is an all-day festival of fine art, craftmanship, music, food trucks, and children’s entertainment.

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Deadline: 15 Apr 2019

The show is juried. Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, but also diversity of the show. $25 fee at time of application, plus $75 fee due upon acceptance.

Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

Artists benefit from sales. There is an audience in the thousands. Many visitors will eat, mingle, and linger for the whole day. An event staff member will circulate, taking photos for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Think of photo opportunities in your stand. LEDC will help you gain followers on social media. The festival takes place in downtown Lansdowne. The local SEPTA train station is just a block away. It allows for access from downtown Philadelphia or as far away as Elwyn, PA.

About Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a non-profit corporation whose goal is to generate economic activity and encourage investment in Lansdowne. LEDC does this through a variety of events and services for current and potential businesses, as well as residents and visitors. The mission of the LEDC is to support, encourage, and promote sustainable economic growth in the Borough of Lansdowne through focused community and economic development activities. LEDC envisions Lansdowne as a regional destination with a historic, walkable downtown, a thriving mix of businesses, and a vibrant arts and culture community.

For more information, contact rachel@lansdownesfuture.org.

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2016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival – Call for Artists

The Greater Reston Arts Center announces a call for artists for the 21016 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 6 Dec 2015

The 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will be on May 20 – 22, 2016. This is a juried, outdoor, nationally ranked fine art and craft festival that typically attracts 30,000+ patrons, and features over 200 of the nations best artists.

2015 reported sales for artists participating in our event were as follows:

  • 9%: between $10,000 – $42,000
  • 60%: between $1,001 – $9,999
  • 10%: between $150 – $1,000
  • 21%: chose not to report their sales

The 2014 Art Fair Source Book report, representing 21% of our artists, shows an upward trend, with average gross sales at $5,882 per artist.

Greater Reston Arts Center, (GRACE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to presenting excellent contemporary visual art. Our festival is our primary fundraiser and it allows us to offer its free-to-the-public exhibitions at the arts center and art education programs across all ages (GRACE Art is currently in over 40 schools regionally impacting over 20,000 children).

For more information, contact ericaharrison@restonarts.org.

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Caribe Arts Fest 2015 – Call for Artists

The Little Haiti Culture Complex, located in Miami, Florida is scheduled to host the 3rd Annual Caribe Arts Fest that celebrates art, music, food, film and other culture as expressed through artistic expression from the US, Latin America and Caribbean regions between October 23 – 25, 2015.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Oct 2015

5000 attendees for sales.

The American Art Initiative (AAI) was established to support the development and expansion of the arts by maintaining an exchange of talent and creativity for cultural, social, and economic viability. Our team consists of artists who understand the needs of artists. The main aim is to create positive representation of independent artists, create support and outlets that develop leadership for progressive living.

For more information, contact caribeartsfest@gmail.com.

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