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48th Scottsdale Arts Festival – Call For Artists

48th Scottsdale Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Scottsdale Arts announces a call for artists for the 48th Scottsdale Arts Festival. The festival is held every March during the height of the city’s tourist season. It has established a reputation as the premier arts festival in the Southwest.

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Deadline: 9 Oct 2017

The festival has been named “Best Arts Festival” by Phoenix New Times and one of Art Fair SourceBook’s “‘Elite 20’ Fine Art Fairs.” The Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases 170 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, live music on two stages, gourmet food trucks, wine tastings, creative activities for families and children, an online benefit art auction, and free admission to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

The 48th Scottsdale Arts Festival will take place at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and surrounding grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center. They are a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts. Arizona’s glorious spring weather complements the Festival’s park-like setting. This creates a unique experience that attracts up to 25,000 seasonal and year-round residents and tourists in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

48th Scottsdale Arts Festival Artist Benefits

An on-site panel of judges selects one “Best of Show” artist to receive a $1,000 award, acceptance to the 2019 show, and a complimentary booth space. Additional merit awards are given to one artist in each category. These artists are invited to the 2019 Festival with their application fee waived. The Scottsdale Arts Festival values artists and strives to make their exhibiting experience as enjoyable as possible.

  • Complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided in a special Artist Hospitality suite
  • Roving booth sitters and runners
  • Complimentary Festival passes for returning buyers
  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Images of each artists work on the Scottsdale Arts Festival website
  • Complimentary admission to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Overnight roving security is provided; however, no responsibility is assumed by the Scottsdale Arts Festival for the loss of exhibitors’ artwork or equipment

About Scottsdale Arts

Scottsdale Arts manages the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Scottsdale Public Art.

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