WHAT: Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Event
WHERE: Downtown Streets of East Lansing, MI
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
May 19 - 20, 2012
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Nationally ranked - 60th in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine's "200 Best."
*Limited to 200 - 220 participating artists.
*Helpful and friendly, well-seasoned staff and volunteers.
*Easy load-in and load-out.
*Knowledgeable and dedicated art patrons.
*Parking near festival site, included in cost of booth fee.
*10' x 10' booth spaces ($300) and 10' x 20' double booths ($600) available. Corners are available on a limited first-paid-first-served basis for an additional fee of $50.
*Non-profit event produced by the East Lansing Art Festival Board of Directors under the auspices of the East Lansing Arts Commission/City of East Lansing.
Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival is held every Spring on the weekend prior to the Memorial Day weekend and is a festive kickoff of the art fair season. The popular Festival attracts an estimated 60,000 attendees from across the region. In addition to the 200-220 juried exhibitors, emerging artists are also invited to participate through a competitive selection process.
East Lansing is a charming University town with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and the beautiful Michigan State University campus across the street. ELAF attracts well-educated visitors, unaffected by the economic downturn in the State including professional people from State government and the University. Festival programming includes well-planned entertainment, and arts activities that enhance the art rather than distract from it. Affiliation with regional media and statewide Public TV and radio stations guarantees the festival is well promoted - bringing the right people to you.
From the director, Corinn VanWyck:
"Our artist surveys show that artists experience great sales at our festival - many, many artists reported that they had their best sales in quite a while at our show and were very happy to kick off the festival season in East Lansing! We have an informed and enthusiastic community of collectors here and they really welcome and appreciate the artists."
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MAY FESTIVAL:
Deadline: January 31, 2012 on www.zapplication.org
For more details, visit: www.elartfest.com
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