Where: Oakdale Park, Salina, KS (730 Oakdale Drive)
When: Four Rivers Craft Show, June 8, 9 & 10
Fine Art Show, June 9 & 10
Record high sales totaled over half-million dollars in 2011!
Ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country and one of the best in the central Midwest.Nationally award winning event.#1 in artist hospitality.
90 exhibitors in the Fine Art Show
50 exhibitors in the Four Rivers Craft Show
Very high quality juried shows - long standing tradition of excellence
Attendance at 75,000 drawing patrons from the region and across the country
$130,000+ Art Patron Program (Fine Art Show)
$9500 cash Merit & Purchase Awards - Fine Art Show
$1800 cash Merit Awards - Four Rivers Craft Show
Children's "First Treasures, Art for Young Collectors" purchase program
Reasonable booth fees and jury fee
Exceptional show layout
Access to discounted lodging
artist amenities: booth sitters, water/tea/coffee brought to booth,
assistance with unload and loading, artists' reception, artists'
breakfast, free reserved parking within the event for access
Presented with an arts-based mission by the acclaimed Salina Arts & Humanities
Both show applications may be downloaded from the festival website and mailed or accessed through zapplication online.
Celebrating Artists, Celebrating Excellence!
first breath of summer marks the arrival of the highly anticipated and
award winning Smoky Hill River Festival, one of the top festivals in the
Central United States and Kansas' finest! The dynamic cultural life of
Salina has been celebrated at the Festival for now approaching 36
years, drawing people together to commemorate this place - through art,
artistry and artists - and through the joy of marking time with one
another. Sponsored by the Salina Arts & Humanities, the Festival
honors its Mission - to change lives and build community through the
power of the arts. The mission becomes reality in its evident
commitment to quality, education, and exchange.
Festival presents a sophisticated palette of events: exceptional fine
art and contemporary craft, art installations, superb entertainment, and
interactive arts experiences for all ages.Salina is
widely acknowledged as an Outstanding Arts Community...where recognition
at national levels is a frequent occurrence within its remarkable array
of established cultural organizations and offerings...where art and
culture are a $23 million industry annually.A model in
its rich cultural landscape, Salina is a vibrant example of a community
that grows, thrives and reaches for the future, through the arts.
ownership is exemplified in the commitment of over 2,000 enthusiastic
volunteers and an extensive base of financial support.75,000 attendees enjoy the artistic excellence and outstanding hospitality which continue to define the event.A thriving Art Patron Program boasts over $130,000 in purchases.
We welcome your application to the Fine Art Show (90 exhibitors) and Four Rivers Craft Show (50 exhibitors).These
two outstanding venues are highly acclaimed among artists for
incredible organization, quality of exhibition, artist hospitality,
sales promotion, and community support.The Festival has earned a stellar reputation as an award winning and well juried visual arts venue.Both
shows are recognized by many artists' resource publications online and
in print, including ArtFair SourceBook, The Crafts Report, and Sunshine
Artist, with extensive statewide and regional marketing.
Experience a "pleasant surprise" - the unmistakable spirit of the Smoky Hill River Festival - a genuine Festival of the Arts!
THE FESTIVAL MISSION:
To celebrate the arts and this community through a festival accessible
to anyone - physically, psychologically, and economically.