Saturday, November 12, 2011

Marion Arts Festival

Marion Arts Festival   
    Marion Arts Festival CTA
 Call to Artists

WHAT:  One of the nation's top one-day fine arts and fine crafts festivals

WHERE: Marion, Iowa (Cedar Rapids Metro)

WHEN: Saturday
           May 19, 2012
           9 a.m. -  5 p.m.


*20th Annual Event.

*Limited to 50 artists.

*Estimated attendance: 18,000.

*Jury/Booth Fees ($25/$225).

*Consistently highly rated by Art Fair Source Book.

*Cash awards totaling $2,500.

*Friday set-up.

*Artist amenities include: artist's reception; convenient, free parking; overnight security; booth sitters and "energetic volunteers".

*Extensive event marketing, including posters, billboards, newspaper, TV, radio and full-color program distributed to 80,000 area households.
Marion, Iowa, is a "vintage uptown" type of community, and a part of the Cedar Rapids metro area.  Our show is regional, one-day, intimate and purposeful, with the mission to be an event through which you will thrive. (Here, we're obligated to insert that we're volunteer-driven, admittedly hokey and maybe a more than a little mom-and-pop).  There are no bands, there is no beer...our fesival is about the art (we do, however, cop to felafel).

We're one of the most artist-profitable festivals in he country!  The 2011 Art Fair Source Book ranks the Marion Arts Festival: #1 in the country among one-day events featuring 100 or fewer artists; #51 overall in fine art; #59 overall in fine craft.


January 16, 2012
Application through

February 20, 2012, via email

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