Thursday, December 22, 2011

Call to Artists - Marin Art Festival 2012

Marin Art Festival 2012  
  
 
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Marin Art Festival 2012

WHERE: By the Lagoon at the Marin Center Fairgrounds in San Rafael, CA    

WHEN:  Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 from 10am to 6pm.
           
NOTEWORTHY:

*"The Most Beautiful Art Festival in America" Event takes place by the lake in the Marin Civic Center Complex designed by Frank Lloyd -gorgeous vistas in every direction.

*The event is promoted to Marin residents who have taste and means.

*Extensive print, radio, TV and social media promotional campaign.

*Attendance is up towards 15,000.

*Major food experience with sit-down dining and student waiters. Includes the Great Marin Oyster Fest.

*Limited to 250 Juried artists. From as far away as New York, Louisiana, Texas Norway and Niger, Africa.

*Attendees given free raffle to win "ART BUCKS",  Every hour $100 is given to one winner to be spend on art at the festival.

*Space Fee includes the white tent canopy, Artists spaces are 10x10 and are grouped four to a tent and every space is a corner.

*Exhibitors are requested to spill out 3-4 feet outside their space to create a bazaar-like environment.

*Exhibitors can rent panels, umbrella tables & chairs and they will be in your space when you arrive.

*Music and dance stages are low-key and do not hinder artist to customer sales talk.


*Jury/Booth Fees; $25/$700.

The Marin Art Festival is our county's lawn party for the arts and "one of the most beautiful out door art festivals in the nation." The event now in its 16th year, features work from over 250 artists from across the globe. The festival will host an artist preview and silent auction as well as continue it popular hourly raffle for "art bucks", $100 towards the purchase of art with participating artists. The festival is full of color and surprise and offers a unique line up of entertainment including whimsical stilt walkers, hands-on art projects for children, and live music featuring some of the best Bay Area bands. As is tradition, Taiko drumming starts off the festival each morning. Back by popular demand will be the Marin Dance Showcase Stage featuring many dance styles from Hula to Hip Hop!  This year's Master Artist is landscape painter Kathleen Lipinski.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:  January 31, 2012 

For more information and to apply: www.marinartfestival.com  

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