Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Call to Artists - Gainesville's Downtown Festival & Art Show

 Celebrating Thirty One Years of Art at Gainesville's Downtown Festival & Art Show
Call to Artists

What: Downtown Festival & Art Show

Where: Historic Downtown Gainesville, Florida

When: Saturday and Sunday
           November 3rd & 4th
           Sat & Sun: 10am - 5pm


*Annual event in November kicking off the holiday shopping season

*31st Annual

*Ranked the most prestigious event in Alachua County and rated among the top festivals nationally since 1996.  It is ranked no. 16 as the best fine art show in the country through Sunshine Artist Magazine.

*250 participating artists

*Jury/Booth Fees: $20/$215

*Amenities include: Friday Night Blues Concert, Artists' Hospitality Center, Morning Refreshments, Boxed Lunches, Booth-Sitting, and Overnight Security.

*Strong Community Support

Gainesville, the cultural heart of North Central Florida, invites you to participate in Florida's premier fall festival of the arts.  Celebrating its 31st year, the Downtown Festival & Art Show is recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the country, the festival is sponsored by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. On Nov. 3 and 4, 2012, more than 250 artists will display original oils and acrylics, watercolors, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and photography in historic Downtown Gainesville. They will compete for $18,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards.  The festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors, who travel the historic streets of Gainesville to purchase one-of-a-kind art work. Large crowds include loyal patrons, art collectors, families and art lovers contributing to our festival's excellent reputation and success.

Now Accepting Applications:
Application Deadline: May 10, 2012

Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2012

Booth Fee Payment Due: July 16, 2012

Applications may be downloaded from www.gvlculturalaffairs.org or call 352-393-8536 for an application to be mailed.  Four digital files will be required.

You may also contact: Linda Piper, Festival Coordinator at 352-393-8536

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