Friday, March 2, 2012

Call to Artists - Golden Fine Arts Festival

Golden Fine Arts Festival  
  

Photo by John Payne, 2012
                    Call to Artists

WHAT:  Golden Fine Arts Festival
WHERE: 11th Street in Historic Downtown Golden, Colorado  

WHEN: August 18 - 19, 2012
           10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days   

NOTEWORTHY:

*Limited to 140 artist spaces
  
*Surveyed artists reported average sales of over $2000 in 9 categories
  
*Promotion includes:  Extensive newspaper advertising with ads in both the local papers and the Denver Post online; TV and radio; posters, handbills, large banners hung two weeks prior to event, directional signage during the weekend
  
*Total monetary awards of $2000 for first and second place, Best of Show and Best of Colorado, first place winners receiving automatic acceptance into the 2013 festival
  
*Booth fees are $295 for single 10x10, double booths are $590
  
*Artist amenities include an artist reception on Friday night for two, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, artist hospitality suite, booth sitters, night time security, early set-up on Friday.

The Golden Fine Arts Festival is put on by the Golden Chamber of Commerce and is now in its 22nd year. The show's goal is to present high-quality art in an accessible, beautiful atmosphere next to Clear Creek. Adjacent to the Festival is the Golden Farmers Market, an added draw for attendees as well as the Golden History Museums' Clear Creek History Park which features demonstrations of traditional craft during this weekend.  Musical entertainment, food, children's art zone, horse-drawn carriage rides all just a block west of Historic Downtown Golden.  Attendance is typically 35,000.  Space requests are honored as possible.  

Apply through application available on www.goldenfineartsfestival.org, with 3 digital images of work + one image of booth on CD.

Deadline to apply:  April 15, 2012 deadline, jury fee $25 per category, booth fee of $295 to be returned if not accepted.
                             
Notification:            May 15, 2012

Booth fee due:       With application

Information at:        www.goldenfineartsfestival.org 

For questions: contact Krista Braton,
phone: 303-279-3113

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