Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Call to Artists - East Lansing Art Festival

       
East Lansing Art Festival 2013     
Call to Artists

WHAT:
 Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Event

WHERE: Downtown Streets of East Lansing, MI

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday    
           May 18 - 19, 2013    
           Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
           Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
NOTEWORTHY:  

*Celebrating 50 years in 2013*Nationally ranked - 55th in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine's "200 Best."

*New this year! Discounted application fee of only $25 for early-bird registration; September 1 - November 30. Fee increaes to $35 December 1 - January 31. 

*Limited to 200 - 230 participating artists.  

*Helpful and friendly, well-seasoned staff and volunteers. 

*Easy load-in and load-out. 

*Knowledgeable and dedicated art patrons.   

*Parking near festival site, included in cost of booth fee. 

*Boothsitting.

*Saturday night artist dinner reception.   

*10' x 10' booth spaces ($300) and 10' x 20' double booths ($600) available.
Corners are available on a limited first-paid-first-served basis for an additional fee of $50.
*Non-profit event produced by the East Lansing Art Festival Board of Directors under the auspices of the East Lansing Arts Commission/City of East Lansing.  
  
Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival is held every Spring on the weekend prior to the Memorial Day weekend and is a festive kickoff of the art fair season. The popular Festival attracts an estimated 60,000 attendees from across the region. In addition to the 200-230 juried exhibitors, emerging artists are also invited to participate through a competitive selection process.
 East Lansing is a charming University town with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and the beautiful Michigan State University campus across the street. ELAF attracts well-educated visitors, unaffected by the economic downturn in the State including professional people from State government and the University. Festival programming includes well-planned entertainment, and arts activities that enhance the art rather than distract from it. Affiliation with regional media and statewide Public TV and radio stations guarantees the festival is well promoted - bringing the right people to you.

From the director, Corinn VanWyck:
"Artists report consistent increase in successful sales at this show. This is a very welcoming art-loving community and we attract enthusiastic patrons. Our dedicated staff and volunteers greet artists with a warm welcome and work hard to put on a smooth running show to ensure a successful and enjoyable event for all."


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MAY FESTIVAL:
 
Deadline:  January 31, 2013 on www.zapplication.org 
 
For more details, visit: www.elartfest.com 
 
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