Thursday, October 11, 2012

Call to Artists - Indian Wells Arts Festival

Indian Wells Arts Festival 


Call to Artists

WHAT: The 11th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival

WHERE: The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA

WHEN:   Friday, Saturday and Sunday
            April 5 - 7, 2013  
            Show hours:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Gates close at 4:00 pm)


*Limited to 200 juried artists  

*Wide variety of work within 13 categories
*Located in the heart of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Communities; Estimated attendance: 10,000  
*Spectacular venue surrounded by mountain vistas; on the grass and sidewalk lined plaza of the state-of-the art tennis stadium, home of the PNP Parribas Tennis Tournament
*Gated venue with overnight security
*Convenient on-site artist parking; convenient free and valet customer parking
*Spectacular cool and comfortable Artist Hospitality Suite in the stadium with TV, free Wi-Fi, private restrooms
*Complimentary coffee  throughout the day plus fruit, veggies, pastries and snack time twice a day
*Booth sitters and volunteers available via cell phone request
*Drive-up registration (no need to get out of your vehicle)
*Scheduled and organized load-in the day before; convenient drive up to assigned area
*Ribbons awarded in over 20 Mediums
*Major advertising and promotion including billboards, newspapers, magazines, tv, radio, social media, direct mail, rack card distribution
*Artist discount offering customers a two-for-one admission via postcard and email blast
*Art show appropriate live music creating synergy and ambiance
*30-LUV Team (artists who have sales in the top 30%) and ribbon winners automatically accepted in the following festival
*Reduced hotel rates
The 11th Annual INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL --- where Art is a Happening! - is a juried and judged event uniquely showcasing the fine art and quality craft of 200 contemporary and traditional artists. You will be provided the promotional opportunity to meet with an audience of serious buyers and collectors at a premier venue located in the heart of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Communities.

We have fabulous location surrounded by mountain vistas on the grass and sidewalk lined plaza of a $75 million dollar state-of-the-art stadium, home of the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament. We boast convenient artist and customer parking, overnight security, artist hospitality and easy access. With both an aggressive online and traditional marketing campaign, professional experience and a strong reputation, the Indian Wells Arts Festival seeks out and brings together a wide variety of high quality artists to delight our audience of residents and tourists alike.

The creative synergy of working artists, local sponsors, exhibitors and non-profit partners creates a color-filled artisan village vibrant with activity. Everyone loves to watch the on-site demonstrations including glass blowing, painting, weaving, large scale stone sculpturing, larger-than-life mural painting, sand sculpture, wood carving and pottery throwing.  
A Gourmet Market Place offers gourmet specialties, while sidewalk chalk drawing, children's activities, wine tasting, live musical entertainment and refreshment are ongoing throughout the day. "Sunday Eggs + Champagne in the Garden" brunch menu is available until noon.
With a celebrated reputation for its quality and wide variety of fine art and quality craft, artists travel from throughout the country to participate.   The Indian Wells Arts Festival has been ranked one of the "100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country" by Sunshine Artist magazine and "Best of the Best" by Palm Springs Life magazine. Approximately 9,000 guests enjoyed the festival with reported art sales of $600,000.00.

Indian Wells is located 17 miles east of Palm Springs and is a two hour drive from the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. The City of Indian Wells is home to "internationally recognized sporting and cultural events, world-class resorts, restaurants, championship golf courses and tennis courts."

The Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities are constantly changing. Sleepy desert towns have become year round residential and tourist economies. 


First Deadline:  October 13, 2012 ($35 Jury Fee)
Second Deadline: January 5, 2012 ($50 Jury Fee; 60 spaces reserved for this deadline)  

Notification:  November 13, 2012 (First Deadline Applicants); January 22, 2013 (Second Deadline Applicants)  

Booth fee due:  January 15, 2012

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