Friday, January 18, 2013

Call to Artists - Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

The Pennsylania Chautauqua
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show
"Under the trees of Old Chautauqua"

Call to Artists

WHAT: Fine Art and Fine Craft Event
WHERE: On the streets and in the parks of Mount Gretna, PA

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday 
           August 17 - 18, 2013
           Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
           Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Recipient of Harrisburg Magazine's Readers' Choice Award and Central PA Magazine's Hot List Best Art/Craft show in 2011; listed in Top 100 ranked Fine Art Festivals, 2011, by the Art Fair Source Book.   

*Limited to 260 juried fine artists and craft persons.

*Estimated attendance: approximately 17,000 (paid admission).

*Jury/Booth Fees: ($25/$350 (single booth); $700 (double booth).

*$2,500 Cash Awards.

*Artist amenities include exhibitor-only indoor restrooms, boothsitters, reserved artists' parking, coupons for Mount Gretna Men's Club breakfast.

*Friday or Saturday morning setup.

The Pennsylvania Chautauqua sponsors an Art Show, as a community fundraiser, on the third full weekend in August.  The Pennsylvania Chautauqua is a non-profit organization established in 1892 for the purpose of "the advancement of literary, scientific, intellectual, physical and social welfare and the promotion of cultural and religious activities, recreation and entertainment".

Mount Gretna is a small Victorian community founded in the late 1800's as a summer resort.  Initially the only way for residents to reach their cottages in the woods was to travel by train.  Gretna was a stop along the Cornwall/Lebanon line.  Our streets were footpaths until automobiles became the mode of travel.  Many of the original cottages surround an open-air playhouse where numerous cultural events are held.  Our quaint atmosphere attracts many visitors every summer for music, theater, a visit to the local ice cream shop or just a walk in the woods and, of course, to the Art Show.

Festival-goers enjoy a weekend of art, crafts, entertainment and gourmet food, all "under the trees of old Chautauqua".  The show includes an Emerging Artists'area, a Kid's Art Showmusicians and strolling performers.


April 1, 2013  

No later than May 31, 2013 

For more details, artist's prospectus, visit:  

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