Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival - Gainesville, Florida
DEADLINE: 12/11/2008
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 3/28/2009 - 3/29/2009
We invite you to be a part of North Central Florida’s oldest and finest annual springtime arts celebration.
Dedicated to providing the ultimate service to our artists. Statewide publicity program. Friday evening setup. 15’ X 15’ space size and $30,000 in Awards and Purchase Awards. 125,000 visitors are anticipated to attend.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Congo Square for Vendors 2007 - Louisiana
DEADLINE: 12/14/2008
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/27/2009 - 5/6/2009
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell is a joyous and spirited celebration showcasing the authentic music, arts, culture and heritage indigenous to Louisiana and the New Orleans area. Now presenting its 38th event, it is one of the most prestigious and well-attended festivals in the nation, attracting hundreds of thousands of people annually.
Production of the Festival is overseen by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., a Louisiana non-profit corporation organized to preserve and promote the music, arts, culture and heritage indigenous to Louisiana and the New Orleans area. The Louisiana Heritage Fair is a two-weekend event featuring over 10 stages of music, hundreds of traditional food items, and three tented Crafts Fairs—Contemporary Crafts, Louisiana Marketplace, and Congo Square African Marketplace—which present works by some of Louisiana’s and the nation’s most talented artisans.
Named in honor of the historic New Orleans landmark and site of the first Jazz Fest in 1970, Congo Square African Marketplace offers festival-goers a unique experience of music, art and cuisine which resonates with the rich African-Caribbean heritage of this region. Artists offer their personal handcrafted contributions to the art of the Diaspora, while Vendors present traditional handcrafted art from the African continent. Featuring a performance stage, food booths, artist demonstrations, a fashion show, and the Congo Square Ancestral Altar, in 2007, the highly competitive juried area will accept between 44 and 60 Artists and Vendors each weekend.

Old Town Art Fair 2009 - Chicago, Illinois
DEADLINE: 12/15/2008
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 6/13/2009 - 6/14/2009
The Old Town Art Fair, which takes place in the historic landmark district of Chicago’s near north side Old Town Triangle, is considered the oldest outdoor juried art fair in the U.S. It is ranked first in Chicago and the State of Illinois, and one of the top shows in the nation, on The Harris List of outstanding art and craft shows. Held annually since 1948, the fair always takes place during the second full weekend of June. Each year some 40,000 potential art purchasers attend this premier fine art fair to view and buy two- and three-dimensional work from 260 artists who have been juried into the fair by panels of local art experts.
The fair is organized and operated by hundreds of neighborhood volunteers who are dedicated to making this a rewarding and pleasurable experience for both the artists and attendees. Proceeds support the Old Town Triangle Association, which is focused on neighborhood preservation and enhancement and is home to an active art school. In addition the fair supports the Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls, local schools, and many other worthy community organizations and programs.

FireFly Fine Art Festival - Dickson, Tennessee
DEADLINE: 12/15/2008
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 6/26/2009 - 6/28/2009
The Firefly Fine Arts Festival invites you to apply to be one of 125 visual art exhibitors at the 2009 event: a cosmopolitan celebration of the arts also including music, theatre, and dance. Over the three-day event, Firefly expects an attendance of 25,000 visitors to the custom designed festival grounds at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN. Patrons from around the region will have the unique opportunity to meet talented exhibiting artists and purchase their work. The goal of Firefly is to provide our local and regional audience and our exhibitors a cultural experience of exceptional quality. Proceeds from the Arts Festival will help to fulfill year-round community art education and outreach missions through programs such as scholarships, unique art experiences in Dickson County Schools, and special projects enhancing the general awareness for the arts in and around Dickson County, TN.

FestForAll - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
DEADLINE: 12/15/2008
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 5/2/2009 - 5/3/2009
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge invites you to apply to join us as a juried artist of FestForAll, a celebration of visual and performing arts May 2 – 3, 2009. A Baton Rouge tradition since 1973, FestForAll - a festival for all - has
garnered a reputation as one of Louisiana’s premier arts events attended by thousands.
Features like demonstrations by master craftsmen, performing arts, the Children's Village, a variety of Louisiana cuisines, live music (from blues to classical), and of course an exceptional representation of fine arts and crafts, make this arts festival one of the region’s finest.
FestForAll is located in downtown Baton Rouge, providing one of the most beautiful settings in the South for a two-day outdoor arts festival. FestForAll is free and open to everyone. We hope you will join us this year!

4th Avenue Spring Street Fair 2009 - Arizona
DEADLINE: 12/17/2008
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 3/20/2009 - 3/22/2009
The Fourth Avenue Street Fair, Nationally recognized as one of the premier community celebrations in the Southwest, is held biannually in the gorgeous desert of Tucson, Arizona. Explore this thirty seven year old tradition that attracts more that 600,000 visitors each year. Our family event offers a moderate to upscale audience, 57% between the ages of 25-54. We host two street level stages, two children's play areas, a children's hands on art activity area and tantalizing treats from 40+ food concessionaires. As always, admission to the festival is free and open to the public.

Naples New Year’s Weekend Art Fair - 13th Annual (Downtown Naples, FL.) - Naples, Florida
DEADLINE: 12/19/2008
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 12/27/2008 - 12/28/2008
Rated one of the top art shows of 2007 by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
This event has a great reputation among artists and patrons and receives tremendous support from the 5th Avenue South Association. We have great publicity from the press and by word of mouth, making it one of our best-attended shows.

New Events

Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival 2009 - Bar Harbor, Maine
OPEN DATE: 11/27/2008
DEADLINE: 7/1/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 8/14/2009 - 8/16/2009
The 2009 Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival will once again be held at the peak of the season and has an improved location for this year. The show this year will be held on Newport Drive on the grounds of Bar Harbor

Three Rivers Arts Festival 2009 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
OPEN DATE: 12/5/2008
DEADLINE: 2/16/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 6/5/2009 - 6/14/2009
We invite you to apply to exhibit in the 50th Anniversary of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, with one of the top fine art and fine craft markets in the country. Welcoming approximately 300,000 visitors annually, the Artists Market is the most beloved program of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh's celebration of the arts and grand kick-off to summer in the city.

Artscape 2009 - Artists' Market & Fashion at Artscape - Maryland
OPEN DATE: 12/5/2008
DEADLINE: 3/31/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 7/18/2009 - 7/20/2009
Artscape, the largest free, public arts festival in the country, features 150+ artists, craftspeople and fashion designers, visual art exhibits both on and off site; incredible live concerts on four outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film and classical music; demonstrations; workshops; an entire park dedicated to children with entertainment, hands-on projects, interactive learning experiences, take-away crafts, street theater and family fun; and a delicious international menu of food and beverages. Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

Wyoming Art Show 2009 - Wyoming (Cincinnati area), Ohio
OPEN DATE: 12/8/2008
DEADLINE: 3/7/2009
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 5/17/2009 - 5/17/2009
The 24th annual Wyoming Art Show is one of greater Cincinnati’s premiere juried Art Show and Competitions, held the 3rd Sunday in May along the tree-lined streets of historic Wyoming, Ohio.

Summerfair 2009 - Cincinnati, Ohio
OPEN DATE: 12/8/2008
DEADLINE: 2/6/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/29/2009 - 5/31/2009
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO APPLY… to the 42nd Summerfair - Cincinnati, Ohio's Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair.
Summerfair has consistently been identified as one of the 200 best shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine during the last decade - most recently (September 2008) it was ranked the 21st Best Fine Art and Design Show. In addition, since 1999 Summerfair has received three Artists' Choice Awards from the National Association of Independent Artists.

Bartlett Festival of the Arts 2009 - Illinois
OPEN DATE: 12/8/2008
DEADLINE: 3/15/2009
Jury Fee: $15.00
Event Dates: 6/27/2009 - 6/28/2009
For the past 5 years, Arts in Bartlett, the local arts council in this thriving community 35 miles northwest of Chicago, has presented Bartlett’s only juried fine arts show. Arts in Bartlett, a dynamic all-volunteer 501(c) 3 organization, prides itself on presenting high-quality, yet affordable fine arts and fine crafts in this highly anticipated annual event. It is free and held outdoors in Bartlett Park, a beautiful shaded park with a quaint gazebo, air-conditioned Log Cabin for artist breaks, playground and free parking. Local vendors and restaurants provide a variety of food choices.
In 2008, we made this festival a more comprehensive festival of the arts to include not only the visual arts with juried artists, but also music, dance, story-telling, children’s art activities, drama, wine tastings, culinary and artist demonstrations, attracting many visitors to enjoy a wide spectrum of the cultural arts. In 2009, we plan to continue this festival concept. Please visit our website at

Long's Park Art and Craft Festival - 2009 - Pennsylvania
OPEN DATE: 12/8/2008
DEADLINE: 2/28/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 9/4/2009 - 9/7/2009
Every Labor Day weekend some 20,000 art lovers come to Long's Park to shop for fine arts and crafts. Ranked 4th in the country by The Harris List and a Top 10 show by Art Fair SourceBook, the show draws sophisticated, high income buyers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, across Central Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, New York and beyond. Set in an old, tree-lined park, booths line walkways and surround a tranquil, freshwater lake.
Across 31 years, Long's Park has fostered very special relationships with its exhibitors. Each booth fee includes three catered breakfasts, an exhibitor picnic, and advance mailing services. The show is also supported by extensive marketing, including paid advertising and press coverage across the region.

Art in the High Desert 2009 - Bend, Oregon
OPEN DATE: 12/8/2008
DEADLINE: 2/28/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 8/28/2009 - 8/30/2009
The West needs another premier art festival. Art in the High Desert is it.
Join us in Central Oregon for the 2nd annual Art in the High Desert festival. This juried fine art and craft festival is produced by artists for artists. It takes place in Bend, Oregon a sophisticated community of art lovers and art buyers.
Bend, Oregon is an area of upscale destination resorts and year-round residents living in vibrant neighborhoods. It is an outdoor and cultural destination. The festival site is set across the Deschutes River from a high-end shopping area. Art in the High Desert is scheduled during the peak of the Central Oregon summer tourist season.
Come for the festival. Stay for your vacation.

Jersey Shore Fine Arts Festival 2009 - Long Beach Island, New Jersey, New Jersey
OPEN DATE: 12/10/2008
DEADLINE: 3/15/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 6/13/2009 - 6/14/2009
This event will be hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. Dates of the event are June 13th & 14th, 2009.The site location is Ethel Jacobson Field in Ship Bottom which provides a central location on the island that is easily accessible to all traffic entering Long Beach Island.
June brings summer crowds seeking pristine beaches, soothing environs and quality shops, services and dining. Thousands of corporate leaders and celebrities from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania bring their families to LBI to savor the beauty that this barrier island provides.

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