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Art on the Creeks 2017
Village on the Creeks - Central Courtyard
Rogers, Arkansas (South)
Event Dates: 10/7/17 - 10/7/17
Application Deadline: 5/31/17 Midnight CST
38 day(s) and 10 hour(s) remaining
Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)
Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
You can submit up to 20 applications for this show.
The 6th annual Art on the Creeks is Northwest Arkansas’ premier fine arts festival! The juried event showcases exceptional talent with a focus on fine art. Unique opportunity to exhibit and sell your work void of any exhibit fees or commissions! Tents provided to each artist free of charge! Cash Awards: $1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place. Continuous growth with rave reviews from artists and attendees. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience in an affluent area that is primed to buy and appreciates the value of original fine art. It’s the place to be seen, and we look forward to your application!
Art on the Creeks is a juried event welcoming applications for 2D and 3D visual fine arts. We seek seasoned and up-and-coming artists to provide a mix of classic and contemporary art representing a wide variety of mediums with utmost emphasis on high quality, fine arts. We focus on exhibition of original artwork --- Mass reproductions, commercial casts, molds, or machine made work are not permitted. This prospectus includes essential event and participation details and should be read in full prior to application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2017.
Apply by April 15, 2017 to have your art considered for our Poster Contest (details further below).
WHAT OTHER ARTISTS HAVE SAID ABOUT ART ON THE CREEKS
“It was a fabulous event and (I believe) my top grossing art festival that I've done so far.”
"The crowd was wonderful and came to buy...My best show ever..."
“So well organized and such a positive experience … I'm blown away by the arrangement of being sponsored and being able to participate at no cost or commission. Who does that!!? Kudos!!”
“This year there were many sales (a whole page full)…Very well done art event and nothing less than a prime location.”
“Extremely pleased … the tents were very nice and most importantly those attending the event came to buy art … really appreciated your focus on art (vs. crafts)... The best single day event that I have attended. Over $1,800 in sales.”
“Enjoyed show last two years. Made a little over 2000.00 per show.”
“My favorite show! Everyone was so very nice - from my first inquiry right on through the show! Well organized, excellent job on promotion, formed a superb group of sponsors, and pulled together a great venue of artists. I was proud to be included and I had a wonderful show for sales!”
“I can’t gush enough about the professionalism and stellar organization of your event that so impressed me...The talent was spectacular! Kudos to your jury- WOW!”
“Fabulous turn out! The topping was so many buying my art as well! My sales were really good …”
“The show was fab and was exactly the way such an event should be 'put on.' It was an honor to be included in such a stellar line-up of artists.”
"Kudos for a fantastic art show. Beautiful in every way! Thanks for keeping local fine art shows alive!"
ABOUT THE EVENT
Art on the Creeks was founded in 2011 when the student artists of Studio 7 hosted a small art show for family and friends in a warehouse/studio. The following year the event became official and moved to the current venue at Village on the Creeks. The annual event reached record heights in 2016 as the application process continued extending to artists outside the direct area and ultimately included 70+ artists spanning 9 states and 32 cities. This was made possible thanks to Art on the Creek’s solicitation of funding from 15 corporate sponsors and 47 local businesses and patrons of the arts who sponsored individual artists. Now hosting our 6th annual event, Art on the Creeks 2017 promises to be another exceptional year!
As in previous years, artists selected from this application/jury process will be positioned in tents on our lush, elevated courtyard. The public attends free of charge and we enthusiastically promote an upscale outdoor art festival with live musical entertainment, beer/wine, food, art activities, lakeside walking paths and upscale retail shopping located at our venue conveniently positioned off the I-49 interstate, exit 83.
Art on the Creeks' mission is to inspire the community with outstanding fine art through an event that promotes inclusion, engagement and a heartfelt spirit of supporting the arts and “giving back”. Artists receive a unique opportunity to exhibit and sell their work void of any exhibition fee or commissions. Businesses and patrons participate and receive exposure by sponsoring an individual artist for a minimal financial contribution. We are proud to include a philanthropic program with a portion of event proceeds going to Life Styles, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities, and who’s artists participate in the exhibit.
AWARDS & PRIZES
$1,000 Best in Show; $500 Second Place; $250 Third Place
Exhibits will be judged in their entirety by a curator from the highly esteemed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Awards will be announced during the show.
SUBMITTING APPLICATION IMAGES
We are seeking artwork to be used for our 2017 promotion/advertising campaign.
To have your images considered for our poster contest, indicate such in your application and submit your application by April 15, 2017.
Any theme/composition to generate enthusiasm for our fine arts event will be considered. Our independent graphic artist will select the winning artwork deemed most suitable for graphic overlay of event information and overall aesthetic appeal.
Winner of the Poster Contest will be announced by May 1, 2017.
Winner is not automatically guaranteed acceptance into the festival. His/her application in its entirety will be subject to jury review and acceptance.
Note: The winning artist will ultimately need to provide a high resolution image of the artwork, so if you don't already have a high res image, please ensure that you have access to the original art for proper scanning.
NOTIFICATION OF JURY RESULTS & CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION
More than 50% of the event budget is targeted toward marketing, advertising and event promotion to drive maximum attendance. Art on the Creeks provides comprehensive marketing, inclusive of but not limited to an extensive poster/postcard campaign, print and broadcast advertising, community banners and signage, e-mail, and robust social media promotion. Each accepted artist’s work will be individually promoted on our social media platforms (leveraging the images submitted in the application process).
ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, ours is an affluent community with a flourishing arts culture and strong economy.
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