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South Miami Rotary Art Festival 2018

Location:
Downtown South Miami on Sunset Drive From US1 to Red Road (SW 57th Ave.)
South Miami, Florida (South)

Phone: 305-769-5977
Event Dates: 2/24/18 - 2/25/18
Application Deadline: 11/2/17 Midnight EST
192 day(s) and 7 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

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Event Summary

We are back!!
The City resolution awarding our venue dates - February 24-25, 2018 was passed early!


South Miami Rotary Art Festival - February 2018 - 34th Annual
The 34th annual South Miami Rotary Art Festival is a juried two day outdoor festival that takes place in
the vibrant downtown area of South Miami on Sunset Drive from US1 to Red Road (57th Avenue).
The area is filled with historic buildings, restaurants and unique shops. Just 3 miles south of Miami's
Coconut Grove, South Miami borders the University of Miami and the upscale neighborhoods of
Coral Gables and Pinecrest.

General Information

Always the weekend after Presidents' Day

For online or GPS directions to show site search for 5750 SW 72 St., South Miami, FL 33143.  Please note: this is not our mailing address.

Started as a small show in 1984, the event has grown into one of Miami-Dade County’s most anticipated
festivals. Dozens of friendly and dedicated Rotary volunteers staff the event, ensuring a pleasant experience
for exhibitors.

The festival attracts a diverse group of art lovers.  Public admission
is free and includes live jazz throughout the weekend and an international food court.

The proceeds of the festival benefit South Miami Rotary charitable efforts including college scholarships
for local school students as well as international and local community service projects.
FESTIVAL DATES & TIMES:
Saturday February 24, 2018
Sunday February 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday


ARTIST AMENITIES:
  • Load-in and out at booth space.
  • Free parking for artists.
  • Cash awards of at least $5,000 will be presented.
  • Automatic acceptance for winners the following year.
  • Complimentary continental breakfast both mornings.
  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks.
  • Booth sitting available for brief breaks.

    IMPORTANT DATES:
  • Application deadline – November 2, 2017
  • Notifications emailed – November 13, 2017
  • Booth fees due – December 8, 2017
  • No refunds after – January 5, 2018
  • Show dates – February 24-25, 2018
  • Set up – February 24, 2018 – 5:30 a.m.
    Must be completed by 9:45 a.m.


    AWARDS:
    An award for Best in Show will be made in the amount of $1,500. Second prize is $1,000, and third prize
    is $750. At the discretion of the judges, a total of up to five Artists of Note may be chosen, with awards
    of $350 each. Sponsorship of additional award funding is being solicited this year.



    APPLICATION INFORMATION:
  • 5 Images are required including an outdoor booth shot set up with fully displayed work.
  • Digital images of 1920 pixels on the longest side are required. For more information on formatting of images
    access Zapp Image Preparation.
  • All applications must include an email address. This will be the only method of notification.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $30 is required.



 

Rules/Regulations
  • All work must be the applying artist's own original work. No imports or work created from kits, molds, etc. will be accepted.
  • Artists may exhibit work in only one of these categories: 3D Sculpture, Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing/Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Wood. No multiple category booths are allowed.
  • Work exhibited must be substantially the same as that submitted with the application. Nonconforming work may be rejected and the artist required to leave and forfeit the booth fee.
  • The artist must be present personally for both days of the festival.
  • Artists who break down displays and/or depart before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday or 5:00 p.m. on Sunday may not be allowed to return to future shows.
  • Booth breakdown on Sunday must be completed by 8:00 p.m. when Sunset Drive reopens to traffic.
  • Artists must be with their exhibits during judging to be eligible for an award. Display of awards from previous shows is not permitted.
  • Artists must comply with all State of Florida tax regulations.
  • No nails, bolts, or any attachments to the street pavement are allowed.
  • Tents must be fire-retardant and appropriately weighted.
  • No artwork or storage is allowed outside the booth.
  • All cancellation requests must be made by mail or email.
  • Absolutely no refunds will be made after January 5, 2018.



 

Booth Information
All booth spaces are for 10' x 10' tents, and are located on Sunset Drive (SW 72 Street) between US1 and Red Road (SW 57 Ave.) in the heart of downtown South Miami.  A Standard Booth is accessible from the front only; a Corner from front and one side; and an Endcap from front and two sides.  Setup will begin on February 24 at 5:30 a.m. and must be completed by 9:45 a.m.  Please do not attempt to enter the area for setup before 5:30 a.m.  Limited security will be provided Saturday night.  Electricity is not provided.   Artists may use a small quiet odorless generator.  The Rotary Club of South Miami and The Rotary Foundation of South Miami dba/South Miami Rotary Art Festival will not be responsible for any property losses, damage, or injuries sustained while the artist is participating in the festival.
  • Standard Booth Fee - $395
  • Corner Booth Fee - $450 - limited number available
  • Endcap Fee - $525 - limited number available
  • A limited number of double booths are available.



 
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