When it comes to festivals, farmers’ markets and grassroots fairs, the South Sound has more than you can shake a stick at! Here’s the first batch of artist vendor opportunities for summer festivals – we’ll list others as they are announced.
PACIFIC AVENUE STREET FAIR, June 10, 2012. Artists, performers, food vendors and craftspeople may apply for this one-day celebration that attracted several thousand people last year! Good chow, music and stage entertainment, plus a classic car show are all part of the mix. Details at www.pacificavenuebusinessdistrict.com; click on Street Fair for the vendor application.
PROCTOR ARTS FEST, August 4, 2012. Attention, artists and craftspeople: approximately 9,000 visitors chilled at this popular North End event last year! Opportunities include live music and stage performances, a juried art show, the Proctor sidewalk sale, and the Proctor Farmers’ Market. Vendor application at www.proctorartsfest.com. Or, enter the Proctor Arts Fest 4th Annual Poster Contest with a $300 first prize. Artists who reside in Pierce County are invited to enter one original artwork that captures the energy of a summer arts festival in any medium except photography or computer-generated art. Entries should not feature specific Proctor businesses or logos in their design. In addition to a $300 grand prize, second and third place winners will have the option of displaying their artwork in selected Proctor businesses during Arts Fest. The winning entry will be photographed with graphic design provided by Proctor Arts Fest. Deadline is April 20, 2012. Send your entry (by CD only) to: Proctor District Association, Proctor Arts Fest Poster Contest, P.O.Box 7291, Tacoma, WA 98417. Include name, telephone number, e-mail address, and a brief resumé. There is no fee for entering this contest but your CD will not be returned (do not send original artwork). Information: Bonnie at email@example.com.
ARTRAGEOUS 4th ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL, Saturday, August 4, 11 – 6 pm. This free one-day art extravaganza fills the streets of downtown Auburn! Featuring a street fair, musical mainstage with bands throughout the day, beer garden, temporary art installations, wandering musicians and more. Apply to be an Artist Project Leader (paid position leading an art activity for the day) or an Artist Vendor (host a booth and sell your artwork). Download prospectus and application here. Information: Maija McKnight, City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Arts Coordinator, 253.804.5043, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIG HARBOR HISTORIC WATERFRONT DISTRICT / 28th Annual Summer Art Festival, July 21-22, 2012. Find the prospectus for this long-running waterfront festival at onlinejuriedshows.com or peninsulaartleague.com (under the tab “Summer Art Fest”). Please note that there are two events posted for Peninsula Art League at onlinejuriedshows.com – this event is at the bottom of the page with the sailboat logo. Deadline for entry is April 6; notification of acceptance by May 1.