Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Festifall 2012 artist applications now available

Applications for artist booths at Chapel Hill’s 40th annual Festifall 2012 are now being accepted by the Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department. Festifall will take place Sunday, Oct. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. on the tree-lined street of West Franklin. Applications are due by May 1, and space is limited to 120 qualifiers.
Festifall artists will be awarded cash prizes for: first place at $350, second place at $250 and third place at $150, and juror, Sara Latta Gress, owner of the North Carolina Crafts Gallery in Carrboro, will be selecting the awards this year.
Selected artists creating in all media will be a part of this well-publicized annual event celebrating the cultural arts held in downtown Chapel Hill. More than 15,000 local and visiting attendees are entertained throughout the day with live music and the best that the local art scene has to offer, accompanied by participatory interactive art and dance activities.
Partnerships in publicity include the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and the Chapel Hill Visitor’s Bureau. Festifall is also promoted through 30,000 printed event guides, in regional print, radio and television advertisements as well as the most current: wide-reaching social media outlets.
To support the Town’s sustainability efforts, we are encouraging all interested artists to apply using the paper-less application. A hard copy, PDF version, can be downloaded at this site as well. Applications are accompanied by a fee of $25. Applicants’ images will be reviewed by a panel of local artist jurors, and accepted artists will be notified on June 15.
More information, including the full official event guide, parking, and pictures from Festifall 2011, can be found online. Questions about registration for Festifall 2012 can be directed to Carter Hubbard at chubbard@townofchapelhill.org.

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