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Call for Artists: 2nd Annual St. John's River Festival of the Arts

May 4 & 5  St.Johnslogo

Sanford, Florida

Historic Downtown Sanford
100 Artists
Deadline: March 1  


Our first year in 2012 was a terrific success and we want to keep the creative momentum for 2013.  A different festival experience awaits you! Over 125 Premier Artists will be selected to participate in this art festival.

Throughout the festival we will also include 15-20 demonstrating areas for artists selected through our jury process. These artists will have adjacent spaces to demonstrate their artistic process along with their finished artwork to sell.


$14,000 in Awards - $3,000 Best of Show  


There will be eight (8) defined categories:

Carol Napoli, St. John's River Festival
  • Painting includes: watercolor, oil, acrylic
  • Fine Craft includes: wood, glass, leather, basketry  and fiber
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing, Pastel, Pen & Ink
  • Digital, Graphics & Mixed Media
  • Jewelry
  • Clay
  • Photography  
Here are the rest of our plans to make this an exciting successful event for you:
  • Our Patron's Program offers ART-BUCKS to be spent on your artwork
  • Comprehensive print and  electronic/digital media coverage. Artists who apply early may be  showcased in the media spots.  
  • Booth numbers and artist information will  be posted in the festival program.
  • Convenient parking for Artists; unload at your site  
  • Extra large booth spaces for extra side visibility  
  • The City of Sanford offers free WI-FI within the festival area  
  • Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Complimentary Boxed lunches for artists on Saturday  
  • Great volunteers
  • 24 hour Sanford Police Department security  

Application fee: $35 - Booth fee - $225, double space is $400 


Anticipated attendance: Approximately 20,000 - 25,000 visitors over the two day Festival run.      

Learn more and apply:



Phone: Rae Marie: 407-324-1577 - Alt Phone: Kim House: 407-323-9272



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