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It's All About The "EXPERIENCE!"...
Salina is nationally acknowledged as an Outstanding Arts Community. Art and culture are a $23 million industry annually. Its rich cultural landscape of arts organizations identifies Salina as a model city, very unusual and dynamic within its geography.
The dynamic cultural life is echoed in this stellar Festival; attracting over 70,000 patrons regionally and from states afar; drawing people together to commemorate place-through art, artistry and artists-and through the joy of marking time with one another. The Smoky Hill River Festival is the most anticipated event of the year, to many a tradition and to all a discovery...an unprecedented celebration of place!
We welcome your application to the Fine Art Show (90 exhibitors) and Four Rivers Craft Show (50 exhibitors). These outstanding shows continue to garner national recognition and have upheld their stellar reputations among artists for 38 years.
Experience a "pleasant surprise"-the unmistakable"experience" of the Smoky Hill River Festival-a Festival like none other!
FESTIVAL MISSION: To celebrate the arts and this communitythrough a festival accessible to anyone-physically, psychologically and economically.
The artists speak:
Once upon a time, shows cared about their artists. The artists fees were kept to a reasonable amount. Quality was kept high. Customers showed interest and bought art. Well, surprise, this show is still like that! Robert Walden, Lillian, AL
Paid entrance, serious art lovers, so friendly and respectful. Ellie Ali, New York, NY
Good sales, very friendly crowds, easy setup and breakdown, parking close by and a friendly reception.
Mike & Patty Albin, Fairfield Glade, TN
A human and humane art show experience-good will abounds. Cathra-Anne Barker, Santa Fe, NM
"Be backs" did return on Sunday to follow up with a purchase! Thomas Dumke, Oconomowoc, WI
This was one of the best "run" shows we've participated in, and the community really turns out to support the arts! Leah Simmons-DeCapio, Glen Haven, CO
One of the best run shows in the country. Sheldon Ganstrom, Hays, KS
A sweet show-thank you! Gary Allen, Omaha, NE
This is one of those shows that you must see to believe. Wonderful public art. A family reunion atmosphere. An event the whole community cherishes and supports. Learn more and join us in Kansas in June: www.riverfestival.com