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Call for Artists: Annapolis Arts & Crafts Festival

June 11 & 12
Annapolis, Maryland
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium
200 artists
Deadline: March 2

It is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to apply to exhibit at the Second Annual Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival. This premier event showcases the prized works of over 200 artists employing a variety of medium:  painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital art, mixed media, printmaking, jewelry, fiber art, glass, wood, leather, metal and photography.

With a population of over a half-million, the Annapolis area has a median household income 30% higher than the national average.  It is also the destination of more than 4 million visitors each year, accounting for $1.8 billion in revenue.   Maryland is the wealthiest state in the nation and the Annapolis jurisdiction the fourth most affluent in the state. Annapolis is also conveniently located approximately 35 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and its affluent Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs.

Well known for it's maritime culture, colonial heritage and charming downtown shopping district, Annapolis was named one of the nation's Top 25 Arts Destinations in AmericanStyle magazine's 12th Annual Arts Designation Poll. Winning cities were ranked for the high quality of their art galleries, festivals and events and for their warm welcome to art collectors and arts tourists.  

To ensure widespread awareness of the festival, the event is being aggressively marketed throughout the region with a multimedia advertising and publicity campaign via TV, cable, print, radio and online, as well as through posters, postcards and brochures. The Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival is produced by City Dock Productions, an event management company with over 36 years of experience presenting arts and crafts festivals, music festivals, wine festivals and other consumer product shows and public events.  The festival is endorsed by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County,  Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Visitors and Convention Bureau.

The Navy-Marine Corps Stadium is an ideal venue for the Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival:
    •    Easy to reach, just off Rt. 50, and with ample parking for both exhibitors and the public
    •    the site is available for setup on Friday, June 10.  
    •    Artists can drive up and offload right at their booths.  
    •    Plenty of nearby hotel accommodations in every price
    •    continuous shuttle bus service to downtown and all of
         the many shops, restaurants and attractions of historic
         Annapolis are just some of the amenities exhibitors will
         enjoy while participating in the Annapolis Arts and Crafts

The Annapolis Arts and Craft Festival staff takes great pride in our event--and in you and your work. We look forward to having you as part of our second annual event.

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Comment by Michelle Sholund on February 19, 2011 at 8:12pm
I just applied to this yesterday - the 18th.  Funny how I saw it first and then here...  In case anyone is curious, about the event I do have this one piece of insight, for what it is worth.  I did not do the show last year as I choose to do one I had been doing, the same weekend, for about 3 years straight.  So, I did contact a person who did do the show, the show's first year last year, and the artist said it wasn't all that bad for a first year show.  They thought it was worth it being a first year show.  It sounded like most vendors were set up on pavement and Saturday was hotter then hell, and I mean it - 95 + degrees plus 100 % humidity.  When I did the other show that day, despite drinking a lot of water, I was dehydrated.  Bring fans and lots of them as it does help.  The artist I talked to said that loading in and out was good. I do not know much about the bathroom, parking, security, or anything like that, the person didn't go into details on that.  I am not one to do outdoor shows in Maryland during this time of year, but it is a good time of year for sales.  The best part, I think - this is just speculating...  is that it is just when the tourist season is in full swing and the area is beautiful AND mass transit stops right at the location of the festival.  All I can say is if I get in and anyone else from here chooses to apply, please let me know...  I would love to meet you and get your thoughts on the show too :-)  - Michelle, By the Bay Botanicals


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