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Call for Artists: Cedar Key 39th Annual Festival

April 13 & 14CedarKeyLogo
Historic, Old-World Cedar Key, Florida
120 Spaces
Deadline: December 15

Have you heard of Cedar Key?

Four reasons to apply Today!

1. The Most Magical Spot In The USA.  People spend their lives searching for a haven like Cedar Key.  Seven Islands connected by bridges on the Gulf, 60 miles west of Gainesville with 1800's buildings and Native American history.  Surrounded by tranquil beauty with mystical islands, bird sanctuaries and the best darn clams, oysters, crabs and redfish, anywhere!  Plus, unmatched hospitality of our historic community of artists, fishermen (and women) and creative, eclectic people.  The vibe in Cedar Key is what Key West was-sixty years ago.  It's where you'll find members of your tribe-on the water, in the bars, at the show, in the gulf-front park.

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2. Money & Patrons.  22,000 people attend the free festival.  $10,000 in Prize Money plus $8,000 in Patron Purchase Awards.  Low fees: application $32-booth $150.

3. Plan Your Florida Tour with 3 consecutive Shows in Two Weeks.  Leverage your time!  Bookend Cedar Key show with two larger shows:  Gainesville Santa Fe Art Festival and St. Petersburg Mainsail Festival are the weekend before and after. (apply separately)

4. Who Loves Ya Baby?  We take real good care of you!  Complimentary Artists Breakfasts and Award Reception, friendly booth sitters, affordable booth fees, comfortable 10x12 spaces.  Friday pm and Saturday am set up.  Great food (only local, home-made food at the festival), great drinks, cool places to watch the sunset (Low Key Hideaway Tiki Bar) and friendly people everywhere.  You'll think your dreaming-but you'll be in wondrous Cedar Key!  Prepare to fall in love!

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Hosted by the Cedar Key Art Center, we live for INSPIRATION, PASSION-and are ROOTING for more western, mid-west and northern artists.  Established and Emerging-to join our strong contingent of southeastern artists at our annual, juried fine arts and crafts festival.  A smart planner can work three shows in two weeks!

or download application:


Bring your Finest to the Sublimest Old Florida Venue: Cedar Key

Questions?  Call me, Call me Anytime!
Laura Matson Hahn, Event coordinator, (352)543-5400, email:

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Comment by Kathy Alpert on December 6, 2012 at 10:15am

Could someone who has attended this show tell me if it is worthwhile to enter?  thanks

Comment by Wendy edwards on December 12, 2012 at 10:11am
Did show last year. Here's our observations-

The Good- beautiful, very interesting area. Incredible staff and volunteers. Lots of prize money. Lots of great support from local businesses. Fun, interesting, artist.

The bad- a very small crowd. I noticed several empty booth spaces. Don't know if its because they did not have enough quality applications? We did have a well established and very gifted water colorist next to us who did very well and always does at this show because he has a great following and a lot of his work is of the area. Another painter who was across from us did fairly well between her prize money and a few late Sunday sells. We, as jewelers just made our expenses. This is highly unusual for us. We almost always do very well because of our affordable price points. The small crowd who were buying seemed to be folks who had a second home in the area and needed something for their walls.

All that being said, we're trying to decide if we should apply again. It is a fun show to do, the weather is great and the area is beautiful and perhaps we just need to change our product a bit. Hope my comments won't affect our entry if we do apply?

Let me know if you have any questions
Comment by Kathy Alpert on December 12, 2012 at 3:03pm

thanks for the info Wendy...I have never been to that area so being this is my second show to enter I went ahead and did. Nothing ventured nothing gained and right now I want to get some more experience. My first show was over Thanksgiving at the Space Coast Art Festival in Cocoa Beach...didn't sell much but veteran artists suggested I contact galleries to put my work in which was quite a compliment to me. So maybe I'll see you in Cedar Key...kathy


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