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Call for Artists: Long's Park Art & Craft Festival

September 4-6

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Presented by the Long's Park Amphitheater Foundation

Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm
200 Exhibitors
Deadline: Midnight, February 28

Event Summary:

Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, 2015, finds some 10,000 art lovers flocking to Long's Park to shop for fine arts and crafts.  This top rated show draws sophisticated, high income buyers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, across Central Pennsylvania, NJ, NY, DE, VA,Washington DC and beyond thanks to the quality of its exhibitors and extensive marketing (TV, Public Radio, Outdoor, magazines, newspaper, digital/online and social media) throughout the region.  

Set in an old, tree lined park where booths line walkways surrounded by a tranquil, freshwater lake, Long's Park treats its guests to a virtual outdoor gallery of the best work being created. Fine dining, wines, craft beer and jazz music lend to the upscale feel and tone of this festival.

For 36 years, Long's Park has fostered very special relationships with its exhibitors. Including:

  • Booth fees that include two catered breakfasts, an exhibitor dinner, and advance mailing services.
  • RV accommodations have been expanded within the park  
  • Community hosts offer exhibitor housing on a first-come/first-serve basis. 
  • Our festival consistently exceeds exhibitor expectations as our volunteers bend over backwards to greet, assist and be accessible to all artisans during set-up, the three-day show and tear down of all booths.

The Festival is presented by the nonprofit organization, Long's Park Amphitheater Foundation. All proceeds benefit the Foundation's Long's Park Summer Music Series, Thirteen Sunday nights of free performances by award-winning, national performers.  In it's 53rd year, this event draws families and patrons of music and the arts from Central PA, Philadelphia, Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This competitive festival partners with 200 exhibitors chosen by two separate juries of talented and experienced, 2D and 3D fine artists and craftspeople.  Participants in the 2015 festival are chosen by this jury with the exception of exempted members from our past two juries and up to 10 exhibitors who may be named by the Festival Director for purposes of show balance.

All work must be of original design handcrafted and produced under the direct supervision of the creator.  The work exhibited and the booth must match the quality and style of the work as represented in the submitted digital images. Jewelry may only be submitted for jury in the jewelry category.  Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.

The festival is open rain or shine.  Exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather.  We find that patrons of the Long's Park Art & Craft Festival make plans to attend our show well in advance and a little rain never keeps them from attending and buying!

Complete the application now to be considered as part of this nationally-recognized art & craft festival!

Schedule:

Application Deadline:  Midnight, February 28, 2015
Jurying:  March 24-25
Acceptance Notification (emailed and listed on our LongsPark.org website):  April 15
Booth Fees Due:  May 5
First Cancellation Deadline:  May 15
Second Cancellation Deadline:  July 15
Booth Location Notification:  June 30
Show Set-up:  Thursday, September 3 10am-7pm

For More Information:

Visit:  www.LongsPark.org , email: info@LongsPark.org or call (717)735-8883.


Click for easy ZAPP application:  www.Zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3791 


Contact information:  Tim Ardinger, Long's Park Art & Craft Festival Chairperson

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