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Call for Artists: Summit Art Festival 2019

October 11, 12 & 13
Lees Summit, Missouri
Presented By: Summit Art
120 Artists
Deadline: August 11
Notification Date: August 19
Application Fee: $30     Booth Fee: $275 10'x10'

The Summit Art Festival is an annual event held in the bustling downtown entertainment district of Lee's Summit, MO. A rising suburb of Kansas City, Lee's Summit has recently been named Time/Money's No. 41 Best Place to Live in 2018! With a population nearing 100,000, the area is filled with historic buildings, restaurants and unique shops. Downtown Lee's Summit surrounds the historic depot and Amtrak train station, and the Historical Society of Lee's Summit Museum.
The 12th annual Summit Art Festival is a 3-day, outdoor, high-quality fine art event held in the "heart of the city", downtown Lee's Summit, MO. Featuring over 100 artists from all over the country, visitors enjoy a unique blend of art, music and food! 
In addition, the festival showcases over 250 works of art created by area students and the Stuck On Art live competition. The home of Summit Art-GOT Art Gallery is located on the festival site and features an exhibition of works created by area art faculty and staff, and our Artist Hospitality Lounge. Entertaining, non-amplified music is provided by local musicians throughout the entire weekend at various performance locations. Local food trucks serve up a delicious mix of casual street fare, beverages and cocktails.

Marketing: 

Join us on social media @summitartfest
Our comprehensive, diverse marketing strategy includes targeted digital ads, billboards, radio/tv, print ads, email blasts and social media.
 
Testimonials:
Gloria Shanahan, a wonderful artist who has participated in this festival for many years says, "The Summit Art Festival is run by artists for artists. Hospitality means unloading your vehicle with help if needed, volunteers who stop by your booth to make sure you received lunch or let you know where to find snacks and such for a quick pick me up. Patrons seemed to be educated and attentive with the artworld and the artists. Both patrons and I were impressed with the quality of work lining the streets. A well run and well put together show by people who make you feel welcome and appreciate you being a part of their festival. Thank you, Summit Art Festival!"
 
Artists LOVE participating in our festival - our experienced and friendly team of Summit Art members and volunteers strive to make each artist feel welcome! We take care of you so you can focus on your customers. (And, those delicious, warm, locally-made and delivered to your booth cinnamon rolls are just a bonus!) All booth locations are accessible by vehicle for set-up and tear down.


ARTIST AMENITIES:
* High-traffic festival location in bustling downtown entertainment district
* Electricity included in booth fee
* Booth sitters/Large volunteer team to assist artists
* Indoor Artist Hospitality Lounge with private restroom facilities
* Free, nearby parking for artists; 24-hour security
* Festival promotion, marketing and advertising
* Complimentary lunch coupon to food truck of your choice provided on 
   Saturday to artists (Plus other delicious snacks throughout the 
   weekend!)
* 12 years of festival management experience
 
AWARDS:
BEST IN SHOW - $1000 plus named as 2020 festival Featured Artist, 2020 festival jury fee and 2020 booth fee
2nd Best In Show - $750 plus 2020 festival jury fee
3rd Best In Show - $500 plus 2020 festival jury fee
...and more!
 
More Information:  http://summitartfest.org/content/
Contact: Jody Fristoe   info@summitartfest.org    (816) 805-0114

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