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Call for Artists: Turtle Creek Arts Festival

November 11 & 12
Dallas, Texas

Application deadline: September 30
Event Summary:
Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival kicks off its inaugural event in Reverchon Park, a 43-acre community park. Winding its way through the heart of Dallas, Turtle Creek is charming with its serene shores, manicured parks, walking paths and neighborhood events. Turtle Creek borders the Downtown arts district as well as Highland Park, and the Oaklawn/ Cedar Springs neighborhoods.  This Dallas neighborhood is considered to be one of the wealthiest zip codes in metro Dallas and is home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities. 
The Turtle Creek Arts Festival is a two-day fine art outdoor festival, located in one of the most prestigious areas of Dallas, featuring approximately 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, festival foods and beverages.  We're often told we have the best "festival foods" around!
The 2017 Turtle Creek Arts Festival is organized by the AFFPS, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines, which has a long history of building some of the most notable events in the south with several holding spots in the TOP 100 in the nation.  The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.
Festival Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Information
Accept applications: July 07, 2017
Application deadline: September 30, 2017
Jury dates: October 01-02, 2017
Notification of acceptance: October 04, 2017  
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: October 20, 2017
Wait List Released: October 21, 2017
Apply online at Zapp:
What:  Turtle Creek Arts Festival

Where: Reverchon Park - Turtle Creek
               3505 Maple Drive, Dallas, TX 75219
               2400 Turtle Creek Blvd. TX 75219
When:  November 11-12, 2017
            Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm

  • Juried Art Show 
  • AFFPS has the distinction of holding many awards including three shows named in the TOP 100 show nationwide. 
  • Winner of 2016 Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society
  • Winner of 2015 Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society
  • Winner of 2014 Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society
  • Named Best Festival and Event by the Southeast Festival and Event Assc.
  • Best Media Campaign SFEA 
  • Best Poster Campaign SFEA 
  • Best Social Campaign Media SFEA
  • Best Local Arts Festival by Best Self Atlanta Magazine
  • Snacks and water will be provided for artists on Saturday and Sunday.  
  • Designated Festival Hotline available during event hours regarding assistance, emergencies, questions, concerns, etc. 
  • 24-Hour Security/Overnight Security by Dallas Police Department  
Jury: $25 (ZAPP)/ $35 (mail in)
Booth Fees: $225 Regular/$450 Double
Corners Upgrade$75 (limited availability)
Our Story...
The AFFPS is proud to announce the Inaugural Turtle Creek Artist Festival  on November 11-12, 2017 in Dallas, TX. We simply had to do it! Not only did we fall in love with Dallas, we fell big time! We will transform the park into an outdoor art gallery, that everyone will enjoy. This two-day event will feature up to 125 fine local and regional artists and artisans along tree lined Turtle Creek Blvd in  Park. This is definitely an event that you do not want to miss!
The Turtle Creek area is rich with one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities in the Dallas / Downtown area. Visitors from across downtown, trendy areas, such as Oaklawn and Highlands area expected over the weekend to view the many painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages.
AFFPS | 404-873-1222 | | |

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