march 11 & 12 (2)

Call for Artists: 5th Annual Babcock Ranch Art Show

10814122891?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 11 & 12, 2023
Babcock Ranch, Florida
Founders Square
Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
60+ Artists
Deadline: November 4, 2022
Application fee: $25               Booth fee: $325
The Babcock Ranch Art Show, produced by the experienced ArtFest Fort Myers staff, is a 2 day boutique art show held in the new town of Babcock Ranch. This FREE-to-the-public art show will feature 60+ exceptional artists centered in Founders Square overlooking Lake Babcock.
Babcock Ranch is the first ever fully solar-powered town in the U.S., surrounded by seven new neighborhoods. New members of the Babcock community will be now, more than ever, looking for artwork to enhance the beauty and elegance of their new homes! A variety of local farm to table restaurants & vendors will encourage attendees to stay for lunch or dinner, as they decide upon their artwork purchases.
The Babcock Ranch Art Show has artist-friendly procedures in place to ensure that your weekend with us is pleasant and profitable. Our Artist Hospitality team is there to greet and direct you on Set Up Day and is available to you all weekend. Artists are set in a circular flow around Founders Square that allows booths to have at least 3 feet of space in the lakefront setting.
10814124684?profile=RESIZE_400xArtist Perks include:
• Drive-up access to your booth location on set up day (Friday morning) with ample behind booth storage
• Indoor bathrooms
• Professional overnight security
• Convenient free artist parking adjacent to the Art Show site
• Oversized booth spaces with at least three feet between booths and ample storage space behind
• An audience of new home-buyers eager for your artwork
If you are new to the idea of selling at outdoor art festivals, please contact us for any support you may need - we love to help. Our staff is available to talk about any details you seek and to take a peek at your images in advance and provide feedback on "jury strength," at least in our opinion, based on 20+ years of watching juries. We love talking with artists and are happy to share our insights to support artists’ success.
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10806865089?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 11 & 12, 2023
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Craig Park gps 100 Beekman Lane
Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
200 Artists
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Application Fee: $30 Booth fee: $250-$300
We welcome your application to the 48th Annual Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou, a premier outdoor event. Spring Bayou anchors Tarpon Springs’ interlocking waterways that directly feed into the Gulf of Mexico. These waters draw thousands of day visitors and winter residents. Tarpon Springs sits at the north end of Florida's most densely-populated county, accessible from the entire Tampa Bay area. It offers an old Florida ambience with its brick streets, restored Victorian mansions and intimate bungalows surrounding the Festival venue. 
Downtown boasts a variety of restaurants and shops, just two blocks away. The historic Sponge Docks area, celebrating Greek heritage, is an easy walk or trolley ride away. The Festival, in the midst of these attractions, provides a unique opportunity for purchasing fine art and fine craft. 
10806865500?profile=RESIZE_710xSome 18,000 loyal patrons flock to the show every year to interact with and buy from exhibitors, sample craft beer and good food, and enjoy live entertainment. Awards total $19,000.
Artist Testimonials:
"Loved this show (hearts hearts)! So nice the jurors stop at each booth, introduce themselves and are attentive."
"My sales were double their 10 year average!"
"Great show as usual."
"Very caring and thorough; well attended."
"Fabulous! The staff and volunteers are SO nice!"
"Good crowd and advertising."
"Courteous staff. Very cooperative. Probably one the easiest groups to work with. Appreciate the consideration given to the artists."
Contact: Denise Haun
10806866452?profile=RESIZE_584x Dolphins and Manatees sometimes attend the festival,
so be on the lookout!
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