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10814113675?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 17, 18, & 19, 2023
Winter Park, Florida
Central Park and along Park Avenue
Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 9am-5pm
Deadline: September 25, 2022
 
Application fee: $45 Booth fee: $500
 
The 64th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most prestigious juried fine art festivals. It's also one of the nation's most profitable for artists, positioned at #3 in Art Fair SourceBook's 2020 festival rankings and #6 in Sunshine Artist's Top 200 from 2010-2020, a 10-year ranking of the nation's most profitable art shows. In ArtFairCalendar's ranking of Best Art Fairs, we rank #6 in America and #1 in the South.
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The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project and is still produced today by an all-volunteer board that puts an emphasis on meeting the needs of the artists.

Set in a beautiful, historic downtown setting, the festival draws approximatey 300,000 art-loving visitors. Over 1000 fine artists from around the world apply yearly to this highly competitive and very popular show. An independent panel of three judges will select the 210 fine artists and three emerging artists invited to exhibit their works.

10814116680?profile=RESIZE_400xARTISTS' AMENITIES
● Artists' Hospitality Center with refreshments
●  Artists' Gallery on website
● Security patrol after hours
● Artist Housing Program
● Booth sitting by volunteers on call
● Artist Care Team - several times day
● Saturday Night Artists' Party (Dinner & Awards Presentation)
● Art Festival Magazine (distributed at event)
●Limited free artists' parking near the Park
● Extensive media promotions throughout Central Florida
● Artists retain all sales proceeds
 
AWARDS - TOTAL OF $74,500
● Best of Show: Purchase Award, $12,000
● Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Art of Philanthropy: Purchase Award, $5,000
● Morse Museum Award for Distinguished Work of Art: $2,500
● Ten Awards of Excellence: $2,000 each
● Twenty Awards of Distinction: $1,000 each
● Thirty Awards of Merit: $500 each
● In addition, Patron Program purchases are estimated to exceed $80,000 this year
 

 

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Call for Artists: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Winter ParkMarch 18, 19, & 20
Winter Park, Florida
Downtown Winter Park
Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 9am-5pm
213 Artists
Deadline: September 26
 
Application fee: $45  Booth fee: $500
 
The 63rd Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most prestigious juried fine art festivals. It's also one of the nation's most profitable for artists, positioned at #3 in Art Fair SourceBook's 2020 festival rankings and #6 in Sunshine Artist's Top 200 from 2010-202, a 10-year ranking of the nation's most profitable art shows. In ArtFairCalendar's ranking of Best Art Fairs, we rank #6 in America and #1 in the South. 
Winter Park street
The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project and is still produced today by an all-volunteer board that puts an emphasis on meeting the needs of the artists. 
 
Set in a beautiful, historic downtown setting, the festival draws approximately 300,000 art-loving visitors. Over 1000 fine artists from around the world apply yearly to this highly competitive and very popular show. An independent panel of three judges will select the 210 fine artists and three emerging artists invited to exhibit their works. 
 
One of Central Florida's largest annual outdoor events, the Festival also features a wide variety of entertainment on the stage in Central Park, food and beverage to please the whole family, a popular juried exhibit of student art from central Florida schools, and interactive art activities for the kids.
Winter Park show
ARTISTS' AMENITIES

● Artists' Hospitality Center with refreshments -
open daily from 7am-4 pm
● Limited free artists' parking near the Park
● Artist Housing Program
● Booth sitting staffed by volunteers available on call
● Artist Care Team - several times day
● Saturday Night Artists' Party (Dinner & Awards Presentation)
● Art Festival Magazine (distributed at event featuring participating artists gallery)
● Artists' Gallery on website
● Security patrol after hours
● Extensive media promotions throughout Central Florida leading up to and during
the Festival
● Artists retain all sales proceeds

AWARDS - TOTAL OF $74,500
● Best of Show: Purchase Award, $12,000
● Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Art of Philanthropy: Purchase Award, $5,000
● Morse Museum Award for Distinguished Work of Art: $2,500
● Ten Awards of Excellence: $2,000 each
● Twenty Awards of Distinction: $1,000 each
● Thirty Awards of Merit: $500 each
● In addition, Patron Program purchases are estimated to exceed $80,000 this year

We listened to the feedback from our 2021 Artist Survey and have scaled back the number of artists in order to have more space between the artists' booths. To make more space we have moved our traditional Friday Night Concert to the Saturday before the festival, making this concert an event to kick-off the art festival week. There will still be live entertainment during the festival, but it will take up less space, and the artists will appreciate our emphasis on easy listening music.

Apply:  https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=9598

More info: https://www.wpsaf.org/
Contact: Zapp Committee zapp@wpsaf.org

The festival is concerned about the health and safety of the artists, the community, 
and all who are involved with the festival, and 
will continue
to follow the CDC and government guidelines that are provided at the time of the show.
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Friday morning thousands of people filled the park and streets of Winter Park to view the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. It was well covered by the local media. Here is an article from the Orlando Sentinel, a good overview that includes many photos to really give you the flavor of the event and an idea of the work exhibited: Winter Park Draws Large Crowds


We are looking forward to reports on this past weekend's top show. Here are a few more images:

 

 

Fine quilting by Ginger O'Neil from St. Louis, MO

 

Pastels by Beth Crowder

Glass by Earl James from Cleveland, Ohio. These pieces have Earl's "signature" look all over them, but I didn't recognize the orange piece as one of his and missed attributing this work to Earl earlier.

Here is another article I found in the NewsChief.com (?) about the show in Central Park, but I think this was in Winter Haven -- the works looks wonderful. What is this? another nice-looking show right near Winter Park on the same weekend? Can anyone fill me in on this?

All photos from the Orlando Sentinel

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