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2017 Plano Artfest April 22 & 23

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Plano Artfest is back for a second year. This year’s festival will include a week of community art programming that ends with a two-day festival in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Come out and let your creativity loose!

When? Saturday, April 22 from 5 PM to 11 PM and Sunday, April 23 from 10 AM to 6 PM

Where? Saturday’s events will take place in McCall Plaza, while Sunday will be in Haggard Park.

What? Plano Artfest is a FREE community event built around artistic inclusiveness, creative curiosities, and cultural connection.

This year’s Artfest will be adding a Saturday night experience geared towards a more contemporary art crowd, while Sunday will be the traditional family fun day for young families and art lovers of all types.

Saturday will include:

  • Contemporary art installations curated by Dallas artist Joshua King from the Aurora festival
  • Food trucks provided by Hub Streat
  • An Artisan Lounge presented by Artisan Vapor Company
  • A concert held on the Hub Streat Stage featuring local bands and regional headliner Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Sunday will include:

  • Free sidewalk chalk contest Chalk It Up
  • Performances from Plano’s best art and cultural groups
  • Local food vendors
  • A makers market
  • A Kids Zone with bounce houses and art make-it-and-take-it stations

Collin College’s art department

will be at the festival on both days, doing live demonstrations of pottery making and metal pouring art and hosting severalinteractive public art stations.

Mark it in your calendars and bring a friend! We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information on Plano Artfest, visit www.planoartfest.com

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Junebug Music and Art Festival call for artists

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The 5th annual Junebug Music and Art Festival will be held Saturday, June 17th from 10am-11pm and Sunday the 18th from 10-4.

Junebug is brought to you by the Forge and held in Ben Wheeler, Texas. The Festival generates a large amount of publicity in local newspapers, radio and social media. Along with fine artists, the festival showcases local farmers, Fair Trade products, Sustainable living, live artist demonstrations, Local wineries and Texas singer/songwriters.

Applications will be accepted in the following categories:
Farmers Market, Wineries, Start-Up artists and Professional Artists
(Clay, Digital Art, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking & Drawing, Sculpture & Metalwork, Watercolor and Wood and OTHER)
We can’t wait to see you there!!!!

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Deep Ellum Arts Festival opportunities for artists

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The all-volunteer Deep Ellum Community Association hosts a “Deep Ellum Village” within the Deep Ellum Arts Festivall

which will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7, 8 and 9 this year.  We are having a special emphasis on providing an opportunity for artists and performers to actively demonstrate and practice their craft.  For artists, we will have an area for you to actively produce your art during the festival.  In addition, you may wish to rent a booth to sell your art, help us produce artistic signage and/or work in the marbling tent and actively demonstrate your artistic skills there.  If you are a performer, we would love to include you in the activities happening in the Deep Ellum Village during the Festival.

The opportunities are the following:

  1. Rent a booth to sell your art or split a booth with another artist. Booths cost $350 for a 10×10 but are discounted 50% to Deep Ellum based artists and handcrafters. https://form.jotform.com/50564567835970
  1. Be an “active” artist or performer for at least 4 hours and share a booth with that day’s other active artists and performers at no charge.“Active artists” sign up for a time slot and produce/create their art in the designated area during that time slot. https://form.jotform.com/70066448693969
  1. Help produce the artwork which will serve as the signage within the Deep Ellum Village.
  2. Help in the “marbling” booth and demonstrate your artistic talent and offer information about yourself to those you assist.
  3. Enter the Arts 4 Dumpsters contest and potentially win up to $4,250.  See details at www.DallasZeroWaste.com

 

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Frisco’s Arts in the Square 2017 deadline Jan. 16, 2017

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Arts in the Square 2017 – Frisco Texas

About the Eighth Annual Arts in the Square Festival

Arts in the Square is an annual juried fine arts and crafts festival featuring over 120 of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations on April 1-2, 2017 in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. This eighth-annual festival is presented by Frisco Square in collaboration with Frisco Independent School District, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services. Frisco Square hosts and presents events throughout the year and has a reputation of bringing out the high-end buying crowd. Every aspect of this event is artist-focused and seeks to provide a venue for enhancing the artist’s visibility in the community. During the festival, cash prizes for Best-in-Show ($500) and Juror’s Choice ($500), along with nine student prizes will be presented. Other amenities include hotel discounts, free parking, and artist’s hospitality.

Eligibility: Original fine arts and crafts created by the applying artist(s) working in ONE of the following ten categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Painting, Pottery, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and Miscellaneous.  COMMERCIAL AGENTS, DEALERS, OR MANUFACTURERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

DEADLINE: 1/16/2017. Jury Fee: $25.00 Apply through ZAPP https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4973

Festival Hours: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11AM-6PM and Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 11AM-6PM, rain or shine.

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Night of Holiday Magic call for artists

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Celebrate the holiday season at the 17th annual Night of Holiday Magic presented by the City of North Richland Hills. This year’s event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26. Admission is free and parking is free.  http://www.nrhtx.com/640/Night-of-Holiday-Magic

Booths are 10 X 10 and cost $60.00.  Craft vendor must provide a 10′ x 10′ white tent, tables, chairs, extension cord and LED lighting for their booth.  Tents are available for rent for $10.  NRH will provide one outlet from a generator for your LED lights.

Applications are available here: http://www.nrhtx.com/DocumentCenter/View/5947 (along with Call For Vendors) and are due by November 18, 2016.They are accepting Handmade Items Only.

For more information, visit their website or contact their event coordinator at clopez@nrhtx.com / 817/427-6628.

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2017 Deep Ellum Arts Festival call for artists

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Deep Ellum Arts Festival – 23rd Annual, 2017Dallas, Texas
OPEN DATE: 6/15/2016
DEADLINE: 11/7/2016

Jury Fee: $35.00

This ever-growing Festival consistently draws over 100,000 visual and performing arts enthusiasts to this very chic entertainment district, which is referred to as the SoHo of Dallas. The continuing expansion of residential housing in the Deep Ellum neighborhood has created a significant increase in local art buyers as well. The past several years of the Festival have been increasingly successful for our artists in terms of sales and exposure with this urban crowd.

You are invited to be part of this exciting high-energy Festival! Please present your finest works to our selection committee, who will carefully choose approximately 200 artists that complement the overall cutting-edge atmosphere of this event. http://deepellumartsfestival.com/

Festival dates: April 7 – 0, 2017

Apply on ZAPP https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4902

More information: http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com/applications/visual-artist

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Denton Independent Motorcycle Show with Pop-Up Art Show Oct. 14 & 15

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Denton Independent Motorcycle Show
October 14-15
For more information visit dentonmotorcycleshow.com
The Denton Independent Motorcycle show is part festival, part pop-up art show, and entirely free and open to the public. The heart of the event will showcase motorcycles that have been transformed from mass market vehicles or discarded wrecks into unique expressions of the individual builder. Highlighting the energy, excitement, and dedication that goes into customizing these two-wheeled works of art, the show will be a reflection of the vivacity so prominent throughout the Denton community. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to support the Greater Denton Arts Council.

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Arts Goggle festival Oct. 8 in Fort Worth

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Saturday, October 8
| Noon to 10pm
 Join us as we celebrate the 14th anniversary of ArtsGoggle, 
the Near Southside’s most beloved community arts event.
 
500+ ARTISTS | 50 BANDS | 15 BLOCKS
      FREE EVENT
This fall, Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Celebrating it’s 14th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. 
 
FREE TO THE PULIC
ArtsGoggle is free to the public, with no wristbands, tickets, admission costs.  Unlike many popular for-profit events in Fort Worth, ArtsGoggle is produced by a not-for-profit community organization and thus has no need to produce revenue.  Instead, the event is exclusively focused on creating an environment to appreciate and celebrate the arts.  All funds raised for the event will be dedicated to producing a memorable and successful experience for artists, venues and patrons of all ages.
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Park Place Village’s Gallery at Goggle features fine art and gallery-quality artists inside each of the participating businesses in Park Place Village.  Participating businesses range from a windows and doors retailer to restaurants, a co-working space to a music school.  In support of the Fort Worth arts community, these businesses clear their walls, rearrange furniture, and transform their traditional work environments into a gallery space dedicated to displaying the work of ArtsGoggle artists.  Venues receive no compensation for hosting artists; in fact, the Park Place Village businesses go to great expense to become a venue, with many opening during off-hours and making adjustments to their spaces to accommodate artists.  This unique partnership between business and artist is a distinctive feature of ArtsGoggle, and furthers the conversation about the importance of art in our everyday environments.  GALLERY at GOGGLE will also include an outdoor street festival for artists and stage with live music and performance art throughout the festival.

 

Magnolia Village Takes it to the Street In addition to Gallery at Goggle, ArtsGoggle hosts an outdoor street party spreading more than 14 blocks across the Magnolia Village. The street festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Avenue to Hemphill Street and fills the street with more than 500 visual artists showcasing their works and 4 stages with music and performance art of all varieties.

Music on Magnolia will be cranking out tunes from local favorites

  • The Rahr & Son’s Brewing Company Stage at 8th Avenue will feature cow punk rockersHoly Moly, pop masters The Hendersons, Fort Worth Weekly’s 2016 Best Live Band Animal Spirit, the genuinely addictive sounds of  VVOES, and Dallas indie legends The Deathray Davies.
  • Tarrant County College stage at Avoca Coffee will feature musicians from of the Fort Worth Symphony and the best of Fort Worth’s singer songwriters including Kevin Aldridge,Jacob Furr, Christa Russell, Luke McGlathery, Darrin Kobetich,Alex Rhea, and Wayne Floyd. An acoustic performance from headliner Joe Gorgeous at 9:00pm closes the show.
  • The FWADA & Chimera Brewing Stage at SiNaCa Studios will offer an eclectic mix of world music and funky favorites including pop violinist Zuriek Merek, the billowing sounds of bagpipes from Scottish Pipe and Drums, Americana band The Phantom Sensation, rhythm rockers Trái Bơ, and an epic ending with an alt-country throw down from Vandoliers.
  • The Chat Room stage brings the rock with an all-star line up to include folk favorites Telegraph CanyonWar PartyGollay, Un Chien, Mills & Co. and The Unlikely Candidates.

Performances on Park Place 

Music Junkie Studios Stage is throwing down the gauntlet with a stellar line up of reggae, blues, jazz and funk-rock performances.  Not to miss moments include silt walkers from Amphibian Stage productions throughout the day, the UNT Jazz Trio at 4:00pm, and Bandaoke, karaoke with a live full band to back you, from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

 

Art Tooth: Public Printing Project Art Tooth is a newly established hybrid art gallery representing emerging and mid-career contemporary regional artists.  Staying true to their “pop up gallery” concept, Art Tooth will offer ArtsGoggle patrons an opportunity to “cut their teeth” on building an art collection in a one-day ArtsGoggle installation called Public Printing Project.  An outdoor gallery will host 10 large-scale works by celebrated local artists.  The pieces are each valued at $1,000-$5,000 dollars.  Each artwork will have 100 limited edition signed prints available for purchase, prices ranging $10-$50, during ArtsGoggle.  After all prints are sold, one lucky print-purchaser will be randomly selected for each piece as the winner of the original artwork.

EVENT PRODUCER
ArtsGoggle is presented by Near Southside, Inc., the non-profit redevelopment organization working to revitalize this important urban neighborhood, in partnership with our sister organization Historic Southside, Inc.  The event has regularly drawn crowds of 7,000-10,000 and in 2015 experienced incredible growth with a crowd estimated at 30,000 attendees filling the streets with visitors of all ages.  The scene is a wonderfully pleasant testament to the community spirit that fills the Near Southside.
ArtsGoggle is an expansion of Near Southside Inc.’s efforts to promote the Near Southside and build the community fabric essential to our continued development.  Since our founding in 1995, NSI has led development and promotional initiatives that have successfully transformed the Near Southside into one of the region’s most distinctive and vibrant urban districts.  Signs of NSI’s 20-year revitalization effort are evident throughout the district, perhaps most apparent along Magnolia Avenue, S. Main Street and Park Place Avenue, home to the city’s most eclectic selection of locally-owned restaurants and pubs.
more at www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle

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Grapefest Sept. 15 – 17 in Grapevine (and GAP Art Show)

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Grapevine’s 30th Annual GrapeFest, A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, September 15, 16, 17 and 18. Set in beautiful Historic Downtown Grapevine

http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest

For a huge selection of arts and crafts, visit the booths of 79 artisans and artists along Main St.

Also explore the artistic side of GrapeFest while you mix and mingle with artists at the GAP Art Show (Artists Uncorked) inside the Foust Event Center. This family-friendly show will be open throughout the festival from Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18. Visitors will be able to chat directly with the artists as they learn about their particular craft. Their will be sculptures, ornate hand-made jewelry, photography and more. Presented by the Grapevine Art Project.

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Hours & Admission
Thursday, September 15, 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free Admission All Day
Friday, September 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free Admission until 5 p.m.
Friday, September 16, 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Paid Admission
Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Paid Admission
Sunday, September 18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Paid Admission
Daily Admission – Adults: $8
Daily Admission – Seniors (62+): $5
Daily Admission – Children (6-12): $5
Daily Admission – Children 5 and under: FREE
Weekend Pass Pin: $18
Weekend Souvenir Pass Pin: $23

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Irving Main Street Event Sept. 16 & 17

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Friday, Sept. 16, 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17, noon to 6 p.m. 

Irving Heritage District 
217 S. Main St.
Irving, TX 75060

Free Admission and Free Parking

http://cityofirving.org/1301/Irving-Main-Street-Event

This annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving with attractions for all ages. Each year thousands of people attend this family affair, which offers live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping.

Admission is free on both days!  Friday evening features live music and free children’s activities.  On Saturday the festival expands to include a car show, additional children’s entertainment and a Craft Marketplace with vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more.

 

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Arlington to host inaugural Frame4Frame Festival Sept. 15-18

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Frame4Frame promises to entertain, unite and foster greater appreciation for diversity by showcasing some of the Arlington area’s best in film, art and music. The inaugural festival runs Sept. 15-18.   http://frame4frame.org/
 
 
ARLINGTON – Dedicated to raising cultural awareness and appreciation for the diverse creative population in the Arlington area, the inaugural Frame4Frame Festival is set for Thursday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 18. The festival will feature film, art and music at various locations in Arlington.
 
Sponsored by the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council (ACTC), the Arlington Film Society and the Arlington Museum of Art, the event is a first for the city. Festivities kick off with a host reception for filmmakers and film buffs at 7 p.m. at J. Gilligan’s, 400 E. Abram St. 
 
“It’s our way of supporting independent film and the outstanding filmmakers who come out of Arlington,” said James Hawthorne, festival director and organizer. “Arlington has a vibrant film community that includes individuals recognized by their peers as award winners and industry leaders.
 
“In addition to celebrating our outstanding film community, participants will be treated to a dozen of live music performances and an award-winning art exhibit. This will be a unique experience for the Arlington.”
The film portion will be at Studio Movie Grill in Arlington Highlands, 225 Merchants Row. Films kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, with a collection of short films and the red-carpet film A MAN CALLED JON by M. Legend Brown and featuring actress Irma P. Hall.
 
“More than 20 films from Arlington filmmakers and others from as far away as Switzerland will be screened,” Hawthorne said.
Additionally, music and art offerings include:
·      Twelve bands performing – Music starts at noon on Sept. 15 at South Street Patio, 400 E. South Street. Musical acts will include Jeffrey Austin, a former contestant, on NBC’s “The Voice” and jazz great Adonis Rose.
·      One art show – “Ulterior Motifs” will be on display at Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St.
 
Go to www.frame4frame.org for the full festival lineup. Festival passes are $60-$100 with discounts offered to students and members of the sponsor organizations.
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FILM SCHEDULE
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Friday, Sept. 16        
7:00 p.m. 
 
Short Film Series
REMEMBERING #28            by Jared Christopher                   Arlington
On the one-year anniversary of his murder, friends, teachers and coaches remember Carl Wilson the Arlington Martin student and football player who touched so many.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
THE BOX                     by Hugo Matz                                 Dallas
A man lives in denial about the tragic events that happened to his family. He finally comes to terms with his grim reality due to a simple delivery package: the box.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
ONE FOR THE ROAD  by Danielle Wheeler/Mark Blitch         Fort Worth
A bickering brother and sister hit the road to reconnect after drifting apart over the years.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
 
8:00 p.m.
 
Feature Narrative
 
A MAN CALLED JON    by M. Legend Brown                        Dallas
A MAN CALLED JON is a light-hearted dramedy about Pastor Jon Terrell Carson’s unusual style of worship.  Jon’s church is very traditional and is not accustomed to outbursts during the service.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
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Saturday, Sept. 17
1:00 p.m.
 
Short Films – Family 
 
PRIYANATH                 by Anietie Antia-Obong       Irving
Six-year-old Priyanath imagines himself to be a superhero taking down imaginary villains with his extraordinary powers. But when he learns of a real danger near his home, Priyanath must decide if he’s actually got what it takes to be a real-life superhero.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
LITTLE SOCRATES                   by Jean-Patrick Mahoney          Arlington
LITTLE SOCRATES follows a 13-year-old boy as he gets a visit from his estranged father Robbie, as he is about to star in a school play about the death of Socrates. As the day unfolds, Jake begins to shed his idealized notions about his father and see him for the immature, damaged individual that he really is.
 
 
 
ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE             by bellopropello    Zurich, Switzerland
Plants are growing in paradise; one of them nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the others, which provokes a disciplinary action. Against all odds, there are consequences even in paradise.
 
 
MICAH’S MOMENT  by Jared Christopher                   Arlington
Micah Willis finally got a chance to carry the ball in a big game, at the home of his beloved Dallas Cowboys. What happened next inspired cheers, tears and a memory that will last a lifetime.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
 
2:00 p.m.
Feature Documentary
LUTAH: A PASSION OF ARCHITECTURE        by Melinda Gandara                    Goleta, California
LUTAH explores the life of a remarkably versatile architect who left an impressive legacy. Initially eclipsed by her male contemporaries in the early 20th century, Lutah Maria Riggs navigated her way through the male-centric world of architecture and brought freshness to the established architectural styles of Southern California. Riggs blazed a trail for women, relying on the courage of her convictions and a hint of eccentricity. She pursued her passions and created a life of independence, an exceptional choice for a woman at that time. Never before seen photographs and journal entries from Riggs’s personal collection and candid interviews, this documentary reveals a side of Lutah Maria Riggs that has gone unnoticed.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
3:05 p.m.
Short Films – Mixed
CRICKET                                  by Cydney Cox                   Arlington
A malicious cricket interrupts a man desperate for a quick, peaceful shower.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
BABA YAGA              by Cydney Cox                   Arlington
A desperate father makes an unimaginable sacrifice in order to save his dying daughter.
 
 
 
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER        by Adam Karlson   Arlington
Two teenagers try to bury a body hours before prom, all while quoting Bob Dylan’s ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER.
 
 
 
UNDERGROUND                      by Joshua Gallas               Arlington
When two men from different cultures, beliefs and languages are captured and thrown into an underground cell, they must learn how to live with each other in order to survive.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
THE CLOWN                by Ana Smith                      Grapevine
A man who is becoming a successful businessman believes that it is better for him to abandon his pregnant girlfriend who gives birth to his only son in order to achieve his big career dream.  Will that decision cost him later?
 
 
 
 
4:15 p.m.
 
Short Films – Mixed
 
LONGINUS                   by Grant Aymond/Matthew Merkl                  Dallas
LONGINUS is a story of a young man, who faces the collision between the sacred and profane, caught in the gradient between good and evil. Startled by a voice in the wilderness, he finds himself tugged between the chaos of the natural world and the order of sacred tradition.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
THE GABRIELLA ORDER          by Robert Bell                                 Dallas
A lonely man gets more than he bargained for when he calls a random number in order to meet a beautiful stranger for the night.
 
 
BALL IS LIFE                 by Terry Bluez                      Arlington
BALL IS LIFE is the story of a young female basketball star on the verge of earning a Division I scholarship under the intense coaching of her overbearing father. But when her hoop dreams are jeopardized by an unplanned pregnancy, she must decide which is more important, Ball or Life?
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
WHEN DAMON MET ANGIE           by Hugo Matz                     Dallas
After a long night of drinking and partying, David and Jessica spend the night together, but problems arise when Damon (David’s personal demon) meets Angie (Jessica’s guardian angel).
 
 
MINOR SETBACK                               by Augustine Frizzell                     Dallas
High school dropouts and BFFs, Jessie and Angela come up with a brilliant excuse to skip out on work so they can spend a day at the beach. Laying in the sand, smokin’ fatties and eating donuts is so close they can almost taste it… until something unexpected goes down.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
MOUSSE                     by John Hellberg               Stockholm, Sweden
What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
Interesting Tidbit: The director is from Stockholm, Sweden.
 
 
6:20 p.m.
 
Feature Narrative
 
TRIPPIN’ TO THE ALTAR                      by David Reyes                  Austin
A couple hires a team of wannabe filmmakers to follow them during their engagement in this dramatic comedy. 
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
 
8:15 p.m.
 
Feature Narrative
 
DISASSOCIATIONVILLE           by James Christopher                  Austin, Texas
Chris, lost in his late twenties and scrambling to find a sense of identity, returns home to small-town Texas when he learns that his mother died. As he confronts the family, friends, life and love he abandoned, Chris must finally come to terms with his decision to run and try to take control of his own future.
 
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
 
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Sunday, Sept. 18
4:00 p.m.
 
Feature Documentary
 
DADDY DON’T GO    by Emily Abt                                                            Brooklyn, New York
DADDY DON’T GO explores the crisis of fatherlessness in America by capturing two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. And the odds are real – men living in poverty are more than twice as likely to become absent fathers than their middle-class peers (U.S. Census Bureau). DADDY DON’T GO illuminates the hardships that impoverished fathers face and provides compelling portraits of men who are unwavering in their commitment to parenthood despite those challenges.
 
The film is a tough but tender journey that aims to illuminate the everyday struggles of disadvantaged fathers. This intimate, verité film pays homage to every man who negates the “deadbeat dad” stereotype with a deep love for his children. By allowing the viewer extraordinary access into the daily lives of its subjects, DADDY DON’T GO will remove the negative lens through which underprivileged fathers are currently viewed and offer audiences a new image of the American family.
 
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Interesting Tidbit: Actors Omar Epps and Malik Yoba are executive producers on this project. 
 
Main Sponsors: 
Arlington Cultural and Tourism Council
Arlington Museum of Art
Arlington Film Society
–press release http://frame4frame.org/
 

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Grovefest 2016 booth applications due Oct. 21

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This year GroveFest will be Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Location: Dart Buckner Station, 5008 Elam Rd at S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas TX

The official deadline to submit an application is 5 pm, Friday, October 21; however there is no guarantee that booth space will still be available at that time.  Click here to complete the GroveFest 2016 Vendor/Booth Application. Rules are posted here. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Pleasant Grove.

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Freefall Festival 2016

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The Freefall Festival is an arts festival held in Dallas that features exhibitions, spoken word events, experimental film, and performance art.

A festival of disputed ideals:

UTOPIA impossible states

DYSTOPIAN dreams

PARADISE no time zone

See http://www.freefallfest.com for the complete schedule.

Associated Exhibits:

Thursday Sept. 8th 2-4 pm Reception
 El Centro College
(801 Main St. / downtown Dallas)
on view: 09.06 – 09.30.16
Saturday Sept. 17th 6-9 pm Reception
MFA Gallery
 (409A N. Tyler / Dallas / Oak Cliff)
(on view: 09.17 – 10.30.16)
Saturday Oct. 15th Reception
Angel Cabrales
Ro2 Art
(1501 S. Ervay / Dallas / The Cedars)
El Paso artist and conceptual sculptor Angel Cabrales is featured at Ro2 Art as part of Freefall Fest.
Saturday Oct. 29th 6-9 pm
Dystopian Dreams
 – closing reception
MFA Gallery
 (409A N. Tyler / Dallas / Oak Cliff)
(on view: 09.17 – 10.30.16)
Saturday Nov. 5th Reception
Paradise: No Time Zone

Centraltrak
(800 Exposition Ave. / Dallas)
on view: 11.05 – 12.17.16
Saturday Nov. 19th Reception
Paradise vs. Utopia: Disputed Ideals

Ro2 Art
(1501 S. Ervay / Dallas / The Cedars)
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ArtsGoggle Registration Deadline Sept. 1

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 | Noon to 10pm
 Join us as we celebrate the 14th anniversary of ArtsGoggle, 
the Near Southside’s most beloved community arts event.
What is ArtsGoggle?

Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

ArtsGoggle is unlike any event in Fort Worth, as residents from the nearby Fairmount, Mistletoe Heights, Berkeley Place, and Ryan Place neighborhoods are joined by medical district workers and visitors from throughout the region for a community arts festival focused in the Near Southside’s Park Place and Magnolia Villages. One of the event’s goals – along with celebrating art of all kinds – is to showcase the unique and memorable character of the Near Southside. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.

ArtsGoggle prides itself in hosting a casual, approachable and vibrant environment to appreciate art and learn about the talents within our own community. For more than a decade, ArtsGoggle has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time. ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional visual artists, to display, sell and seek comment on their artwork.
Embracing all arts, the event also boasts an impressive program of performance art and music. The 2015 ArtsGoggle featured more than 100 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside. The entertainment at ArtsGoggle is diverse and showcases music from a variety of cultures and styles. The event partners with arts organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs. In years past ArtsGoggle has hosted the Fort Worth Opera for pop-up concerts; showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performance; and hosted The Bucket List Jazz Band, a band dedicated to the lifelong dream of 90-year-old Jim Milam to resurrect Dixieland Jazz.

HOURS
Event hours are Noon to 10pm, a full day to offer patrons time to experience all that ArtsGoggle has to offer and will allow greater sales opportunities for our artists.

FOCUSED EVENT MAP
ArtsGoggle will focus on venues within the 2 mixed-use urban villages: Magnolia Village and Park Place Village. This condensed site map will provide a more manageable and enjoyable experience for our artists and patrons.

FEES
Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event. In order to produce an even higher quality event with the same great neighborhood experience, we have implemented a $40 registration fee for artists. The money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.

AFFORDABLE FOR ARTISTS
The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $40, with no others fees to participate. Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event. In order to produce an even higher quality event with the same great neighborhood experience, the money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.

FREE TO THE PULIC
ArtsGoggle is free to the public, with no wristbands, tickets, admission costs. Unlike many popular for-profit events in Fort Worth, ArtsGoggle is produced by a not-for-profit community organization and thus has no need to produce revenue. Instead, the event is exclusively focused on creating an environment to appreciate and celebrate the arts. All funds raised for the event will be dedicated to producing a memorable and successful experience for artists, venues and patrons of all ages.

Near Southside, Inc., 1606 Mistletoe Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104
 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

PARK PLACE VILLAGE:
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This fall, the Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Businesses open their doors to show off the work of a wide array of local artists.  Park Place Avenue will host GALLERY at GOGGLE, featuring fine art and gallery-quality artists inside each of the participating businesses in Park Place Village.  Participating businesses range from a windows and doors retailer to restaurants, a coworking space to a music school.  In support of the Fort Worth arts community, these businesses clear their walls, rearrange furniture, and transform their traditional work environments into a gallery space dedicated to displaying the work of ArtsGoggle artists.  Venues receive no compensation for hosting artists; in fact, the Park Place Village businesses go to great expense to become a venue, with many opening during off-hours and making adjustments to their spaces to accommodate artists.  This unique partnership between business and artist is a distinctive feature of ArtsGoggle, and furthers the conversation about the importance of art in our everyday environments.  GALLERY at GOGGLE will also include an outdoor street festival for artists and stage with live music and performace art throughtout the festival.
Artists with previous gallery experience who wish to participate indoors or outdoors at Park Place Village are able to request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application.  Once requested, we will work with Park Place Village business owners to identify a venue for your art to be exhibited. We hope you will join us for this special ArtsGoggle experience unique to Park Place Village!
MAGNOLIA VILLAGE: Taking it to the Street
In addition to Gallery at Goggle, ArtsGoggle hosts an outdoor street party spreading more than a mile across the Magnolia Village. The street festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Avenue to South Main Street and fills 16 blocks with more 650 visual artists booths and three stages with music and performance art of all varieties.

Artists wanting to participate outdoors at the Magnolia Village street party can request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application, and can now even request a specific block. All artists will be allotted a 10’x10′ space, unless a larger space is requested. Artists must provide all their own supplies including tent, tables and displays.  However, we are able to provide a small amount of electricity to each booth to power booth lights and small electric device. Tents will line the center of Magnolia Avenue, placed side-by-side and back-to-back with power running between the tents for easy access. More details are provided online in the artist application.
All ArtsGoggle participation details are below.
ARTISTS – REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1
Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $40 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses. Check out our new, easy, step-by-step registration process.

TO GET STARTED Go to www.nearsouthsidefw.org

and create a user account by setting a username (your email) and password. When you login you’ll be able taken to a customized user portal where you can view the ArtsGoggle application and all future artist opportunities. You can access the log in link for your account from any page on the website always located at the upper right hand corner and you’ll be taken back to your user portal.

STEP 1 In the portal, click on the grey “Artist” tab and create an Artist Profile. You must have an artist profile before being able to access an artist application.
Artist profiles are used to keep a database of artist information on file with Near Southside, Inc. to notify you of future artist opportunities. When applicable, we will share your information with our business partners seeking artists for special projects such as murals, art exhibitions, or privately commissioned works. Please make sure to provide accurate information and high quality work sample photos, as the information in your artist profile is also used to evaluate the quality of your work for inclusion in ArtsGoggle. The profile should be easy to complete, but if you begin working on it and need to stop you are now able to SAVE YOUR PROGRESS and return at a later date to complete your work.
STEP 2 Purchase the ArtsGoggle Artist Application for $40 using our safe online payment system.
STEP 3 Fill out your ArtsGoggle Artist Application. Now that you have purchased the application it will always be accessible to you from your user portal. Like your artist profile, you’ll be able to return to your ArtsGoggle Artist Application at your convenience to finalize the details of your ArtsGoggle participation. This includes the ability to request a specific block placement and being placed near another participating artist. You can also return to update your work sample photo, artist statement and other information printed in the official ArtsGoggle Program. ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.  Artists who do not complete their application prior to September 1will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2017 call for artists

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2017

April 20 – 23, 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS 2017!

Applications are now open for artists interested in showcasing their work at one of the top arts festivals in America.  Working exclusively through Zapplication.org, we will accept applications through October 14.

Number of Artists:  223, including 20 Emerging Artists

Historic Number of Applications Received: Approximately 1400 applications in 2016.

Jurors:  Five paid Art Professionals (local, regional or national), including two working artists.


https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4946

We cordially invite you to apply to the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, scheduled for April 20-23, 2017, the largest, nationally ranked arts festival in the country. With a high tradition of providing top-shelf services to artists, artist awards totalling $10,500 and hundreds of thousands of affluent Metroplex buyers, MAIN ST. continues to forge new ground in terms of increased sales for artists.
Sporting an incredible Event Plaza in the center of Downtown, midway along brick-lined Main Street, Fort Worth’s signature festival features corner booth spaces, signature artist amenities (including at-booth lunch delivery), stress-free load-in process and available storage, plus an incredible array of online, print and smart phone conduits to appeal to an incredibly diverse and wealth-wielding public. MAIN ST. is a prime candidate for your tour through Texas and Oklahoma.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Tiered application fee is $25 until 11:59 PM on August 14, 2016, $30 until 11:59 PM on September 14, 2016, and $35 until our deadline at 11:59 PM on October 14, 2016.

 

We are known for our friendly, Western-style, southern hospitality and for delivering a buying public to the doorsteps of our participants.  We provide marketing, “shelf space,” including an award-winning website with an in-depth Artist’s Gallery, an artist-centric iPhone app, an advance-purchase art buyers club with over $60,000 pledged each year, and direct-mail marketing programs focused on the artists….

Important Time and Date Information:

  • Show Dates: April 20-23, 2017 (32nd Year)
  • Artist hours of exhibition: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM on Sunday (Note: the event itself doesn’t close until 10:00 PM on Thursday, 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 8:00 PM on Sunday.  Artists are invited to remain open as they wish during those later hours).
  • Application process opens: July 15, 2016
  • Application deadline: 11:59 PM Central Time, October 14, 2016
  • Artist Jury: November 3 & 4, 2016, at the Norris Conference Center located at 304 Houston Street, 76102.  Round one (November 3) will be open to the public.
  • Acceptance notification, contract and Artist Guide e-mailed: November 14, 2016
  • Accepted artists posted on Website: December 1, 2016
  • Artist registration packet and booth fees: Must be postmarked by December 5, 2016
  • Last day to cancel with refund: January 23, 2017
  • Load in: April 19, 2017
  • Artist Awards Ceremony and Breakfast: Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 AM

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Plano International Festival call for artists

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12th Annual PLANO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15th, 2016

http://www.planointernationalfestival.org/2016-booth-application/


Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the world with…

Cultural displays ~ Naturalization ceremony ~ Parade of flags

International art exhibit ~ Multicultural music and dance performances

Fitness and Wellness Fair Children’s educational activities ~ International fashion show

Ethnic food court ~ And much more!

 

 

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2016 Fall Arts Goggle call for artists

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600+ ARTISTS | 100+ BANDS | FREE EVENT

 Near Southside in Fort Worth

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 12pm to 10pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

Artists, performers and musicians we are so excited to have your participation in this year’s event.

The visual artist application fee is $40.  Indoor and outdoor booths. Deadline is not specified but apply ASAP.

ARTIST REGISTRATION

Celebrating 14 Years as the Near Southside’s Premier Arts Event

Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

For more information on artists booths see https://www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle

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Indie Summer Fair July 23 & 24 at South Fork Ranch

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First annual Indie Summer Fair

Featuring food and drink, music and entertainment, shopping and local artisans, a kids’ zone and more, the two-day multi-cultural festival will take place later this month at Southfork Ranch.

Southfork Ranch
3400 Hogge Dr
Parker, Texas 75002

Tickets:
Early bird tickets are available for $8. Regular tickets are available for $10 each and will be available for purchase at the door. Children 12 and under are free and $5 discounts are available for military, disabled persons and seniors. For more information, visit Indie Summer Fair at on Facebook

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DayDreaming Art Fest July 9 in Bedford

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Revolutionary Walls and Central Arts of Bedford are taking over a whole city block with over 50 artists of all styles as well as 3 live music acts and several food trucks. From 1-10 pm we will have face painting and even a bounce house for the kids! Come spend some time with good people and great art Saturday July 9th from 1-10pm.

2816 Central Dr., Bedford TX

 

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pARTy on Crockett June 18

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Get Arty at pARTy

Don’t forget to mark your calendars! The 3rd annual pARTy on Crockett is coming up on Saturday, June 18th at noon. Come for interactive art, live music, and tasty food!

More Arty info » http://www.west-7th.com/event/party-on-crockett-2/

2900 Crockett Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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Granbury’s Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts deadline July 17

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38th Annual Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2016

Oct. 15 &16, 2016


DEADLINE: 7/17/2016

Jury Fee: $25.00
Prospectus: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4923

Working closely with the Granbury Arts Alliance, the historic Granbury Merchant’s Association has given full support and committment in continuing to return this long running and popular festival to its original format of showcasing artist made works.

We are looking for 80 artists with unique and diverse works to partner with us in this celebration of the arts in our beautiful, historic downtown square!

Along with the amazing works of art all around the square, there will be featured an interactive arts area for all ages, in addition to fantastic food and local musicians!

Artists will be welcomed with a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception on Friday evening.

The Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts promises to be a weekend full of Artful adventure!!!

Please consider joining us!

General Information
38th Annual Harvest Moon-Festival of the Arts

Saturday, October 15, 2016  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All artists must submit 4 photos of the items that will be sold, booth shots are encouaged, but not required.

A $500.00 Best of Show will be awarded by the Granbury Arts Alliance and the HGMA will offer free 10×20 booth space and jury bypass to the 5 top ranked artists who wish to participate in the Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts 2017.  A group of arts professionals will jury these awards on site during the festival.

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Junebug Summer Fair entry deadline June 1

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Juried art show seeking artists and craftsmen to display and sell their work. This show will take place during the Junebug Summer Fair. It’s a one day show on June 18, 2016 that runs from 11am to 11pm. We are offering spaces to artists for $1, in homage to the man who re-ignighted our town, Ben Wheeler. He only charged $1 to any artist or craftsman who wanted to open up a shop in our town when he first started rebuilding it. So we are continuing the tradition for booth spaces to be only $1. However to hold a space you must write a check to us for $25 as a deposit. That original check WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU so long as you show up the day of the event, or if the event is cancelled due to bad weather.

 

We will not take a commission, what you sell is yours to keep. Please understand that space is limited so please enter soon, as we will fill quickly!

Deadline for Entries is June 1st, and if you qualify, the acceptance will go out within a day or two until we are at capacity so long as you meet our criterea and level of quality.

Apply if you: Paint, Sculpt, Make JEWELRY, Create Recycled Goods, Woodworking, Blown Glass, Pottery, Handmade Musical Instruments, etc…

QUICK INFO:
Junebug Summer Fair
Saturday, June 18th, set up must be complete by 10am
or Friday evening
Booths must stay open till 9pm
Show runs 11am-11pm
The Forge Bar and Grill, 1610 FM 279, Ben Wheeler, TX.
Free Admission: 4-5 bands
Live Pottery/ Live weaving/ Live painting/ Henna art
Cost to be a Vendor: $1
Booth Deposit Fee (refunded at set-up): $25
Break down can begin immediately at 11pm or the next day
deposit check will be returned to you, all sales are yours to keep

Vendors include: Artists, Potters, Jewelers, Fair Trade, organic products/produce, henna art, photography, local farmers market vendors etc…

HOW TO APPLY:
Send 2-4 high resolution photos of labeled art like this NAME_NAME OF PEICE_ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Send 1-3 photos of any Booths you may have had in the past.
Send your Artist Statement/ CV
If you wish to perform your art, please note that in your email

Email entries to: junebugsummerfair@gmail.com
our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1023662944376409/

 

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Visit Ernie Benton at the Highland Village Art Festival May 7

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Highland Village Art Festival

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Join us for the Highland Village Art Festival where we’ll have displays from over 30 outstanding gallery quality artists, artist demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and interactive children’s art activities.When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Highland Village (FM 2499 and Justin Road)
Free Admission and Parking
Visit Ernie in booth #35 in front of Chico’s
Musical performances will be held in the south courtyard between Patrizio and Chico’s.

The Highland Village Art Festival is a joint venture between the Highland Village Public Art Advisory Board and The Shops at Highland Village benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County.

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HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival May 14

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HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival

Dallas’ first ALL local music and arts outdoor festival, now expanded to include many great bands with ties to Texas, continues to prove itself an annual celebration of Homegrown music, art and fun. This year it will again feature 12 acts with ties to the state of Texas performing many genres and styles of music on two main stages. The 7th Annual Homegrown Festival will once again fill vibrant downtown Dallas with music and art at Main Street Garden Park on Saturday, May 14th. The lush lawns, gardens and fountains scream music festival especially if you throw in live art demonstrations, a dog park, and local vendors selling art, wares, food and beverages.

http://homegrownfest.com/

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Mayfest in Fort Worth April 28 – May 1

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 Mayfest is Fort Worth’s premier family-friendly festival! It’s the first weekend in May — the 2016 festival is set for April 28 – May 1, 2016.

Encompassing 33 acres along the Trinity River in Trinity Park, Mayfest has a myriad of activities for the whole family in one of the best greenspaces in town. Live music, festival food, carnival rides, bounce houses, free children’s activities, petting zoo, performing arts groups, paddleboats, rock-climbing, zip-lining, people-watching, art and gift market, 10K and 5K USATF certified runs, student art contest, and so much more. Come to Mayfest – you’ll have the time of your life!

April 28, April 29, April 30, May 1st

JAM PACKED WITH MORE THAN 60 VENDORS SELLING ART, FURNITURE, GIFTS, HOME ACCESSORIES, AND MORE!

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The Art & Gift Market is one area you won’t want to miss! With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and end-of-the-year celebrations just around the corner, you are sure to check off your shopping list! Vendors in The Art & Gift Market accept cash and credit card payments only so don’t forget your wallet.  To make your time here even more enjoyable,

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UTD 2016 Spring Arts Festival includes student exhibition

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April 23 – May 13
Venue: Various locations
Ticket: Free
Season: 2015-16

The Spring Art Festival showcases the works of more than 600 students from more than 40 courses featuring classical, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances, as well as art exhibitions and receptions.

 

http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/events/detail.html?id=1220424892


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Friday, April 29th

14TH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT EXHIBITION AWARDS RECEPTION

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Visual Arts Building

Awards Reception: April 29th, 2016, Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Exhibition Date: April 29th – May 9th, 2016

http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/events/detail.html?id=1220424832

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The Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 1 – 3

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The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is proud to celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year on from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. Voted “Best Festival in Dallas” by local polls and ranked by participating artists among the top 50 arts Festivals in the nation. The Festival is expanding this year by shifting three blocks east to now begin at Malcom X Blvd and end at Exposition Hall, outside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall, which will also serve at the Festival’s new headquarters. The Festival opens for lunch on Friday at 11 a.m., offering downtown office workers a special opportunity to preview the Festival during their lunch break.

With dozens of concessionaires and local restaurants, guests can enjoy a wide array of tasty local cuisines, beer, wine and cocktails while experiencing more than 200 juried fine artists. All artists will be displaying and selling their works, many of which will be created live. The exquisite collections showcased will include paintings, sculptures, murals, jewelry and other original works of art. Various Deep Ellum musicians and artists will be creating and inspiring live, local art to happen as they keep the spirit of Dallas alive in the Deep Ellum, TX Village area at the open lot located at the corner of Mail and Malcolm X Blvd. Food fares from popular Deep Ellum restaurants will also be available for purchase in this area.

The adult-oriented three-day Festival, which will cover six city blocks of Main Street in Dallas’ Entertainment District, will also feature more than 100 performances including bands and solo musicians from all over the metroplex and beyond performing only original music representing a variety of genres from four outdoor stages and two new indoor stages inside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall. Kicking off on April Fools’ Day, (inspiration for this years poster art) this year’s Festival will also feature street performers, jugglers and other whimsical characters throughout the weekend, along with Poetry Slam’s open mic, as well as The Deep Ellum Speakers Corner where each registered speaker will be given time to utilize their right to free speech on a topic of their choice, soap box-style!

The annual Deep Ellum Pet Parade will begin Sunday, April 3 at noon. For those looking to participate in the Pet Parade Awards Ceremony, registration begins at 11 a.m. at the dog park at Trunk and Commerce Street, with the parade starting at 12 p.m. and ending at he singer-songwriter stage at the corner of Hall and Main Street.

More information on http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com.

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Southlake ART IN THE SQUARE April 22 – 24

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EVENT HOURS

Friday, April 22,           4:00 – 10:30pm*

Saturday, April 23,      10:00am – 10:30pm*

Sunday, April 24,         11:00am – 6:00pm

http://www.artinthesquare.com/

Art in the Square is a family festival, with plenty of fun for children of all ages. The main draw of Art in the Square is the stunning array of artisans, both local and nationwide, both seasoned and emerging. More than 140 professional artists, including sculptors, photographers and jewelry makers, will exhibit and sell their work.

In addition to offering the best in visual arts, Art in the Square features a tremendous lineup of musicians and performing artists. Two stages feature continuous entertainment all weekend long. On the main stage, catch performances from some of the hottest acts, with styles ranging from Jazz and Blues, to Pop and Rock–and even Reggae, Motown, and Country. The gazebo stage features local talent and family entertainment. Past performances include The Southlake Swing Band, children’s story tellers,animal exhibitions, local school bands and dance studios, to name a few.

 

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2016 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival April 14 – 17

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APRIL 14-17, 2016 IN DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH

The 31st MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.) kicks off April 14 in Downtown Fort Worth, bringing thousands of spectators to experience the sounds, sights and tastes of the #1 ranked arts festival in Texas. Encompassing more than 27 city blocks, MAIN ST. will spotlight 208 jury-selected local and national artists, showcase nearly 140 chart-topping musical groups, offer culinary dishes from across the state, and provide arts-and-crafts activities for the entire family.

In the 1980s, MAIN ST. began as part of an urban revitalization campaign to reawaken the city’s core by showcasing Downtown Fort Worth’s shops and restaurants. Today, MAIN ST. is a multi-faceted festival that transforms downtown into an outdoor gallery and concert stage for four full days, bringing in more than $28 million in economic impact annually. It has been listed as one of the “Top 100 Events in North America” by the American Bus Association (ABA), is a three-time winner of the “Grand Pinnacle” Award from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), was named one of the nation’s 10 best art festivals by USA Today in 2015, and snagged Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s “Best of 2015” Reader’s Pick Festival award.

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“Every year, MAIN ST. attracts thousands of art enthusiasts, culinary connoisseurs and musical gurus to Fort Worth for a weekend dedicated to art, food, music, and culture,” said Larry Anfin, chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., producer of MAIN ST. “It has been incredible to witness MAIN ST.’s transformation into one of the nation’s top outdoor arts festivals, and if the 2016 MAIN ST. is anything like the previous 30 years, it is certainly going to be an unforgettable event for all those involved.”

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EXPERIENCE MAIN ST.

The prize-winning art will take main stage at the 31st MAIN ST. Of the 1,500 applications received, only 208 artists were selected to exhibit their art. Many of the award-winning artists from the 2015 festival will be exhibiting again in 2016, including Best Of Show-winner Terry Evans (wood), Merit Award-winner David Conn (printmaking), and Juror Award-winner Andrew Carson (sculpture). Mediums include jewelry, digital, mixed-media, leather, fiber, painting, sculpture, drawing/pastels, metalwork, photography, ceramic, wood and glass. By the end of the festival, more than $4.6 million worth of art is expected to be sold. Details including artist statements, booth numbers, contact information, and more can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “Fine Art Showcase.

The 2016 MAIN ST. musical lineup is teeming with local, regional and national talent, who will be taking the stage at four different locations in downtown, including the UT Arlington MAIN Stage, Sundance Square Stage, Star-Telegram Performing Arts Stage, and Frost ‘Locals-Only’ Stage. Starting at noon daily, nearly 140 headliners will bring a vast array of musical genres to the festival, ranging from jazz and country to Latin and blues. Headliners include funk-soul-jazz saxophonist Maceo Parker, Afro-Cuban jazz artist Poncho Sanchez, Texas soul singer Luke Wade, Austin-based rock group Band of Heathens, Celtic rockers The Killdares, multimedia troupe Squonk Opera, and many more. An entertainment schedule, performance dates and times, and musician biographies can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “Music on MAIN” page.

The food featured at this year’s MAIN ST. will give festivalgoers a chance to taste authentic Texas cuisine, including brisket sandwiches from Riscky’s BBQ, fajita nachos from Bobby’s Fajitas, Fletcher’s Corn Dogs, grilled chicken satay from Thai Tina’s, Baja Smoothies, gumbo from Crawfish Connection, Bahama Mamas from Schmidt’s German Village, and more. Times Ten Cellars’ “Wine Experience” tasting tent and the “Craft Brew Pavilion,” serving local, national and international craft beers, are also returning in 2016. Free “H20 To Go” water stations, sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District, will be positioned throughout the festival, and festivalgoers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to fill up and stay hydrated. A full list of participating restaurants and beverage vendors can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “Culinary Arts” page.

“MAIN ST. Creates!,” presented by Wells Fargo, is back for another year to encourage children to embrace their creative side. Anchoring the north end of the festival, the hands-on, arts-and-crafts outdoor art studio will open at 10 a.m. daily and feature balloon designing, fish printing, face painting, mural walls, jewelry designing, sand art, and more. Festivalgoers will find Tarrant County College’s “Young People’s Art Fair” located on the east side of “MAIN ST. Creates!,” where art from more than 200 ambitious young artists will be up for sale. A full list of activities, operating hours, and more can be found online at MAIN ST.’s “MAIN ST. Creates!” page.

GET INVOLVED

Those interested in being a part of one of Fort Worth’s most beloved events can volunteer, become a MAIN ST. Collector, or join the Friends of the Festival program. Volunteers can assist with a variety of categories ranging from hospitality to merchandise sales, and receive perks including free t-shirts, food and beverages, merchandise discounts, and more. MAIN ST. Collectors enjoy exclusive art seminars, social events, valet parking, special dinners, VIP Skybox access, and more. The Friends of the Festival program provides businesses with networking opportunities, exposure through logo placements, dinners, Skybox access, commemorative merchandise, and more.

DETAILS

MAIN ST. is annually produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free to the public. The official hashtag for 2016 is #MainSt2016. Festival hours for 2016 are:

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 15, 2016: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 17, 2016: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

For additional event information, visit MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival online at:

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2016 Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 1 – 3

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22ND ANNUAL DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL

http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com/  FREE ADMISSION

Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district, 2900-3400 Main Street, Dallas TX 75226, will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 100 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from four different stages, the renowned Pet Parade, and enticing foods and drinks.

Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the works of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters, and other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating pieces on the spot.

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ArtsAlive call for artists (The Arts Center of Corpus Christi)

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The Art Center of Corpus Christi, Texas is hosting Arts Alive! October 1-2, 2016.  Arts Alive! is not your typical arts festival.  Visitors will be encouraged to take an active part in all phases of art production and performance.  50 artists will be invited to show and sell their artwork along the beautiful bayfront of Corpus Christi.  Performances in music, dance, and theatre will be intimate and interactive, inviting each participant to “Celebrate the Art in YOU!” 

Flyer: ArtsAliveCallforEntries

Application Deadline: 5/31/16

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2016

(Artist arrival and set-up Sept. 30th)

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For more information about Arts Alive! visit artcentercc.org/artsalive

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ZAPP’s 2016 Arts Festival Conference Oct. 6-7, 2016

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ZAPP presents its annual conference on art festivals October 6-7, 2016 in Houston.

Mark your calendars for a unique conference designed exclusively for YOU, a member of the art fair and festival field! The 2016 Arts Festival Conference will be full of professional development for show administrators and artists; networking opportunities; arts and culture; discussion about the industry’s most pressing issues; and more.

We hope you’ll join us as we make our first-ever trek to Texas for the eighth annual event. More details are coming soon, but in the meantime, keep up with us on FacebookTwitter, and our blog.

For more about ZAPP, see https://www.zapplication.org/about-zapp.php

BONUS: Come for the conference and stay for the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

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Red River Revel Arts Festival call for artists

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Red River Revel Arts Festival

Shreveport, Louisiana

DEADLINE: 3/31/2016
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/1/2016 – 10/8/2016

The Red River Revel Arts Festival (the Revel, known by locals) is an eight-day annual festival of food, culture, art and music that takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana every October. Located in downtown Shreveport on the banks of the Red River, Shreveport’s Festival Plaza stretches a three-block corridor from Market Street to the river.  The festival features over 100 visual artists, four performance stages, 24 food booths, a children’s arts education area, a fourth grade arts education program, and a K-2nd grade arts education program.

2016 Red River Revel Hours:

Saturday, October 1 – Saturday, October 8

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – Wednesday

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday & both Saturdays

*Preview Party – September 30, 2016 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This 8-day outdoor arts festival features:

· Local, Regional, & National Artists

· Tents with Sides Provided

· All Booths are Corner Booths

· Options to stay four (4) or eight (8) days

· Two (2) designated parking areas for artists

· 24-hour security

· Artist Hospitality with Free WIFI

$7,000 in cash awards

Direct sales and no commission

70% of artists earn $2,500 or more (artist survey data)

Ranked in Top 100 Fine Arts Festivals in the United States (Sunshine Artist Magazine)

Ranked in Top 100 Events in North America (The American Bus Association)

Ranked in Top 20 Events in the Southeast (Southeast Tourism Society)

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Dallas Observer’s 6th Annual Artopia Jan. 16

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Dallas Observer’s 6th Annual Artopia is around the corner! Join us on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Centennial Hall at Fair Park for a sensory overload full of culture, fashion, visual arts, performing arts and so much more.

Features include Visual Art from Jeremy McKane, DR GORILLA, Fashion Shows from Adrienne Yunger, Beauty BeatBoi, Performances from Ishi, DJ Sober, and so much more!

*ARTOPIA EXCLUSIVE*
January is National Creativity Month and we’re celebrating with a FLASH SALE! Get GA tickets for only $20, while supplies last.

BUY TICKETS https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1002457

Offer Ends: 1/10 @ 11:59pmLatino Cultural Center VIP includes: Food, Wine & Beer & Cocktail Sampling, Entertainment, complimentary valet PLUS access to exclusive VIP lounge with private bar and catered spread.

21+ with a Valid I.D.

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Wylie Arts Festival Dec. 6

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The City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board are proud to present the Wylie Arts Festival on Dec. 5 in the FBC Wylie Event Center, 200 N. Ballard Avenue. Shop for fine art and handmade crafts; listen to the sounds of the season; and enjoy festive foods. Admission is free.

10 am – 5 pm, Wylie Arts Festival, First Baptist Church Events Ctr.
7:30 pm, Festival of Lights Christmas Parade, Historic Downtown on Ballard
Tree Lighting following parade, Olde City Park

More than 100 Art & Craft Vendors
The Wylie Arts Festival is the perfect opportunity to cross some names off your Christmas list or simply treat yourself. Stroll through the art and craft aisles in the FBC Wylie Event Center and shop from the vendors hand-picked by the Public Arts Board to ensure a diverse, unique selection of quality handmade fine art and craft items. From jewelry to home décor to clothing to paintings to gift items you will not find anywhere else, there is definitely something for everyone.

http://www.wylietexas.gov/living/events/arts_festival_parade_and_tree_lighting.php

https://www.facebook.com/WylieArtsFestival/

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