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Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival Nov. 11 & 12

http://turtlecreekartsfestival.com/

November 11-12, 2017

Festival Hours
Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Admission: FREE

Location:

Reverchon Park – Dallas, TX
3505 Maple Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75219

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. Situated in the heart of Dallas, Turtle Creek borders the Downtown arts district as well as Highland Park, and the Oaklawn/ Cedar Springs neighborhoods.

This event will feature up to 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an Emerging Artists Pavilion, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.

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Huffines Art Trails Oct. 28 & 29

Huffhines Art Trails, Richardson’s annual art and craft tradition, returns for its 41st year.  This year, the 41st Huffhines Art Trails will showcase the creative hand work of more than 160  artists and craftsman including 35 new artists. The show includes 160 artists and craftsman from all mediums: pottery, painting, fiber, sculpture, metal, glass, wood, jewelry, photography, and more. http://www.huffhinesarttrails.com/exhib_list.html You can listen to live music all day from local cover bands in the Craft Beer Garden. http://www.huffhinesarttrails.com/

Plus there’s a Huffhines Scavenger Hunt for kids, live music, a dance floor, craft beer garden, food court, and tons of scenic fall photo ops throughout the park.

When

  • Saturday, October 28
    10 am-6 pm
  • Sunday, October 29
    10 am-5 pm

Where
Huffhines Art Trails
200 N. Plano Rd.
Richardson, TX 75081

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McKinney’s 2018 Arts in Bloom deadline Oct. 15

Arts in Bloom 2018McKinney, Texas

Show dates:  April 13-15, 2018

  • Jury Fee: $25
  • Booth Fee: $300
  • Double Booth Fee: $600
  • Corner booth Fee: $400
  • Deadline for applications: Oct. 15, 2017
  • Jury Notification: The week of October 23rd
  • Acceptance Deadline: Jan. 15, 2018
  • 2017 attendance: 33,000

http://www.artsinbloomtx.com/1543/Vendor-Opportunities
Produced and sponsored by McKinney Main Street in conjunction with the City of McKinney, Arts In Bloom takes place in Historic Downtown McKinney and features 150 juried artists set up on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center.  A nationally recognized participant in the Main Street Program, downtown McKinney offers a unique and beautiful setting of restored, turn-of-the-century buildings that now feature cafes, offices, bars, boutiques, galleries and restaurants.  During the event the streets of downtown come alive with fascinating sights and sounds as fine artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors take part in the three-day celebration.

Our 2018 dates, April 13-15, route nicely in between other well known Texas art festivals: Deep Ellum Arts Festival (Dallas), The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (north Houston), and The Main Street Ft. Worth Arts Festival.

To get an idea of Arts in Bloom and our downtown setting, please preview this short, two-minute video that highlights the 2017 festival!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVRfpe-kkxw&feature=youtu.be

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The 5th Annual South Street Art Festival Oct. 13 – 15 in Arlington

The 5th Annual South Street Art Festival

Friday October 13, 2017 4pm-10pm
Saturday October 14, 2017 11am-10pm
Sunday October 15, 2017 11am-5pm

http://www.southstreetartfest.com/

Downtown Arlington Arts District

Admission & Parking FREE

 

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Turtle Creek Arts Festival Nov. 11 & 12 & call for artists

TURTLE CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL DEBUTS IN DALLAS IN NOVEMBER 2017


New, Two-Day Arts Festival at Reverchon Park Features

Local and Regional Artists and Crafters, Live Music, Gourmet Food Trucks and More

 

Free to Attend; Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, 2017

 

The inaugural Turtle Creek Arts Festival, a new, two-day arts festival, will debut in Reverchon Park in Dallas, Texas this fall. Set for Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the festival will showcase approximately 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at the historic park that is just steps away from the Katy Trail. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic music, hands-on art activities, a children’s area and much more. Free to attend, the festival is open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

Run by artist volunteers who understand the needs and challenges of artists and how to best connect with consumers, the festival is founded by Randall D. Fox, an arts advocate that and owner and operator of The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPs). An organization that supports arts groups throughout the Southeast and hosts award-winning festivals created by artists for artists, upon spending time in Dallas, not only did Fox fall in love with the city and art community but as soon as he saw Reverend Park and the Turtle Creek neighborhood he couldn’t think of a better place to host a free arts festival and start a new tradition.

“It’s the perfect home for an arts festival, not to mention a picturesque backdrop to showcase the amazing talent that Dallas has to offer,” says Fox. “We’re going to keep it as local as possible with the best interests of the artists and neighbors in mind.”

For more information about the Turtle Creek Arts Festival, visit www.turtlecreekartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

Application deadline for artists: September 30, 2017  https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5297   $25 application fee

 

WHAT:            Turtle Creek Arts Festival

WHEN:                       Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:                     Reverchon Park

3505 Maple Ave

Dallas, TX 75219

COST:                        Free

Open to all ages and dog are welcome.

 

WEBSITE:      www.turtlecreekartsfestival.com

ABOUT THE ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES:

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC (AFFPS) was established in 2005 to support the arts community by operating arts and craft events and festivals in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area. AFFPS was formed to create a way of integrating and encouraging both social interactions and the opportunity for individuals and businesses to obtain cross exposures in marketplaces that they may normally not have. Its festivals, events and markets enjoy diverse social and economic participants. All events are professionally managed and maintained to create a “destination” in which both public and private opportunities for economic growth can be explored. AFFPS works in partnership with the communities and cities in the metro Atlanta and beyond to expand public access to art.  For more information, visit www.affps.com.

 

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Grapefest Sept. 14 – 17 and Grapevine Art Project Exhibit

September 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2017

The 31st Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, is the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States.  https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/

 

Thursday, September 14: 10 am – 10:30 pm Free Admission All Day
Friday, September 15: 10 am – 5 pm Free Admission until 5 pm
Friday, September 15: 5 pm – 11:30 pm Paid Admission
Saturday, September 16: 10 am – 11:30 pm Paid Admission
Sunday, September 17: 11 am – 6 pm Paid Admission

Artisans and Marketplacehttps://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest/vendors/artisans/
Glassware
Paintings / Art / Photography
Jewelry
Metal crafts

In conjunction with GrapeFest, the Grapevine Art Project (GAP) will again be exhibiting their art in the Foust Event Center on Main Street.  This historic location allows for a spacious, air-conditioned venue for these local artists.  The juried selection of artists resulted in the best local artists on display, with different mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, and jewelry. Show hours are 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sundayhttp://grapevineartproject.com/

 

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Irving Main Street Event Sept. 15 & 16

  • Friday, Sept. 15, 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 16, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Irving Heritage District
    217 S. Main St.
    Irving, TX 75060
  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking

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.  All food and craft vendor spaces are full.

Saturday brings a variety of fun activities to Main Street!  All of the attractions below will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.

Craft Marketplace
Over 50 booths of crafters line Main Street, featuring artists, jewelers, woodworking and more.  The marketplace is a great opportunity to begin holiday shopping and find unique gift items.  Several City of Irving departments will also be on-site to share information about resident services and free giveaways (while supplies last).

Juried Art Exhibit
Step into the Glory House Bistro, located at 109 Main Street, for the second annual Main Street Art Show.  The display includes mixed media, sculptures, photography and paintings.  While viewing the works, enjoy the sounds of skilled musicians throughout the day.

12:30 p.m.  Jim Eger Jazz Trio
2:30 p.m.    Bnois King Trio

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1st Annual Keller Art Walk call for artists

Arts take center stage in new Keller festival

A new family-friendly festival celebrating the arts is coming to Old Town Keller thanks to a partnership between the city’s Public Arts Board and the local nonprofit Keller Public Arts Society.

Keller, TX – The first annual Keller Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 3 to 8 pm, will honor the artists selected for the city’s new rotating art program and celebrate the recently completed improvements in Old Town Keller.

Location: Old Town Keller West

Earlier this year, the Arts Board initiated the inaugural phase of a rotating art-on-loan program to fill the sculpture pads added during the city’s recent updates to Old Town Keller West. The pads are located along the strolling promenade that runs north-south adjacent to the eclectic restaurants and small businesses in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Arts Board selected five sculptures for a two-year exhibit; in 2018, they will select and install six additional pieces, also for a two-year exhibit. The staggered phases will bring new pieces to Old Town each year, providing a dynamic and engaging attraction that will help draw interest and foot traffic to the area.

The Keller Art Walk will be a community event with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-aire, or outdoor, artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. Student musicians from Keller ISD and a variety of local vendors and professional entertainers will also be featured throughout the event.

Sponsorships and vendor spots are still available. Applications can be found at www.cityofkeller.com/artwalk. For more information, call 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

About KPAS: Keller Public Arts Society is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting public art in Keller.  Our mission is to provide a platform for on-going support and participation in the preservation and growth of the local artistic community through collaboration with city government and civic organizations, as well as local businesses, clubs and individuals interested in supporting the arts.  Membership is free.

 

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Lindale’s Big Texas Fest call for artists

Lindale is looking for several great artists to create their biggest art, music and food show ever! We are searching for the highest examples of fine art and creativity. We are striving to be the best show in the area and we know it starts with great artwork! We will be offering Live Art all weekend long, so if you are willing to create live art, let us know! The show is a Friday, Sept 8th and Saturday Sept 9th with an expected crowd of over 6,000 people. August 14th deadline.

Please follow these steps to become an art vendor

1. Pay $25 Application Fee on Eventbrite site
2. Submit your contact info, website, art and booth photos to BigTexasFestArt@gmail.com before Monday, August 14th
3. You will be emailed the information sheet with all the details about the show
4. Acceptance emails will be emailed August 18th with link to pay Booth Fee.
5. Pay your booth fee by 25th to confirm your spot at the show

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-big-texas-fest-application-fee-tickets-36359005765

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ArtsGoggle call for artists

ARTISTS | MUSICIANS ENTERTAINERS | VENUES | FOOD VENDORS

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm

ArtsGoggle: 500+ artists, 50 bands, 5 main stages across 15 blocks of the Near Southside

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 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an 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.

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, culinary artists, crafters and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses.

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2017 Huffhines Art Trails call for artists

Huffhines Art Trails – October 2017 – Richardson, Texas
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5779
OPEN DATE: 6/16/2017
DEADLINE: 8/14/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

You are invited to apply to exhibit your work at the 41st Annual Huffhines Art Trails. Huffhines is a two-day festival held outdoors in Richardson, Texas, just minutes north of Dallas.  The show has grown since its humble beginnings to become one of the best arts and crafts shows in North Texas!  Huffhines is sponsored and hosted by the City of Richardson.  Nestled in the trees of Huffhines Park, Huffhines Art Trails has become a tradition for many artists, patrons, volunteers and entertainers alike. It has a strong reputation locally and the demographics of the area provide support year after year. This popular and successful event takes place on October 28 – 29, 2017.

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2018 Deep Ellum Arts Festival call for artists

Deep Ellum Arts Festival – April 6-8, 2018 – Dallas, Texas

http://deepellumartsfestival.com/applications/visual-artist

OPEN DATE: 6/16/2017
DEADLINE: 11/5/2017

Fee (Jury Selection Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2018 – 4/9/2018

The 24th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival® is the signature event of the Deep Ellum aria entertainment district located in downtown Dallas Texas. This free to attend visual and performing arts festival consistently draws tens of thousands of attendee’s daily who come to purchase original cutting-edge art directly from juried artists and experience “original music” from juried bands and songwriters selected to showcase their music from several outdoor stages. Public surveys have proclaimed this Festival as the “Best and Most Fun Arts Festival in Dallas”. The explosive expansion of high-end residential housing in the Deep Ellum neighborhoods along with the modern light rail transportation systems has created significant increases in local art buyers as well as throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. In addition, the festival attracts thousands of tourists and conventioneers from the nearby downtown Dallas hotels.

This well-established annual Festival is always held starting the first Friday in April.

You are invited to present your best original works to our Jury Panel who will select 200 artists to participate and enhance this high energy, award winning, visual and performing arts Festival. Approximately 180 artists spaces will be assigned to Main Street locations and 20 spaces will be assigned to our Artist Court which intersects Main Street.

2018 Festival Visual Arts Key Dates:

  • Festival Dates: April 6-8, 2018 (24th Annual)
  • Process Opens: June 16, 2017
  • Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Central Time, November 5, 2017
  • Artist Jury: November 6-9, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification E-Mailed: November 10, 2017
  • Accepted Artists Posted on ZAPP: November 12, 2017
  • Latest Date For Festival to Receive Booth Fees: January 15, 2018 – Location and other special requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis determined by the dates exhibit fees are received.
  • Last Day To Cancel With Refund: February 15, 2018

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Fall 2017 ArtsGoggle – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Noon to 10pm
Join us as we celebrate the 15th 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 Magnolia Village. 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 2016 ArtsGoggle featured more than 90 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 a street festival and venues within the Magnolia Urban Village. This condensed site map will provide a more manageable and enjoyable experience for our artists and patrons.
AFFORDABLE FOR ARTISTS
The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $45, 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.
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 2016 experienced incredible growth with a crowd estimated at 40,000 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.
Tax Information
Historic Southside, Inc., managed by Near Southside, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations.  W-9 forms will be provided at your request.

ARTIST | MUSICIAN | VENUE | VENDOR REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW 

OPEN
 
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MAGNOLIA VILLAGE: Taking it to the Street
ArtsGoggle is 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 18 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 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.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
 
ARTISTS
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 $45 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 if you have not already done so in the past.  For example, if you registered for last year’s ArtsGoggle or this year’s Friday on the Green market you will already have a username and password. When you login you’ll be able to access a customized user portal where you can view the ArtsGoggle application and all future artist opportunities. You can access the login link for your account from any page on the website always located at the upper right hand corner and you’ll be taken to your user portal.

STEP 1 In the portal, click on the grey “Artist” tab and create an Artist Profile.  If you participated in last year’s ArtsGoggle you will already have an artist profile so please make sure to carefully review last year’s Artist Profile for accuracy! 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 $45 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 4, 2017.  Artists who do not complete their application prior to September 4will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

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2017 Harvest Moon Festival call for artists

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Call For Artists Invitation

Apply at Zapplication 

Application Deadline: 8/21/17 Midnight CST

Historic Granbury is an easy drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and is a popular destination for day trips and weekend getaways.

This family friendly art festival will be held on the paved area around the charming downtown square in the heart of the historic district.

This is the 39th Harvest Moon event by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association and this year is held in conjunction with the Granbury Arts Alliance. This long running festival has returned to its original format of showcasing contemporary craft and fine art. In addition to food vendors, local entertainment and seasonal activities.

Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts is showcasing the unique and diverse works from 60+ artists, makers and craftspeople!  In addition to amazing creations all around the quaint and historic downtown square, there will be fantastic food, music and an interactive, “make-it, take-it” arts area for all ages!  Acoustical musicians will be performing both days.

Festival Hours

Saturday,  October 21, 2017   9:00 am. to 7:00 pm.
Sunday,     October 22, 2017 10:00 am. to 5:00 pm.

Office- 682-936-4550

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Main Street Fest in Grapevine May 19-21

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“33rd Annual Main St Fest”

Tap into three full days of festival fun at Grapevine’s 33rd Annual Main Street Fest – A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, May 19, 20 and 21, 2017. Held along Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, guests will experience new and returning favorites at this event, with a special emphasis on craft brew tasting experiences.

More Information Here

Enjoy shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine as well as a variety of Artisan and Marketplace vendors throughout the festival. Take your kids to the museum exhibits, or to KidsWorld for exciting activities and shows, and don’t forget about the Carnival & Midway! Enjoy non-stop live entertainment on multiple stages throughout the festival, as well as a variety of craft brew experiences and wine pavilions.

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2017 Allen Arts Festival – Mother’s Day Weekend – May 12-14

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Friday, May 12 4-8pm
Saturday, May 13 10am-8pm
Sunday, May 14 12-6pm

Make plans to join us for a fun weekend of art, music, dance, entertainment and interactive art activities in the beautiful setting of Watters Creek Center. Almost 90 artists from Texas and all over the country will exhibit their beautiful creations ranging from; sculpture and pottery, to fiber arts, metal works, photography, jewelry and paintings. There is sure to be something for everyone!

Helen Bailey

In its ninth year, the Allen Arts Festival has become a highly-anticipated Mother’s Day weekend tradition in Allen and the north Texas region.  This family-friendly, free, event features many attractions, including; interactive art activities, music, dance and a variety of artistic performances from local groups and entertainment options throughout the day.  This year we will also have a special exhibit at The Blue House Too ArtSpace, Bringing Art To Life – a celebration of our creative community, featuring local artists and raising funds to support the Arts Alliance art education and community outreach programs.     

Allen Arts Festival admission, activities and parking are free to the public.  Food and drink are available for purchase from on-site food trucks as well as the wide variety of sit-down restaurants in the beautiful Watters Creek Center.

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The Allen Arts festival is produced by the Allen Arts Alliance a non-profit organization with the mission of supporting and nurturing the success of local arts and cultural groups to enrich our vibrant community. Proceeds from the festival and art exhibit are distributed back to the community by the Allen Arts Alliance through grants to non-profit art and culture organizations, scholarships to Allen ISD students pursuing art and creative studies, Art Education in the schools and community including; ArtSparks which brings art literacy programs to preschool, special education and elementary school students, and ArtReach which provides art enrichment opportunities for underserved community members.

To learn more about the artists and get a full schedule of weekend activities visit www.allenartsfestival.org 

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About the Allen Arts Alliance

The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.

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Mayfest in Fort Worth May 4 – 7, 2017

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https://www.mayfest.org/

Mayfest is located in Trinity Park (2401 University Drive, 76107) in the heart of Fort Worth, just east of University Drive and north of I-30.

Come help us celebrate Mayfest’s 45th Anniversary as a way to thank the community for all their support over the past 45 years, Mayfest will have FREE ADMISSION on Thursday, May 4, 2017 for ALL Patrons. That’s right – everyone will be able to enjoy the fun and excitment of Mayfest without paying an entrance fee.

And we won’t stop there! On Friday, May 5th, the first 45 people in line will receive a “Party Pass” that will allow them free entrance into the festival for the rest of the weekend and a FREE Mayfest Koozie! Our hope is every citizen will be able to join us this year as we celebrate all the magic of Mayfest!

Mayfest May 4th, May 5th, May 6th, May 7th 2017
Mayfest has roughly 40 bands performing on three stages over 4 days and more than 40 performing groups on another three stages. We have bounce houses, a sand pile, face painting, retriever dogs performing their mad skills, and stilt-walkers. The “Best of the Fest” Food Vendor Contest is judged on Thursday afternoon (we even create a food-crawl map for you so you can sample the entries yourself!), and a Student Art Contest and awards ceremony take place on Sunday at the Art Stage. We have rock-climbing, fishing, a zip-line, and a human maze. Let the kids play on the Trinity Park playground while you enjoy an ice-cold beverage and listen to the music on the Main Stage. Catch some great breezes off the Trinity River as you get a work-out in the paddleboat. Stop by the Frank Kent and Fox 4 areas – they always have give-aways! Stroll through the Art and Gift Market where more than 60 vendors from around the nation bring in everything from clothing and furniture to home goods and art.

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Lake-a-Palooza! [FREE] Music Festival Coming April 29 at the Bath House

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When: Saturday, April 29, 2-7pm

What: Live Local Music * Food * Beer & Wine * Kid Stuff * Art Exhibition

Where: Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake 521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75218

Admission: FREE

Who: Music lovers, families, lovers of the lake and its natural beauty

The Bath House is collaborating with the Texas Musicians Museum in Irving to stage a wide variety of musicians while loaning the Bath House some of their rare Texas Musicians memorabilia for the event.

  • Four stages of Live Music in a variety of genres
  • Food, beer, and wine for sale
  • Children’s and family activities
  • Music-focused Art Exhibition
  • Get to meet some of your local community organizations and businesses!

Lake-a-Palooza is produced by The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center for the benefit of the Bath House Cultural Center and the local arts community.

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Bedford ArtsFest Saturday, April 8th

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The Bedford ArtsFest is an annual fine arts festival featuring local and regional artists on April 8, 2017. FREE ADMISSION.

http://www.bedfordtx.gov/artsfest/

Saturday, April 8th from 10am-6pm at the Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, TX 76021

Featuring original fine arts in these categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Pottery, Painting, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and more.

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Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 7-9

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http://deepellumartsfestival.com/

23RD ANNUAL DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL

Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2017

 

ADMISSION TO THE FESTIVAL IS FREE!

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, 150 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from six different stages and two additional performance areas, 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, as well as other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating original pieces on the spot.

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Arts in the Square 2017 – April 1st & 2nd in Frisco

 

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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.

 

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

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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.
 
DIGITAL ASSETS
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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