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


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


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


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!

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


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.




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Denison’s Dia de los Muertos Festival Nov. 7


Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mariachis –  Cinco de Mayo Dancers – Mexican Bingo – Street Mercado – Arts & Crafts  – Art Demos – Food Vendors – Music on Stage at Heritage Park – Puppet Parade

Main Street in Denison and Heritage Park – A Celebration of Life

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Coppell Arts Festival Oct. 31


Don’t forget! Saturday, 2-5pm in old town, the first ever Coppell Arts Festival! Come see your neighbors perform, exhibit and sell their art, participate in art activities for the kiddos, and much more! There will also be local food vendors in case you work up an appetite! RAIN OR SHINE!

In the Square at Old Town



The Festival is to feature a full compliment of local Coppell Artists from all genres of art, performing arts, fine arts, theatre, sculpture, music etc.

Also anticipated are food trucks, live performances, wonderful art for purchase and great fun for the whole family.


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North Lake College Arts & Literary Festival Oct. 12-15


The 2015 NLC Arts & Literary Festival will take place from October 12-15. Highlights include three visiting guest speakers, the annual Chalk It Up chalk art contest, art demonstrations, and two concerts. https://www.facebook.com/events/169086126764285/


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Edom Festival of the Arts

081515_Edom_Festival_postcard_6x4_FRONT_smOct. 17 & 18, 2015 10am-5pm.

 The quaint country community of Edom, Texas, serves as perfect contrast for the premiere art festival of East Texas since 1972.  A downtown lined with shops of local artists hints that there is something unique in Edom and that is its love affair with art. An  array of art, live music, a free children’s art workshop and a wide assortment of food offer something for everyone.


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2016 Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival call for artists


2016 Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival

May 13 – 15 http://bcfas.org/gulf-coast-art-festival/

Applications for the jury review open September 1, 2015 via Zapp. Application deadline is January 15th, 2016.

CLUTE – The Center for the Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that the 2016 Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival  will take place Friday, May 13 thru Sunday, May 15. After a successful launch last spring, the festival will return featuring many professional artists from near and far. Kids’ hands on art activities, live music, and great food will be available to people of all ages to enjoy.

     Something new for 2016 will be a Friday Night Art Stroll from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. This added festival event will feature an early preview of the art and an opportunity to visit with artists under the stars. Live music, drinks, and specialty food stations will enhance the “date night” atmosphere. Tickets for the Art Stroll will be $25. Food and drinks will be available.

     ATTENTION ARTISTS: Applications for jury review are now open on Zapplication.org. Booths space will be available inside and outside. All outside booths will be covered with a pitch-top canopy covering both artist booths and shopping walkways. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2016. Artist amenities and services were rated “Awesome” by the 2015 Artists. Free parking, refreshments, booth sitter for short breaks, plus fast response to any concern or request.

     “This is going to be a festival of the arts that everyone can enjoy,” said The Center’s Executive Director, Wesley Copeland. “Families, young professionals, college students, Baby Boomers…everyone is welcome and will find interesting things to do. What better reason to get outside and have a great time?”

     Development and Marketing Director, Patty Swords stated, “Our goal is to provide the community and visiting tourists with a fun arts and cultural event. We are committed to establishing something special, which will become a celebrated annual event. Sponsors will have an opportunity to support The Center and the community while getting their name in front of thousands of people.”

The festival will feature high quality art in a variety of mediums. Paintings, drawings, woodworking, sculpture, glass, photography, jewelry, and more will be available for purchase in a range of prices. Artists must submit an application and digital photos by January 15, 2016 through zapplication.org for jury review.

     Along with a wide range of music, the festival will offer a variety of options for food and beverages. Festival hours are: Friday Night Art Stroll, 5pm – 10pm; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds from the Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival will benefit The Center, a 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization. Admission Saturday and Sunday is $5 for adults and kids twelve and under will get in free.  Sponsorships are now available.

     For more information about the Texas Gulf Coast Arts Festival, contact Patty Swords, 979-265-7661 or pattys@bcfas.org.

     Owned and operated by the Brazosport Fine Arts Council, The Center for the Arts & Sciences is a 45,000 square foot cultural and educational complex. As the administrative umbrella, the organization has the responsibility of providing performance and exhibit space, as well as marketing and ticket sales, for its permanent residents and partner groups. The Center is considered a prime destination for tourists from around the U.S. and abroad.   

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Denton Arts and Jazz Fest April 24-26


35th Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

April 24, 2015, Friday, 5pm-11pm
April 25, 2015, Saturday, 10am-11pm
April 26 2015, Sunday, 11am-9pm

Denton’s Quakertown Park and Facilities
321 East McKinney (Corner of McKinney and Bell)
Denton, Texas 76201


HolderbyAn important aspect of the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is the juried art show. Artists and craftsmen representing Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Arkansas, Oregon and beyond. Fine art is housed inside the Denton Civic Center while Fine Art and Crafts are located immediately outside the building. Arts and Crafts are located in the north end of the park.


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Dallas Observer presents the 5th Annual Artopia

Dallas Observer will host the 5th Annual Artopia on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 8PM-11PM at Centennial Hall at Fair Park.

We are excited to announce music by French 75George Quartz and DJ Sober, as well as live art by Dr Gorilla Live Interpretive Painter, and photography by the amazing Jeremy McKane, have all been added to the evening’s celebration.

Artopia is a celebration of Dallas Culture & Art that incorporates food, drink, art, music and fashion into one evening.

Get your tickets before prices increase on 12/16!   BUY TICKETS

Latino Cultural Center VIP Ticket includes: Food, Wine & Beer & Cocktail Sampling, Entertainment PLUS access to exclusive VIP lounge with private bar and catered spread, as well as complimentary valet.

Keep the Party going at the Artopia Official After-Party at LEVU!

Dallas Observer Artopia 2015 is brought to You By: Bud Light, Barefoot Wines, Dear Clark Hair Salon

21+ with a Valid I.D.

© 2014 Dallas Observer, LP. All rights reserved.
2501 Oak Lawn Ave. , 7th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219


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ArtsGoggle Oct. 11


Saturday, October 11, 2012, 4-10 PM

 ArtsGoggle is held twice a year in spring and fall since 2003. This pedestrian-friendly event transforms Near Southside, Fort Worth into an art gallery with live music, food and more.

300+ artists | 80 bands | 60 venues     FREE EVENT





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Fall for the Arts Oct. 4

Fall for the Arts is a collaborative effort between CBS Radio, Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Business Council for the Arts, TACA and Art Council of Ft. Worth.

Fall For The Arts is a free all-ages celebration of all the arts North Texas has to offer. Fall For the Arts will also complement the Crow Collection of Asian Art‘s 15th Anniversary sculpture garden grand re-opening; Target free first Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture CenterDallas Black Dance Theatre‘s DanceAfrica including a parade from the Dallas Museum of Art toAnnette Strauss Artist Square; and free architectural tours of the Winspear Opera House and Dallas Theater Center Wyly Theatre at AT&T Performing Arts Center.

Also, be sure not to miss Art in the Park, a collection of over 30+ local, regional and national juried artists programmed by 500 Inc.





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Irving Main Street Event Sept. 20


  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 12 to 8 p.m.
  • Irving Heritage District, 217 S. Main St.Irving, TX 75060
  • Free Admission, Free Parking


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 wide variety of vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more.  ATMs will be available onsite.

The Irving Art Association invites you to drop by their booth, which will feature art activities and art for sale.

The Irving Parks & Recreation Department and the Sathya Sai International Organization have partnered to host a youth art exhibit featuring the works of Irving’s youth.  The theme of this exhibit is Attitude of Gratitude, and participants are challenged to express that for which they are most thankful.  View the pieces in the Youth Art Exhibit tent located inside of Heritage Park on both Friday and Saturday.



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Oaktopia 2014: Art, Music & Culture in Denton


http://WWW.OAKTOPIAFEST.COM/  A great music lineup! Plus, live performance art and exhibitions, vendors of all flavors, food trucks of all colors…


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Dallas Indie Festival June 19-22


Dallas Indie Festival

combines film, art, music and food for a four-day multi-genre festival.

June 19-22, 2014


More than 10 films will screen repeatedly throughout the festival. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets go to www.DallasIndieFestival.com

Featured artists include Roger Beveal who has been called the Andy Warhol of the digital age whose larger than life iPhone mixes both media as well as creative interpretation and Sarah Manning from Dallas who layers acrylic paint and mixed media. Other media include: ceramics, drawing, fashion, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, leather, metalwork, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, sculpture, wood and other unique vendors.
Folk singer Vanessa Peters has played over 1,000 shows in 11 countries and has received accolades from abroad as well as her home town of Dallas and joins other musical talents including Catamaran, Dynamite, Kaela Sinclair, Lauren Grant, Lazy Summer and Sarah Sellers throughout the weekend.

Eat Joe’s Dawgs Food Truck, Enticed Shaved Ice Truck, Flatlanders Taco Company, Good Karma Food Truck, Gypsy Scoops Ice Cream Truck, Horns N Snouts BBQ Co., Jack’s Chowhoud Food Truck, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, The Guava Tree Food Truck, The Lab Food Truck, Tutta’s Pizza Food Truck and What’s Cookin Chef Food Truck will be on-site to nourish festival goers.

For more information, please contact Adam Zoblotsky at 214.908.6990 or director@dallasindiefestival.com




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Keller Summer Nights – Art on the Avenue



June 5, 12, 19, 26 • Keller Summer Nights; Music, Art & Movies – Join us for Art on the Avenue on Thursday nights in June, 2014. 10 – 20 artists will be showcased.

Display your art and demonstrate if you’d like. Sales are permitted, no commission will be charged. Reserve your tent for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks — Dates are June 5, 12, 19 & 26. Set up time: 6:15 pm, tent fee is $20 perweek. No crafts please. Contact Libby at 817-743-400 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com. http://cityofkeller/publicarts

FREE to the public.

Call for Artists KSN poster

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Wildflower! Art and Music Festival May 16-18


Wildflower! is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic arts and music festival featuring six performance stages, the Wild! Marketplace, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, the family friendly Kidz Korner, and a whole lot more! Friday, May 16 – 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 17 – 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday, May 18 – 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Not only music and food, but arts and crafts vendors too!


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Homegrown Music & Arts Festival May 10


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 14 acts with ties to the state of Texas performing many genres and styles of music on two main stages.
The 5th Annual Homegrown Festival will once again fill vibrant downtown Dallas with music and art at Main Street Garden Park on Saturday May 10th. 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.

Tickets are $20 online and at the gate the day of event. As a family friendly bonus, kids under the age of 10 are absolutely FREE!

– See more at: http://homegrownfest.com

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Allen Arts Festival May 9 – 11

Allen Arts Alliance logo

Allen Arts Festival

May 9, 2014 -May 11, 2014
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 970 Garden Park Dr, Allen, TX 75013


The Allen Arts Festival at Watters Creek will take place on May 9-11, Friday to Sunday, in the heart of this resort-style shopping development in Allen, Texas. The venue is a perfect destination for this three-day outdoor festival for many people living in and around the DFW areas. The beautiful landscape for this one of a kind art exhibition offers many accessible shopping and dining options for families celebrating the weekend for Mother’s Day. Highlights of the festival will include a ticketed Pre-Event Reception with Artists, tented artists booths around the Village Green area showcasing a variety of styles and mediums (including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, glass, clay, metal, digital art, mixed media, etc.), and live entertainment from selected cover bands and local arts organizations. Hours: May 9 – 4:00 p.m. until sundown; May 10 – 10:00 a.m. until sundown; May 11 – Noon until 7:00 p.m.

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Texas Scottish Festival features Celtic Arts


Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games
MAY 2 – 4, 2014
5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday
9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday
Location: Arlington, TX, Maverick Stadium

The Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games are renowned for its outstanding musical entertainment. The Festival has featured some of the top Scottish performers and groups in the world. The Hammer! The Festival will again be hosting full range of Scottish Athletic competitions. Top professional athletes will be invited as well as a full range of amateur and novice competitions. Other regularly scheduled events include – Fireworks, a Scotch Whisky Tasting and Seminar, Professional, Amateur, and Novice Athletics, Scottish Fiddle Workshop, Children’s Games and Activities, Genealogy and HistorySeminars, Kirking and Church services, a Gaelic Language Seminar, Scottish Military Living History Encampment,Scottish Country Dancing, a Bonniest Knee’s Contest, a Medieval Scotland Area, Celtic Music, a Photo Contest, an All-Scottish Breed Dog Show, Scotch Ale Brewing Competition,, a Shortbread Contest, Celtic Art, a Pub tent, a feature Ceilidh, and much much more.

The Festival and Games are open to the general public and is an event for the entire family with most activities scheduled continuously for each day. Musical entertainment is continuous in several areas including the largest Pub tent in North America. An attendance again in excess of 50,000 is expected for the three day event. Many people may discover they are a wee bit Scottish as they visit the colorful Family-Clan tents associated with a Scottish Gathering. Hours: 5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday; 9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday

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Mayfest May 1 – 4


Fort Worth Mayfest
May 1 – 4, 2014
Thursday and Friday 3:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Worth, TX, Trinity Park
Description: All kinds of fun happening every day of Mayfest! Entertainment – 3 Music Stages; 4 Performing Arts Stages; and Special Attraction Shows. Mayfest Run – Mayfest 2014 Run; 1K, 5K, 10K distances through the scenic Trinity Park. The Zone – Human Maze, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Bungee Jumping, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and more. The Market – over 60 booths of Handcrafted Jewelry, Paintings, Sculptures, Garden Art, and Stained Glass as well as specialty gift items. The Children’s Area – Tom Thumb Childrens Area critically acclaimed and award winning area is home to over 20 booths of FREE activities for children ages 3 – 12. The Range – Duck Races, Carnival Rides, Performing Arts, Leisure Time Stage. Food and Beverage – All the best in festival food from turkey legs to funnel cakes to jambalaya and crawfish to tacos. Hours: Thursday and Friday 3:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.



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