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Downtown Festival & Art Show Call to Artists: Local artists can join a tradition of artistic excellence by submitting an application for the annual event

Apr 01, 2017 07:01PM

Local artists can join a tradition of artistic excellence by submitting an application for the 36th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. More than 240 artists will display original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, captivating sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography in downtown Gainesville on November 11 and 12. Recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the country, the festival is sponsored by the city of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. They will distribute $22,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards.

 

The festival attracts 100,000 visitors that travel the streets to purchase one-of-a-kind art work. While adults marvel at the artwork, children can enjoy free, hands-on art activities at the Children’s Imagination Station. Visitors of all ages can savor local and international cuisine, enjoy live music from four stages and explore the community information area, featuring 55 nonprofit organizations showcasing their services.

 

The application deadline is May 4 at 352-393-8536 or gvlculturalaffairs.org.