Saturday, April 11, 2009

45th Festival in the Park

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

Artist's Walk application: May 15, 2009
Festival Lake Walk application: July 15, 2009

45th Festival in the Park

Charlotte, NC
September 24-27, 2009

Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing popular and eclectic music, arts and crafts, and family entertainment to Charlotteans and visitors from around the South. The sounds of singers, dancers, storytellers and more drift across Freedom Park while the lake reflects lights strung from Camelot exhibition tents.

It’s family… it’s art… it’s free to the public.

Exhibit spaces are awarded based on the quality and variety of the exhibitor pool. The Festival values qualified previous exhibitors. Any exhibitor who commits to demonstrate their medium on a full-time basis will receive preferred location. Please specify needs for successfully demonstrating.

All work to be exhibited must be original and attributable solely to the demonstrating craftsperson or display artist. At least 50% of artwork shown must be originals. Only original artwork will be eligible for awards (prints, posters or reproductions can be displayed for purchase, but will not be included in judging). Festival in the Park takes no commission for any art sales.

The Festival Exhibitor Committee will screen each artist/exhibitor during the Festival week, and if the work exhibited does not comply with the rules and regulations or the slides or photographs submitted, the artist/exhibitors would be required to leave the Festival. Judgment of the Committee in this matter will be final, and no refunds will be given.

Artist's Walk Awards
Artist's Walk is an area of the 2009 Festival in the Park, which consists of fine arts and crafts. No commercial venues, electronic music or other events will be in this special area. On-site judging will take place during the first two days. The Best of Show award winner will be given a cash prize as well as a free tent space in the Artist's Walk area in 2010. Honorable Mention Ribbons will also be awarded.

Festival Lake Walk Awards
The Festival Lake Walk is an area of artists exhibiting at Festival in the Park consisting of traditional arts and crafts. Judging will take place during the first two days of the Festival. First place winners will be given a cash prize as well as a free tent space in the Festival Lake Walk area in 2010.


Rules, regulations and general information [pdf]

Application [pdf]

Complete details available at the website:

Festival in the Park
1409 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704.338.1060
Fax: 704.338.1061