Festival in the Park 2016
Friday, September 23 - 4:00 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday, September 24 - 10:00 am–9:30 pm
Sunday, September 25 - 11:00 am–6:00 pm
APPLICATION FOR 2016
Click here for
application and rules & regulations
to complete your bio (Bios will ONLY need to be completed
once you have been accepted)
Artist's Walk application* deadline is May 16, 2016 (postmarked). Artist acceptance and rejection notifications will be mailed June 1, 2016.
Festival Lake Walk applications** deadline is July 15, 2016 (postmarked). Artist acceptance and rejection notifications will be mailed July 30, 2016.
FESTIVAL IN THE PARK
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. The smell of popcorn and
festival-food fill the air as children with painted faces happily
produce their first artwork. First time visitors are amazed by the
variety of arts, crafts, and entertainment; old-timers marvel at the
freshness combined with the tradition of each year’s offerings.
It’s family…it’s art…it’s free to the public.
We invite you to join the 52nd Festival in the Park on Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, 2016. The Festival takes place at Freedom Park in Charlotte, where arts, crafts, entertainment, and family fun bring the community together. We hope to see you there!
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.
FESTIVAL IN THE PARK PROVIDES THE
Tent location assignment (all locations
are assigned at the Festival’s discretion).
One 110 electrical outlet per tent. Each
outlet will pull a maximum of four (4) 100-watt spots. NO MORE
than four (4) 100-watt spots are allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Vendors will be required to lower wattage if not in compliance.
Volunteer booth sitters, if available, may
be requested during specified Festival hours.
All booth locations are accessible by
vehicles for set-up/tear down.
FESTIVAL IN THE PARK DOES NOT PROVIDE
Display equipment for setup of exhibit
Tables or chairs.
(including drop cords, light bulbs, fixtures, etc.)