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Applications open for Santa Clarita Festival of the Arts

Posted: July 13, 2009 4:23 p.m.
Updated: July 13, 2009 4:23 p.m.
 

On Oct. 3 and 4, 2009, the Santa Clarita Festival of the Arts, sponsored by Lockheed Federal Credit Union, will highlight a spectrum of artistic talent in Old Town Newhall along Main Street between Lyons Avenue and 5th Street.

The highlight of this year's exciting free outdoor festival is the process of art.

All weekend long, watch street painters, visual, digital, and multimedia artists create works of art, from a beginning conception to the final masterpiece.

The Festival of the Arts features a variety of artisans creating artwork, such as woodcarving, plein air painting, sculptures and pottery, as well as live entertainment, fine arts and crafts vendors, and the fine art of street painting.

Check out the following opportunities to participate in this year's Festival of the Arts.

Art Stop Project
The Festival of the Arts seeks to commission ten artworks for the Art Stop Project, an Art in Public Places program. In the month of September, the chosen artworks will be featured in ten transit bus shelters throughout the City of Santa Clarita, as well as, be included in the advertising efforts of the upcoming Festival of the Arts.

Artists using a variety of mediums including photography, paint, multimedia, etc. are encouraged to submit existing or new works based on the theme "Watch Art! Create Art! Live Art!" An artist may submit no more than two (2) existing or new artworks for consideration. Download an application at www.scfestivalofthearts.com/project.asp.

Fine Arts and Craft Vendors
The Festival of the Arts is looking for artists to sell their work. The two-day fee for a 10' x 10' space is $150. Festival hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items must be your own work or collaborated with those in your booth and must be handmade or hand-embellished.

The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. Download the vendor application at www.scfestivalofthearts.com/fine.asp.

Street Painters
Looking to display your artistic talent, try your hand at street painting. The festival will supply the selected artists with pastels, cardboard, and a street painting square at no cost to the artist. Download the application at www.scfestivalofthearts.com/chalk.asp.

Design a t-shirt
Show of your graphic design talents by designing the 2009 Festival of the Arts t-shirt. Artists are encouraged to submit existing or new works based on the theme, "Watch Art! Create Art! Live Art!" An artist may submit no more than two (2) existing or new artworks for consideration. Application will be online soon.

Art on Canvas
All artists, school age and professional, are invited to enter an original piece of artwork to be displayed in the Art on Canvas Gallery during the Festival of the Arts. Artists are encouraged to submit artworks based on the theme "Watch Art! Create Art! Live Art!"

The city of Santa Clarita will present each category -- K-4th, 5th-8th, 9th-12th, and professional -- with a trophy and a split cash award to go towards the artist's school art programs and to the individual artist. Download an application at www.scfestivalofthearts.com/canvas.asp.

 

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