Artists For Animals

Artists for Animals Faire Apex Chamber of Commerce NC Apex NC

ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS FAIRE™

Location: Apex Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 220 N. Salem St., Apex NC  27502  –  Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Once again the Apex Arts Council (AAC) will hold our Artists for Animals™ Faire this spring. Well over one-hundred artists and almost five-hundred visitors enjoyed previous editions of this spectacular art event. As in the past, half of the proceeds from the event will be donated by the AAC to three (yet to be named) animal rescue groups.

We will have painters selling their work, but we are also planning venues for photographers, sculptors, poets, musicians, authors, dance, independent film, and perhaps even theater. This will give anyone attending the event the chance to be exposed to as many art forms as possible. The event will be held in the Apex Chamber of Commerce parking lot right in the heart of historic downtown Apex, so attendees will also have the option of shopping along Salem Street that day.

Now, how could we hold an event like this without some non-human animals attending as well? We are now arranging for horses (including some miniatures), cats and dogs (at an adoption event within our larger event), and perhaps rabbits, ferrets, goats, turtles, geckos, and whatever to be with us. Carolina Tiger Rescue is expected to be there as well, and while they will not have a tiger with them (Tigers are NOT portable!), they usually bring a tiger transport trailer to show visitors how that is done, and their volunteers will do tiger face-painting with some in tiger and lion costumes!

dog kitten Artists for Animals Faire

live music art for sale Artists for Animals Faire outdoor scene

CALL FOR ARTISTS – DETAILS

Although the show is themed towards animals, any of your art is welcome to be a part of the show. Each type of art will have its own general area on the grounds with a specific Producer (coordinator) assigned to organize that part of the event. Please see below for your particular type of art and instructions for being a part of the show. Space should not be limited at this event, so artists from anywhere within the State of North Carolina are welcome.

Space Applications:  All artists should apply in advance to allow us to organize the show. All registrations and payments should be received by the AAC no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, 18 May 2017.
Click on the icon to access the Artist Tent/Space Application
Artist Payments:  Standard 10×10 spaces for displays will be priced at $45 each. Please bring your own tents, tables, and/or display systems for use within the space. Fees may be paid no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, 18 May 2017.
Authors, poets, Indie filmmakers, and musicians may have their books, CDs, and/or DVDs sold at the AAC sales table with 25% of the selling price going to the AAC and the remainder to the artist. Please contact AAC President Bob Crowley (President@apexartscouncil.org) before the event to make arrangements for this.

If you have any further questions, please contact Lynne Fischer (visualarts@apexartscouncil.org). Please be patient with us for answers, since we may have to ask others before you can be given a proper answer. However, you will get an answer or acknowledgement to any message you send within no more than a few days.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Donate $50.00 and be:  recognized with your logo on posters at the Faire and be designated as a Friend of the Council for one year.

Donate $100.00 and be:  recognized with your logo on the Apex Arts Council website, be announced as a sponsor over the PA system at the Faire, and be mentioned in promotions for next year’s Artists for Animals Faire.

Please contact Bob Crowley, AAC President, at president@apexartscouncil.org for more information.

The Apex Arts Council is a nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under ยง501(C)(3) (EIN: 20-2666746) of the U.S. Tax Code.