The 11th Annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival will be held on November 4 & 5, 2017. All fine artists and fine crafters are invited to submit applications now with digital submissions samples of your artwork via www.zapplication.org, the nationwide artists’ events website.
Only 50 top artists will soon be accepted to compete for cash awards and ribbon recognition categories. Application deadline is October 2, 2017 for the “Champions” segment of DCAF. Attendance for DCAF 2017 is expected to be at least 8,000 art collectors and visitors. A selection of top artists, artisans, crafters and sponsors will be exhibited in an adjacent area in Historic Downtown. This juried fine art show is a well-established boutique festival produced by the Clermont Downtown Partnership.
Submit Artist Applications ASAP! DCAF 2017 will host top-tier creative artists to participate in one of the best small and exclusive art shows in Central Florida. Juried artists chosen to feature their work on the Red Carpet area will complement the branding adopted by the City of Clermont as “Clermont – Choice of Champions!” artists and crafters exhibiting their work in the non-competitive division section of the show must also apply to be accepted. Those artists must apply directly to CDP by submitting applications via email at info@ClermontDowntownPartnership.com. Potential participants must submit a non-refundable jury fee of $25 with their applications. Accepted Fine Art / Fine Craft artists will receive a space of 10’ x 10’ for $125 or 10’ x 20’ space for $250 in the Red Carpet section on Montrose Street. For complete details, visit: www.ClermontDowntownPartnership.com or call the CDP Office at 352-989-5399.
Exciting DCAF Art Awards: Artists will compete for a minimum of $3,000 in cash prizes. “Best of Show” will be awarded $750 while Judges Choice cash prize of $250 each will be awarded across five categories of work with Mixed Media 2-D; Mixed Media 3-D; Photography; Jewelry; and Fine Craft. Up to 10 Awards of Excellence of $100 each are available. A Champions For the Arts Artists’ & Sponsors’ Reception will be held on Saturday night to celebrate the arts in Downtown Clermont.
2017 Chalk Art Competition, Art Zone & More! This Downtown Clermont Art Festival will be free and open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. The Sunday Clermont Farmer’s Market will be held adjacent to the art festival on Sunday. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment, food and shopping within downtown Clermont’s shops and restaurants.
For more information about art submissions and sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Downtown Clermont Art Festival, visit: www.ClermontDowntownPartnership.com or contact Ron Smart, Executive Director of the CDP and Chair of the DCAF at: 352-989-5399.