Artist Call: Strawberry Festival

We’re pleased to pass along this artist call for the Vashon Strawberry Festival from The Vashon Chamber of Commerce.

Vashon Strawberry Festival is July 21st & 22nd and it is coming up fast. We want to thank all of you who have participated in in past Strawberry Festivals. If you are interested in having a booth at the 2018 Strawberry Festival, or are curious about what we are doing, please read on.

The Village Green is the hub for Vashon Artists. A few years ago, we invested in infrastructure changes needed to allow us to utilize the Village Green without any obstruction. There are spots available on the street for Vashon Artists but not directly in front of it.

Some of the key features for 2018 are:

  • Group Booths available. Much like the Studio Tour Multi Artists Stops
  • No Stage in the Village Green
  • Village Green will be open to Vashon Highway, no booths blocking entrances
  • Featuring  Artist Bios in Festival Guide
  • Improved signage at the Village Green and throughout Festival.
  • Complimentary Coffee, Tea and Breakfast Treats for set up on Saturday (Thanks to Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie and Vashon Island Baking Company)
  • Gather will showcase Vashon Artists at the Village Green
  • Invitation of Off -Island Artists. If you know one that would add to the quality of art at Festival please invite them.

Ellen Parker and Megan Minier from Cowbelle Industries are serving as artists liaison for the 2018 Strawberry Festival. They started working with Suzan McMann (The Festival Event Manager), Chamber Board Member Verna Everett, and me last summer to create a vibrant Vashon Artists are and their ideas fit with much of the feedback we received from you. We are excited to work with them and are confident that their experience at markets and their understanding of the issues facing Vashon Artists will take Strawberry Festival to the next level.

Ellen & Megan will be working with Suzan and are primarily responsible for layout and booth placement in the village green. Once Suzan receives your application she will pass it on to Ellen and Megan to work out placement. So please get your applications in as early as possible so they can start planning.

Here is the link for the Vashon Artist Application.

Please get your application in ASAP. We want to make sure you are in the Festival Guide.

Guest of Vashon Artist: If you know a off Island artist who would be a good fit for Festival, please extend an invitation by sending them the following link. Make sure they mention your name in the “Guest of” section. As an early bird incentive we are reserving a small number of booths for guest artists at the Vashon rate (a $55 savings), first come first serve.

Here is the link for the Guest of Vashon Artist Application.

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