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Despite being plagued by sketchy weather the first two years, Jasper ArtFest organizers are going full steam ahead planning the third annual art event, held the third weekend in April.
“We aren’t trying to make money on this,” said Ron Barnes, ArtFest head organizer. “This is something for the community, to support the arts community and bring people into town to enjoy what we have in Jasper.”
Follow this link to find artists applications and sponsorship forms.
For the most part, the event will remain the same this year with art vendors being set up on Main Street from the intersection of Church Street north to the intersection of D.B. Carroll Street. The “Art of Cars” exhibit, where antique cars and trucks will be on display, will be set up on the other end of Main Street across Church Street.
There will also be a children’s area and live entertainment. The Sharptop Arts Association and VanGoghs Hideaway will host arts events at their downtown venues in conjunction with ArtFest, and The Burnt Mountain Trading Company is hosting their Whimsical Event, a fundraiser auction to benefit the Boys and Girls Club, that Saturday evening, April 20.
Barnes noted that this year there will be no “real food” vendors, other than novelty snacks such as shaved ice and popcorn. Instead, he said, attendees will be directed to local restaurants.
Right now organizers are looking for art vendors and sponsors for the event, which is also a juried art show. Cost for an artist booth is $95. A perk for sponsors is that they will receive varying amounts of ‘Sponsor Wampum” depending on sponsorship level. The “Wampum” is a voucher that can be used to purchase items at artist booths. For example, a sponsorship at the $500-$999 level gets $50 worth of Wampum.
For more information on becoming a sponsor or renting a booth, visit www.jasperartfest.org.