Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Syracuse SummerFest

Syracuse SummerFest
Sponsored by Syracuse Wawasee Chamber of Commerce and Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department

July 29-31, 2010
Art Festival Saturday July 31, 2010

Dear Artist,

We look forward to having you participate in the Syracuse SummerFest Art Festival.

Throughout the weekend there are many events happening all around the Town of Syracuse. There will be music every night, local restaurants will showcase something from their menu, and Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Competition begins on Thursday afternoon. A Photography contest for grades 12 and under, The Adventure Boat Race will take place on Syracuse Lake with prizes awarded on Saturday at the Art Festival. Retail Sidewalk Sales and Garage Sales start on Thursday and continue through Saturday. A Family Friendly Outdoor Movie Night is planned. This is just a sampling of events planned for Syracuse and surrounding communities. Several more events are in the planning stage.

Here is information about the Art Festival. We already have fantastic bands scheduled during festival hours. There will be a Kids Activity Tent. The Photography contest entrants will have their work on display and awards will be handed out in the afternoon as will all the awards for different competitions held during the weekend. Food vendors will be stationed throughout the venue.

Artists can donate an item to be raffled off for a Wawasee High School Art Scholarship.

For those not familiar with Syracuse, Indiana: This is a great weekend to be in Syracuse. During the summer Syracuse grows by 40,000 visitors and summer residents. The Art Festival is being held down in the Wawasee Village due to the volume of traffic. We believe this will be a great benefit to you to showcase your work.

We would like to encourage all Artists to demonstrate their medium if possible.

Please see your Artist Registration form for contact information if you have any questions.

We look forward to a fantastic weekend!

General Information
Across from NewMarket on SR 13, Syracuse, Indiana 46567

Saturday July 31, 2010

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Live Music: All day
Food Vendors
Set up: Saturday morning beginning at 7:00 AM
No charge admission for public. No parking fee.

No pets are allowed in the Park.

Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and paying Indiana sales tax of 7%.

Artists using an open flame must provide a shield and have a fire extinguisher present as well as a warning sign.

Artists using chainsaws, knives, blades or like items should be prepared to rope off their booth area with caution tape, have a warning sign and in general keep the safety of their customers (and the public) as a top priority. We do want to encourage demonstrations of artists working.

Artists are required to be set up during show hours of 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Artists provide their own displays, tables, chairs, etc. This is an outdoor event. . You need to be prepared for inclement weather. This includes tents, rain covers, tie downs and weights. Because not all ground is perfectly level, artists are advised to bring leveling devices for displays and to cover low spots.

When you arrive you will be shown where your booth space is. You will be able to access your booth by car. Please unload quickly, and then move your car to the designated location for artist’s parking. Please be considerate and keep fellow exhibitors in mind, and move your vehicle as soon as possible.

Artist’s children (including grandchildren or any child deemed to be under the artists responsibility) must be under adult supervision at all times including set up, during the festival and tear down.

Artists are responsible for cleaning up their own booth area at the conclusion of the show.

Do not teardown prior to 8:00 p.m. Artists who begin tearing down their booth prior to 8:00 p.m. may be prevented from participation in future festivals

Full payment and application must be received by June 5, 2010 in order to be considered for this show.

You can call for more information (574)457-2789 of (574)529-4758