WESLEY CHAPEL — Organizers of the 2104 Suncoast Arts Fest are looking for artists to display and sell their creations at the event, which will be held at the Shops at Wiregrass outdoor mall in Wesley Chapel Jan. 18 and 19.
For its ninth year the two-day event will feature a juried selection of artists, a 1K run, chalk walk, kids’ art garden, live entertainment and more.
The venue at 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel, is just off of I-75. A winding, cobblestone main street edged with trees provides the perfect venue for art lovers to browse through tents filled with fine art and select their purchases. Last year more than 100,000 people patronized Wiregrass the weekend of the Arts Fest to enjoy the arts and crafts of more than 120 artists.
The Suncoast Arts Fest, a production of the Fine Arts of the Suncoast, promotes cultural awareness in Pasco County and benefits “Arts for Kids”, a supplemental arts education funding program for Pasco schools. In 2012, $10,814 was awarded from event proceeds
Among the many awards for winning artists are: Best of Show, $2,000; Award of Excellence, $1,000; Award of Distinction, two at $500 each; Award of Merit, four at $250 each.
Artist applications need to be completed by Nov. 16, 2013 at www.zapplication.org
Acceptance invitations will be emailed out during the week of Dec. 9-13. For additional information about the show’s rules and regulations, booth fees, medium categories, and hotels in the area, find details at the show’s website, http://suncoastartsfest.com.
Admission to this event is free.