Applications from artists are being accepted until Nov. 10 for the 21st Annual Gold Canyon Arts Festival, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 22.
Applications are through the ZAPP website, zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=9394. Notification of acceptance will be on or about Nov. 23, according to a release.
The Gold Canyon Arts Festival is a one-day event held on the fourth Saturday of January each year.
“Many of our participating artists call our festival the best one-day show in the state based on turnout and sales. The sponsor of the event is the Gold Canyon Arts Council in cooperation with the Artists of the Superstitions,” according to the release.
The festival will be held on the grounds of United Methodist Church, 6640 S. King’s Ranch Road in Gold Canyon.
“This venue offers good parking and drive-by visibility. Typically, 85-90 artists are accepted to show their work. Previous year’s attendance was about 4,000 during the festival hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” the release states.
Reserved artist spaces are 10 feet-by-10-feet. Tents are encouraged but not required. The cost is a $25 non-refundable application fee and, if selected by the jury, a $125 artist fee plus the contribution of a piece of art to support the Gold Canyon Arts Council’s Arts Education programs.
Artist hospitality volunteers are available to help find assigned spaces and to “tent sit” during the day to allow artists to take breaks. Restrooms are available inside the church. The festival also features food vendors and musical entertainment throughout the day.
All artists will be juried into the show. Submitted work will be juried in one of the following categories:
You may submit up to two categories but you may sell your work only in the categories approved by the jury. No brokered/factory produced or imported items are allowed.
For more information, call Carole Lindemann, festival chairperson, at 480-296 6502.