Artists Sought for Inaugural Art Show Vista Optimist Club’s Summerfest
The Vista Optimist Club’s Summerfest 2014 taking place on August 9, 2014 from 5:30-10:30 pm at the Club’s 600 Optimist Way facility will add a new dimension to its popular fundraiser featuring music, food, and drink: an Art Show coordinated by ArtBeat on Main Street.
ArtBeat seeks participation in two categories: 1) juried art vendors, $65 for a 10’X10’ booth; and 2) donations of artwork or services from artists for the silent auction. Full details and an application can be accessed on the ArtBeat homepage or directly at http://artbeatonmainstreet.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/06/SummerfestprospectusandappREVISED.pdf. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2014.
ArtBeat owner Kait Matthews says the partnership meshes well with her co-op gallery’s intent to give back to the community. “As a Vista business celebrating its second anniversary this month, I want to do my part, not only for art, but for other businesses and for our community’s quality of life. The Optimist Club of Vista brings community, culture and art together, so this event is a perfect fit.” Art vendors are sure to attract the attention of the more than 750 guests expected to attend the art show, which will be attractively laid out in a 4,000-square-foot space. Optimist volunteers will help unload/load artwork. Tables, tablecloths and easels are provided.
In addition to the on-site exposure to themselves and their work, artists will enjoy substantial publicity. They will be highlighted in the event catalogue and on diverse promotional platforms, including social media. As an extra bonus, Matthews says, “The works of participating Summerfest artists will be displayed at a special ArtBeat reception and month-long exhibit in 2015.”
She believes, “With 15% of each sale benefiting the Vista Optimists, the Summerfest Art Show gives artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their work while furthering the good works conducted by the upbeat Optimists, whose worldwide mission is to bring out the best in kids.”
Info on the Vista Optimists and Summerfest 2014 is at www.vistaoptimist.org/summerfest.html.