Call To Artists – Artists for Animals Faire

Artists for Animals Faire
Sunday – 24 April 2016
220 North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502

Once again the Apex Arts Council (AAC) will hold our Artists for AnimalsFaire this spring.  Well over one-hundred artists and almost five-hundred visitors enjoyed previous editions of this spectacular art event.  As in the past, half of the proceeds from the event will be donated by the AAC to three (yet to be named) animal rescue groups.  Tent and selling spaces (10×10 feet) are available to artists of all types for $45 each.  Online registration and payment is available through the AAC Website.  We shall be holding a raffle at this event, and encourage all artists to make a tax deductible donation of a piece of your artwork to the Apex Arts Council as a prize.  Show will take place rain or shine.  We have no rain date.  A tent is recommended but not mandatory.  Further instructions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your application.  We will have painters selling their work, but we are also planning venues for photographers, sculptors, poets, musicians, authors, dance, independent film, and perhaps even theater.  This will give anyone attending the event the chance to be exposed to as many art forms as possible.

The event will be held in the Apex Chamber of Commerce parking lot right in the heart of historic downtown Apex, so attendees will also have the option of shopping along Salem Street that day.

Now, how could we hold an event like this without some non-human animals attending as well?  We are now arranging for horses (including some miniatures), cats and dogs (at an adoption event within our larger event), and perhaps rabbits, ferrets, goats, turtles, geckos, and whatever to be with us.  Carolina Tiger Rescue usually joins us for this event as well, and while they will not have a tiger with them (Tigers are NOT portable!), they usually bring a tiger transport trailer to show visitors how that is done, and their volunteers will do tiger face-painting with some in tiger and lion costumes!

Please contact Lynne Fischer at the AAC via email as soon as possible if you have any questions regarding your participation in this event.