Artists sought for Montana Folk Festival
February 21, 2013
Artists from throughout Montana and those with connections to Montana are invited to sell their works in the Montana Traditions Arts Market of the Montana Folk Festival that will be held in Butte, Montana July 12-14, 2013.
Festival organizers are looking for artists, artisans and craftspeople from throughout Montana.
"This year we have space for up to 30 artists in a new location just below the Original Mineyard," said George Everett, Festival Director. "Artist feedback from last year's market was that they felt the market location was too far away from the heart of the event, so we have tried to change this by moving the market location to where the action is, next to the Original Stage," added Everett.
Artists will be selected to represent the best of Montana artistic traditions at the festival next summer and will have a 10 x 10 space to sell their work at the festival. This is a juried event showcasing the region’s finest art based in Montana traditions.
The jury will make its selections of artists based on criteria including traditionality, regional culture, and the artists' relationship with his or her community, quality, and uniqueness. Both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary handcrafted artistic expressions will be on display and available for sale at the Montana Folk Festival in July.
Deadline for applications is April 30, 2013. Guidelines and application forms can be found online at: http://montanafolkfestival.com/pages/forms-applications/sell-montana-traditions-art.php or artists can request applications and guidelines to be mailed to them by calling Mainstreet Uptown Butte at 406-565-2249.
To see more about what to expect at the Montana Folk Festival, visit www.montanafolkfestival.com.