Sponsors are being sought to support all of the Fine Artists and Fine Crafters and the Clermont community for the 11th Annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival. Artists are being invited to submit applications with digital samples of your artwork via www.zapplication.org, the nationwide artists’ events website. This November 4 & 5, 2017 juried fine art show is a well-established boutique festival produced for Historic Downtown Clermont by the Clermont Downtown Partnership. Only 50 well-qualified artists will be accepted to compete for cash awards and ribbon recognition categories.
Sponsorships Needed! To help support our Clermont art community, special sponsorship opportunities are available for the show’s “Title Sponsor”, “Artist/Sponsor Reception” and the “Featured Artist”. Purchase awards, donor participation and business advertising exposure opportunities are available. The South Lake Art League, Mark’s Flooring, Lake County Economic Development & Tourism, and the City of Clermont have already stepped forward to be 2017 sponsors. The DCAF really needs cooperative support from local businesses, the media and art patrons to help share this important cultural event with our community. Online and print media as well as street level exposure with a sponsor’s tent will be great as attendance for DCAF 2017 is expected to be at least 8,000 artists, art collectors and visitors.
This Downtown Clermont Art Festival will be free and open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, November 4 and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, November 5. The Sunday Clermont Farmer’s Market will be held adjacent to the art festival on Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment, food and shopping within downtown Clermont’s shops and restaurants. A Champions For the Arts Artists’ & Sponsors’ Reception will be held on Saturday night to celebrate the arts in Downtown Clermont.