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Fine Artists & Folk Crafters Invited To 2017 Downtown Clermont Art Festival

Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:21 am

The 11th Annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017. DCAF 2017 attendance is expected to be at least 8,000 art collectors and visitors.
For the very first time, the DCAF Art Festival will host a special new separate boutique area just for crafters. All interested artisans, student artists and folk crafters will be exhibited in an adjacent area this year with vendors and sponsors. Ceramics, pottery, jewelry, wall hangings, glassware, kitchenware, wardrobe items, decorative items and fun accessories for home and office are encouraged. Crafters who desire to exhibit their work in the non-competitive division of this art festival must apply to be accepted.
2017 DCAF Art Awards: Juried artists will compete for a minimum of $3,000 in cash prizes. “Best of Show” will be awarded $750 while Judges Choice cash prize of $250 each will be awarded across five categories of work with Mixed Media 2-D; Mixed Media 3-D; Photography; Jewelry; and Fine Craft. Up to 10 Awards of Excellence of $100 each are available. A Champions For the Arts — Artists’ & Sponsors’ Reception will be held on Saturday night to celebrate the arts in Downtown Clermont.
2017 Chalk Art Competition, Art Zone, New Folk Crafter Section & More! This Downtown Clermont Art Festival will be free and open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment, food and shopping within downtown Clermont’s shops and restaurants. For added excitement, the Sunday Clermont Farmer’s Market will be held adjacent to the DCAF Art Festival on Sunday.
Clermont ~ Champions For The Arts! For artist and folk crafter applications as well as sponsorship and vendor information for the Fall 2017 Downtown Clermont Art Festival, visit: www.ClermontDowntownPartnership.com or contact Sandy Farnsworth, Executive Director of the CDP and Chair of the DCAF at: 352-989-5399.