2018 Summer Arts Festival in Essex, CT

Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store

Entry Deadline: May. 18

61 Main Street
Centerbrook, CT 06409
Phone (860) 767-0742


2018 Summer Arts Festival in Essex, CT

Spectrum Gallery announces a Call for Representational and Abstract Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, Photographers, Original Printmakers, Fabric Artists, Glass and Wood Artisans, Jewelry Designers and Crafters for the 2018 Essex Town Green Outdoor Summer Arts Festival! Open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay.

The Summer Festival in Essex is Saturday, June 9 (10-5pm) and Sunday, June 10 (11-5pm) and will be limited to 50 local and regional fine artists and artisans. This event is free for guests.

The location, Essex Town Green, 12 Main Street, Essex CT, is a highly visible (and beautiful!) spot in this charming New England destination. It’s particularly special in the summer as it’s a walking town with a large tourist influx who come to enjoy art, great restaurants and the marina.

If you are in the Festival, you can also submit work for consideration in our concurrent 6-week long exhibit at the Gallery in Centerbrook, CT (May 25-July 8, 2018), Essex Green Summer Arts Festival Group Show. Receiving for this show is May 14-18…so the deadline for submission is imminent. Only artists participating in the Essex Arts Festival are invited to submit for this show. There is no specific theme.

Note the Essex Green can only display a limited number of booths so, please, submit early to the festival and then after acceptance into the festival submit as soon as possible to the gallery group show which opens two weeks ahead of the Essex Green Festival.

And finally, another opportunity for those involved in the Gallery Show and Festival is to present and sell work in our online shop and gallery, Spectrum Anytime.

Prospectus: http://spectrumartgallery.org/Prospectus-2018-Summer-Arts-Festival-Gallery-Group-Show.pdf

Festival Fee: $80 nonrefundable
Festival Group Rate: $120 (Maximum 2 artists per tent)

Barbara Nair
Gallery Director
Spectrum Gallery

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