Be a part of Art in the Park

The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces that it is now receiving applications from artists of fine art and fine craft interested in participating in the 45th annual Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill, a two-day festival of quality fine art and fine craft every Memorial Day weekend and scheduled for May 29 and 30, 2011.

The site of the art festival, Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton, Virginia, is an exceptionally beautiful municipal park which provides a tree-lined, intimate setting for artists and artisans as well as area residents and tourists. Visitors linger as they admire the artwork, chat with the artists, listen to live music coming from the bandstand every hour, and enjoy food provided by a variety of vendors. Young aspiring artists participate in a children’s art activity area.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Art in the Park and the 50th anniversary of its producer, the Staunton Augusta Art Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. Due to limited space and wide interest, all work is freshly juried into the show each year. Applications are available at or at the Staunton Augusta Art Center headquarters at 20 S. New St., Staunton (telephone: 540.885.2028).

The jury fee is $15. Booth fees for accepted artists and artisans are $100 ($90 for Staunton Augusta Art Center members) for the entire weekend. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2011.

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