People’s Art Festival call for artists

From the Russell Industrial Center. Check out their web site for more info.

The 2010 People’s Arts Festival (PAF) is celebrating its fourth anniversary for two days – from 11:00 a.m.-midnight and from 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. August 28th and 29th. Rain dates of September 11th and 12th have also been scheduled. The PAF is housed at the Russell Industrial Center at 1600 Clay Avenue off I-75.

This year, in recognition of the continuing economic crisis and its impact on the Detroit art community the organizers of the PAF have reduced the artist’s community participation fee by over 10 percent to
$35 (covering both days) which is applied to incidental costs associated with the common good – security, sanitation and cleanup, utility access, etc.

Participating visual artists will receive an outside 11×11 exhibit space with access to electricity. There are no formal exhibition booth requirements and no sales commission charges apply. To maintain the festival’s artistic integrity we are asking all artists to submit a detailed description and, if possible, visual samples of their work in the form of jpegs. The PAF remains a non-juried show, but we want to make sure that it also remains a show for artists and not merchants.

All interested artists should respond by email to: “Artists.PAF [at] gmail [dot] com”. Please send us your contact information and we will get back to you with more details as they become available. The deadline for applying for exhibit space is May 30, 2010.

PAF is also recruiting bands for the event. Interested bands should contact the PAF at A sound system and stage will be provided Please indicate the size of your group and type of music. All interested bands must submit their applications by May 1, 2010. Independent films will be featured both days. Interested filmmakers should contact “ed_gardiner [at ] yahoo [dot] com” for more information.

Volunteers are also needed to make this event a success. Anyone in learning more about how they can participate in this year’s festival is encouraged to e-mail us at: Artists.PAF [at] gmail [dot] com.