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The ArtHop™ program is a monthly event featuring art exhibits in over 50 art venues in Fresno County. Art venues include galleries, work studios, retail outlets, and public spaces that art patrons can visit on the first and third Thursday of each month.
Please support our downtown and Tower venues; come by and meet local artists and enjoy their artwork, receptions, beverages, and music.
Current info on the latest Art Hop can be found on the Fresno Arts Council website.
The Fresno Arts Council Presents ARTS ALIVE – Save the Date!
Register for Fresno’s Inaugural Art Festival and Fun Run/Walk
The Fresno Arts Council will host Arts Alive, Fresno’s inaugural art festival and fun run/walk on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at various locations, including Courthouse Park, the Fulton Mall, and downtown city streets. The 5K fun run/walk will begin at 7 a.m., and the art festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration for the fun run/walk can be found online at www.fresnoartscouncil.org. The registration fee is $25 for the adult 5K fun run, $20 for the youth 5K fun run, and $15 for the kids and family 1 mile walk. Fees include a free Arts Alive t-shirt and a post-race breakfast for the run and walk participants. Now is the time to sign up. Fees go up $5 after June 1st.
In addition, the fun run is a costume contest! Everyone is encouraged to wear colorful circus themed costumes, and prizes will be awarded to: the most outrageous, most colorful, best representation of the theme and the most unified group.
Participants in the run/walk will also have the opportunity to collect pledges and raise funds for the art program of their choice. The pledge form is available at www.fresnoartscouncil.org.
At the art festival, you will have the opportunity to meet local artists, crafters, and enjoy local entertainment and great food. Festival attendance is free.
We are calling on artists of all mediums, Downtown Fresno, and Fresno-area businesses and restaurants to register for a booth. A booth can be reserved for $50. For $85, a table, chairs, and pop- up tent will be provided. For more information contact the Fresno Arts Council at (559) 237-9734, email@example.com, or www.fresnoartscouncil.org.
“This will be a fun event for the whole community and a great opportunity to make a difference for arts organizations and school arts programs,” said Lilia Chavez, Fresno Arts Council’s Executive Director.
Save the date and register to be a part of this opportunity to support the arts! Thank you to our major sponsors, the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Fresno Downtown Partnership, and the Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Sponsorships are also available. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook @FresnoArtsCouncil and “Follow” us on Twitter @FresnoArts! Tweet us with the hashtag #ArtsAlive2013.
The Arts Consortium announces Taste the Arts Poster Contest —Taste the Arts returns the weekend of October 18 in downtown Visalia. For this 4th annual event, the Arts Consortium is adding a new component: a poster design contest with a $500 prize. The Arts Consortium hopes that this will become an annual feature of Taste the Arts and that each year will bring a new collectible design. The selected design may be reproduced on posters, t-shirts and other promotional items that will support the festival. As such, judging criteria will include viability of sales potential. Submissions should be thematically related to the arts festival, which celebrates art, culture, and community See the guidelines at: .http://www.artsconsortium.org/news