A new and improved celebration of creativity, aptly called the Santa Clarita Festival of the Arts, will take over the streets of Old Town Newhall October 3 and 4.
Main Street between Lyons Avenue and 5th Street will come alive with color and activity for the free outdoor festival that will feature a variety of artisans creating visual art, including plein air paintings, woodcarving, sculpture, and pottery, as well as live entertainment, fine arts and crafts vendors and the popular chalk art street painters.
There are a variety of opportunities to get involved in the festival as an artist.
Art Stop Project: The Festival of the Arts seeks to commission 10 artworks for the Art Stop Project, an Art In Public Places program. In the month of September, the chosen artworks will be featured in 10 transit bus shelters throughout the city, as well as be included in the advertising efforts of the upcoming Festival of the Arts.
Artists using a variety of mediums including photography, paint, multimedia, etc. are encouraged to submit existing or new works based on the theme “Watch Art! Create Art! Live Art!” An artist may submit no more than two (2) existing or new artworks for consideration. Download an application at www.scfestivalofthearts.com/project.asp.
Fine Arts and Crafts Vendors
The Festival of the Arts is looking for artists to sell their work. The two-day fee for a 10′ x 10′ space is $150. Festival hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All items must be your own work or collaborated with those in your booth and must be handmade or hand-embellished.
The application deadline is Monday, August 10. Download the vendor application at www.scfestivalofthearts.com/fine.asp.
Looking to display your artistic talent? Try your hand at street painting. The festival will supply the selected artists with pastels, cardboard, and a street painting square at no cost to the artist. Download the application at www.scfestivalofthearts.com/chalk.asp.
Design a T-Shirt
Show off your graphic design talents by designing the 2009 Festival of the Arts T-shirt. Artists are encouraged to submit existing or new works based on the theme “Watch Art! Create Art! Live Art!” An artist may submit not more than two (2) existing or new artworks for consideration. The application will be online soon.
Art on Canvas
All artists, school age and professional, are invited to enter an original piece of artwork to be displayed in the Art on Canvas Gallery during the Festival of the Arts. Artists are encouraged to submit artworks based on the theme “Watch Art! Create Art! Live Art!”
The city of Santa Clarita will present each category – K-4th, 5th-8th, 9th-12th and professional – with a trophy and a split cash award to go toward the artists school art programs and to the individual artist. Download an application at www.scfestivalofthearts.com/canvas.asp