Queen City Arts Festival – Calling all artists and artisans!
Queen City Arts,
an advocacy initiative of the Dutchess County Arts Council, is accepting vendor applications for the first Queen City Arts Festival,
to be held this May in Poughkeepsie’s Arts District. We are seeking artists, arts groups, and makers of handmade goods and foods to occupy a booth on historic Main Street during festival hours on Saturday, May 18th, and to engage with a growing community of residents, enthusiasts, and customers.Featuring a growing number of local artists, musicians, food makers and Poughkeepsie’s renowned fine dining restaurants, this series of three planned events, May 18, July 20, and September 21 will entice visitors and residents to experience the city’s thriving food/art/music scene and to buy directly from local artists and artisans.
We have been working hard to craft an exciting experience that will showcase this unique arts community, but one thing is still missing: you! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your goods with an enthusiastic city. Help us celebrate the renewing power of art and community by securing a space today! Vendors who sign up before April 30th will do so at a reduced rate.
Get more information and secure a space here:
Queen City Arts
is an initiative of the Dutchess County Arts Council to increase arts-driven partnerships in downtown Poughkeepsie. Queen City Saturdays occur on the third Saturday of the month and feature a self-guided art walk as well as opportunities to engage with regional artists, performers and writers, providing opportunities for the arts and community to engage. Artists interested in participating in Queen City Arts events are invited to send an email with a short bio and webpage link of your work. You may also want to join our weekly newsletter to receive information about upcoming events or email QCS@artsmidhudson.org
The Arts Council is grateful for the ongoing support from County of Dutchess and the New York State Council on the Arts as well as our Annual Sponsors.