Thursday, October 10, 2013

Clermont Art Festival - call for artists DEADLINE TODAY OCT 10


CLERMONT, FLORIDA – October 10th is the final deadline for juried Artists and Crafters to submit applications for acceptance to the 7th Annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival (DCAF), sponsored by the South Lake Art League and produced by the Clermont Downtown Partnership. The show is Saturday and Sunday November 2rd and 3rd in Historic Downtown Clermont. Judges will award cash prizes in five categories: Fine Art 2-D; Fine Art 3-D; Photography; Sculpture; and, Fine Craft. Best of Show will also receive a cash award. Booth fees for juried entries is $150.00. The application process is online at Non-juried exhibitors may submit work for consideration directly to the CDP DCAF acceptance committee but are not eligible for cash prizes. Non-juried booth fees are $90.00. For more information, go to

The Downtown Clermont Art Fest features MainStage live entertainment (Jazz, Blues, Contemporary music; Dance; etc). A Street Players Stage is featured in the Kids Interactive Art Zone. Additional food vendors and festival activities are included. Downtown shops and restaurants adjacent to the displays are open during the art event. DCAF2013 is free to the public.

Clermont, the largest and fastest growing city in Lake county, is a 128-year old town once considered one of Florida’s most significant citrus production areas. Renown for its rolling hills and numerous lakes, Clermont is easily accessible by the Florida Turnpike, Highway 50 (Colonial west out of Orlando and Winter Garden) and Highway 27 (north/south). Just 20 miles west of Orlando and 20 miles northwest of Disney World, Clermont is often called the “Gem of the Hills”.

The Clermont Downtown Partnership (CDP) is a group of 80-plus property and business owners dedicated to bringing vitality to the Downtown Clermont area through Shopping, Dining, Professional Services and Entertainment as well as Art, Music, Theatre and other cultural events. Offering a wide variety of personal services, shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, Historic Downtown Clermont is nestled between the shore of beautiful Lake Minneola and Florida Highway 50. The area includes the Historic Village and the Trailhead Square, trailhead for the The CDP hosts and promotes several events including the Farmer’s Market, Sidewalk Chalk Art/Earth Day/Got Kids, First Friday Family Food Truck Night, quarterly ArtWalks, DCAF and other activities. Parking is always free in Downtown Clermont. For more information about CDP or its events visit

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