As I've mentioned before, we've been tweaking our festival calendar for months now. This involves researching the show, the area, if it's a good a fit for us, how much travel time and how it fits in our big picture. After we choose the shows we think would work, there's the application deadline, the notification deadline and the payment deadline. We know we won't get in to every show just because WE think it would work, so we also have backup plans in place so we aren't stuck with no shows at all. Recently, notifications started coming in and our first shows are confirmed. So, here is our 2017 schedule and brief show description, so far:
**April 1-- Crafty Nashville
"Crafty Nashville's Spring Arts & Crafts Market will be hosted at Track One, 1209 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210 on April 1st, from 10am-5pm. We will be supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN, by accepting donations in the form of food (list of accepted foods will be posted soon), or funds. Bins will be set up at the venue for you to bring in and donate food items in support of this great cause. There will be nearly 100 artisans & crafters to shop from. Live Music. Food Trucks. Free Kidz Korner activities such as face painting, story time, balloon animals, etc. Come enjoy yourself all while supporting local!" --craftynashville.wixsite.com
**April 7-9 Deep Ellum Arts Festival (Dallas, TX) This is our 10th YEAR doing Deep Ellum and we are thrilled to be invited back.
23rd Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival
"Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district, 2900-3400 Main Street, Dallas TX 75226, will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 150 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from seven different stages, the renowned Pet Parade, and enticing foods and drinks.
Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the works of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters, and other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating pieces on the spot.--deepellumartsfestival.com"
**April 28-30 Panoply (Huntsville, AL)
"Panoply is the Southeast’s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s innovative spark shines through a festival of art, music and more in downtown’s Big Spring Park. Day passes to the festival are only $10 and weekend passes are $18; kids 12 and under get in free!"
Panoply 2017 will be held April 28, 29 and 30-- artshuntsville.org
**May 19-20-- Lowertown Arts and Music Festival (Paducah, KY)
"The Lower Town Arts & Music Festival celebrates the cultural richness of Western Kentucky with the region’s most outstanding visual, performing and culinary arts. The free festival features vendor booths showcasing more than 50 visiting artist along with open studios and galleries of Lower Town’s resident artists, live music on three outdoor stages and a Taste of Paducah featuring local food vendors. Paducah’s oldest residential neighborhood, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to artists from around the globe who relocated to Paducah as a result of the City’s Artist Relocation Program. Visit the website for more entertainment and updates as they become available" --www.paducah.travel
These are confirmed and we have more applications out now, plus some we are waiting to apply for. If it works out, June will be exciting, July will be quiet, August we hope to be back in Nashville at the Tomato Fest, September is up in the air and something HUGE might happen in October.
So that's what's up here at Twentyheads. We hope to see some of you at festivals!!
Thanks for reading~~