Ends on September 15, 2017

Presented by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Greenway, the annual Greenway Art Festival is held in Old Fort Park along the Murfreesboro Greenway. Large shade trees, Spring Branch Creek, and the extension of the Murfreesboro Greenway System as it connects through the park create a calm and pleasant atmosphere. Food, live music, and children’s activities enhance the festival.

ELIGIBLE WORK
Artist selection will be juried based on subject, overall quality, originality, and presentation. All original fine art is eligible, including but not limited to: jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and furniture. All work must be original and created by the artist. No mass-produced, commercially manufactured work, or work manufactured from kits or molds are eligible. Any commercially made embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work. Only media accepted by the selection committee will be permitted in the sales booth. The festival director reserves the right to ask that any inappropriate or ineligible work be removed.

DEADLINES
Application forms must be received no later than August 16, 2017 to be included in our Artist Guide. Late entries will be accepted based upon available space and/or judging, but may not be included in the Artist Guide and promotional materials. There is a $5 late registration fee after August 16. Early acceptance notices will be emailed starting June 1, 2017. Final acceptance notices will be e-mailed by September 8, 2017.  Applications postmarked after September 1, 2017 will not be accepted.

REGISTRATION FEES
If accepted into the Greenway Art Festival, you will be emailed instructions on how to complete payment. Applicants will be informed via email if they are accepted or denied. 

15‘ x 15’ booth space along trail: $25 per booth space plus transaction fee
$30 per booth space after August 16
Electricity not available

10‘ x 10’ booth space in pavilion: $35 per booth space plus transaction fee
$40 per booth space after August 16
Electricity available

Booth spaces will be pre-assigned. Multiple booths may be reserved. Exhibitors will be responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, easels and necessary display units; you are encouraged to bring a canopy tent to shade your area. If you have special needs or concerns, please let us know. Booth assignments will be based on the date the application is received.
If accepted, there will be tables and chairs available to rent.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
• All rules and regulations of the Murfreesboro Greenway System and Old Fort Park apply. These rules are posted at each trailhead and are available online at www.murfreesborotn.gov.
• Artist check-in will be Saturday morning from 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Exhibitors will drive to their site, unload, and move their vehicles to the designated parking area. All vehicles must be moved out of the exhibition area no later than 9:00 a.m. and may not return until 4:00 p.m. There is no check-in after 8:30 a.m.
• A limited number of booths allow for close vehicle parking. Indicate on the application if you require your vehicle to be parked near your booth.
• Exhibitors must participate the entire event. The booth must be occupied by the artist or an artist representative during scheduled hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Exhibitors are responsible for security of their own work. We assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to artwork or display materials from any cause whatsoever.
• No food or edible items may be sold or distributed by any other than designated food vendors.
• All applicants, upon signing and submission of official registration form, consent to be bound by these regulations and will abide by them throughout the Greenway Art Festival.
• Any exhibitors who do not abide by the rules and regulations contained herein may be excused from the show.

REFUNDS
There will be a $5 processing fee for cancellations. No refunds will be given after September 1, 2017.
We hope to have perfect fall weather – mid-70’s, sunny yet crisp, with a slight breeze. If we are not so fortunate and are met with heavy rains, we will not reschedule or move to an indoor location. The event will be canceled and a refund equal to the amount of the booth fee will be offered.

PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GREENWAY
To learn more about this group of volunteers, please visit www.murfreesborotn.gov/parks, call (615) 893-2141, or visit the information booth at the Greenway Art Festival.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Greenway office at (615) 893-2141, or email mtate@murfreesborotn.gov.






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