CONNECTING PEOPLE TO THE ARTS IN APEX AND BEYOND
Location: Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex NC 27523 – Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Once again the Apex Arts Council (AAC) will hold our Artists for Animals Faire™ this spring. Last year well over one-hundred artists and almost five-hundred visitors enjoyed the previous edition of this spectacular art event and this year we hope to increase even that number. Additionally, as we did last year, half of the proceeds from the event will be donated by the AAC to three (yet to be named) animal rescue groups.
Simply having a bunch of painters is the usual way a show generally like this is done, but we intend to go further. We will have painters selling their work, but we are also planning venues for photographers, sculptors, poets, musicians, authors, dance, independent film, and perhaps even theater. The idea is to give anyone attending the event the chance to be exposed to as many art forms as possible. The event will be held at the Cloer Family Vineyards (www.CloerFamilyVineyards.com) in Apex, so we will also have the option of sampling the art of the vintner that day.
Now, how could we hold an event like this without some non-human animals attending as well? Cloer has three pet beef cattle (Buttercup, Daisy, and M&M), a small flock of pet sheep, and some chickens on the property already, and we are now arranging for horses (including some miniatures), cats and dogs (at an adoption event within our larger event), and perhaps rabbits, ferrets, goats, turtles, geckos, and whatever to be with us. Carolina Tiger Rescue is expected to be there as well, and while they will not have a tiger with them, they will bring a tiger transport trailer to show visitors how that is done, and their volunteers will do tiger face-painting with some in tiger and lion costumes!
Although the show is themed towards animals, any of your art is welcome to be a part of the show. Each type of art will have its own general area on the grounds with a specific Producer (coordinator) assigned to organize that part of the event. Please see below for your particular type of art and instructions for being a part of the show. Space should not be limited at this event, so artists from anywhere within the State of North Carolina are welcome.
Space Applications: All artists of all types should apply in advance online to allow us to organize the show. Please go to
Artist Payments: Standard 10x10 spaces for displays will be priced at $40 each or $30 each for payments received by 15 March 2013. (We have extended the early registration period by two weeks to March 15. Please bring your own tents, tables, and/or display systems for use within the space.) Spaces for Friends of the Council shall be priced at $30 if payment is received no later than 5:00pm on Monday, 8 April 2013. Fees may be paid through the AAC website and are 45% refundable if cancelled before 1 April 2013, but are not refundable if registration is cancelled on or after 1 April 2013.
$30 Registration Fee
Authors, poets, Indie filmmakers, and musicians may have their books, CDs, and/or DVDs sold at the AAC sales table with 25% of the selling price going to the AAC and the remainder to the artist. Please contact AAC President Bob Crowley (President@ApexArtsCouncil.org) before the event to make arrangements for this.
Commercial Payments: Commercial spaces for bookstores and galleries will be priced at $55 per 10x10 space or $45 each for payments received by 15 March 2013. (We have extended the early registration period by two weeks to March 15. Please bring your own tents, tables, and/or display systems for use within the space.) Commercial spaces for Friends of the Council shall be priced at $40 if payment is received no later than 5:00pm on Monday, 8 April 2013. Fees may be paid through the AAC website and are 45% refundable if cancelled before 1 April 2013, but are not refundable if registration is cancelled on or after 1 April 2013. The AAC reserves the right to reject any commercial application from establishments outside the scope of this event.
$55 Registration Fee
$40 Registration Fee for Friends of the Council
If you have any further questions, please contact AAC President Bob Crowley (President@ApexArtsCouncil.com). Please be patient with us for answers, since we may have to ask others before you can be given a proper answer. However, you will get an answer or acknowledgement to any message you send within no more than a few days.
Donate $50.00 and be: recognized with your logo on posters at the Faire and be designated as a Friend of the Council for one year.
Donate $100.00 and be: recognized with your logo on the Apex Arts Council website, be announced as a sponsor over the PA system at the Faire, and be mentioned in promotions for next year's Artists for Animals Faire.
Please contact Bob Crowley, AAC President, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Apex Arts Council is a nonprofit corporation, tax exempt under §501(C)(3) (EIN: 20-2666746) of the U.S. Tax Code.
Saturday, 20 April 2013 – 8:00am to 10:00am
Artists wishing to set up tents the afternoon of Friday, 19 April 2013, may do so by requesting this by email to Bob Crowley (President@ApexArtsCouncil.org), but no artwork may be left overnight at the site. Artists other than visual artists should plan to arrive the day of the event. Please plan to arrive as early as possible to allow us to handle the setup session efficiently.
Saturday, 20 April 2013 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Artists wishing to leave tents set up until Sunday, 21 April 2013, may do so by requesting this by email to Bob Crowley (President@ApexArtsCouncil.org), but no artwork may be left overnight and all tents and materials must be cleared from the site no later than 1:00pm on Sunday, 21 April 2013.