Sunday, July 27, 2014

Art Summit in Augusta

First Friday Vendor Rules (Effective 9/1/2014) Broad Street - Downtown, Augusta

To be accepted as a First Friday vendor the follows criteria must be met.

1. Vendors mud produce their own art and crafts that will be on display.

2. Vendors must apply for their permit no later than one week prior to the event and are encouraged to attend the volunteer/vendor meeting for that month.

3. Set up is from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. Vendors not set up on time may be asked to leave. Vendors should start to break down at 9:00pm and be off the street by 9:30pm. If there are any problems please contact the vendor coordinator Syd Padgett at 706-513-0916.

4 Vendors must have their permit on display at all times.

5. Vendors must conform to all state and local regulations.

The First Friday event coordinator will work as a liaison between store owners and vendors. Store owners must give permission for set in front of their business. Vendors associated with a business do not pay vendor fees. 

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - A meeting (Video above) will take place August 11 at the building located on 6th Street and Broad Street. People in the art community from Augusta and Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) will discuss the idea of a group (cartel) of artists working together in Augusta to further the cultural growth of the CSRA.

"It's a new concept or way of looking at Artists representation in Augusta. it seems as if there is little to do with art in this community and the ones in charge could care less about the advancement of culture in this town.

It's also to step away from the cliquish artist group that seems to be what people see as the ones to go to in town. Its based on the concept of if you're unhappy with something... quit complaining and change it. my attempt to change things." (As read on Ron Turner page)

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