EL Sol Fest - Call for Artists
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El Sol Fest 2017, to be held October 29 in Jupiter, Florida typically features Mayan painters, and now also hopes to attract a diverse collection of artists for this family friendly event.
They are looking for painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans to sell and showcase their work.
More than 3,000 attendees are expected at this year’s festival, and vendors will have the opportunity to reach a diverse audience of art lovers - but space is limited.
El Sol Fest is a highly visible event that will be heavily promoted in print, television, radio, online and through other promotional venues. The festival will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 106 Military Trail in Jupiter. Admission is free.
There are also opportunities for performing artists! A sound system and stage will be available, and professional videographers will be creating videos to help artists promote their work. Videos which you can retain, reuse for your own promotion!
Submit three images of artwork.
Early bird registration is $40 through July 31.
Artists must provide or rent a tent. Artists requiring rental of a tent, table and chairs can register for $145.
Artist registration is $60 after July 31.
Performing artists can contact Vanessa Ibarra at 561-745-9860.
Interested? Visit their website to learn more about the event and what the nonprofit does to help the community!
Dance for Food - Florida
Dance for Food creates performance opportunities for professional dancers and an accessible cultural experience for the community, while collecting food for the hungry. To date, A4AC has collected more than 30,000 lbs. of food which we have donated to partnering food banks.
Two Dance for Food events are confirmed for our 2017 season already, with two more remaining to be scheduled. We hope you will join us at one or all of them! Mark your calendars!
Nov. 4th Duncan Theatre at 200 S Congress Ave in Lake Worth, FL
Nov. 5th Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd in Stuart, FL.
Nov. 19th Sunrise Theater Black Box, Ft. Pierce FL (pending)
The fourth event in Florida this November will be a student-produced Dance for Food at Marin County High School, date to be confirmed soon.
After two successful events in St. Louis last season, two more Dance for Food events will be announced soon, which will be performed in January, 2018.
We would like to thank Publix for sponsoring our Dance for Food Program this year! They have given us a generous sponsorship of $5,000 which will cover the cost one professional Dance for Food event, engage 200 audience members, 100 dancers, and provide meals for 300+ people. We are extremely appreciative and hope to continue this partnership.
Thank you Publix!!
Please, if you are interested in supporting this program and would like more information about becoming a sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance for Food - STL
The Sun Theatre
Dance for Food is a series of professional, high quality dance performances where the price of admission is non-perishable food items.
Dance for Food, by design, is multi-faceted in its community impact. Students from underrepresented areas are given opportunities they would not normally be afforded, professional dancers are given a living wage for their performance and willingness to coach younger dancers, patrons who would not otherwise be able to access a professional dance performance are given a cultural opportunity, food banks are given a unique awareness and food collection opportunity, and many struggling people are impacted by the donated food. Each season, Dance for Food has the potential to serve a minimum of 5,000 residents of the St. Louis Region.
The Cotter's Salon Series
Sunday Dec 3, 6pm
Sunday Jan 14, 4pm
Sunday Feb 25, 4pm
Monday April 9, 6pm
The Cotter's Salon Series are intimate gatherings hosted by Tim & Maureen Cotter at their home in Mariner Sands Country Club. In addition to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests are treated to performances by exceptional young A4AC talent. Industry professionals are also invited to give feedback, useful to the development of our young talent. This program has been so successful that we will be replicating it in more communities in Florida and in the St. Louis area.
We want to thank all attendees and are especially thankful to Tim and Maureen Cotter for all that they have done to support our cause and make this opportunity possible for all of us!
If you or someone you know in either Martin County, Florida or St. Louis City or County would be interested to host an event that could support the development of young artists that are actively involved with Artists for a Cause programs, please email email@example.com.
Les Miserables - Synopsis Concert - Professional Tour
Oct 28 - Orlando
Jan 11 - Lyric Theater in Stuart
March 3 - Eissey Campus Theater in Palm Beach Gardens
Our Executive Director, along with other exceptionally talented artists in the A4AC network will embark on a professional tour based in Florida with a synopsis concert of Les Miserables. The tours have historically started in Florida, and then in some cases grown beyond. Stay tuned for more infomation, including cast and more tour dates.
Broadway Music on Tour
March 2, 5pm Broadway Music on Tour, fundraising concert for Mariner Sands Charity Week
April 6, 7:30pm Broadway Music on Tour, proceeds support A4AC programming, Duncan Theater Lake Worth
Ongoing Therapeutic Arts at Grand Oaks, Palm City, FL
The Grand Oaks of Palm City has booked regular slots to provide ongoing Therapeutic Arts for their residents! We'd like to thank both the Grand Oaks and our talented artists for your ongoing particpation in our Therapeutic Arts program.
Jonathan Cummings: First Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
Carla Holbrook: Second Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
Mary Murphy: Last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Melanie Steinke: Third Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
Jackie Robbins: First Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (memory care)
Karin Leone: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
Valerie Lally (watercolor): Every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
Therapeutic Arts with Val Lally
Ongoing - 8 sessions
Beginning November 23
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Val Lally works with groups of residents at Grand Oaks Palm City helping them to create visual art in a therapeutic environment. She instructs them in water color and guides them creatively so they can benefit from the positive and healing effects of creating art.
Therapeutic Arts with Ginger Carslake
Ongoing - 10 week series
Beginning June 21
Ginger Carslake works with several residents at the Lynmoore at Lawnwood helping them to create visual art in a therapeutic environment. She instructs them in water color and guides them creatively so they can benefit from the positive and healing effects of creating art.
Ginger will now be a fixture at Lynmoore, teaching classes the first Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m for 10 weeks.
Therapeutic Art Class for Kids
Ongoing - Dates to be annouced.
Art and music therapy are proven to be useful because of their inherent ability to surpass language barriers and achieve therapeutic gains in a safe environment. The program has received many accolades from staff and students. We are working to partner with many of the Boys & Girls Clubs locations in Martin County as we work to recieve funding to do so.
Therapeutic Arts Outreach: A4AC Clubs “Share Arts” Program
Through Share Arts students gain leadership skills as they showcase their talents and share their arts education with others. Pictured here is former president of the Pine School Club, Kevin Paul. Kevin pioneered this outreach together with teacher sponsor, Adison Lax. The kids they served have had access to arts education opportunities, and a real connection with gifted arts students. Our hope this year is to expand these programs to all of our school clubs.