Call for Artists: Open Arts & Music Festival

Glendale Arts

Glendale, CA

Glendale Arts presents the third annual Open Arts & Music Festival (OAM) on September 15, 2018.


The Open Arts & Music Festival is a FREE and family-friendly festival with live music performances curated by
Spaceland Presents, an arts market with workshops, craft beer selections by local breweries, temporary
public art installations, all-day activities for children, and more!

The Open Arts & Music Festival takes up the entire city block in front of the historic Alex Theatre in
Downtown Glendale, with an anticipated attendance of 10,000 people. In this unique setting the
community enjoys exploring and buying exceptional arts and crafts in the Arts Market, which is open
from 3pm to 10pm.

Glendale Arts is seeking inspiring, LA-based artists to participate in the Open Arts & Music Festival Arts
Market. In addition to featuring various arts disciplines, Arts Market vendors are required to offer a
minimum of one (1) activity which serves to bring the community closer to the art/artist. Activities
include, but are not limited to:

 An all-ages workshop
 Participatory art project
 A demonstration

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and the deadline for submissions is August 15 th , 2018.
To reserve a booth for the event, you must pay the Rental Fee deposit upfront. We do not jury unpaid
applications. If you are not accepted to the Arts Market, we will refund your Rental Fee deposit in full in
10-15 days. Glendale Arts offers a limited number of Open Grants to assist with Rental Fees. If you are
interested in learning more about the Open Grant Program, please click here.

Booth Rental Fees are as follows, with early bird rates in effect until July 31, 2018!

 Early Bird 10'x10' Booth: $100
o Includes electricity, basic lighting, canopy, 1 table, 2 chairs.

o After July 31: $125
 Early Bird 10'x20' Booth: $160
o Includes electricity, basic lighting, canopy, 2 tables, 2 chairs.

o After July 31: $200



Preference will be given to projects and practices which:

 Elevate a participant’s experience of the event
 Demonstrate a creative approach to on-site engagements
 Emphasize ethical production processes

 Experiment with new ways of making
 Open up conversations surrounding the arts
 Are fairly priced for all income brackets


About Glendale Arts

Glendale Arts envisions a vibrant and healthy community that supports, cultivates and appreciates the
arts, and this event is in line with our mission of presenting programming that benefits youth, artists,
organizations and businesses in the community and at the Alex Theatre. The event is free and open to
the public and fees for participating artists are accessible, with the possibility of subsidies via Glendale
Arts’ Open Grant.

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