FortArtisan will feature Artisan arts and crafts that are innovative, original items produced using traditional craft methods. This is a celebration of contemporary craft that features modern handmade goods. Each entry must be an original work by the artist. Copies of other artists’ works or published photographs are not acceptable. Artists must be 18 years of age to enter. Accepted media categories are listed on the application.
The 6th Annual Taste of the Arts Festival is a celebration of cultural inspiration designed to promote a wide variety of artists, arts organizations and local restaurants. Admission to the festival is free and draws a diverse crowd. The festival includes multiple stages for performances, hands-on activity booths and a variety of food vendors. This event is a fundraiser through sponsorships and food sales supporting arts and educational programming for the community. This one-day festival drew over 25,000 people to the heart of Fort Wayne in 2013. The FortArtisan Fair will feature artisan work. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014. Information about the event can be found on www.tasteoftheartsfortwayne.org .
Jurying is conducted by Artlink’s Artist Panel made up of 15 professional artists and 2 student representatives. The panel will base decisions upon the quality of the documentation provided. A listing of the Artist Panel may be found at www.artlinkfw.com under the about Artlink tab.