Call for Creators and Sponsors for Occoquan’s Fall Arts & Crafts Show, Sept. 24 & 25, 2022

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Provided by Town of Occoquan

Call for Artists, Makers, and Creators! Occoquan’s Fall Arts & Crafts Show is Sept. 24 and 25, 2022 and there are several new ways for creators to get involved. For over 50 years, Occoquan has hosted the popular show in this historic riverfront town. This year, the town will expand the festival with new and exciting offerings and with this comes an opportunity to involve community partners in this historically well-attended event.

 Emerging Artists

The Town will offer a scholarship program for a general category of contemporary artworks created by new artists and creators. This is an opportunity for businesses that are new to selling their creations and have not yet experienced a major craft show. Art or craft businesses that began in 2020 or later are invited to apply and if accepted, may participate at a reduced rate.  Spaces are limited and all applications will be juried for these spots. For more information, contact the Events Director at jlittle@occoquanva.gov or see the Emerging Artist Application online. Emerging Artist Applications are due by Sept. 5, 2022.

Of course, creators with established art or craft businesses are also welcome to apply. Artists that are able to demonstrate during the show are encouraged to do so. Categories are limited and applications are reviewed individually. More information and the application can be found at the Town’s website.

Imagination Alley

Imagination Alley is a new fun place for kids to create art while they are in Occoquan during the festival. Plans include a giant craft tent and a 32-foot DIY mural. Local creators are being sought to workshop an art lesson or guide a craft in scheduled session slots during the show. There is also an opportunity for an artist to sketch in a template, design or pattern for the mural. Interested parties can contact the director at jlittle@occoquanva.gov for more information.

Sponsors Welcomed

Wondering how your commercial business can play a critical role in support of these exciting new offerings? The Arts & Crafts Show brings 10,000 people to the streets of Occoquan over the weekend and partner support is needed to provide these new features.  Visit the Sponsorship Application page or contact the Events Director at jlittle@occoquanva.gov.

The Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show is Sept. 24 & 25, 2022. For more information as details develop see the town’s website.

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