Join us at the Alki Art Fair July 19th & 20th, 2014

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The Alki Art Fair is one month from today. We are so excited about all the art and music we get to share with you!

We have an awesome roster of artists for 2014 including painters and photographers, jewelry and textile artists, sculptors, potters and more.

With three stages of musical acts performing all weekend, concessions and a silent auction, it makes for a lovely weekend event to enjoy with the whole family. The Alki Art Fair is not only a blast for adults but we’ve got art activities for the kiddos too!

Did you know that this is the 17th consecutive year that the Alki Art Fair will be presented?  Thanks to all of the artists and organizers for keeping our legacy alive!  For more info on our history, visit our About page and browse our Gallery for shots of vendors over the years.

We hope you’ll join us for a beautiful weekend filled with creativity and fun on the beach!

~ Alki Art Fair Board

 

 

2014 Alki Art Fair Dates Set – July 19 & 20

The 2014 Alki Art Fair will occur on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, 2014, at Alki Beach.  There will be Art Booths, Children’s Art Activities, Food Carts, a Silent Auction, and of course, Music.  There will be three music stages, one along the water near 61st Avenue in the middle of the Art Booths, and two will be located on the east edge of the grassy area east of the Alki Bath House.

Saturday hours for the Art Fair will be 10:00 am through 6:00 pm for Art Booths, Children’s Art Activities, and Silent Auction, and 10:00 am through 9:00 pm for Music Stages and Food Carts.

Sunday hours for the Art Fair will be 10:00 am through 6:00 pm for Art Booths, Children’s Art Activities, and Silent Auction, and 10:00 am through 8:00 pm for Music Stages and Food Carts.

We will post notices for Artists when applications become available for the 2014 Fair.  Artists will be able to use the same online system Alki Art Fair used for the 2013 Fair.

Musicians interested in playing the 2014 Fair should contact Chas Redmond via email at credmond@mac.com and indicate their interest in the 2014 Fair.  Musicians should include references to their music (a Bandcamp, ReverbNation, MySpace, or other URL/link), an indication of preference for either Saturday or Sunday performance, and the name, address and phone for the contact person/band leader.  Musicians receive a $50 stipend, not terrific but on a par with NWFolkLife. There is also the awesome compensation of playing at Seattle’s only true beachside venue with 10,000 or so visitors for each day of the festival.

Alki Art Fair – along beautiful Alki Beach

Alki Art Fair – along beautiful Alki Beach  - it’s free, it’s fun and the weather’s gonna be fine.

  • July 20, Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm (artist booths), Music 10 am to 9 pm
  • July 21, Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm (artist booths), Music 10 am to 8 pm

Featuring

  • 60 + Artist Booths representing a variety of media including:
    • Painting
    • Potery
    • Textiles
    • Metal
    • and more
  • 3 Stages and 44 Musical and Live Performance Acts
  • All-day Children’s Art Activities
  • Food Booths
  • Silent Auctions (located in the Alki Bath House with multiple closing times)

Free Parking and Shuttle Bus from West Seattle High School to Alki Beach.  Park at West Seattle High School’s generous parking lot right on 3000 California Avenue SW.

 

Alki Art Fair Looking for 2013 Volunteers for July 20 & 21 Festival

Alki Art Fair is West Seattle’s premier art and music showcase. Located on Alki Beach (July 20 and 21, 2013) this annual community fair is attended by over 10,000 visitors.

We are starting to plan for the 2013 fair and are looking for dedicated volunteers interested in being on our planning team. Planning meetings will be held the third Thursday of the month at Alki Arts on Alki Beach. The first meeting is January 17th at 6:30 pm.

If you would like more information on volunteering please e-mail: alkiartfair@hotmail.com with the subject – I would like to volunteer.

Thank you and we hope to see you at a planning meeting soon,

Alki Art Fair Board

Creative Art for Everyone to be Alki Art Fair’s Fiscal Sponsor

The Alki Art Fair organization signed a fiscal sponsor agreement today with Creative Art for Everyone (c.a.f.e), a 501(c)3 Washington state nonprofit (this agreement is important as Alki Art Fair’s nonprofit status with the IRS is still pending). With c.a.f.e. acting as the Alki Art Fair’s fiscal sponsor, any donations, in cash or goods, donated to the organization will be an IRS-qualified tax deductible contribution for the donor.

Alki Art Fair Seeking Sponsors for Event

The Alki Art Fair Board of Directors approved a sponsorship structure for the Alki Art Fair 2013. As all of the costs of producing the Fair now fall upon the current organization and not the City of Seattle, the Board of Directors determined that sponsors will be required for continuation of the event. The organization will be paying for park and bathhouse rental, vehicle access, event insurance, special event permits, stage and chair rentals, and promotion all of which exceed the fees paid by artist and food vendors. The Board of Directors determined that charging vendor fees to cover these incurred costs would be economically unfeasible for vendors and the viability of the fair.
Please see the Sponsorship page for sponsorship levels and details.

Art Art Fair Adopts Mission Statement

The Alki Art Fair Board of Directors adopted the organization’s mission statement today. Our mission statement is: The Alki Art Fair is committed to produce and promote West Seattle’s premier summer art showcase on Alki Beach that celebrates arts and music. Our goal is to advance art education and appreciation while encouraging community involvement and cultural diversity for the community’s benefit.