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17th Street Festival: Last Call for Artists

by Borderstan.com — September 11, 2010 at 1:51 am 0

17th Street Festival

Last Call for artists who want to display and sell their work at the 17th Street Festival on Sept. 25. (17th Street Festival)

The 17th Street Festival is coming up in two weeks: Saturday, September 25 from 2 to 6 pm. The festival will take place on 17th Street NW between P Street and Riggs Place. Musical performances, artist vendors, a pet zone, a kids zone and an auction tent are all planned.

Last Call for Artists

Today is last call for artists. Festival organizers hope to have as many as 50 local artists at the festival. Artists will be able to display and sell their artworks. You can get more information from the Call for Artists application, including contact information. The deadline to submit an application is Saturday, September 11 at 6 pm.

Sponsorships and Beneficiaries

The 17th Street Festival (also on Facebook) is being organized by the Historic Dupont Main Streets project, Ross Elementary School PTA and the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA). Festival organizers are selling sponsorships to individuals, businesses and organizations. Items are also being solicited for a raffle.

Proceeds from the sale of festival sponsorships will be used to purchase flowers and plants for 17th Street’s of tree boxes, as well as flags for the new light posts. The light post flags will promote local groups, organizations and upcoming events.

Additional funds from sponsorships will go toward a fund for future 17th Street projects and festivals, as well as to the Ross Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Anyone interested in making a raffle donation should contact Nina at [email protected]. Potential festival sponsors should contact Jennifer at [email protected]

For more information about the 17th Street Festival, contact Lee Granados at [email protected]

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