2nd Annual 17th Street Festival Seeking Local Artists, Vendors

by Borderstan.com August 17, 2011 at 11:00 am 1,812 2 Comments

2011 17th Street NW Festival, Urban Neighborhood Alliance, Borderstan

The 2011 festival is Saturday afternoon, September 24.

Check out photos and wrap-up from the 2010 17th Street Festival. Borderstan.com is proud to be one of the festival sponsors again this year.

The 2nd Annual 17th Street Festival is coming up soon – Saturday, September 24 – and the festival is seeking local artists and vendors for this year’s event, which will take place from 2 to 6 pm from P to S Streets NW.

Last year’s festival was amazingly successful,” said Lee Granados. She is festival co-chair, co-founder and president of the Urban Neighborhood Alliance, which organizes the event.

“With more interest from the community and more excitement surrounding this year’s event, we expect a great crowd for the artists and vendors showcasing their offerings,” said Granados.

Info for Artists, Vendors

Artist Applications. Any local artist, particularly from the Dupont neighborhood, wishing to participate in this year’s Festival should fill out an artist applicationat by September 9.

A limited number of slots will be available to artists, and applying artists will be juried to ensure the broadest range of artwork from the broadest network of artists is on display. Priority will be given to artists residing in and in proximity to Dupont Circle. Artists will be able to sell their artwork during the show.

2010 17th Street Festival, Urban Neighborhood Alliance, Borderstan

The first 17th Street Festival was held September 25, 2010 between P and S Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Vendor Applications. Businesses and organizations wishing to participate in this year’s Festival are also encouraged to fill out a vendor application by Friday, September 9.

To ensure that the 17th Street Festival remains a locally-focused event benefitting residents in proximity to 17th Street, the Festival reserves the right to deny applications for vendors that would compete with existing businesses in the 17th Street business corridor.

Vendors can apply to participate in the Kids Zone, Pet Zone or General Vendor Area.

The cost for a tent is $100, a table and 2 chairs is $50, and a half table (to be shared with another organization or business) is $25. Additional chairs can be reserved at $2 each.


To date, this year’s sponsors include The Washington Blade, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, the Urban Neighborhood Alliance, JR’s Bar & Grill, Cobalt, Level One, TD Bank, Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission, Borderstan.com, and Whitman-Walker Health.


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