Supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Community Foundation, the Windham Foundation, the Washington Electric Cooperative, and the Worcester Historical Society, the first ever Worcester Arts Festival will take place on June 10, 2023 from noon - 8 PM and will showcase local artists with performances, exhibits, readings and demonstrations.
By March 15, please complete a preliminary interest form to receive priority consideration.
May 10 is the final deadline to commit to participate. After completing the preliminary interest form, please answer the three questions on this form to help us create a festival guide that will introduce visitors to our artists.
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE
Artists who are residents of Worcester have priority. Others who have strong ties to Worcester (former residents, those who work in Worcester, close relatives of residents) and residents of Middlesex, Elmore, Calais and Woodbury may also apply if space is available.
POSSIBLE FEATURED ARTS
& LIVE PRESENTATIONS
Possible featured arts include painting, collage, drawing, print-making, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fabric design and other related media. These may be offered for sale. Possible featured live presentations include dance, drama, voice and instrumental music, and reading of original writing. If none of these categories seem to fit your art, please email Katie O’Rourke or Deb Bogart for clarification.
Artists will not be charged to participate, no commission for any sales made during the festival will be expected, and each approved participant will receive a monetary honorarium.
Visitors to the festival will pay no admission fee.
The Worcester Arts Festival follows the Vermont Crafts Council guidelines, so no consumables including food, candles, beauty and bath products, etc., can be included. (We encourage our neighbors who make these goods to take part in Worcester’s May craft show. Last fall’s craft show was very well attended.)
A 30’ by 60’ tent will be erected between the Town Hall and the Worcester Historical Society Building. You may request space in the tent or in the Town Hall for your exhibit. Most performances will be on stage in the tent, and we’ll provide a high quality sound system. Space in the church or Doty School may be used if needed.
Please provide your own table and/or chair. Limited mounting space will be provided. If you have a kiosk, small tent, or display case, please plan to use it. A few tables may be available for loan.
Special accommodations, including local transportation, will be supplied for those needing it, and several food vendors will be on site.