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Carnegie Art Center announces a virtual art festival for artists, art collectors

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Tue, May 26th 2020 10:55 am

Deadline to submit artwork approaching

The Carnegie Art Center (CAC) announced the Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art Experience as an alternative to in-person art festivals this summer. The virtual festival will be a website that will be released to the public on July 1 and will be on view until Aug. 1. The CAC is currently seeking artists and craftspeople to apply to participate in the virtual festival. Deadline to submit artwork is Saturday, May 30.

For one month, the CAC will host the “Carnegie Art Festival: A Virtual Art Experience” on their website where visitors of the website can browse and purchase artwork, crafts and other handmade items created by artists from the comfort of their own homes.

A press release said, “As we navigate the current world of unknowns and social distancing, the staff and board at the CAC understand many artists and craftspeople who depend on summer art festivals as a source of income and networking will be in need of a place to show and sell their work. The Carnegie Art Festival will be a virtual art festival to support artists and showcase the amazing talents of our arts community. The website will be laid out as an online gallery where visitors can easily click on images and visit artists’ websites to purchase artwork.”

The CAC is currently seeking artists and craftspeople to participate in the virtual event. The Carnegie Art Festival will be an online platform for artists to showcase and sell their artwork and crafts. Artists will fill out an application online to provide the CAC with information about their work. The CAC will create and promote the website where the artwork will be part of a virtual festival for one month. This is an opportunity for artists who usually participate in art festivals, but it is open to all visual artists and craftspeople who create their own work (buy and sell vendors will not be accepted).

“The goal of the virtual festival is to provide a platform for artists to sell their work and stay connected,” said program coordinator Natalie Brown. “We look forward to showcasing your work with this virtual art experience.”

Artists can review the full list of guidelines and apply on the CAC’s website. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Saturday May 30. The Carnegie Art Festival website will be on view from July 1-Aug. 1. For questions, visit http://carnegieartcenter.org/carnegie-art-festival-2020-a-virtual-arts-experience/ or contact the CAC directly at [email protected] or 716-523-0068.

The Carnegie Art Center facility is currently closed and its staff is working off site.

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