LIVE ARTISTS, WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!
Application Deadline: September 24, 2023
Do you think you have what it takes for the ART WARS challenge? Apply now to for your chance to be part of the fun and action of Art Crawl 2023 on NOVEMBER 5!
Test your skill, creative thinking, problem solving, and time management. Art Crawl is looking for 10 artists who are up for a LIVE ART CREATING CHALLENGE! Artists chosen to compete will have just 4 hours to create large works on 36″x80″ panels using art materials, tools, and a surprise box of found objects. Those who dazzle the audience and our panel of judges will walk away with cash prizes and gift certificates from Blick Art Materials!
Chosen artists will join us for Art Crawl 2023, a one-day fine arts festival serving as a catalyst to celebrate the emergence of new and innovative artists in Central Florida. This 10th annual juried outdoor art festival features an accessible venue for fine art sales, art collection, and entertainment to a varied audience.
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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Swan Brewing (Downtown Lakeland)
115 W. Pine St. Lakeland, FL 33815
Art Crawl 2023 will be filling the street around Central Florida’s Premier Craft Brewery and Neighborhood Taproom on the shores of Lake Wire.
Each chosen artist will be provided (1) 36”x80” primed hollow wooden door (no holes, with braces mounting the door either vertically or horizontally), a box of found objects, and surprise materials which MUST be incorporated into each artist’s piece.
ART MATERIALS & FOUND OBJECTS:
All artists will be given the same surprise materials. Objects will range in size, shape, and material making up a big part of the challenge. All pieces must be incorporated, but do not have to keep their original form, color, or shape. Each random box will be handed out at 11:30am on the day of the event to kickstart creative thinking and problem solving skills.
ARTIST MUST PROVIDE:
Each chosen artist must provide their own drop cloth and basic art materials: paint, glue, collage material, other found objects, brushes, water bucket, tools, etc. making sure they have the tools in order to create the piece they desire. Anything to create the piece will be left up to each individual artist in order to make it their own. (Spray paint, airbrushes, and aerosols are prohibited.)
NOTE: Drop cloths must be able to prevent any material the artist uses from staining or damaging City of Lakeland grounds. Any staining or damage will result in fines from the city. We highly suggest bringing a 10’x10’ tent for promised shade and protection. You will be out in the direct sunlight. (Tents MUST have weights, no staking.)
Each artist may include one assistant to help complete their piece within the 4 hour block. Bring a buddy!
Judging will be done by a surprise panel of judges. This competition will be all about having fun, theme interpretation, celebrating the challenge itself, and what each artist successfully created within the 4 hour block. HAVE FUN!
- 1st Place – $350 (+ $25 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate)
- 2nd Place – $200 (+ $25 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate)
- 3rd Place – $100 (+ $25 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate)
- (1) Merit Award – $50 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate
IF I’M CHOSEN, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PIECE AFTERWARDS?
During Art Crawl, the work can be offered for sale by the artist or may be chosen as a local exhibition inclusion piece. Ultimately, no matter what, the piece is the artist’s. BRING A TRUCK, VAN, or SUV!