This classic Southern town will grow a bumper crop of artists – and art lovers – next spring, when the first ArtFields competition and celebration blooms from April 19 – 28, 2013, in the Lake City, SC’s streets and fields.
This 10-day epic Southern artfest will welcome artists from 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) to vie for $100,000 in cash prizes. The largest cash prizes of any art competition in the Southeast, these career-changing funds will be awarded as a Top Prize ($50,000), a People’s Choice ($25,000), and a Juried Panel Winner ($25,000).
Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will be the categories for submission. The competition is open to emerging and established artists. Registration opens Jan. 7, 2013 at (www.artfieldssc.org).
Lake City boosters have created the ArtFields event to celebrate the town’s rich history as a farming community. For generations, the town’s fields yielded robust crops of strawberries, beans and other harvests. Now, they’ll grow the largest art competition in the Southeast.
In addition to inviting regional artists and their followers, organizers will fill the 10-day artfest with a bright canvas of activities, including voting for favorite artists, live concerts, celebrated Southern chefs, artist workshops, a farmers’ market, crafts, dancing and more.
The goal of ArtFields is to bring multiple communities together to create an event that will bring new sights, sounds and flavors to all attendees.
For information on sponsorship or participation opportunities, contact ArtFields at 843/374-0180 or (firstname.lastname@example.org).