2015 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows in Charleston, SC, Calls for Artists.

Fine Crafts Shows Charleston, LLC is issuing a call for fine craft artists to participate in the 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows, which will be held May 22-24 and May 29-31, 2015, in downtown Charleston, SC. This will be the 36th year for these shows, which are part of the 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival, a 17-day city-wide arts festival produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.

The venue for the two Piccolo Spoleto Craft shows is the picturesque Wragg Square, a raised and fenced park located at the corner of Meeting and Charlotte Streets in downtown Charleston. Approximately 95 exhibitor booths will be available for each weekend show.  Our paid admission averages 7000 – 9000 dedicated fine craft patrons, designers, and gallery representatives per weekend.

New this year:  Emerging Artist Grants covering single booth fees ($250) will be awarded to two first-time show applicants each weekend. Grants will be awarded based on jury scores media quotas, and artist statement included with application.

Applications are available online through ZAPPlicationTM  (zapplication.org). The application fee is $30, and booth fees are $250 per booth per weekend. The application deadline is Jan. 17, 2015. Artist selection is based on jury scores and media quotas.

For more detailed information about the shows and selection process, visit the official web site at (finecraftshowscharleston.com), e-mail (piccolo@finecraftshowscharleston.com), or call Kasey at 843/364-0421.

The Piccolo Spoleto Festival, produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the College of Charleston School of the Arts, is the official outreach festival of Spoleto Festival USA. The craft events are two of the several hundred visual and performing arts events available to more than 250,000 people during the seventeen day festival. The festival begins on May 23 and concludes June 8, 2015.

Fine Craft Shows Charleston, LLC is a partnership formed by three women, all working craft artists, for the management of the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows.

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