Call for Artists: the 38th Annual Charbonneau Festival of the Arts

the 38th Annual
Charbonneau Festival of the Arts

The 2021 Charbonneau “Art with Flair” Festival of the Arts will combine the best of two worlds for lovers of the arts to enjoy, admire and purchase fine art, crafts, and music — a LIVE Art & Music Show at the Charbonneau Events Center and a VIRTUAL EXHIBITION of Art & Music online through the end of the year.

Covid-19 & a Live Festival
Uppermost in our planning is the health, welfare and safety of all in attendance. Most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, but we never know when that might change.

Live & Virtual Shows: Art & Music
Artists will be juried to display their works at the Live Art Gallery Show or the Live Artisan Vendor Show. For our Music Stage, musicians will be auditioned and selected for online performances and potentially invitations to live performances at this year’s festival. Those plans are still in development.

We want as many as physically possible to join us in person of course, but you have an additional option — the Virtual Exhibition — open to all artists, artisan vendors and musicians. This allows a broader range of artists and musicians to participate as well as a broader audience of supporters to attend in-person and online.

We strive to earn a five-star experience from our entrants as well as from our supporting audience who participate in the festival each year. To encourage as many as possible to enter, there will be no jury fees.

2021 Silent Auction
As in past years, we welcome entrants to donate one of their works of art or their music CD’s or performance tickets to our Silent Auction, which is one of the primary fundraisers.

Our Invitation to Join “Friends of Charbonneau Arts”
New this year, we are offering membership to the “Friends of Charbonneau Arts” which includes the benefit of discounts at festival registration.

Partnerships & Publicity
Community Partnerships. We are happy to announce that we are continuing our community partnership with the Wilsonville Arts & Cultural Council (WACC) this fall. As they were unable to present a live festival again this year, we are working together to invite their artists to our live and virtual shows and more. Organizers are still planning other exciting possibilities.

Spreading the Word. Along with our website presence, we offer widespread promotion of our event and our participating artists and musicians. We have planned publicity with the help of Pamplin Media, our ongoing partnerships with the Charbonneau Villager, Wilsonville’s Boones Ferry Messenger, the Clackamas County Art Alliance, and other online and print outlets, to help us promote the Virtual Exhibition throughout the region. Our big marketing push starts in September and includes print and online media buys. We maintain active Facebook and Instagram pages where we post features on all artists and musicians participating in the show. Posters, flyers and postcards are used throughout the local area to promote the event. An online media kit page with digital flyers are made available to all juried-in artists and musicians to forward to their personal mailing lists. Last year several thousand viewers checked into our Virtual Exhibition. In past years, the live show has also attracted hundreds of local artists and supporters of the arts over the three-day festival.

We hope to see you at the 2021 Charbonneau’“Art with Flair” Festival of the Arts, sell a lot of art and music, and raise funds for our local high school art programs too. Click the following button link to begin the process.

Our deadline for this year’s entries is August 13, 2021.

See you in November!

John McLain, Chair
2021 Charbonneau Festival of the Arts

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