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Fourteenth annual Art in the Wilds call for artists

KANE, Penn. — Artist applications are now available online for the Fourteenth Annual Art in the Wilds show in Kane.

The outdoor, juried fine arts event will be held in Evergreen Park on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forty artists are accepted through a blind-jury process. Fine arts including acrylics, oils, watercolors, drawings and limited high-quality prints and high-quality fine crafts including leather, glass, wood, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture and photography are accepted. The application deadline is March 1.

A nice Friday night artist reception catered by the Westline Inn and free breakfasts across the street at the local Elks Club are provided on Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are on site to provide booth sitting, answer questions and help with set up and take down.

Artists also have the advantage of Friday set-up with easy in and out loading and free parking nearby.

Artist awards, low space fees and inexpensive accommodations make the show affordable. A twenty-four-hour security team makes a safe atmosphere even safer and the park is air-conditioned by nature!

Artist satisfaction is a priority with the organizers of the Art in the Wilds. The artist satisfaction rate last year was a whopping 9.7 on a 10-point scale with sales averaging $1,490 per artist.

Food vendors are available, but the art is always the focus of the family-friendly event. A six-county high school student art exhibition encourages future sustainability of the show by honoring and giving students experience in ways to use their artistic creativity.

It’s Alumni Weekend in Kane. All high school classes celebrate at the same time every five years providing a large crowd of buyers from all over the country.

Extensive advertising includes 30,000 show programs which are distributed in area newspapers along with radio, newspaper and travel guide ads, rack card and poster distribution and social media including Facebook and Instagram.

Funding is received from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Kane Community Development Foundation, along with corporate and individual sponsorships all of which are all used in advertising and promotion to bring patrons to buy art.

Please go to www.artinthewilds.org to learn more, to fill out the application and submit fees.

A participating artist recently wrote, “Just a quick note to let you know how happy we were to participate in your show. The quality of the other exhibitors was exceptional and so was the way we were treated by everyone associated with it.”

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