30th Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest
November 4 & 5, 2017

Official Poster Design Contest

Venice MainStreet, Inc. is holding a contest for the 30th Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest official poster design.  The artist selected by the Design Committee will be awarded $500 for their design, along with a booth at the festival ($500 value, for a prize package worth $1,000).  The winning design will be featured as the official poster, which will be showcased on merchandise* and in advertising**.  The winner must be available for an unveiling event on the evening of Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

•    Original (unframed) artwork must be delivered to Collector’s Gallery and Framery (114 South Nokomis Avenue) between September 18 and 5pm September 23, 2017.
•    The winner must also submit a high-resolution editable, working digital file (for poster and merchandise production).
•    Finished poster size will be 22” x 28” (original does not need to be the same size).
•    Image must follow a theme of “Celebrating Venice’s Historic Architecture as Venice Turns 90.” (Copy that will be incorporated into the poster/merchandise will include “30th Annual Downtown Venice Art Fest”).

*the design will be showcased on other merchandise, along with the t-shirts.
**the design will be utilized in advertising done by Venice MainStreet, Inc.  Any advertising done by Howard Alan Events may not include the design.

About the Downtown Venice Art Fest
The Downtown Venice Art Fest is one of the area’s largest and finest art shows. Thousands of visitors kick-off season with this Howard Alan event that takes place along Venice Avenue in beautiful, historic downtown Venice.

For more information, please call Venice MainStreet at 941.484.6722.  Find out more about Howard Alan Events at www.artfestival.com.

Artist Information:
City, State, Zip:_________________________________________________________
Entry Title:_____________________________________________________________

Release:  If the design I have submitted to the 2017 (30th Annual) Downtown Venice Art Fest Poster Design Contest is selected as the winning entry, Venice MainStreet and Howard Alan Events have the exclusive right to reproduce, sell, and distribute copies of the work.  The original can be sold by me (the artist).  In exchange for reproduction rights and preparation of high-resolution digital file, I will receive $500 and a booth at the festival.