FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Patricia DuChene
Media Relations Coordinator
Feb. 2, 2016 Sheboygan, WI
Apply now to exhibit at Midsummer Festival of the Arts, July 16–17 at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan. Professional artists working in all media are invited to apply for the upcoming Midsummer Festival of the Arts, to be held July 16–17 on the grounds of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in downtown Sheboygan, Wis.
Now in its 46th year, the Midsummer Festival of the Arts remains committed to providing a service to both artists and audiences. To ensure the continued participation of as many interested artists as possible, exhibiting artists’ fees are kept moderate. Artists also enjoy many amenities such as opportunities to explore inspiring exhibitions, a special awards banquet, $3,000 in cash prizes, food delivered directly to the booths, and much more.
The Midsummer Festival of the Arts features 135 jury-selected artists, creating an intimate Festival that caters to the artists. The panel of jurors is selected from diverse backgrounds for their experience and expertise in the arts and may include working artists, gallery owners, curators, and educators. Scoring is based on originality and creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship, and production methodology.
The application deadline is Thursday, March 31. To complete an online application, go to www.zapplication.org. Artists preferring to apply offline can call the John Michael Kohler Arts Center at 920-458-6144. Offline applications must be received by Wednesday, March 16.
The Festival’s location helps to attract patronage from throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The event has long been known for its quality as well as its caring, effective staff and volunteers. Just four blocks from Lake Michigan’s shore, this dynamic event is set amidst the gardens surrounding the Arts Center. A concert series and family friendly art activities augment the weekend’s lineup.
About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is dedicated to making innovative arts programming accessible to a broad audience that ranges from artists and academics to families and youth of all ages. Central to its mission is promoting understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, community arts initiatives, and publications. The Arts Center’s collections focus primarily on works by vernacular-environment builders, self-taught and folk artists, and works created in the Arts/Industry residency program.
Looking to the future, the Arts Center continues to generate new explorations in the arts that foster creative exchanges between an international community of artists and a diverse public, making real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is supported by corporate and foundation donors, government grants, and its many members. The Arts Center is not an entity of Kohler Co. or its subsidiaries. More information about the Arts Center can be found at jmkac.org.
Admission to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is by voluntary donation. Arts Center members receive a discount on performance and other event tickets, classes and camps tuition, purchases at ARTspace gift shops, and free or discounted admission to many special events. Memberships are available at the Arts Center, by visiting jmkac.org, and/or by calling 920-458-6144.
Arts Center Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Arts Center is open at other times for special events.