Celebrating the 30th year of the largest free Folk Festival in the country, the Lowell Folk Festival, in partnership with the Brush Art Gallery and Studios is pleased to announce the annual Art in the Courtyard, an arts and fine crafts component of the Lowell Folk Festival. This exciting collaboration will provide an opportunity for visitors to view and purchase some of the finest art and craft works being produced.
Art in the Courtyard takes place on Saturday, July 30 noon - 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 31 noon - 6:00 pm and will be held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery. Tents will be set up to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. Conveniently situated between Market Street and the Dutton Stage, one of the main music and dance stages of the Folk Festival, Art in the Courtyard is a high-traffic spot during the festival. In addition to this, local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios creating a strong center for art and fine crafts for the Lowell Folk Festival. The Festival draws over 100,000 visitors each year.
Exhibitors: If you are interested in exhibiting at Art in the Courtyard, please click here to apply. You will see details about deadlines, fees and requirements. Note that the application and fee must be at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios by May 27 at 4:00 pm. Accepted applicants will be e-mailed information that includes directions, drop-off instructions, parking information, etc. In order to ensure the quality and aesthetics of this exhibition, artwork will be juried from your website or from the images you submit on a CD. The jurying will be performed by a number of qualified arts professionals and the Lowell Folk Festival committee. Art in the Courtyard 2016 is providing to each participant a 10x10 tented space, 1 table and 2 chairs. Tents will be assigned so that different media are distributed in such a way as to avoid repetition as much as possible.
Security for your artwork. Exhibitors are provided, free of charge, a locked facility in which to store their work over night on Saturday. This will eliminate the bother of having to drive into the city each day in order to unload/load your artwork from/into your vehicle.
Volunteers will be available during the day to give you a break so that you can visit the nearby Festival food tents to sample a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods.