Celebrate Black History with the arts

January 21, 2012 by  

February is Black History Month in the United States. It began in 1926 and its purpose was to highlight the contributions that African-Americans have made to the country. With that special month in mind, the 1st annual Black History celebration arts and crafts festival will take place at the Miramar Town Center on February 25 from 10 am-5 pm. Admission is free.

The festival will feature local artisans selling their arts and crafts. There will also be food booths, live musical entertainment, a children’s hands-on art area and artist’s demonstrations.

Miramar printing companies are very likely providing items such as table banners and posters used in the promotion of the festival. Those taking part in the festival might also want to work with those companies to provide them with a flyer to send out the people in the area letting them know they will be taking part. Flyers are a very inexpensive way of marketing.

Artists can apply to exhibit their work; a 10×10 area costs $100 and they must provide their own tables or tents. Each artist can only sell one category of work, everything must be handmade and “for sale” signs are not allowed. Everything must be ascetically pleasing to the customer. The types of art categories accepted include acrylics, photographs, mixed media, plants, jewellery and sculpture.

Food booths cost $150 for the day and those selling food must either have a restaurant/food and beverage licence or be non-profit. Vendors who sell novelties will also be able to rent space for $100.