Hyattsville Arts Fest Seeks Volunteers
If you like art and community service, then the Hyattsville Arts Festival wants you.
A few weeks ago, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation put out a call for artists and exhibitors for this year's Hyattsville Arts Festvial.
Well, it needs volunteers, too.
Yesterday, in a message to the Hyattsville Organization for a Positive Environment email list, Economic Development Coordinator Justin Fair put out a call seeking help with planning and event coordination.
His full plea read as follows:
We're in the planning phase, and would love you to be part of it! We are looking for volunteers to…
-Be ambassadors the day of the festival
-Help with festival setup and cleanup
-Jurying the music of the festival
-Working at our childrens' tables
-Help with brainstorming ideas and planning August-September
Volunteering gets you out and about! You can choose how long you are available and what interests you. We hope to hear from you! Volunteering provides a valuable and much appreciated service. Interested? Please contact Justin Fair, Economic Development Coordinator of the HyattsvilleCDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 683-8267.
The Hyattsville Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 22 within the Shoppe at Arts District Hyattsville at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festival plans to feature more than 50 regional artists, along with live music and performances.
There are a few rules and regulations, however:
"Only original artwork, photography, handmade jewelry, and handmade crafts are allowed. No commercial merchandise will be accepted, unless it is incredibly unique and environmentally friendly in nature," according to the arts fest website.
If your wares fit that description, and if you get your application in by Monday, Aug. 6, your application gets put before a jury in charge of deciding who gets a booth. If accepted, you will be notified by Monday, Aug. 13.
Those lucky enough to be accepted will be granted a 10 foot square white pop-up tent and an 8 foot table with a table cover and two chairs. (Bring your own tent walls, though. They're not providing those).