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April 8, 2017


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April 8, 2017


A Delta Tradition Continues Under the Oaks of the Bolivar County Courthouse, South Court Street, Cleveland, Mississippi.

 

The Annual Crosstie Arts and Jazz Festival, a juried fine arts show, will feature hundreds of exhibitors displaying paintings, sculpture, pottery, fabric and paper designs, hand-made furniture and jewelry.

High quality handcrafts will be offered in a marketplace setting. Road races for young and old, an extensive area just for children, live entertainment, a delicious variety of regional foods, and friendly people combine to make a most enjoyable day.

 

April 8, 2017 is just around the corner. Everything you need to know about Crosstie 2017 can be found here!

 
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Exhibit Information


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Exhibit Information


Dear Artist,

Greetings from the Mississippi Delta! On behalf of the Crosstie Arts Council, I would like to personally invite you to participate in the Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival this year. Each year, we transform the Bolivar County Courthouse lawn into a juried fine arts show featuring hundreds of exhibitors displaying paintings, sculpture, pottery, fabric and paper designs, hand-made furniture, jewelry, and much more. With a multitude of activities and live music surrounding the art, Crosstie pulls in hundreds of visitors from Cleveland and the surrounding areas. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I hope to see you in April!

Sincerely,

Jordan Thomas

For exhibitor questions or information, please contact Jordan Thomas at  crosstiefestival@yahoo.com.


To Register Online:

3. Email examples of your work to:

crosstiefestival@yahoo.com

To Register By Mail:

2. Mail Form and Check To: 
Crosstie Arts Council
P. O. Box 1064
Cleveland, MS 38732


Awards

ONE BEST IN SHOW
Purchase Prize / $1,500

CATEGORY PRIZES
1st Place • $400
2nd Place • $250
3rd Place • $100

TOTAL
$5,250

* Categories will receive awards at the discretion of the judges.

Categories

  1. Paintings (all media)
  2. Drawings, Graphics, & Photography
  3. Multimedia & Sculpture (2 & 3 dimensional)
  4. Pottery
  5. Crafts

Eligibility

  • Persons are eligible to exhibit by invitation only.
  • With the exception of current members of the Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, or Arkansas Craftsman's Guilds, who shall be accepted in their categories, all applicants must send slide or photo examples of their work for review. 
  • All applicants must contain the completed application, a check for the entry fee, and a legal-sized stamped self-addressed envelope for reply. Acceptances will be sent in a timely manner.

Rules & Fees

  • If accepted, our signed application is considered a commitment to show. There will be no refund of entry fees.
  • Only original works by the exhibitor will be accepted for display and competition. 
  • Only work in listed categories may be exhibited. 
  • The Festival Committee reserves the right to limit the number of exhibitors in a category.
  • A fee of $75 reserves a 10'x12' space and allows for competition pieces in any combination of the listed categories. 
  • All checks should be made payable to Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival or payment can be made online.
  • Exhibitors who require electrical service must specify their needs in advance on the application form. Electrical service is limited and not guaranteed.
  • Exhibitors may report to the Crosstie Festival Booth at either 1pm on Friday or 6am on Saturday for reserved space assignment. Exhibitors are responsible for any equipment necessary to display their work, which must be in place by the time the judging begins at 9am. 
  • There will be no rain location. The festival will be held on the grounds of the Bolivar County Courthouse rain or shine. Exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather. 
  • Applications will be screened and accepted as long as space remains available; however, potential exhibitors should apply as soon as possible to ensure acceptance and location. 
  • Exhibitors and guests will receive an invitation to the Crosstie Patron's party on Friday night.
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Vendor Information


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Vendor Information


 

Your organization is invited to participate in the concessions area of the 48th Annual Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival site is on the grounds of the Bolivar County Courthouse in Cleveland. Reservations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.

 

The fees are as follows for a space approximately 10'x5'

(Any booth or trailer that is significantly larger will pay an additional fee.) 

 

 

Mini-Booth

(Non-Profit group with limited sales such as bake sales, cotton candy, etc.)

$50.00

Local Major Concession

(Any local group selling lunch items)

$75.00

Commercial Vendors

$150.00 - Local

$200.00 - Out of County 

 

 

Because of space limitations and the Festival Committee's desire to have a variety of foods, we reserve the right to restrict both the type and number of concession booths. In the event of duplication of food items offered, the following priorities shall be observed:

1. Non-profit vendors shall have priority over commercial vendors.

2. Local vendors shall have priority over out-of-county vendors.

* Please note that your reservation can only be secured with the payment of your fee. No fees will be taken the day of the festival.

 

 

Applications must be received by February 29th for the listed priorities to be observed.

Beverages will only be sold by the Crosstie Committee.

There will be no rain location. the Festival will be held on the Courthouse grounds rain or shine. If accepted, your application is considered a commitment to participate. There will be no refund of fees. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter. If your application is not accepted, your fees will be returned to you.