All’s Fair in Festival Air

Summertime and the living is breezy. Warmed by a wondrous sun, the everywhere air urges us to partake of the season. Don’t you wish it would last! There are eye-catching, ear lapping sights and sounds the whole city round. Fairs, festivals and fests abound!

Take to the streets! Come to the Fairs!  The city sports a festive mood.  There are street fairs, film festivals, fine art and craft fairs, theater, dance and book festivals, NPR Road Trips, Joseph Rosendi’s Travelscape, Biennials, Triennials and Documenta in which to bask.

In or out of town, there’s lots of help to plan an artful adventure. Check out the Seattle Events Calendar, FestivalNet Washington, Seattle Center’s Festál, EverFest Washington and the Office of Arts and Culture Art Walks page.

Armchair travelers can tool Around the World in 500 Festivals, check out 50 Festivals to Blow Your Mind, go to Art Place Japan or the Freedom Atlanta Pop Festival with Martha Argerich and Friends

Need funds instead of fun? Think ahead, plan accordingly because next year will be here before you can blink twice. There’s part-time, seasonal work to be had at big festivals such as Bumbershoot and the Seattle International Film Festival.  Employment opportunities, and more, can be found on the Office of Arts & Culture Opportunities website or on Artist Trust’s Opportunities page.

Better yet, sell your work, show your film, strut your stuff and perform wonders. Investigate opportunities and possibilities in the Handmade Marketplace, the Complete Filmmaker’s Guide to Film Festivals and a source such as Talk Up Your Book. Glean these books for ideas on how to get your work eye-balled by the masses and handled by humanity.

Whether you make art, take in art, attend, vend or are artfully challenged peruse the offerings in the resource list All’s Fair in Festival Air. Fair and fest thee well!

~ posted by Chris

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