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Artists Invited to Apply for 2017 Mainsail Art Festival by December 1

St. Petersburg, Fla. (October 28, 2016) Artists interested in being an exhibitor at the 42nd  Annual Mainsail Art Festival next April are invited to apply online through December 1. Applications must be submitted online through or Applications are also available at by clicking the ZAPP logo.

The deadline for submitting an application is Thursday, December 1, 2016.

The 42nd Annual Mainsail Art Festival will be held in St. Petersburg’s waterfront Vinoy Park on April 22 and 23, 2017. Artists may submit in 13 categories including Ceramics, Digital Art, Fibers, Glass, Graphics, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oil/Acrylic, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood. The artist jury fee is $35 and exhibitor space fee is $325.

Cash awards totaling $60,000 feature the $10,000 Best of Show Gold Award, the $5,000 Mainsail Silver Award and two Mainsail Bronze Awards of $2,500 each. The show judge also will select 10 awards of excellence at $1,500 each; 15 awards of distinction, $1,000 each; 20 awards of merit, $500 each. The show also features 10 Purchase Awards of $200 each, where local businesses or individuals select an artist and purchase of a piece of their artwork.

In addition to more than 250 professional artists converging on Vinoy Park, Mainsail also presents the Young at ARt student show, Kids Create art activity tent, live music and a variety of culinary art food vendors. As always, admission for visitors is free. Mainsail will be recruiting volunteers to assist during the two-day annual event, ranked by Sunshine Artist magazine among the “100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows” in the nation for more than 22 years. And, since 2010, St. Petersburg has carried the distinction as America’s Number 1 Arts Destination among mid-sized cities from AmericanStyle magazine.

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