The 2019 Washougal Art Festival call for artists issued

Event will be held on Sat., Aug. 10 at Reflection Plaza in downtown Washougal

WASHOUGAL — Washougal Arts & Culture Alliance (WACA) has begun plans for their fourth annual Washougal Art Festival with announcement of its Call for Artists.  The 2019 Washougal Art Festival will be held on Sat., Aug. 10 at Reflection Plaza in downtown Washougal and will welcome five additional artists for a total 30 booths.  

Washougal Arts & Culture Alliance has begun plans for their fourth annual Washougal Art Festival with announcement of its Call for Artists. Photo courtesy of Ena E. Designs
Washougal Arts & Culture Alliance has begun plans for their fourth annual Washougal Art Festival with announcement of its Call for Artists. Photo courtesy of Ena E. Designs

“We are delighted that our festival has been so successful and has grown each year,” said Janice Ferguson, WACA president.  “The event has been embraced by both artists and the community. We are excited to begin the process for this year’s Festival by welcoming artists’ applications.”

The Festival is open to visual artists working in all media and is intended for professional artists who are actively producing and exhibiting their work to sell.  All entries will be juried based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship, and professionalism. Judging will also consider the expression of a unique vision and style, and the mastery over the artist’s chosen medium.

“Participating artists have been very successful selling and gaining exposure for their work in Washougal,” said Ferguson.  “We believe our festival offers a unique opportunity for artists to display their creations in an intimate and fun setting.”

The 2019 Washougal Art Festival will be held on Sat., Aug. 10 at Reflection Plaza in downtown Washougal. Photo courtesy of Katy Fenley Bellavara Studio
The 2019 Washougal Art Festival will be held on Sat., Aug. 10 at Reflection Plaza in downtown Washougal. Photo courtesy of Katy Fenley Bellavara Studio

A goal of the festival is not only to provide the local community access to original art but to welcome art lovers from the region to visit Washougal, some for the first time.  The festival is sponsored in part by the city of Washougal Tourism Fund.

Performing arts groups, onsite food vendor, hourly art raffles and a children’s art activity area will once again round out the Festival.

Festival and entry information is available for artists on the WACA website at www.washougalarts.org. The entry deadline is May 1, 2019.

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