Arts Council of Tamworth’s primary summer activity is its Annual Art Show & Sale at Runnells Hall in Chocorua the last full weekend of July (July 27-29), and Art in the Park, an outdoor sale of smaller works of art such as note cards and matted prints on Chocorua Day, Saturday, July 28. ACT invites local and visiting artists, both professional and amateur, to share their work with the community. The art show is a great opportunity for collectors wanting to discover new artists and for those looking to purchase art for their own homes. It allows emerging artists a chance to go public, and for professional artists can be an opportunity to share work that is different in some way from the work they show in galleries: experiments in a new medium, for example. The Art Show is a delight every year, with so much diversity of style and media—wonderful to see what our friends and neighbors have been doing all winter. Each artist can submit up to three pieces in any media, at least one of which must be offered for sale.Download an Art Show & Sale registration form here. Download an Art in the Park registration form here. Download a poster inviting artists to participate to give to an artist friend or hang in your neighborhood coffee shop here.
Art in the Park is open to any artist who is registered to exhibit in the Art Show. For an additional $10 registration fee, artists have access to a 4’ by 6’ space on the (closed) street outside Runnells Hall. Artists bring their own table and are responsible for setting up and manning their booth. The sale will be advertised in advance, and will benefit from the festive atmosphere surrounding Chocorua Day, an always well-attended event. Other booths will be selling food and white elephant items, the Art Show will be open to the public all day, the Chocorua Library will host its annual Book & Bake Sale, and additional activities are planned, as well.
The deadline for registering is Saturday, July 7 and work must be dropped off on Thursday, July 26, between 5:00 and 7:00 PM. The public is invited to meet the artists at the Artists’ Reception and Opening on Friday, July 27, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The show will be open on Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Art in the Park runs from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, July 28. Call Art Show Chair Myles Grinstead at 323-5444 or Arts Council of Tamworth at 323-8104 for more information.