Artists needed to display their work at Leicester's Riverside Festival!
Leicester Riverside Festival takes place along the River Soar’s Mile Straight, Bede Park and Castle Gardens on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. This year for the first time, artists, painters, 2D artists and photographers are being called on to display and sell their artwork within a dedicated ‘Art on the River’ area along Western Boulevard, where their work will be showcased to around 30,000 festival-goers over the weekend. Artists will be able to rent a three-metre railing space on the riverside, which will cost just £25 per day or £35 for two days. Wire and small cable ties will be provided for artists to attach their work to the fence.
The Art on the River exhibition is a new addition to the Riverside Festival, which is now in its 21st year and has established itself as the city’s largest free festival. The Riverside Festival regularly includes a programme of street entertainment and live music, fun fair andchildren’s activities, a street market selling arts, crafts and food, as well as plenty of river-based activities including a narrow boat rally, rides and demonstrations.
Artists wanting to exhibit at Art on the River can contact Theo Markham-Crew, Leicester City Council Festivals and Events, on 0116 454 3600 or by emailing Theo.Markham-Crew@leicester.gov.uk. Information is also available at the Leicester Riverside Festival 2018 Facebook page, or at www.visitleicester.info