When and where is Via Colori?
Sat. 11/23: 10 am – 6 pm and Sun. 11/24: 10 am – 5 pm at Hermann Square at City Hall and the surrounding streets.
Who benefits from Via Colori?
All of the proceeds benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech
What are the requirements for being an artist?
Along with submitting your artist application, the only requirement is that you must be 18 years or older. You are free to create any artwork as long as it is 1) suitable for the general public, family viewing and 2) no commercial messaging (logos, slogans or spokes-characters are allowed and 3) no political messages.
Is there an entry fee?
The festival is free for participating artists to attend.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes. After the artist registry is full we begin a waiting list. As a waiting list artist, you arrive at the festival and check in at the artist tent by 11:30 a.m. If squares are left unclaimed at noon, we begin assigning waiting list artists to squares. If you are on the waiting list you have a very good chance of participating in the festival. We also pull from the waiting list if an artist withdraws in advance of the festival.
What about my art supplies?
The festival provides chalk, breakfast bites/coffee & lunches on both days, as well as water, sunscreen, gloves, baby wipes, etc. in the Artist Tent. You will receive your supplies when you check in on Saturday, but feel free to bring your own supplies.
How do I know where to find my square on the street?
We HIGHLY encourage you to attend the Artist Reception to receive your artist packet, t-shirt, and details about the festival. You can also get this info when you check-in at the Artist Tent on Saturday morning. There, you will receive your artist packet which has the map. We also have volunteers available to assist you.
As an Art Teacher, can I involve my school and my students?
Yes, there are four ways to involve your school.
You can sign up as a Teacher Artist and several of your students can work with you on a square (10 x 10 ft. squares only)
You can enter your school in the youth arts component, Via Apprendista.
You and your students can attend the festival and check out all the cool artwork!
Can I work on my square with a friend or a group?
Yes. When you fill out the application, please make sure to note the names of people assisting you with your square (3 people maximum).
How can we help spread the word about Via Colori?
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