You or someone you know may be interested in participating in Millville’s First Annual Flower Festival, created by the Downtown Millville Merchants Association, the same folks who bring you the AMA Festival every year since 2008.
Please read the Press Release pasted below and find the attached postcards for your convenience. If you would like to register, reply to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your registration forms emailed!
MILLVILLE DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS TO PRESENT FIRST ANNUAL
FLOWER FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY MAY 11TH 2013 -STARTS 10:00AM
February, 2013, Millville, NJ. Planning for a regional Spring Flower Festival is well underway by a group of High Street merchants, organized to advocate the interests of Millvilles Downtown arts and business community it was announced by Edward Shiffler, a local musician and Downtown gallery owner. The first in what will be an annual festival will take place Saturday, May 11, starting at 10am, in the heart of the citys Glasstown Arts District. Sidewalks and storefronts along High Street, open lots and the Riverfront, will be filled with flowers, floral art, installations, performers, music and vendors for the daylong event. Colonial Flowers, Levoy, RRCA and Master Gardener at Garden on High, Kim Conner are lending their support on behalf of the City, together with the Millville Development Corporation, for what the merchants steering committee envisions as made for families, moms, and flower lovers event, thematically set the day before Mothers Day, while showcasing the regions important artists, merchants and gardening gurus of every discipline.
The Flower Festival was part of Jim Penlands dream, when he started the Arts Music and Antiques Festival back in 2008 along with the DMMA. We want to showcase the work of serious artists working in a variety of disciplines… Said Jim about the AMA Festival, We intend to make this Festival an expression of the aspirations our city planners had for the Glasstown Arts District when they conceived it… Our goals and commitment to Millville and the first annual Flower Festival are the same. Jims dream for Millvilles Arts District is as alive in our hearts as ever, and so is the district itself. Now all we need is to successfully bring the regional and community support pumping back into the heart and veins of the Glasstown Arts District. More of these well conceived and properly executed festivals plus smaller downtown events will bring returning business to our local artists and merchants, as well as businesses in the surrounding area.
Respected practitioners of the arts and crafts, florists, farmers, garden, and environmental groups are invited to participate. Local and regional plein-air artists also have an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to capture Spring flowers in the moment at sidewalk easels. Registration deadline is April 25, 2013. To request a registration form, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. A $35.00 exhibit fee for each 12 x 8 space will be charged to Festival participants coming from outside Millville. Plein-air artists living outside Millville will be charged a $10.00 entrance fee. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
For more information, please contact Edward Shiffler at www.ivychayaart.com or call 609-425-3510 or 347-813-5090.