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Artists, crafters, food vendors, nonprofits wanted for GO ART! Picnic in the Park on July 4

By Billie Owens

Press release:

The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council (GO ART!) is issuing a call for artists and crafters, food vendors, and nonprofit organizations to participate in the 36th Annual Picnic in the Park celebration from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 4. The event takes place in Centennial Park, Richmond and Ellicott avenues in Batavia.

Application forms can be downloaded from the GO ART! Web site at <>, by e-mailing us at, or by stopping by GO ART!, Seymour Place, 201 E. Main St., Batavia.

Artists and Crafters are invited to exhibit and sell their work – which must be made by the artist/crafter – in the Arts and Crafts Show. The nonrefundable entry fee per space is $35 for non-members and $30 for members if paid by June 1st. After June 1st, the fee is $40 for non-members and $35 for members. If you refer a friend, and they participate as an artist or crafter in this year's show, you will be entered in a drawing to win a refund on your booth fee! The nonrefundable entry fee per booth for Food Vendors is $125 if paid by June 1st. After June 1st, the fee is $150.

As is tradition, nonprofit organizations in Genesee and Orleans counties may participate free of charge. All vendors must supply their own tables, chairs, signs, canopy, and extensions cords. The deadline to submit applications is no later than June 29.

Picnic in the Park is a free annual daylong event featuring activities for families and children, folk art events, entertainment and refreshment stands. Picnic in the Park is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program.

For additional information, call the GO ART! office at 585.343.9313 or e-mail

The contact person is Robin Upson.

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