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CONTACT: Karen Beasley, Director of Marketing & Communications
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381
50th Annual Art Sunday to Fill King Caldwell Park with Works of Art from over 80 Artists
Decatur, Ala. (August 10, 2023) – More than 80 artisans and craftsmen will make their way to Scottsboro to participate in a juried show and offer their artworks and crafts for sale when the Scottsboro Three Arts Club hold their annual Art Sunday event the first Sunday in September. Along with arts and crafts, the event offers musical entertainment, children’s activities, photography contests and food and beverage vendors. This year will be the 50th annual event.
Set for Sunday, September 3 in King Caldwell Park, Art Sunday features nationally recognized artists and emerging, local creators from across northern Alabama and southern Tennessee. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to shop the work of 80-plus artists and makers between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The art exhibition is held rain or shine.
In conjunction with the festival, a photography contest is offered for aspiring amateur photographers. All entries receive free admission to the festival plus each entry will be entered for a chance to win an iPad. First place winners of each youth age division will receive a digital camera. Adult winners will receive a Walmart gift card. Prizes will be awarded at Art Sunday at 3 p.m. Contestants who wish to enter the photography contest will need to submit an 8x10 photo of a person, place or thing with a completed entry form and a $5 entry fee. Submissions can be dropped off at Scottsboro or Jackson County Board of Education or brought to the cabin located in King Caldwell Park between 9 and 11 a.m. the morning of the festival.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary, the vendor fee for artists and craftsmen is $50 before Aug. 25. Registration completed after Aug. 25 will be $100 per vendor. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for food vendors is $125 with $50 refundable deposit ($175 total) before August 25, 2023. After August 26, 2023, fee increases to $150 with $50 refundable deposit ($200 total). The registration form for food vendors is available here.
Admission to the festival is $3 for adults, $2 for school-age children and free for children ages 5 and under. Entry is also free for guests wearing the Art Sunday t-shirt. Contact a club member or email email@example.com to purchase this year’s t-shirt.
Art Sunday is hosted by the Scottsboro Three Arts Club. Proceeds from Art Sunday make it possible for the club to sponsor many community projects and educational endeavors including performances by the world renowned Alabama Ballet at Northeast Alabama Community College. Additional projects funded by the proceeds of Art Sunday include violin lessons for third graders, field trips to plays, ballets and symphonies, donations to the choral, art, and drama departments and the Scottsboro Public Library.
Located at 1004 South Broad Street in Scottsboro, King Caldwell Park is a public park owned by the City of Scottsboro used for walking, a playground and a pavilion.
For more information on Art Sunday, visit https://www.facebook.com/scottsboro3arts/.
About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)
AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the $4.3 billion North Alabama travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, golf courses, restaurants, accommodations and vendors. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381, by visiting www.NorthAlabama.org and by following us on social media @VisitNorthAL.