Accepting art submissions now for our 2019 festival!

WHAT: The Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 2:00pm - 10:00pm (exhibiting artists 2pm-8pm) and will feature indoor and outdoor musical stage areas, a juried group of 20 artists exhibiting and selling their artwork under outdoor tents, great food and beer, and interactive art activities. A jury selected design for the festival will be printed (and available for sale) on limited edition poster prints and t-shirts. This is an event you don’t want to miss in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida!

WHERE: Brew Bus Brewing, 4101 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603  https://www.brewbususa.com/

OVERVIEW: The Heights Unites Music & Art Festival was founded in 2018 under the leadership of the South Seminole Heights Civic Association Board in collaboration with The Brew Bus in Seminole Heights. This annual 1-day festival features an amazing list of artists and musicians curated by locals in the business who have successfully put together a “Who’s Who” of the local arts scene. Over 1,200 residents and friends of Seminole Heights attended the first year event, and in doing so, helped raise money to support local community improvement projects in South Seminole Heights. Additionally, funding each year is set aside to provide a scholarship to a Hillsborough High School student who plans to attend the University of South Florida. Our neighbors know how to have fun while raising money for great causes!

OUTDOOR EXHIBITING ARTISTS: We welcome fine artists from all backgrounds and mediums to submit artwork for an opportunity to showcase and sell their work to a diverse audience of over 1,200 people. No submission fees! Artists selected to exhibit their work during the festival are required to pay a $30 booth fee, but they keep 100% of art sales. Electricity hook-ups are provided. Artists provide their own 10'x10' tent, extension cords, lights, tables, chairs, etc. Tents must be secured with weights since they will be located on a blacktop surface. Volunteers will be available to help artists unload, setup, breakdown and re-load. In addition, exhibiting artists receive a welcome goody bag, 2 free festival tickets (one for them, and one for an assistant), and 2 free food tickets. Link to see pictures from last year's festival: http://www.sshca.org/heights-unites/

POSTER DESIGN CONTEST: No submission fees! This is a juried opportunity to create an iconic image that will be used for the festival's marketing and promotional materials. All forms of artwork that can be easily replicated and printed as a poster and on t-shirts will be considered. The winning design will successfully represent the Seminole Heights community and the festival's emphasis on music & art. Additionally, judges will be looking for entries that have strong aesthetics, transcendence, and marketing functionality. Artist with the winning design receives $200, free exhibiting artist booth, 4 free tickets to the festival, a $50 gift card to Brew Bus Brewing, and recognition on social media. Link to see last year's winning poster design: http://www.sshca.org/heights-unites/

Entry Process Tutorial

View this quick tutorial to learn how to register (create an account) and submit entries.