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Oasis Arts & Eats Festival 2020 Application

Oasis Arts & Eats Festival 2020 Application

Dear Artist,

We are so excited to invite you to participate in the 3rd annual OASIS Arts and Eats Festival in Jonesboro, Arkansas!

 

This event is a collaborative effort between the Foundation of Arts, The Downtown Jonesboro Alliance and The Department of Art + Design at Arkansas State University, and NEA Artist Collective.

 

OASIS is a celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts in Northeast Arkansas and open to any skilled artists or craftsmen who wish to apply.

 

Artworks will be exhibited outdoors along Main Street and/or other parts of downtown, (area will be closed). All varieties of original visual art media may be displayed and sold, but no third party selling will be permitted.
 

Each participant will be given a 10x10 space and must provide their own tables, tents, easels or any other set-up equipment they deem necessary.
 

We will also showcase performances by musicians, actors, dancers, and/or poets.

 

Location assignments will be determined after your application is approved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOWCASE YOUR RESTAURANT!

Please fill out the form before March 31. The committee will review applications and notify artists with more details.

Eligibility:  All restaurants/catering operations are invited to participate. 

 

Cost to Participate: The Oasis Arts & Eats Committee requires a non-refundable $50.00 deposit by March 31st, 2020 to reserve your booth/vendor space at the event. The non-refundable deposit and 20% of gross sales go to the Oasis Arts & Eats Committee for advertising the event, event supplies such as tickets, venue and other expenses.

 

The Arts Oasis Committee will sell tickets, which festival-goers will redeem for food items. At closing, each restaurant will be reimbursed 80% of the face value of the tickets they have collected during the event, less any outstanding charges incurred. 

 

Booth/Vendor Space:  All events are outdoors. It is up to the vendor to provide their own set up. This includes all tables, tents, generators, cooking equipment, etc. 

 

Food: Each participating restaurant may determine its own menu for Oasis Arts & Eats Fest, but the committee encourages each restaurant to feature its “Specialty”. Restaurants may include more than one item if they choose. This can include: appetizer, salad, main course, dessert, non alcoholic beverage. 

 

To avoid duplications and allow time for advertising, all menus must be submitted to the committee by March 31st, 2020. We will try to keep the duplication of menu items to no more than two restaurants serving the same item. Please keep this in mind when planning your menu and the timing of submission as it will be first come. If two restaurants have already submitted the same item, the third restaurant to submit the same item will be asked to choose another item to offer.  Please limit your menu to 3 items. 

 

Pricing: Prices can vary based on the items being served.  The event attendees will use $1.00 tickets so all items will need to be priced in $1.00 (1 ticket) increments with a maximum price of $3.00 (3tickets).  For example, an egg roll might cost $1.00 where as a pizza slice would be $3.00.

  

Portion Control: Remember this is a ‘taste of food”, not a meal. You must serve sample size portions only - no full-size servings please. This event is intended to encourage sampling from many different restaurants. Examples would be: 3oz of soup, ¼ sandwich, 1 oz entree. Try to keep prices and portions at a level where it is affordable for the public to do just that. 

 

Event Advertising: The Oasis Arts & Eats Committee will coordinate news coverage and advertising for the event through multiple media outlets. This event will be packaged as part of the Oasis Arts & Eats Fest. In addition to the media exposure, a map and food menu will be made available for festival attendees. The map will show the outlay of the event and entertainment schedule. The menu will reflect items available for tasting, prices, as well as list the name and address of each restaurant represented. This festival expects to host large crowds. Posters, flyers, and other promotional materials will also be available. Pictures of your menu items will be displayed on the website and social media sites if provided.  

 

Voting: Festival goers will be given 1 token at time of ticket purchasing which would allow access to taste all restaurant selections from 1:00-4:00. Buckets will be placed in a designated, accessible location for them to vote for their favorite restaurant. Voting will close at 4:00 for tokens to be counted and restaurant vendors to begin taking down their booths. “Crowd favorite” winner will be announced on main performance stage @ 6:00.

Prize: Winning restaurant will receive an advertising package as well as an on-air interview from Jonesboro Radio Group.  

 

Arts Oasis & Eats Rules:
 

  • All restaurants will be required to submit, with their deposit, a Certificate of Insurance with Oasis Arts & Eats Committee listed as an “additional insured”. 

  • All health department guidelines must be met.

  • Each booth must handle its own ticket collection, security and ensure the tickets stay dry. No cash transactions are allowed, please. 

  • Participants must supply their own manpower, equipment for heating or cooling, paper products, and a sign naming the restaurant's name and a list of food prices.

  • All participants are encouraged to decorate using their restaurant theme or another appealing design. Participants may use their own signs and menus as part of their decorations.

  • Each booth must designate a person(s) as booth manager throughout the event. This person must have the ability to make decisions and act in the absence of the owner or manager and will be responsible for following Health Department regulations.

Please submit the application below with a non-refundable $50.00 deposit for a restaurant vendor booth space. At closing, each restaurant will be reimbursed 80% of the face value of the tickets they have collected during Oasis Arts & Eats Fest, less any outstanding charges incurred. The food and price list for the menu style brochure and your insurance certificate are required for participation.  Application, certificates of insurance and food list with prices can be submitted via email or mail. 
 

  • Early Bird Guarantee: Applications/fees received by March 10, 2020 to guarantee restaurant listing in marketing materials

  • Final participation deadline: March 31, 2020

Dear Artist,

We are so excited to invite you to participate in the 3rd annual OASIS Arts and Eats Festival in Jonesboro, Arkansas!

 

This event is a collaborative effort between the Foundation of Arts, The Downtown Jonesboro Alliance and The Department of Art + Design at Arkansas State University, and NEA Artist Collective.

 

OASIS is a celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts in Northeast Arkansas and open to any skilled artists or craftsmen who wish to apply.

 

Artworks will be exhibited outdoors along Main Street and/or other parts of downtown, (area will be closed). All varieties of original visual art media may be displayed and sold, but no third party selling will be permitted.
 

Each participant will be given a 10x10 space and must provide their own tables, tents, easels or any other set-up equipment they deem necessary.
 

We will also showcase performances by musicians, actors, dancers, and/or poets.

 

Location assignments will be determined after your application is approved.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Please download and fill out the form before April 15.

You can submit the form one of three ways:

 
  1. Send the form by email to therecoveryroomjonesboro@gmail.com
  2. Print out the form and bring to the forum box office in person at 115 East Monroe in Jonesboro
  3. Print out and mail to the following address:
    Foundation of Arts
    115 East Monroe
    Jonesboro, AR 72401
 
The committee will review applications and notify artists with more details.

DEAR RESTAURANTS

The Oasis Arts & Eats Fest continues to promote the arts within our community through its yearly downtown festival highlighting artistry from across the region through visual and performing arts.

 

The Oasis Arts & Eats Committee is excited to announce that we will be featuring the culinary arts as well this year and we invite you to participate!

 

This is a great way to advertise your business as we expect this event to be well attended.

 

This year’s event will take place in historic Downtown Jonesboro Saturday, May 2nd, from 1:00 - 7:30.

 

Participating restaurants would be required to serve their selections from 1:00 - 4:00.