Participate

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Chain of Parks Art Festival!

Applications will be LIVE for the 2023 Festival from October 1, 2022  to February 1, 2023

Join us for LeMoyne’s 22nd annual Chain of Parks Art Festival, April 23 &24, 2022. Engage with all of the visitors at our two-day festival featuring fine art and local cultural experiences, gourmet foods, live entertainment, and interactive experiences for the whole family on the streets and the Chain of Parks in beautiful downtown Tallahassee, Florida.

Important Dates:

Applications due: January 31, 2022 (some have been extended to Feb. 25)

Acceptance notifications: First week of February or sooner.

Event Set-Up: Friday, April 22, 2022 (you will be given a loading time range)

Event Dates: April 23 & 24, 2022

Event Times: Saturday from 10am – 5pm, with an Evening Groove from 5:30-7:30pm, Sunday, from 10am – 4pm

The Village:

Participate in The Village, a highly interactive part of the festival which provides opportunities for community connections with festival visitors.  The purpose of The Village is to promote organizations that support the arts in our community. The Village incorporates Community Partners, Children’s Pop-Up Studios, Sponsor Booths, Speciality Vendors, and the historical Jacques Le Moyne Encampment, with fun foods, entertainment and more.

Children’s Pop-Up Studios: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15

Children’s Pop-Up Studios offer art projects for children to make while they experience a wide variety of art media reflecting the art of the participating professional artists in the festival.

Children’s Pop-Up Studio Application – Click here to apply

Specialty Vendor: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 25

This is an opportunity to show off your artistic talent, interact with festival visitors, and be compensated for your work. Examples of ideal applicants: face painters, henna artists, hair weavers, etc.

Specialty Vendor Application – Click here to apply

Community Partners: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15

Local non-profits bring fun educational activities to engage visitors in hands-on interactions to broaden their experiences and knowledge.

Community Partners Application – Click here to apply

Brand Ambassadors  

Brand Ambassadors enjoy the opportunity to engage with our estimated 35,000+ art enthusiastic visitors about their buisness!

Brand Ambassador Application – Click here to apply

Entertainment

Our Main Stage is located in the Center Court on Calhoun and features a variety of local bands and aspiring singer/songwriters along with crowd-pleasing local performing arts groups.

The festival welcomes performers to apply to perform on a volunteer basis.  In return, performers receive exposure to thousands of visitors at the festival, a listing in the festival program performance schedule and online schedule with photo and link to webpage, a space by the stage to promote future performances and to sell CD’s, inclusion in pre-event marketing campaigns, and to say thank you, a drink ticket for each performer.

Main Stage Performance Application – Click here to apply

We ALSO have a Pop-Up Performance area in the children’s section called “The Village”. This is the perfect spot for less-music-focused entertainers like storybook tellers, educational demonstrations, solo acts, etc. This is in a grassy area with a white fenced outline to create a “stage”. To keep the excitement going while performers at the Main Stage play, Pop-Up Entertainers provide a fun mix of the performing arts! Dancers, musicians, story-book readers and so much more can be found in The Village! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15

Pop-Up Entertainer Application – Click here to apply

Food & Beverages: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 5

Thank you for your interest in providing food service at Chain of Parks Art Festival. The festival strives to have a wide variety of wholesome and delicious food with a preference for local food vendors. The festival has partnered with Sustainable Tallahassee to continue Greening the Festival which will require your help as a food vendor to reduce food waste and waste generated from food and beverage containers.

The Greening the Festival initiative requires food vendors to comply with the following:

  1. Do not use any Styrofoam containers. If you need a provider for non-Styrofoam food and beverage options, we have negotiated a discounted rate from Dade Paper. See application for details.
  2. Do not use plastic bags when serving food.
  3. If you have prepared food which is unsold at the end of the day on Saturday or Sunday, please package it so it can be picked up by local non-profits serving the homeless in our community rather than throwing it away.
  4. Use the recycling bins and compost bins which will be located in the food vendor court for your use and convenience.

We hope you will join us at the festival and in our effort to incorporate environmental considerations to minimize the festival’s negative impact on the environment.

Food & Beverage Vendor Application – Click here to apply

Volunteer

The Festival would not be the success it is without the many hands of volunteers like you who want to support the Arts in our community.

Sign up to volunteer for just a few hours or every day – either way, join the group of dedicated volunteers who often return each year because it’s rewarding and fun!

Sign up to volunteer HERE! 

Very well organized, clear communication, great turn-out. ~Robin C. (artist)