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This April, Mendocino County beckons as we hold our first Almost Fringe Festival!
Loosely based on the International Fringe Art Movement, this month-long festival is a celebration of all the creative happenings countywide, from traditional to cutting edge and artsy to agrarian … Come enjoy art in the springtime with wine, waves and wilderness!
festival highlights include
Painting with a Giraffe, Goat & Wildflower Festival, Projection Arts, Musical Performances, Pop-up Studio & Gallery Events, Arts for the Senses, Poetry Readings, Circus Arts + Modern Dance, Art Creation Marathon, A Costumed Fringe Ball, Plus Much, Much More.
Call for Venues & Artists
Visit Mendocino County, Inc. (VMC) invites artists, businesses, and arts organizations of Mendocino County to partner with us as we create the first annual ALMOST-FRINGE FESTIVAL-APRIL 2017
Loosely based on the international Fringe Art movement, this month-long festival will celebrate all the arts happening in April 2017 within the main travel corridors of Mendocino County. We encourage venues of all sizes to partner with performing and visual artists, and arts organizations, in innovative and unexpected ways to create site-specific art “happenings” that are FUN, EXCITING and/or DARING… From traditional to cutting-edge, Almost Fringe welcomes your participation!
The festival will last the entire month of April 2017. Any event happening within the month would be eligible for inclusion in this inaugural festival and would benefit from VMC’s marketing efforts. Additionally, we would like to emphasize each region of the county one weekend per month. Currently, our tentative weekends are lining up as follows:
April 7, 8, 9 North Coast: Albion, Little River, Mendocino, Caspar, Fort Bragg, Westport
April 14, 15, 16 101 Corridor: Hopland, Ukiah, Calpella, Willits, Laytonville, Leggett
April 21, 22, 23 128 Corridor: Navarro, Philo, Boonville, Yorkville
April 28, 29, 30 South Coast: Gualala, Point Arena, Manchester
During each of these weekends, one particular region will have many events happening so as to provide convenient packages for out-of-town visitors, offering a variety of options they can enjoy within a single area.
Participation in this event is free! Applications can also be accessed by going to our Mendocino County Tourism Commission website. Be sure to include the name of your event, participating entities, date and time of event or performance, and venue’s physical address. If tickets are to be sold, include the price of the event and contact information. We will work with the Arts Council of Mendocino County, which has volunteered its online ticket-sales platform at ArtsMendocino.org to facilitate purchases of ticket packages. Please note, any ticket processing fee will be paid directly by venue/artist. VMC will also reach out to lodging providers in order to have lodging specials created.
Please contact Luz Harvey at Luz@VisitMendocino.com or (707) 409-9660 x 102.