The dates are set to celebrate the enormous talent of Southeastern artists for the fifth year in a row. ArtFields® will return April 21 through April 29, 2017, transforming this agricultural town into an art destination brimming over with 400 juried art works from 12 states.
Plans are underway to make the fifth year of the South’s biggest art competition bigger than ever. Once again, art and art lovers will take over the town, as original works are showcased in 30-plus venues that include historic buildings, shops, cafés and offices.
ArtFields will issue its annual Call for Submissions in September, inviting two- and three-dimensional art submissions from the region to compete for a prize purse totaling $100,000.
Art professionals annually select the 400 pieces of competition art from hundreds of online submissions. Artists who reside in 12 Southeastern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia – are invited to enter original works.
ArtFields honors Lake City’s rich agricultural history, and its burgeoning creative community. The festival is part of a larger effort on the part of the town to spur visitation and economic vitality.