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Welcome

Welcome to the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, committed to the power of the arts to touch the mind and enrich the soul of the individual and community through advocacy and education.  

The South Shore Arts Festival

 

The South Shore Arts Festival is a one-day event created and hosted by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport to celebrate the Arts Council’s 50th anniversary. All exhibitors have created their own original and unique artwork of exciting paintings, pottery, woodwork, prints, glassware, photography, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, decorations, sculpture, food, and clothing.

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2024

Freeport Recreation Center

130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520

9am – 4pm

Rules and Application

  • Only original, handcrafted work is permitted to be exhibited – no reselling of commercially available merchandise

  • Setup is 7am to 8:30am.  No setup permitted before 7:00am

  • Vendors are expected to keep their booth open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. (Teardown is from 5pm to 6pm)

  • Spaces are approximately 8’ wide and 10’ deep and will be assigned by the Arts Council upon your arrival

  • Upon arrival, artist must check in at the Arts Council table and be assigned the location of their booth

  • You must bring your own setup (table, chair, displays, self-standing racks or shelving, etc.); LIACF does not provide any equipment

  • Each vendor is responsible for keeping their area clean of trash

  • You are responsible for your booth and your artwork at all times

  • You are responsible for obtaining your own liability insurance coverage, if you choose

  • NYS law requires that you register with the Tax Department and obtain a Certificate of Authority

  • Membership in the L. I. Arts Council at Freeport is not required

  • Electricity extremely limited availability

  • Vendors assume full responsibility for the proper care, protection and operation of their space and will be held responsible for the conduct and acts of their employees or agents

  • Appropriate dress is expected from vendors

  • Vendors are responsible for all accidents or worker injury at the space

  • All business must be conducted within the bounds of the concession booth. Roving sales are not permitted

  • This event takes place inside the Freeport Recreation Center. There is space for 80 vendors

  • The South Short Arts Festival/ LIACF, at their absolute discretion, reserve the right to prohibit any craftsperson from exhibiting. We reserve the right to accept and/or deny any artist/vendor.

 

FEE

Today to August 31         $100

Sept 1 – Oct 1                 $125

Cancellation policy   up to Sept 15th – Full refund less $25 service fee

After Oct 1              Registration closed; no refund, but have the option to carry it forward to next year

Write to infoliacf@gmail.com to request a hard copy Vendor application!

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Free Summer Concerts at the Esplanade on the Nautical Mile

Thursday nights in July and August: 7pm - 8:30pm

July 11 - Sequel

July 18 - Empowering Artists

July 25 - Generation Gap

August 1 - She The People (formerly Hey Lady)

August 8 - The Wreckers

August 15 - Karen Bella and Teddy Kumpel

August 22 - The Hambones

August 29 - Acoustic Vibes

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44th Annual

Juried Photography Show

Call for Submissions

This is an open call with no theme, no required subject matter, no category

JUST YOUR BEST PHOTOS

Best in Show     $400

2nd Place     $250

3rd Place     $100

Adler Memorial Award     $200

 

Juror: Jeff Harris

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  • Sun, May 19
    The Bayview
    May 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    The Bayview, 395 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    May 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    The Bayview, 395 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    This is our annual brunch and largest fundraising event of the year! This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary celebrating the arts in Freeport and Long Island!
  • Mon, Mar 11
    3rd Annual Here and Now Art Show
    Mar 11, 2024, 12:00 PM
    3rd Annual Here and Now Art Show
    Mar 11, 2024, 12:00 PM
    3rd Annual Here and Now Art Show
    This call for art submissions is for older adults (60+)
  • Poetry Month Contest
    Wed, Feb 28
    Online Submission Deadline is March 15
    Feb 28, 2024, 9:30 AM – Mar 15, 2024, 11:30 PM
    Online Submission Deadline is March 15
    Feb 28, 2024, 9:30 AM – Mar 15, 2024, 11:30 PM
    Online Submission Deadline is March 15
    The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is sponsoring its Eighth Annual Poetry Writing Review for Nassau County Students in Grades 9 Through 12. Submission deadline is March 15, 2024.
  • Thu, Nov 09
    Freeport Memorial Library
    Nov 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Nov 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
  • Wed, Nov 01
    Freeport Memorial Library
    Nov 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – Nov 30, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Nov 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – Nov 30, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Come check out the photos selected!
  • Sat, Sep 23
    Bellmore Memorial Library
    Sep 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 25, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710
    Sep 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 25, 2023, 5:30 PM
    Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710
    "A wide-ranging, eclectic and inspiring show demonstrating the breadth and talents of these artists.”
  • Multiple Dates
    Thu, Aug 31
    Nautical Mile - Freeport
    Aug 31, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Nautical Mile - Freeport, 11 Richmond St, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Aug 31, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Nautical Mile - Freeport, 11 Richmond St, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Thursday nights, rain or shine!
  • Fri, Aug 04
    Submissions Now Being Accepted
    Aug 04, 2023, 1:00 PM – Sep 10, 2023, 11:50 PM
    Submissions Now Being Accepted
    Aug 04, 2023, 1:00 PM – Sep 10, 2023, 11:50 PM
    Submissions Now Being Accepted
    Submit photos now for our 43rd annual Juried Photography Show! See registration link below! Reception is Thursday, November 9, 2023, 7 to 8:30 pm; Awards Presentation 8 pm
  • Thu, Jul 27
    Nautical Mile - Freeport
    Jul 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Nautical Mile - Freeport, 11 Richmond St, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Jul 27, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Nautical Mile - Freeport, 11 Richmond St, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Thursday nights, rain or shine!

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CONTACT US

Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road
Freeport, NY 11520

516-223-2522

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