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        Welcome to the 24th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival!



Festival Facts
Golden, Colo. — August 22 & 23

Type of Event:
Juried fine arts festival— all entries are juried by judges with art backgrounds

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22nd and 23rd

Projected 2013 Attendance:
17,500 visitors per day, total of 35,000 visitors throughout weekend

Bands and Vocal Artists:
Music and other performers on two main stages, a Kids Art Zone stage and at least three other locations within just two blocks of the Festival

Carriage Rides:
The Festival sponsors free horse-drawn carriage rides and train rides throughout historic Golden

Kids Art Zone brought to you by the efforts of ArtReach:
Free arts activities for children

Geographic Audience Draw:
Foothills and metro-Denver, 2 million-plus

Variety of food and beverage vendors, including beer from Golden City Brewery

Free Admission:
To Festival and all activity areas

Festival Location:
The Festival is held in historic downtown Golden on 11th Street just west of Washington Avenue between Arapahoe and Maple streets. The Festival is an open-air gallery in a lovely setting adjacent to tree-lined Clear Creek and has beautiful views of the foothills.

Other Activities:
The Golden Farmers Market will coincide with the Arts Festival with extended hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 in the parking lot next to the Golden Library, just across the bridge from the Festival.  Clear Creek History Park will host free admission to its facilities

Free parking is available throughout downtown Golden, including 2 300-space 3-story parking structure

Call for Entries:
Artist applications were distributed to 3,500 artists in Colorado and nationally, and press releases announcing the call for entries were sent to major Denver newspapers.

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