ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, FILMMAKERS AND GALLERIES …
Free Exhibit Space Available For The Russell Free Festival, 2007
(DETROIT) – The Inaugural Russell Free Festival (RFF) – the largest free assembly of artists, performance artists, musicians and filmmakers in the City of Detroit – will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 11:00 a.m.-midnight at the Russell Industrial Center at 1600 Clay Avenue off I-75. There is no entrance fee to participate and no commissions will be taken.
Participating visual artists will receive a free outside 12x12 exhibit space. There are no formal exhibition requirements. No exhibit materials will be provided by RFF. However, artists are free to supply their own tables, tents, etc. Lighting, security and vendor parking will be supplied by RFF. All exhibitors must agree to set-up/exhibit/and take-down guidelines. Spaces will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Exhibit set-up will begin at 8:00 a.m. and must be completed by 10:30 a.m. Participants must maintain their space until 10:00 p.m. and clean up their space before they leave. RFF will not be responsible for any damages or loss associated with unmanned booths. The only other rules are: participate, do your thing and have fun.
All interested artists should respond by email to HYPERLINK "mailto:RFFinfo07@gmail.com" RFFinfo07@gmail.com. Please send us your contact information and we will get back to you with more details as soon as they are available.
Art galleries are also invited to secure free indoor exhibit space. Galleries must provide their own exhibit materials. Interested galleries should contact HYPERLINK "mailto:RFFinfo07@gmail.com" RFFinfo07@gmail.com. No participation charge or commission payment is required.
RFF is also recruiting bands for the event. A sound system and stage will be provided. A merchandise area will available at no charge to allow all bands to sell CDs and other merchandise and to promote upcoming events. All interested musicians and performance artists should contact HYPERLINK "mailto:RFFmusic@gmail.com" RFFmusic@gmail.com. Please indicate the size of your group and type of music.
Short films will be featured all day. Interested filmmakers should contact HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Restaurants interested in becoming RFF food and beverage vendors should email RFF at HYPERLINK "mailto:RFFinfo07@gmail.com" RFFinfo07@gmail.com.
Built in 1915, the Russell Industrial Center mirrors the history of the city itself. Established at the dawn of the Automotive Age, the Russell is now home to a growing number of artists, craftspeople, graphic arts companies, fashion companies, and commercial and industrial companies.