Call for artists: Mendocino County’s “Almost Fringe” Festival happening county-wide April 2017 (press release)

Free registration deadline is January 20.


The Mendocino County Tourism Commission is organizing a month-long arts festival in April, 2017 along the “main travel corridors” of the county, including the north and south coasts, the 101 inland corridor, and the 128 corridor. The festival will be “loosely” based on the international Fringe Art movement and the Commission is seeking a wide range of “site-specific” art “happenings” from local venues and local artists. Other places have developed examples of “fringe arts” festivals, including Philadelphia, Asheville, and Houston, which involve multiple artists across different disciplines working to create specific art works for local venues over multiples days.

Participation is free but the online registration form must be completed by January 20. For more information, see the announcement below or contact the Commission at the email or phone number listed below.

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!

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, Legget
April 21, 22, 23 – 128 Corridor: Navarro, Philo, Boonville, Yorkville
April 28, 29, 30 – South Coast: Gualala, Point Arena, Manchester, Elk

Participation in this event is free!  All you need to do is complete the online registration form by no later than January 20th. If you have any questions, please contact Luz Harvey at 707-409-9660 ext 102 or via email at [email protected].

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