Purple Turtle Art Festival

Dear Artist:

For the last six years we have held very successful art festivals near Baldwin on Highway 48, just south of Sutton. For the past two years, we have the opportunity of being in the centre of the cottage traffic at The Briars and The Red Barn Theatre in Jackson’s Point. Each year we have succeeded in attracting several hundred patrons who have spent more than $15,000 with our artists and artisans. We have developed a reputation of being an art festival displaying and selling high calibre artwork. This year we are holding our 7th Purple Turtle Art Festival.

We invite you to consider applying for our festival to be held at The Briars on Friday, July 11th
(3 to 8 pm), Saturday, July 12th (10 am to 8 pm) and Sunday, July 13th (11 am to 4 pm). This area at The Briars and The Red Barn will provide plenty of patrons, and the history of our first six Purple Turtle Art Festivals assures us of continued support by the many local cottagers and residents.

The 7th Purple Turtle Art Festival will feature the works of many amazing artists. It will be entirely an outdoor show, so bring your own tent, tables and chairs. Be prepared for any kind of weather, as the patrons expect the show to be full of artists for the entire weekend. Promotion of the event will be through signs and flyers in the local communities, as well as ads and calendar listings in newspapers. This year again we’ll also have cards on the tables of the local restaurants. Each year we generate a showstopper with our campaign of “purple turtle” images; people look forward to their “springing up” on the lawns along the highway and in the communities.

Won’t you consider joining us? An application is attached. Jurying will begin in March, and you should know as soon as possible if you are accepted. Send your application as soon as possible to the Georgina Art Centre (address below), where they’ll be picked up. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Yours very truly,
for the Purple Turtle Festival Committee
Malcom Madsen

Georgina Arts Centre
Attn: Heather – re. Purple Turtle
Box 1455 – 149 High Street
Sutton West, ON L0E 1R0
Hours: Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4, T-F 10-6
(closed Mondays)

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