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2020 Greenwich Village Art Fair will be virtual

ROCKFORD – The 72nd Annual Greenwich Village Art Fair will be go virtual this year because of COVID-19, the Rockford Art Museum announced Thursday.

Set for Sept.19 -20, the fair will showcase a few photos for each artist along with their  bio and a link to their respective e-commerce sites. There will also be virtual studio visits, workshops, music performances and demonstrations streaming live throughout the weekend.

The will be no booth fees this year. The only cost for artists is the $30 application fee. All sales will go directly to the artists. The event is free to the public.

“This is a special year and we are taking this opportunity to expand our traditional offerings of fine art to include fine craft and craft,” RAM spokesperson Sarah Bursley McNamara said in a release. “However, the art must still be original and not mass-produced.”

Categories of art include ceramics, drawing and works on paper, fiber, furniture, leather, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.

Artists interested in participating should apply at Zapplication.org by Aug 16.

More information about this year’s event is available on the Greenwich Village Art Fair Facebook page.

About Greenwich Village Art Fair
Established in 1948, Greenwich Village Art Fair is the longest-running fundraiser for Rockford Art Museum and the oldest art fair of its kind in the Midwest.

The Rockford Art Museum was founded in 1913. With a mission to foster creativity and build community through visual arts, RAM is in the Riverfront Museum Park building,  711 N. Main St., downtown.

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