Pikes Peak Arts Fest taking applications for summer event

Plans for the 2013 Pikes Peak Arts Fest are underway and organizers are accepting applications from artists who want to participate.

The 9th annual arts fest, in America the Beautiful Park July 5-7, is a juried arts festival that features 100 national, regional and local artists. The fest is free to the public and its primary focus is on visual artist booths but it also includes three days of music performances and arts happenings.

The deadline for artists to apply is March 8. Artist applications are available online at www.pikespeakartsfest.com.

In 2013, the arts fest will introduce a new artist element to the festival, designed to attract and assist local artists without previous festival experience. Up to five artists will be selected to receive a waived booth fee and free rental canopy provided by the festival. More details and eligibility information for this new program are available in the full artist application online.