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Call For Art And Craft Vendors To Apply

SunFest is inviting Florida locals to join the festivities marking its 40th celebration along the West Palm Beach waterfront. In a nod to its roots as a jazz, art and water sports event, SunFest is bringing back the art component with a new Creative Arts Village to showcase an abundance of community talent. Local arts vendors are invited to apply for a chance to be featured at SunFest 2024, set for May 3 to May 5. Applications for vendors and artists are now being accepted on a rolling admissions basis. 

“We’re so excited to bring Florida art back to the West Palm Beach waterfront and to celebrate 40 years under the sun!” said Dianna Craven, SunFest executive director. “The 2024 SunFest Creative Arts Village will feature an immersive arts experience designed to allow patrons to interact with and purchase from regional artisans and engage in arts activities. Among other things, this area will feature fine art, upcycled goods, functional art, apparel, activations and experiences, on-site demonstrations and live arts events.”

While applications for any work will be considered, the Arts Village – like the festival itself – will showcase funky creations and expressions that pulse with the heartbeat of the city. Orchestrated by SunFest Creative Arts Village Committee Chair and Lake Worth resident Brian Elkins, the overall look and feel will be designed to be immersive and innovative. Local artisans and art vendors are invited to apply, showcasing the best of Florida’s creative prowess. Applications will be considered first come, first served until all booths are filled. Visit for more info or to apply.

“We are looking forward to involving more Palm Beach County residents for the 40th anniversary,” said Elkins. “Every facet of the 40th anniversary event will include our community and we are proud to give a platform to the talented artists and arts vendors that will showcase their skills to our hometown.”

SunFest is produced by SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc., a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc. consists of a 20-member board of directors; 25 committees; nearly 2,100 volunteers; a full-time, year-round staff of 4; and approximately 80 corporate sponsors. SunFest is funded in part by the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council through the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. SunFest is also sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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