VENUE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

ARTSGOGGLE VENUES

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Venue applications are now open

Near Southside Venues, this application to participate in the 2024 ArtsGoggle will remain accessible until October 1, 2024. The extended deadline allows any business that is considering ArtsGoggle partnership plenty of time to make your plans for the big day and share those details with us via the Venue Application.

If you would like to discuss your plans prior to completing any application, email megan@nearsouthsidefw.org and natalie@nearsouthsidefw.org, using both addresses please.

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What are venues?

ArtsGoggle Venues are businesses, property owners, and spaces wishing to host artists or entertainment during ArtsGoggle. Official venue status allows businesses located inside the Near Southside district boundary, and especially focused on those in Magnolia Village, to participate as an official ArtsGoggle venue by having their programming promoted via the event program and communications.

TO QUALIFY AS AN ARTSGOGGLE VENUE

A venue must contribute one or more of the following to the ArtsGoggle experience at your business:

  • An artist/s showcasing their artwork. Artists are also required to register with ArtsGoggle and pay a discounted indoor artist fee of only $50.
  • Live music or performance art booked by the venue
  • An ArtsGoggle-specific menu that provides quick service food options or a focus on culinary-arts experiences.
  • An artistic experience that adds value to the event, such as a public art piece, interactive art opportunity, artist demonstrations, or artist talks.


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TWO BIG FESTIVALS ON ONE DAY!

Lost 'N Sound joins ArtsGoggle on October 19.

The 2024 ArtsGoggle will be unique due to an exciting partnership with South Main Village's new signature event, Lost 'N Sound, that is also taking place on October 19. ArtsGoggle is centralized on Magnolia Avenue and attendance typically exceeds 60,000-80,000 people. To help ease ArtsGoggle parking demands around the Magnolia Village area we operate an ArtsGoggle trolley service to dozens of South Main Village park-and-ride locations.

With the ArtsGoggle trolley already drawing crowds to and from South Main Village for convenient parking, this year South Main Village has opted to align the season finale of their Lost 'N Sound music festival to occur on the same day as ArtsGoggle.

Excitingly, both Magnolia Village and South Main Village will be event destinations on October 19.

That's right folks, TWO BIG EVENTS ON ONE DAY IN THE NEAR SOUTHSIDE.

Our Near Southside team produces both events so we will promote and coordinate both ArtsGoggle and Lost 'N Sound simultaneously. Clear communications about the focus of each event is critical. We'll give it our best effort here.

Both ArtsGoggle and Lost 'N Sound encourage businesses to register as official venues.


LOST 'N SOUND = MUSIC ON SOUTH MAIN

Lost 'N Sound takes place in South Main Village and its primary focus is showcasing local musicians.

This four-event music series launched in May 2024 and will host its season finale on October 19. While music is the primary focus of Lost 'N Sound, many participating Lost 'N Sound venues also host vendor markets, special menus, drink specials, and the occasional independent artist as part of their programming. All South Main Village venues are encouraged to host live music on October 19 with free attendance to the public. We have learned that music occurring 5:00pm or later is the most well attended. We also strongly encourage venues to book music after ArtsGoggle closes at 10:00pm, so that when ArtsGoggle begins to wrap up all remaining patrons can be encouraged to take their party to South Main Village. We will promote all FREE MUSIC occurring on October 19 regardless of the time of day.

To sign up as a Lost 'N Sound venue, click here.

Deadline to apply as a Lost 'N Sound venue is October 1, 2024.


ARTSGOGGLE = ART ON MAGNOLIA

ArtsGoggle takes place in Magnolia Village and its primary focus is showcasing local art. ArtsGoggle venues are any business in Magnolia Village wishing to host art at their private venue in partnership with an artist registered for the festival. This is a wonderful way to contribute to ArtsGoggle because many artists prefer to showcase their work indoors. While visual arts are the primary focus of ArtsGoggle, we also welcome venues to share other programming such as music, special event venues, drink specials, and other performance arts. Venues wishing to participate in ArtsGoggle should sign up as an official venue using the link below.

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FEES

FREE APPLICATION

If accepted to participate as an official ArtsGoggle Venue, the cost to participate is:

  • FREE to Near Southside, Inc. Member Businesses located in the Near Southside district
  • $100 per venue for non-member businesses located in the Near Southside district


APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2024 at 11:59pm.

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THE FINE PRINT

PARTICIPATING AS A VENUE IS RECOMMENDED FOR BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN OR NEAR MAGNOLIA AVENUE.

It's important to understand that the public rarely strays far from the primary outdoor festival site on Magnolia Ave for art viewing experience. Businesses located inside the Near Southside, but outside of Magnolia Village, are certainly welcomed to participate as an official venue at ArtsGoggle and can apply.

Live music programming does attract ArtsGoggle patrons across the entire district. Businesses hosting live music further from Magnolia are strongly encouraged to register as a venue so that their music programming will be promoted on the poster.

All registered venues receive the benefit of ArtsGoggle promotion and listing as an official venue in the ArtsGoggle digital program. We simply ask that venues participating outside of Magnolia Village be aware that promoting their programming is important to garnering crowds at ArtsGoggle. Self promotion is critical for venues outside of Magnolia Village.


VENUES AND ARTISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING ALL ITEMS NEEDED.

Please make sure that you communicate directly with your artists to discuss how, when and where they will be allowed to display inside your venue. It is critical that the venue be willing to stay in close communication with the artist or entertainer they have booked for ArtsGoggle to ensure a successful day for all involved.


ALL ART SHOWN MUST BE MADE BY THE ARTIST PRESENT.

ArtsGoggle does not require a minimum or maximum for the number of works shown by an artist, so please work directly with the artist to make plans for your expectation. Please use good judgment in providing enough artwork to have a strong presence but not so much that it overwhelms our venues or patrons. Simply put, ArtsGoggle only allows for the sale of original art. Please do not make arrangements with artists who are representing factory-made or mass produced items. No direct sales or multi-level marketing companies allowed. Art that is clearly not the original work of the artist, that is imported or purchased from a wholesaler or artwork that is deemed inappropriate (eg: discriminatory or offensive) by Management will not be considered, and if it is identified during the festival the artist/booth attendant will be asked to leave without refund.

LIVE MUSIC AND/OR PERFORMANCE ART AT YOUR VENUE

Any OUTDOOR live music planned for ArtsGoggle must be carefully coordinated with ArtsGoggle event management to ensure a considerate environment for the on-street artists and other musicians playing nearby. In simple terms, we want to avoid sound conflicts. Indoor music should be carefully coordinated with any indoor artists showing at your venue.

QUESTIONS?

Megan Henderson

Director of Events + Communications

Near Southside, Inc.

Near Southside Arts

1606 Mistletoe Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76104

megan@nearsouthsidefw.org



Natalie Atkinson

Events + Projects Manager

Near Southside, Inc.

Near Southside Arts

1606 Mistletoe Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76104

natalie@nearsouthsidefw.org

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