Summer of the Arts is currently accepting applications for Booth Presenters as part of Global Village on Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 10 AM - 3 PM. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2015 and a limited number of spaces are available.
The purpose of Global Village is to entertain and initiate interaction and cultural education within the community. Booth Presenters should offer an interesting display featuring a specific country as well as a craft suitable for young children. Children have the opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures through interaction with the Booth Presenters. Past booths have featured simple language lessons, samples of games from another country, and crafts featuring items that are appropriate for the country display. One year a group built their own “great wall of China” as part of their booth display!
“A unique part of the Global Village experience is allowing young children to learn about other countries and cultures in a fun and interactive way,” explained Lisa Barnes, executive director of Summer of the Arts. “Past booths have featured countries like Japan, Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Australia and many more.”
Booth presenters can be church groups, schools, scout troops or community groups wanting to share information about the country they are originally from. Presenters are responsible for their own displays and materials; however, each booth presenter receives a tent, tables, chairs and general supplies the day of the event. Those interested in participating can download an application on the Iowa Arts Festival page of www.summeroftheARTS.org, or email info@summeroftheARTS.org for additional information.
The Iowa Arts Festival is presented by Veridian Credit Union and held in the heart of downtown Iowa City on seven downtown streets and the Pedestrian Plaza. The Festival typically attracts around 35,000 people throughout the course of the weekend. The Iowa Arts Festival not only includes a fabulous Art Fair, but also live entertainment on two stages, a Beverage Garden, Culinary Row, and additional Children’s Activities!
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