Art Bucks are purchased at the Carrollton Center for the Arts or online (artsfestivalofcarrollton.com) prior to the festival in denominations of $50. On the first day of the festival (Saturday), patrons pick up their Art Bucks and Patron Awards at the Information Booth. Patrons then visit artists’ booths and select a piece of art to purchase. Present the Art Bucks and the award to the artist and take your art! Artists will proudly display their award in their tents, and will take their Art Bucks to the Carrollton Center for the Arts to exchange for cash. Artists receive 100% of the money from Patron Purchase sales.
Art Bucks can be combined with other forms of payment if needed. For example, if you have $200 worth of Art Bucks, and the art you wish to purchase is $250, you would give the artist the $200 in Art Bucks, plus $50 in cash or other form of payment.