WHAT IS A FESTIVAL PATRON?

At The Arts Festival of Carrollton, a patron is anyone who commits ahead of time to “go shopping” at our festival in October. Patrons can buy these awards for themselves or as a gift for a friend or family member (essentially a “Gift Certificate” to buy art).

WHAT IS AN ART BUCK AND WHAT IS A PATRON PURCHASE AWARD?

When you buy a Patron Purchase Award you actually receive two items: the award ribbon (that’s the Patron Purchase Award) and an Art Buck coupon in the value of $50. When you purchase art at the festival, you present both the ribbon and the Art Buck coupon to the artist. They will proudly display the ribbon in their tent and redeem the Art Buck for cash.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Patron Purchase Awards are purchased online from this page, or at the Carrollton Center for the Arts prior to the festival in denominations of $50. On the first day of the festival (Saturday), patrons pick up their Art Bucks and Patron Purchase Awards at the Oasis Tent. Patrons then visit all the artists’ booths and select a piece of art to purchase. Present the Art Bucks coupon and the Patron Purchase Award to the artist and take your art! Artists will proudly display their Patron Purchase 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.

Coupons 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.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE A PATRON:

Think about Patron Purchase Awards as an awesome art savings account, because you can buy them throughout the year! If you buy one or two awards each month between now and October, you could build up purchasing power to buy more art than might be possible if you had not been “saving” for months. You could not only purchase art for your home or business, but also buy gifts for friends and loved ones.

Patrons receive an invitation to the Patron Purchase cocktail reception on Friday evening, the day before the festival begins. You will have the opportunity to meet the artists and mingle with many other supporters of the arts.

WHY DO PATRON PURCHASE AWARDS MAKE OUR FESTIVAL BETTER EACH YEAR?

A well-funded Patron Purchase Award Program demonstrates community support for the festival. When artists are deciding which festivals to participate in each year they often look at the amount of money committed to purchase awards in prior years. A strong Patron Purchase Award Program attracts top artists from across the country. This in turn improves the quality of art displayed at the festival and consequently strengthens Carrollton’s reputation as a destination for art enthusiasts; thus bringing visitors and support to our community during the festival and throughout the year.

BUY ART BUCKS NOW

Patron Purchase Awards are closed for 2018. Come back soon to purchase for 2019!

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ART BUCKS

  • Art Bucks/Patron Purchase Awards are picked up at the Oasis tent on Saturday
  • Artwork must be purchased by 1:00 PM on Sunday.
  • Unclaimed awards will be assumed to be donations and will be used to purchase art for the Arts Center.
  • Art Bucks are not redeemable after the festival ends.
  • Art Bucks must be exchanged for the full $50 value. The remainder of the price is the responsibility of the patron if the value of the artwork is higher than $50. Change cannot be given in exchange for Art Bucks purchases. For more information call 770-838-1083 or stop by the Arts Center, or email us at mkuykendall@carrollton-ga.gov.
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