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RAINIER BAAMFEST COMMUNITY GROUP PARTICIPATION INVITATION
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Rainier Beach Merchants Association (RBMA) is sponsoring our annual arts festival to celebrate our beautiful and vibrant community and highlight the Rainier Beach business district. Rainier BAAMFest will be held July 23rd, 2016 at the Rainier Beach Community Center Campus.

Rainier Beach Merchants Association (RBMA) in inaugurating its first Rainier Beach Arts & Music Festival – BAAMFest! With its roots in Summer Fest and Art Walk Rainier Beach, BAAMFest is a cultural celebration and local activation of our dynamic community through music, dance, spoken word, visual arts, food, art vendors, contests and MORE! This year’s theme is “Our Story” exploring how we express who we are through all forms of art. BAAMFest 2016 is Saturday, July 23rdat the Rainier Beach Community Center at 8825 Rainier Ave S, in gorgeous Rainier Beach.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
 BAAMFest presents music, dance, and the spoken word, in addition to visual art and craft, and the creation of significant works for community installation.
 Over 3000 attendees anticipated in 2016.
 Admission to all events and activities is FREE! Included are performances on two stages, tents, and athletic fields, kids’ activities, and food trucks.

PERMISSIBLE ACTIVITIES FOR VENDOR & COMMUNITY BOOTHS
 Information sharing about your organization and how it related to the community..
 Hands-on Art Activities offer a quality, hands-on art-making activity. We seek activities that take no more than 15-minutes to complete, and can be carried away by the person who created it upon completion. All hands—on activities must have someone present in the booth at all times providing instruction and supervision of activities. Hands-on activity artists may also set up as a vendor to sell their own completed artworks.
 Artist Demonstrations allow visitors to watch an artist at work. Demonstration artists may also set up as a vendor to sell their own completed artworks and/or provide an activity.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL BOTHS
 $35 booth fee (10’ x 10’). A double booth space is $70. Booth fees waived with interactive activity. Application fees are due at the time of application. Applications submitted without a fee will be rejected. No applications or application fees will be allowed the day of the event. A $10 discount will be provided to those who bring their own canopies.
 All vendors are required to provide their own set-up, including but not limited to canopies, tables, tents, chairs, supplies, tools and/or equipment to install work; all art-making materials, inventory, booth signage, personnel, etc. A very limited number of tents are available to community groups or non-profit organizations on a first-come basis.
 Running water and power are not available to vendor booths.
 On the day of the event, all vendors must be ready to vend at 10:30 AM and remain selling and conducting activities until the event ends at 7:00 PM. No exceptions. If your plans change and are unable to remain throughout the entire event, please contact the Art Walk Coordinator no less than 24 hours in advance to cancel your participation.
 Load-in begins at 9AM. Vehicle access is somewhat limited during load-in period. Vehicles must park off-site. Load-out must be completed no later than 9PM.
 Volunteers will be available to temporarily assist vendors that need to be absent from their booths for short periods of time
 The event is held rain or shine.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
 Complete the application form below. Return application form, the required support materials, and the appropriate application fee to the address or email listed below.

Send APPLICATIONS with Fee:
 Via Email (preferred) info@rainierbeachsquare.com . Please include “BAAMFest Community Group Application” in the subject line.
 Via US Mail

BAAMFest Artist Application c/o Rainier Beach Merchants Association
3815 S. Othello St
Suite #188
Seattle, WA 98118
QUESTIONS: Contact info@rainierbeachsquare.com

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