Deadline is October 31st to apply for Magic City Art Connection!

Call to Artists

WHAT: Magic City Art Connection contemporary art festival

WHERE: Linn Park, Birmingham, AL

WHEN: April 26, 27 and 28, 2013 (see details below picture)


*Limited to 225 juried artists in all media categories

*Promotion of the event to the art-buying public including TV, radio, print, web and over social media valued at over $100,000

*Total award packages values at $6,000

*Booth fee choices include $175 + 10% commission, $275 flat for a single booth, $425 flat for a corner booth, or $600 flat for a double booth.

*Jury fee is $25.

*Artist amenities include booth sitting, complimentary breakfasts, an artist rate at our host hotel, and a Friday night event.

*Emerging Artist Program

Join us for the 30th annual Magic City Art Connection (MCAC) on April 26-28. This highly anticipated contemporary art festival was recently voted the Best Art Festival in Birmingham Magazine’s reader poll for its Best of Birmingham September issue!

Annually, MCAC welcomes 25,000 patrons and collectors to the city center for art, food & wine, and much more. MCAC transforms historic Linn Park (adjacent to the Birmingham Museum of Art) with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, and aromas. The festival also boasts great support from the community including active corporate and individual sponsors. Media coverage is extensive as well with tv, radio, print, and web partners like Fox 6, Clear Channel Broadcasting, WBHM public radio, Birmingham Magazine, and, to name a few.

MCAC continues to promote its popular art purchase program to collectors. Artist sales at MCAC reached $400,000 in 2012, an increase from 2010 artist reporting. Pair that with unmatched artist hospitality which includes a complimentary artist breakfast all 3 days, catered artist & VIP Awards dinner on Friday evening, free parking, special artist discounts, and smiling volunteers and the choice is clear. At MCAC, artists are the heart of the festival, and it shows. We hope to see your application!

Now Accepting Applications:   Deadline: October 31, 2012   Notification: December 1, 2012  Booth fee due: Upon application. Please send separate checks for jury and booth fees.

Download application at

Email questions to:

Lyn Buchanan- Artist Coordinator

Ashley Wingo- – Assistant Artist Coordinator

or call 205-595-6306 to speak to Lyn Buchanan

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