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North Bay Art and Film Festival; Oct 8 and Oct 9 at Commandant's Quarters, Benicia

Welcome to the 2016 North Bay Art and Film Festival
hosted by Carter's Biz Cafés    1 Commandants Lane,  Benicia, CA  94510
Saturday October 8; 11 am to 9 pm  and Sunday October 9th; 11 am to 6 pm

You are cordially invited to bring your unique items to the first annual “North Bay Art and Film Festival”. Carter's Biz Cafés will host the event showcasing artists and artisans along with independent films. The NBAFF is a two-day, jam-packed experience that celebrates and showcases outstanding artisans and independent filmmakers from Northern California and beyond. It will feature all handcrafted items, original short films, gourmet food, craft beers and much more. The combination of cutting edge independent filmmakers and regional artisans makes this a very exciting event! There are 40 to 50 artists and craftsman spaces available. Please sign up early! The Festival will be held on the site of the historic Commandant's Quarters at the Benicia Armory. Artists and artisans will be set up around the 156 year old mansion in a park setting. The seaside town of Benicia and the North Bay are extremely creative communities and the beauty, ambiance and historical significance of the area make it an amazing location to showcase your handcrafted items.

You can check out for the "buzz" on submitting films to the festival! It is an open event and organizers expect film “shorts” submissions from throughout the nation. Advertising is key. There will be an extensive social media blitz on Facebook and other sites, 5,000 marketing postcards distributed locally and around northern CA, print ads in local magazines, community calendars, etc…. and more. You will receive a packet of postcards to hand out at your spring and summer events. Please share the event on your social media, web and newsletters to your base!

Here are the details:

 The event is hosted by Carter's Biz Cafés and held at the Commandant's Quarters. Artists and artisans will set up in the park surrounding the Commandant’s Quarters at the historic Benicia Armory.

 There will be 40-50 vendor spaces available. All items handcrafted by the artist or artisan. Commercial items are not allowed.

 Categories will close as they fill up, so please send registration early. Jewelry is by far the most popular category in any of the shows and spots fill up quickly. If your application is not accepted, you will be notified and your check returned.

 Arts and Crafts hours 11 am to 6 pm both days. Film Festival 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

 If you would like to keep your booth open until 9 pm on Saturday, please indicate it under REQUESTS and bring a low noise generator or battery powered LED lanterns to supply light to your booth after dark. Electricity is NOT available.

 Security is provided overnight.

 10’ x 10’ Artists and Artisans $250 (+$15 late fee after September 8th)

 10’ x10’ Limited number of pre-packaged Food Vendors $300 (+$15 late fee after September 8th)

 Limited number of eat-in food tents or trucks $400 (+ $30 late fee after September 8th)

 Vendors provide their own canopy, tables, tablecloths, chairs, etc.

 Vendors are required to have a seller's permit (also known as resale permit) issued by the CA State Board of Equalization.

 FOOD VENDORS must file the required special event permit with Solano County Health Dept. Please call Cassandra Brooks, Solano County Dept of Resource Management, (707) 784-6765 for questions or clarification of Health Dept rules or permits.

 The event is held rain or shine. No refunds for inclement weather.

 To reserve your space, please return the registration form with your check now. Fee is payable to Brenda Mossa Events. Mail to 3250 Congressional Circle, Fairfield 94534. If needed, you can post-date the check to September 8th and it will be deposited on September 8th.

 Cancellations are accepted in writing and must be received by Sept 17, 2016. A $25 handling fee will be deducted from the refund.

It's going to be an amazing event! Hope you will add the North Bay Art and Film Festival to your autumn itinerary........ We look forward to working with you! Please don't hesitate to let me know any questions you have. Thank You!!! Brenda

Brenda Mossa • Vendor Coordinator • (707) 646-9006 or (707) 399-7195 • Please LIKE us at •

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