Newport News Department of Parks and Recreation Special Events division is looking for cultural organizations, art and merchandise vendors for the 4th Annual World Arts Celebration on May 19, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm in City Center at Oyster Point. The one day festival brings cultures from around the globe to Newport News. Guests experience life from around the world through hands-on exhibits, art demonstrations, entertainment and culinary delights.
The Special Events team would like organizations who will create interactive cultural learning experiences festival goers and vendors who showcase and offer a variety of items relative to countries from around the world. Cultural Organizations and Artists are placed throughout the fountain area and are provided with a 10' x 10' covered space, lighting, tables and chairs. Merchandise Vendors are provided with a 10' x 10' covered space and lighting in the "Global Market," a souk-inspired shopping village. Anticipated attendance for this year's event is over 6,000.
To participate, organizations and vendors must complete and submit an application. Click here for the art and merchandise vendor
application or here for the cultural organization application
. For more information, call (757) 926-1400 or visit the Department’s website