The Festival could not happen if it were not for the great volunteers that come together each year. Join the fun and get involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This when the festival is laid out in Seville Square and starts to take shape. Groups are welcome. Set-up begins at 8 am, Thursday before the festival. Some limited set-up starts Wednesday afternoon.
Two-hour shifts: 8 - 10am, Friday through Sunday. The gazebo in the middle of Seville Square is the operations center of the festival. Artists and volunteers frequent the gazebo to get a cup of coffee, to ask questions, to relay information, lost and found, etc. Volunteers monitor gazebo activities and keep coffee brewing!
At least two persons at time are needed throughout the festival at the check-in table at the foot of the gazebo steps. Responsibilities include checking in volunteers and directing them to their shift location. Assign Artist Relief volunteers to artists' booths according to requests on the "Artist Relief" request forms. The volunteer table often receives requests for volunteers to respond to needs around the festival, ie. watching the parking areas, etc
Responsibilities - Operate a Pepsi booth. Sell soft drinks and water; keep counter dry and ice barrels filled. 2 persons per shift.
Govt. and Alcaniz (across from Hub Stacy) and corner of Adams and Zaragosa (Heritage Arts)
Children's Area (Bartram Park): no Friday shifts.
Note: Beer and other liquid refreshment areas have volunteer groups that work every year, so generally no openings in those areas. We can pass your name to those committees.
Volunteers give the artist time for a break to eat, to relax, and to run an errand. AR Volunteers wear a yellow vest while walking around the festival and can be flagged down by any artist who needs help. Artists also schedule relief by signing up at the volunteer check-in table. Volunteers sit at a booth and interact with the public (but do not handle money or sell art) for a period of up to thirty minutes. Artist relief shifts are two - four hours, Fri, Sat., Sun. Busiest times are between 10:30 - 2:30.
Six volunteers are needed from 8 to 9 am to assist the Art Show Committee to set out the flags and awards, which were announced on Friday night. Moderate lifting is involved.
Many of these positions involve helping children with art projects on Saturday and Sunday. Interested persons will be directed to the volunteer coordinator for that area.
Volunteers fold and sell GGAF shirts, along with souvenirs and posters, next to the gazebo and at a table in Fountain Park.
Volunteers break down the festival, pick up litter and clean up Seville Square. Most of this activity will begin around 3:30 p.m. and ends at approximately 7 pm. Artists typically break down their own displays.
Pack up festival equipment, and final cleanup of the area.