Last Call for Open House Vendors, Artists, Performers, Sponsors

April 21 is the deadline for individuals who would like to participate in this year's Better Farm/betterArts Annual Alumni Weekend and Open House Fundraiser from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

This event will be in conjunction with the second annual Artists' Studio Tour. All money raised at the event will directly fund art- and sustainability-related community outreach initiatives in and around Redwood.

The day-long festival will featuring live performances by local and regional bands, a gallery showcasing artwork by painters, sculptors, photographers, and more, booths featuring art and handmade items for sale, tours of the Better Farm campus, information about Better Farm and betterArts summer 2013 programming, arts and crafts for kids (and adults!), freshly prepared food, a refreshments tent, bouncy castle, and more!

Here's the rundown of information for interested vendors, artists, performers, and sponsors (click here for more information):
  • Vendors—We are currently looking for vendors who would like to set up a table at this event for informational purposes or to sell goods. A one-day vendor's pass is $15. Click here for more information.
  • Artists—Individuals who would like to put their artwork up in the gallery for sale are encouraged to contact us at for the appropriate paperwork. There is no fee to hang your pieces, but betterArts does reserve the right to a 15-percent commission on all sold art.
  • Performers— Bands, singer-songwriters, storytellers, and other performers are invited to participate in the festivities. We have a small stage in the Art Barn's gallery space and a larger outdoor stage on the second-floor deck overlooking a natural amphitheater. While we can not pay musicians, you may use your donated time as a tax write-off. If you are interested in performing, please contact
  • Sponsorship—Sponsors will have their names or business logos included in all press materials and prominently displayed at the event. Sponsorship levels begin at $25. Click here for more information and to download a sponsor form.
Camping is available at Better Farm. E-mail to make a reservation.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.