Join a tradition of artistic excellence by submitting an artist application for the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. Recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the country, the festival is sponsored by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, more than 240 artists will display original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, captivating sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography in historic downtown Gainesville. They will compete for $20,000 in cash prizes. Applications for the Downtown Festival & Art Show are available upon request at 352-393-8536 or online at http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. The application deadline is Thursday, May 17, 2018.