VENICE, CA.- The Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA) is now accepting online applications from exhibitors interested in selling or promoting their products and services at the 2009 Abbot Kinney Festival. Now in its 25th year, this popular community event will take place on Sunday, September 27, 2009, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. At least 300 booth spaces are available, which will be mostly allocated to arts and crafts exhibitors through a juried process.
Applicants who apply before May 25, 2009 are eligible for discounted rates. Don’t delay! Booths sell out every year. For more details and to apply, visit www.abbotkinney.org.
The second largest of its kind in Southern California, the Abbot Kinney Festival draws nearly 150,000 attendees. It boasts three live music stages, a youth and family courtyard, a green living area, two bike valet stations, three food courts, and two beer gardens. All are designed to complement the eclectic mix of over 110 retail stores, restaurants, salons, bars, and art galleries on the famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stretching nearly one mile from Venice Blvd. to Main Street.
Proceeds from the sales of sponsorships, exhibitor booth fees, event-run concessions, commemorative merchandise, and advertising help fund the AKFA Community Grants Program, which supports programs and services for youth and families in Venice through grants to local nonprofits. Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations can submit requests now until
July 1, 2009 at www.abbotkinney.org/grants.html.