52nd Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival
APRIL 13-22, 2018


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The Annual Arts Festival of First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana, was established in 1967 to encourage use and understanding of the arts as a means of healthy expression.  It presented the first juried art competition in Central Louisiana.  For more than four decades since, the festival has offered a variety of exhibits as well as programs of music, film, literature and drama.  
 
The festival was renamed in 1980 to honor the memory of the Rev. Tom Peyton, a former associate minister whose ministry to the entire community’s arts and educational efforts was especially significant.  An endowment in Peyton’s memory contributes to the festival’s budget, which is supported otherwise by patrons’ gifts and grants.  The festival enjoys the guidance and services of the church’s staff and the use of its facilities.  The core of the festival remains the competitive juried exhibit, which retains the respect it has earned from artists in the region.
 
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 The Limited Edition 50th Annual TPAF Poster!
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CALL FOR ENTRIES

JURIED EXHIBIT


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2/28
February 28 – DEADLINE for entries 
Mid-March – winners notified via e-mail (make sure to check your spam folders)
April 4 – 
4:00 p.m. DEADLINE for shipped artwork delivery
April 8 – 2:00-4:00 p.m. Hand-delivered artwork received in Fellowship Hall
April 13 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. Opening Reception with Awards                Presentation & Gallery Talk by Juror Brent Oglesbee
April 15 – Special Worship Service led by Uriah Oxford
April 20 – Jazz on Jackson
April 21 – Children’s Day at the Art Festival
April 22 – Special 9:05 Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall
April 22 – 2:00-4:00 p.m. Festival closes at 2:00 p.m.  Pick up hand-delivered artwork
April 23-25 – Shipped artwork returned
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Phone:
(318) 664-0008
for questions about entries.