Call for Artists/Vendors - International Migratory Bird Day celebration May 11th
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- March 21, 2013 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #96415
Hummingbirds will be the star at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center during their International Migratory Bird Celebration. Friday, May 10th, the center hosts a screening of NATURE’s Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air followed by a hummingbird presentation from Audubon’s chief scientist, Dr. Gary Langham. Saturday, May 11, the celebration continues with hummingbird –themed educational and family fun activities, a native plant sale, planting of a portion of our Audubon at Home demo garden with hummingbird friendly plants, food trucks, and art and garden vendors. (A bonus is Mother’s Day is the next day, so a perfect opportunity for gifts for Mom!)
Previous similar events have been very fun and have drawn an ever-increasing number of visitors, and past vendors have reported fair to excellent sales. If you are an artist whose work reflects recycled material, eco-friendly concepts, natural subjects, is funky, fun or green, please contact Anne Balogh at [email protected] for more information.
Set-up will begin at 7am, though you may be able to drop off artwork the night before. The event runs from 9-2:30pm. Due to an event in the evening, take down MUST be completed by 3pm. We will have a horde of volunteers standing by to assist you! We will have limited spaces for artists indoors, as well as outdoor 10×10 spaces. Event happens rain or shine. We will not supply tents, so if you have a white canopy tent please bring it. We will provide lunch!
Background/Why Hummingbirds: The National Audubon Society is launching a new citizen science initiative this spring, Hummingbirds at Home. Using smart phones and a mobile-optimized web portal, people from across the United States can report their hummingbird sightings and help Audubon track the annual spring hummingbird migration. The data collected will help us understand how climate change, flowering patterns and feeding by people are impacting hummingbirds.
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