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Frequently Asked Questions

November 11-12, 2017

Festival Hours
Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Admission: FREE

Bring a group of friends and have fun!

Location:

Reverchon Park – Dallas, TX
3505 Maple Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75219

The Turtle Creek Arts Festival is held in Dallas’s  historic park, Reverchon Park. The park is located approximately 3 miles north of downtown Dallas. 

Parking
TBD

About the Festival

The Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun presented by AFFPS, for people of all ages, races, customs, and interests.

We created this festival with these goals in mind: 1) Give back to the community through art; 2) Bring the tradition of the Turtle Creek Fine Arts  Festival to the  community; 3) Create a festival for Artists by Artists, encouraging the artist to have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival; 4) Create a show unlike any other in the City of Dallas, bringing together outstanding artists from all over the country. 

This event will feature up to 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an Emerging Artists Pavilion, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives.

The Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival is organized by the AFFPS, LLC, who also partnered with many of Atlanta, Georgia’s most notable art festivals, along with a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.

Admission is free – we look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Alcohol
TBD

Artists
A maximum of 125 of the finest local, regional and national artists, with an emphasis on metro Dallas and Texas artists. All artist applicants will be selected by a jury of their peers based on the merit of their work as well as booth presentation.

ATM
Of course, we’ll have them!
We want to make it as easy as possible.

Beverages
Soft Drinks, Lemonade ice tea and water (all of your favorites) will be located throughout the event. Per City guidelines, no alcohol or beer may be brought into the Festival area. No glass bottles may be brought into the area.

Credit Cards/ Payment Terms
Many of the Artists are equipped to accept credit cards payments, however, keep in mind that some may or may not accept some types of cards. Many accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, but many prefer cash. Each of the beverage stations and food concessions will accept cash and credit cards. As noted earlier, we will have an ATM/Cash machine on hand for your use.

Entertainment
The Festival will have live entertainment on-site.
We are currently accepting applications for acoustic entertainment. For more information please email us at: entertainment@affps.com

First Aid
Because safety is important to us, we will have qualified trained staff available on-site and the EMS services available from 911 if needed.

Food
Our focus is going to be on Healthy lifestyle choices and we are currently reaching out to food vendors to help us reach this goal to bring you healthy refreshments. If you are interested, click here.

Information
We will have one information booth available on site, located strategically in the park and identified by a red tent.

Lost and Found
Lost and Found will be located at the main information booth. After the event please feel free to email us at info@affps.com or call the office at 404-873-1222.
Hours:
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lost Children Inquires
During the event, all of the staff and volunteers will have identifiable uniformed shirts on and many will have walkie talkies and cell phones. Please check with one of the staff members. All staff will be directed to take lost children to the information booth.

Parking
There is no parking permitted in the residential neighborhoods around the park. We ask that you utilize the several parking areas that are available in the park. We have asked the Dallas Police Department and Neighborhood Watch groups to help enforce this policy. There is plenty of free parking available in the lots adjacent to the park.

Pets
TBD

Rain/ Weather
This is a rain or shine event. Certain events may be canceled or re-scheduled depending on rain. High winds may cause some Festival closure. Safety is always first. If the weather poses a safety risk to patrons and participants, the Festival will close and information will be announced as to the nature of the risk, exit instructions, and possible re-open times.

Restrooms
Got to have them! Portable toilets will be available throughout the Festival area. They will be located at the main entrance as well as the area closest to the food concessions. Just ask a volunteer; they can point them out for you.

Rules of Conduct
(Now for the small details that the City requires…):
No alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the Festival Area.
Alcoholic beverages purchased on-site must remain on-site. Festival security will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit.
No coolers
No glass bottles
No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs) are allowed into the Festival area.
No grills or grilling will be allowed in the Festival area.
No camp tents or overnight camping will be permitted in the Festival area.
No tents may be staked into the ground.
Weights are REQUIRED.
No weapons of any kind
No illegal substances of any kind
All bags are subject to search by Festival security
The Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety.
Not sure, and don’t want to get in trouble? Just ask.

Information
If there is anything that we missed and you have a question, just drop us an email to: info@affps.com 

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