Join us at this year's Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park! The Festival takes place Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24. We are in need of your help March 20th - 24th!

In addition to the more than 300 artists displaying their work in beautiful Memorial Park, there will be wonderful food, performances, and interactive activities to take part in. Lawndale's booth in the Creative Zone is only one of the many volunteer opportunities available throughout the festival!

As a participating Non-Profit Partner, Lawndale is asked to provide volunteers to help staff the festival.  Help us do our part in raising money not only for Lawndale, but 17 other Houston area non-profits! Your efforts will be multiplied as you support organizations throughout the community by volunteering at just one event.

Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and free admission to the festival for the entire day of their shift. Dates, times and shift descriptions are listed below.

To sign up to volunteer with us, you'll use ShiftBoard.com. If you volunteered for Festival before, you will already have a login! If you've forgotten your password, you can follow the "Forgot Password/Account" link. Check out this awesome video on How to Sign Up to Volunteer at the Festival! 

Sign up today by visiting the volunteer registration link!:

www.shiftboard.com/bayoucityartfestival

Be sure to select “Lawndale Art Center” as your Non Profit Partner Affiliation

Download the Volunteer Packet for more info and guidelines!

 

Questions? Contact me for help with consecutive shifts, group sign ups, or whatever else you may need assistance with. Hope to see you at the Festival!

 

Emily Link

Community Relations Coordinator

Lawndale Art Center

elink@lawndaleartcenter.org

Shift Schedule

Festival set-up is Wednesday and Thursday, March 20th & 21st, and the Festival runs

Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 24th, 2013. Each day is divided into the following shifts:

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shift 1 - 12:30PM-6:00PM

 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shift 1 - 9:30AM-3:00PM

Shift 2 - 10:00AM-3:00PM

Shift 3 - 2:30PM-8:00PM

 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Shift 1 - 9:30AM-12:45PM

Shift 2 - 12:15PM-3:30PM

Shift 3 - 3:00PM-6:00PM

 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Shift 1 - 9:30AM-12:45PM

Shift 2 - 12:15PM-3:30PM

Shift 3 - 3:00PM-6:00PM

 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Shift 1 - 9:30AM-12:45PM

Shift 2 - 12:15PM-3:30PM

Shift 3 - 3:00PM-6:00PM

Shift 4 - 6:30PM-10:00PM

 

Anyone wishing to volunteer for multiple shifts is welcome to do so!

Email me at elink@lawndaleartcenter.org to sign up for consecutive shifts in the same activity area.

 

Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a completed Waiver with them. Volunteers between the ages of 13-15 must each be accompanied by an adult (21 years of age or older). For groups, there must be one adult per every 5 volunteers ages 16-17.

The deadline to register to volunteer at the Festival is Wednesday, March 20th, 2013!

 

     Volunteer Activities

 

Creative Zone

Join Lawndale in the Creative Zone where we’ll be working with visitors and their children on a fun craft activity!

 

Ticket Taker

Take admission tickets from patrons at the entrance gate. You will be given pocketed smocks and a box to place collected tickets. This position has direct exposure to sunlight. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen!

 

Greeters      

Volunteers greet and hand out festival maps as patrons enter the gate. This position has direct exposure to sunlight. Please remember to bring a hat and sunscreen!

 

Artist Relief    

Provide relief to artists, eg- hand out beverages, snacks, booth sit (when applicable). After checking in with Volunteer Check-in, you will check in with a committee member at the Artist Hospitality tent for specific assignments.

 

Festival Market Booth  

You will be selling festival t-shirts, posters, and hats. Some basic training will be given at beginning of shift.

 

Patron Art Pick-Up    

Volunteers will monitor artwork being held after purchase and assist with loading artwork into patron's vehicle. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older.

 

Stage Runner  

Assist with performances and performers at the Houston Arts Alliance Stage. Must be able to lift heavy objects and have decent communication skills. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Artist Check-In

You will be helping at Artist Check-In to welcome our artists, pass out Artist Packets, answer questions and direct them to their booth locations for Move-In. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. You will report to Joe McKinney/Steve Malashock/Sara Brown.

 

Artist Load-In

Volunteers work designated zones within the overall festival footprint. You will assist artists in finding their booth locations, answer questions and assist with the vehicle traffic control to keep Move-In running smoothly. Inline skaters encouraged to assist! You will report to Joe McKinney/Steve Malashock/Sara Brown.

 

Artist Load-Out

Volunteers are needed to help monitor artist load-out. Volunteers will ensure that artists have disassembled their booths and moved them off the festival loop as much as possible. Once this is done, the volunteer will give the load-out pass to the artist so they may drive their vehicle into the festival and complete their load-out.  You will report to the Artist Hospitality Tent after Volunteer Check-In.

 

Please note: Bayou City Art Festival reserves the right to assign volunteers to the area of greatest need at the time of volunteer check-in. Volunteers may also be moved to a different assignment during their shift depending on areas of need.  

Sign up now!