Call For Artists

The Rivertown Revival invites sculptors to install original sculptures at the Rivertown Revival Festival, which takes place July 22, 2017. Art will be exhibited for the day and viewed by over 10,000 festival participants and citizens of Petaluma.

About the Festival

The Rivertown Revival is a unique, arts–based, thematic, festival that sustainably highlights and celebrates the Petaluma River while raising much needed funds for the David Yearsley River Heritage Center, a project of Friends of the Petaluma River. This community festival includes over 100 musicians, an art boat flotilla, art boat drag races, sculptures on water and land, aerial acts on the River, artisan merchants, engaging non-profit organizations, $5 weddings, local food vendors, theatrical performances, amazing children and teen activities and a beautiful location for folks to be themselves.

Why participate?

Don’t miss this opportunity to exhibit your work to your community and beyond; Increase sales and expand your business; Position yourself as a leader in the emerging green business sector; Support your local environmental non-profit!

Nitty Gritty

Land(ing) Art is open to all artists in the North Bay region We are looking for medium to large sculptures which will be sited for the public to enjoy with sales encouraged with artists information and cost displayed. Sculptors are exempt from vendor fees.

Sculptures will be juried; with 15- 20 sculptures selected based on the following criteria:

Sound construction and anchoring system to assure the art will stand on uneven terrain.
Preferably made with recycled materials
Size: each sculpture site will be approximately 10′ x10′ but exceptions could be made.
Sculptures must be safe for the public walk around and to touch.
Artist’s Application Form and photos due in order to be included on marketing materials- Please include up to 3 JPEG photos of your art, no larger then 600kb.

Dates to Remember

June 26 Submission deadline for artists applications (see attached form) Artist’s Application Form and photos due in order to be juried and to be included on marketing materials – Please include up to 3 JPEG photos of your art, no larger then 600kb. Send to or mail by post.

July 1 All artists will be notified of their selection status
July 1-12 Communications regarding installation sites and needs.
July 20 Installations, 3- 7pm (security will be provided over night)
July 22 Rivertown Revival Event
July 23 De- installation any time ( security will be provided overnight)
If you have questions, please email: Jessica Rasmussen Kumpfer

Download the Information Packet

Landing Art [PDF]


Please fill in the form below to apply for Rivertown Revival 2017.

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Rivertown Revival, Friends of the Petaluma River and Clementine Eco Events, LLC reserve the right to refuse the participation of any entrant it deems offensive, inappropriate, or contrary to the spirit of the event or the City of Petaluma. Community Organizations will be notified no later than May 1st, 2016 (unless they apply after this date and room is still available) if they have been accepted to peddle at the Rivertown Revival, The Greatest Slough on Earth. Upon acceptance, RR Community Organizations will receive an agreement and contract.