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  • Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Announce 2023 Dates, Seeking Artist for Poster Design

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    Foley, AL (July 7, 2022) – The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the dates for the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival. The 3-day event for 2023 is scheduled for May 4th-6th at OWA Parks & Resort in Foley, Alabama.

    The event is currently seeking an artist who will be commissioned to create the artwork that will be on the t-shirt and poster for the 2023 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.

    Criteria for consideration:

    1. Artwork must be original by artist.

    2. Artist must be 18 years of age or older.

    3. Theme should include: Hot Air Balloons, Art, Music, and the Gulf Coast.

    4. Name of the Festival should be included in artwork:

      19th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.

    5. Year should be included in the artwork: 2023.

    6. Foley, AL should be included.

    7. Artist should use bold PMS or Pantone true colors.

    8. Actual size of the commissioned poster after productions will not exceed 18 inches

      horizontal and 24 inches vertical.

    9. If selected, artist agrees to relinquish ownership of artwork.

    10. If selected, artwork becomes sole property of the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival and the

      South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and may or may not be used in any manner the

      Chamber desires without further compensation to the artist.

    11. If selected, commissioned artist will receive one payment of $500 (five hundred dollars).

    Artists are encouraged to respond to confirm their interests. Please contact Rachel Spear (see contact information below). Artists are asked to submit proposed sketches/drafts by Thursday, September 1st, 2022.

    Submissions should be delivered to the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce at or mailed to PO Box 1117, Foley, AL 36536.

    The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and OWA Parks & Resort look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival!

    For more information about the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival or OWA Parks & Resort, visit www.gulfcoastballoonfestival.com or VisitOWA.com.


    About OWA Parks & Resort: Award-winning OWA Parks & Resort in Coastal Alabama is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. OWA's name is derived from a Creek word for "big water," and the tropical theme of the 520-acre property was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away via the Foley Beach Express.

    At the heart of OWA is Tropic Falls, which includes a 23-ride theme park, outdoor wave pool and the region's largest indoor water park—bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof. Just outside the ticketed areas is Downtown OWA. This pedestrian-only streetscape was inspired by Southern small towns and features numerous options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

    The destination resort offers a full calendar of events, from Downtown OWA's own Mardi Gras Parade to the annual Christmas tree lighting with fireworks and snowfall. With its own award-winning TownePlace Suites by Marriott, OWA is the place in Coastal Alabama to thrill, then chill.
     


    MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Rachel Spear
    Director of Events
    South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
    (251) 943-5550  |  rachel@southbaldwinchamber.com

    Kristin Hellmich
    Director of Marketing/Public Relations
    OWA Parks & Resort
    (251) 923-2111 x4  |  KHellmich@visitOWA.com 

     


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