The Oasis Arts and Eats Festival continues to promote the arts within our community through our annual downtown event highlighting artistry from across the region as we celebrate visual, performing and culinary arts. We invite you to participate!
April 22, 2023
In the case of bad weather, the event will be moved to Sunday April 23, 2023 from 12pm-6pm.
As this is an outdoor event, it is up to the vendor to provide their own set up. This includes all tables, tents, generators, cooking equipment, etc. If already a Main St. business, it would be directly in front of your store or you may also choose to stay inside your storefront. It is highly recommended to use signage and/or social media posts indicating participation.
In order to be included on the event map and be eligible for voting, you MUST pay the fee and turn in registration by April 14th.
Each participating restaurant determines their own offerings. This could be selling regular menu items, offering a one time "OASIS special", and/or giving away samples for event-goers. The goal is to impress and gain the Crowd Favorite vote of attendees. Samples are not required but encouraged.
The Oasis Arts and Eats Committee will coordinate coverage and advertising for the event through multiple media and print outlets. In addition to media exposure, a map and voting site will be created for public access. The map will show the outlay of the event and entertainment schedule. The voting site will list each participating restaurant vendor's name, their logo (if provided), and will also indicate any additional information you may choose to give to make your business stand out.
Prize: an on-air advertising package from the Jonesboro Radio Group and one full page ad in an FOA playbill - $1125 value!
Festival goers will have access to a barcode (set up at each vendor booth as well as various locations around the event) to scan and vote for their favorite! You do not have to offer samples to be included in the voting competition, but it is very ENCOURAGED to become a crowd pleaser. We want each restaurant to have fun and get creative with their level of participation. It's all yours to run with!
How To Apply
All businesses must be properly insured, licensed, and follow health department guidelines.
Participants must supply their own manpower, equipment for heating or cooling, paper products, and signage.
All participants are encouraged to decorate using their restaurant theme or another appealing design.
Each booth must designate a person(s) as booth manager throughout the event. This person must have the ability to make decisions and act in the absence of the owner or manager and will be responsible for following Health Department regulations.
In the event of inclement weather, Oasis will still be held either by moving artist vendors to nearby indoor location or holding event the following day. Vendors may choose whether to still participate and bring appropriate set up for any unexpected conditions.
You can submit the form one of four ways:
Fill out form and send the form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Print out the form and bring to the forum box office in person at 115 East Monroe in Jonesboro.
Print out form and mail to the following address:
Foundation of Arts
115 East Monroe
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Fill out the form digitally.
The committee will review applications and notify vendors with more details.