June 16 & 17 ~ Briscoe ArtWing ~ 265 N Main St ~ Ashland, Oregon
MidSummer's Dream Art & Music Festival is not only Ashland's Premier Art & Music Festival, it is a Grand Party for the Whole Family to enjoy. Becoming part of the Festival is a great way to build Community Skills, while having a good time with your friends. If you would like to help, please email Jim Young or Kathleen Fleming by clicking on the name.
Proceeds from the sale of Art will benefit both educational programs at the ArtWing and the Ashland School District General Fund.
The following list is an outline of Where to Plug-in:
Postering ~ Postering begins now! We are particularly interested in keeping the campus of SOU well covered with posters. June 11 & 12 is graduation weekend & students seem to be most willing to bring their visiting relatives & friends to the Festival. We need to remind them at every turn that MidSummer's Dream coincides with their own celebration.
Monday ~ June 11th
Clean the Fountain ~ 3 pm at the Fountain ~ The Fountain, in front of the former Briscoe Elementary, is an Ashland landmark. Every year, in the week before the Festival, we give it a good cleaning, fill it with fresh water & fire-up the pump. Once the Fountain is clean & running we give thanks for the water & share a blessing for the upcoming MidSummer's Dream Festival.
Wednesday ~ June 13th
Inventory the Information Booth ~ Time: to be announced Place: the ArtWing ~ The Information Booth is the organizational heart of the Festival. This meeting will ascertain whether all of the parts of the Information Booth are present, and ready for set-up on Friday. Parts include: 1) Canopy 2) Tables (2) 3) Tickets for Raffle & Kid's Programs. 4) Progams 5) VISA machine & papers 6) Brochures 7) Sign-up lists 8) Donation Sheet 9) Silent Auction Sheet 10) Water & Sodas on ice 11) Signs If you would like to lend a hand at the Information Booth your attendance at this meeting would sky-rocket you into the rarified air of Community Leadership!
Thursday ~ June 14th
A Trip to the Storage ~ 10 am meet in Rm 4 of the ArtWing ~ This amounts to jumping in the truck and retrieving Stage Parts & Signs from Storage.
Stage sections are HEAVY! We will need 4 folks with strong backs. This job does qualify for payment.
Erect Main Stage & the Cypress Stage ~ I use the word erect because it best describes the project. Ashland School District loans us a portable stage for the event, which must be erected and leveled. There is also the Main Stage cover to be secured with uprights & rope. This job entails some lifting. At this point I am uncertain of the meeting time, but you can email Peter Hoyt, the Man in the Know, for details.
Clean & Stock the Restrooms ~ This is an honorable job whose participants will be celebrated.
Running Cords & Marking Booth Spaces ~ When you start marking booth spaces, you know your on the final stretch. If you are attracted to this subtle buzz, email Jim Young and your presence will be rewarded.
Friday ~ June 15th
Stage Decoration ~ Noon to 7 pm ~ This is both fun & challenging. You can feel the Festival coming to life as the Stages are festooned with decorations.
Artisan Set-up ~ Artisans begin arriving around noon to unload their displays. Lack of parking, and in some cases, considerable distance are daunting issues that can be overcome with a little help. You can show up at anytime on Friday and your help will be most appreciated. If you are looking for a scheduled time please email Jim.
Traffic Control ~ Unfortunately Artisans have a sketchy reputation when it comes to parking in inappropriate locations while off-loading. Traffic Control amounts to gently asking Artisans not to block driveways in the neighborhood.
Saturday ~ June 16th
Stage Hand ~ We're Here! ~ Stage Hands are the privileged souls who are destined to rub elbows with the Stars (heh heh). Gettings instruments & amplifiers on & off stage, hanging out in the Green Room, being there from the first chord to the last ~ You Have to Love It. It would be good to touch base with Chuck Nagel (Music Committee Chair) for scheduling.
Snow Cone Booth ~ This is a good job for responsible kids accompanied by adults.
Raffle Ticket Sales ~ Raffle Sales are an important part of the ArtWing's overall fundraising efforts. Kids are often attracted to this job & adults are heartily encouraged. Kathleen will run Raffle Sales from the Information Booth.
Sunday ~ June 17th
Stage Hands, Raffle Ticket Sales & Traffic Control ~ We get to do it again!
Artisan Breakdown ~ Starting at 5 pm, with the conclusion of the Festival Artisans begin there departure. Help with this process is
Monday ~ June 18th
Clean up ~ Starting at Noon on Monday we will dismantle the Stage and Walk the Grounds. We'll have Pizza for those hardy souls .........
Thanks for making the "Dream" Come True!