MBDC Press Release


Media Contact:

Becky S Wilson, WDS Marketing & Public Relations

Phone (913) 362 4541


Booth applications now available for Mission Arts & Eats Festival on Sept. 19 and 20

Mission, KAN (June 25, 2008): Area artisans and crafters are encouraged to display and sell their paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, items of decor, and other unique creations at the ‘4th Annual Mission Arts & Eats Festival,’ scheduled for Friday night, September 19, and Saturday, September 20, in Mission, Kansas, according to Suzie Gibbs, Chairman of the Mission Business Development Committee. "The Arts and Eats Festival is a fun-filled two-day event that provides a variety of activities and entertainment for all ages in a relaxed atmosphere that exemplifies the City of Mission. Last year over 5,000 people attended the event," according to Gibbs. The outdoor festival also includes a Kansas state championship Bar-B-Que contest and celebrates the visual, culinary, and performing arts.

The rental fee for a tented 10’ x 10’ booth is $150 and includes two tables and two chairs and electrical access (300 watts). The fee for participants who would like to provide their own tent to fit in the 10’ x 10’ space is $125.00. Artists and crafters must have their booths staffed during the festival.

Applications and information is available on-line at www.mbdcks.org Applications including payment must be postmarked by September 2, 2008. For more information, or to have an application mailed, contact Kathy Lockard, Event Coordinator, (913) 722-8206, or Suzie Gibbs, MBDC Chair, (913) 671-8564.

The Mission Business Development Committee (MBDC) was established in August 2003 by the City of Mission, Kansas to assist in the revitalization and redevelopment of the Mission business district. Responsibilities of the committee include development and administration of investment and revitalization programs for this area. For more information, contact Suzie Gibbs, MBDC Chairperson, (913) 671-8564.

For more information, contact Suzie Gibbs at (913) 671-8564, or visit our website at http://www.mbdcks.org.