A world of creativity and imagination will be revealed at the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival featuring 200 world-famous animators, trendsetting indie creators, cosplayers recreating favorite animated characters, live entertainment, and much more on San Fernando Boulevard between Burbank Town Center and the Holiday Inn on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 with extended hours from 11am to 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.
This annual festival brings together groundbreaking digital & special effects animators selling their personal work, along with inventive artisans showcasing handmade housewares such as candles & ceramics, fashion & accessory designers, and visual art for a one-of-a-kind experience. Attracting more than 20,000 attendees, all are invited to experience the creative process, mingle with artists, and browse more than 400 shops and restaurants in Downtown Burbank.
New this year is the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, which will be curating the festival’s 100 indie craft exhibitors. Also, festival-goers can customize their own reusable Jackalope tote bag, then fill it up with artsy finds throughout the weekend. Los Angeles-based Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair specializes in uniting local culture with high-quality artisans that are carefully selected for the ultimate in handmade shopping experience.
The Creative Talent Network will once again anchor the popular animation portion of the festival with the CTN Road Trip. The Road Trip will unite more than 100 visual effects, video gaming, character designers, illustrators, and storyboard artists for the fourth straight year. In addition to the Road Trip, CTN will be hosting a story time reading room with top animation artists and a career camp for promising young artists.
While perusing the festival’s art offerings, attendees are welcome to explore the permanent murals in Downtown Burbank paseos and inside businesses. Take pictures of your favorite murals and festival happenings, then share your posts on social media with the hashtag #DTNBUR. Tag @jackalopeartfair, @creativetalentnetwork and @downtownburbank for the chance to win special prizes.
For further information on the festival, please visit www.dtnbur.com
For further information on the CTN Road Trip, please visit ctnroadtripburbank.com.
For further information on the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, please visit www.jackalopeartfair.com/burbank.