Arts Alive: Art Festival & Fun Run

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Our Mission

Arts Alive is a program of the Fresno Arts Council aimed to raise awareness and increase exposure for Fresno County’s nonprofit performing, cultural, visual arts organizations, along with school music, drama, and art programs.


Arts Alive: Arts Festival & Fun Run

The Fresno Arts Council will host Fresno’s inaugural art festival and fun run on June 22 with multiple locations including Courthouse Park, the Fulton Mall and downtown City streets. The 5k fun run will begin at 7 a.m. and the art festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At  the art festival you  will have the opportunity to meet local artists, crafters and enjoy local entertainment and great food.

“ This is sure to be a fun event for the whole family and a great opportunity to make a difference for your favorite arts organization or school arts program.”

Participants in the run and walk will  have the opportunity to raise  funds towards an art program of their choice by collecting pledges. 

Pledge & Donation Forms

This is your opportunity to make a difference for your favorite arts organization and/or school program. The donation program is optional and supplemental to the event entry fee. Participants in the run and walk will  have the opportunity to raise  funds towards an art program of their choice by collecting pledges. Please make as many copies as you need for members of your organization. TIP: You can obtain pledges through websites, newsletters, board meetings, incentives, teams, families, friends, co-workers, and challenges.


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Pledge monies may be turned in the day of the race, or may be mailed by July 31st, 2013 to:

Fresno Arts Council
Arts Alive Program Management
1245 Van Ness Ave
Fresno CA 93721

Please make checks payable to “Fresno Arts Council”. Be sure to designate the organization or school program you want your donations benefit. Contributions not earmarked for a specific organization or school program will be to the Fresno Arts Council.


Race Details

Run, walk, or come out and cheer at Arts Alive in Fresno’s beautiful, shady, and scenic Courthouse Park on Saturday morning.

Registration for the fun run has begun and all the paperwork can be found here. The registration fee is $25 for the adult 5k fun run, $20 for the youth 5k fun run and $15 for the kids and family mile walk. Fees include a free Arts Alive T-shirt and a post-race breakfast. Now is the time to sign-up because the registration fees will go up by $5 after June 1.

We are calling on, artists of all mediums, Downtown Fresno and greater Fresno area businesses and restaurants to make their presence in the community known at the festival by registering to have a booth . A booth space can be reserved for $50 and for $85 a table, chairs and pop-up tent will be provided. For more information contact the Fresno Arts Council at (559) 237- 9734 or

Save the date and register to be a part of this opportunity to support the arts!

Prizes for creative costumes! All runners are encouraged to wear colorful costumes that invoke a circus atmosphere. This is a fun run that includes a costume contest for runners and walkers. Adult Categories: Most Outrageous, Most Colorful, Best Representation of the Theme, Most Unified Group. Prizes will also be awarded for Best in Age Groups 18 through 13, 12 through 8, and 7 and under.

Event Schedule:

6:00 a.m. Registration and check-in for all categories, bib and packet pick-up
7:00 a.m. Arts Alive 5K Race Start
8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-10am Kids and Family Walk (1 mile)
10:00 a.m. Arts Alive Art Festival Opening Ceremonies and Awards 3:00 p.m. Arts Alive Art Festival closes

Cost of Race:
Pre-Registered by June 1st: $25- 5k Run, $20-Youth 5k, $15- Kids and Family Walk

Race Day: $30-5k Run, $25-Youth 5k Run, $20- Kids and Family Walk

*Entry fee includes race T-shirt and post- race refreshments/breakfast

Registration can be mailed to Fresno Arts Council, 1245 Van Ness Ave., Fresno CA 93721 or you can register below. Make checks out to Fresno Arts Council.

*Registered participants can pick up bib and packet Thursday June 20, 2013 at Fresno Arts Council


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