OVER $30,000 IN ADVERTISING!The Pigeon Key Art Festival is awarded substantial Tourism Dev-elopment Council grant funds plus benefits from the generocity of many media partners. This marketing campaign reaches extensive print, TV, radio, and online social media which in the past has included the Miami New Times, Miami Harold, Travel Host, Keynoter, Citizen, Keys Weekly and dozens of radio stations and tourism website outlets.Additional publicity includes:•Event banners and banner placement opportunities on site•Inclusion in the program•Logo and link on the website•Promotion on social media•And depending on the level, promient booth space and/or opportunity to sample or do give-aways near the show entrances
WE APPREICATE OUR SPONSORSSponsorship ensures a VIP Festival experience to keep or offer as incentives to customers or employees. Tickets to the Friday night concert, parking passes, daily admission tickets, complimentary beverages and more are just part of the enticement to support this important project. We’ll work hard, through stage announcements, tweats, social media posts and onsight exposure to make sure all the guests at the Pigeon Key Art Festival know which local organizaitons support the Foundation. In return, we hope these postential new customers will want to do business with you.
ABOUT THE FESTIVALHeld as a fundraiser for the tiny historic island called Pigeon Key in the tropical Florida Keys, this two-day juried event attracts exemplary artists and quality buyers from across the globe. The festival takes place February 2 & 3 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL. and showcases more than 70 fine artists and craftsmen, wide selection of delicious local cuisine options, and live art and auction by preeminent celebrity marine life artist, Wyland. Look for historical reenactments, period entertainment and educational programing highlighting the Pigeon Key Foundation’s important projects.OUR ORGANIZATIONPigeon Key is a five-acre island located 2.3 miles west of Marathon. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge originally built by Henry Flagler for his Florida East Coast Railway. From 1908 to 1935 Pigeon Key served as a construction and maintenance base camp. In 1992, the Pigeon Key Foundation was formed as a joint venture between the Monroe County Environmental Education Task Force and the Mote Marine Laboratory of Sarasota, Florida, and a 30-year lease was granted. Currently, the Pigeon Key Foundation is restoring the historic island, operating a museum, conducting guided tours and providing a center for important marine science research and education. All proceeds raised during the festival go directly to furthering the efforts of the 501-C3 Pigeon Key Foundation.
25th Annual Festival70+ Artists4,000-5,000 AttendAffluent Demographic with expendable incomeNational ExposureCommunity SupportedFlorida Keys Tourism Development Council ApprovedTax-Deductible
GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESSThe critically acclaimed festival is a primary fundraiser for the important work of the non-for-profit Pigeon Key Foundation - arguably the most iconic tourist attraction in the Keys. When you support the Foundation’s mission to preserve the island’s rich history, provide students with pivotal, one-of-a-kind experiences and offer innovate research opportunities, you support the well-being of the entire middle keys community. Preeminent celebrity marine life artist Wyland’s affinity for our work brings him back to the festival for a second year producing live art for auction guaranteeing media exposure and enhanced turnout for the show.Join fellow community businesses and support the Pigeon Key Foundation
Sponsors at each level will be listed accordingly in advertising, signage, website and program. Sponsors at $5000 and above are entitled to special perks custom designed to meet your organization’s specific marketing goals.Sponsors at the $2500 level may have a custom-created opportunity to participate at the festival with a display, sampling, activation, etc. A VIP sponsorship packet for donors $250 and above will be distributed prior to the event containing the appropriate quantities of tickets, parking passes, drink coupons, etc. for each level. All sponsors will be listed in the program, on sandwich boards and on the back of the Volunteer shirts.
OFFERING THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRAND TO A SPECFIC FESTIVAL AREAConcert Sponsor ($4000 or in kind value) – The Foundation is considering hosting a fun music concert in the Park Saturday from 5 pm to 8 pm. We’d like to open admission and create a relaxing enviorment for guests, artists and patrons to listen to great music while enjoying food and libations. We’d like to secure a presenting sponsor to underwrite a fantastic band and production. Sponsor will get stage time, booth space and naming rights to the concert.Sand Sculpture Sponsor($2,500) – The festival will bring in two world-champion sand sculpters this year who will create a masterpiece representing Pigeon Key and the 7 mile bridge during the two-day event. As the sponsor, the artists will sculpt your logo into the sand in what’s sure to be the most photographed and social-media relayed aspects to the Festival.Eco Bag Sponsor ($2,500 or in kind value) -- Eco-friendly, reusable shopping bags will be provided to patrons with each full price gate admission. Each bag will have the Festival logo on one side and the sponsor logo on the other. Sponsorship includes a minimum of 750 bags.
Themed Areas (Camps) ($1500 each plus activation)In addition to the fabulous artist booths, there will be several new designated themed areas in the Park we’ll brand ‘Camps’ (pending full funding). These are open to naming rights and will include logo on the signage, Festival map, and opportunity to develop additional theme-specific branded printed materials. We will custom-create an activation plan that could involve interactive activities for guests, giveaways, staffing by your employees, sampling, etc. that represents the theme.Entertainment Camp– Continuous entertainment will take place at the Marathon Community Park Amphitheater throughout the weekend to include period storytelling, educational briefs by marine life experts, old-time music and live art demonstrations. Marine Education Camp – The Pigeon Key Foundation operates a Marine Science Center (PKFMSC) on its private five-acre island. The center gravitates towards hands-on learning, turning the island and surrounding ecosystem into the classroom. Students are provided with a pivotal, one-of-a-kind experience that will be invaluable to them the rest of their lives. For over 20 years, PKFMSC has provided private, customized programs to more than 30,000 participants from more than 1,000 schools throughout the United States. Programs are tailored for all ages—elementary school to post graduate—and are designed and endorsed by some of the most respected marine scientists in the US. This area at the festival will showcase Pigeon Key’s education efforts with hands-on and interactive activities and information.Art Camp – Sure there’s a lot of great art to look at, but nothing beats getting creative. This area will offer kid’s art projects as well as ‘Sip and Paint’ opportunities for adults to create a masterpiece instructed by one of our great guest artists. Living History Camp – Pigeon Key’s long and varied history and preservation efforts will be highlighted through displays and demonstrations reminiscent of the Flagler railroad days and the romanticism of train travel. Programming Partners – In order to make the Camps robust and inclusive of the Pigeon Key Mission to promote Education, History and Research, we will collaborate with local resources to include the Turtle Hospital, Save a Turtle, Dolphin Research Center, Aquarium Encounters, Crane Point Hammock, Friends of the Marine Sanctuary and Friends of Old Seven.
PKArtFestLive Sponsor($1500 or in kind value) -- Our social media tent will be the central location to get online at PKAF. Visitors can post a Facebook comment, Tweet, snap and upload an ‘Artrageous’ selfie and take a festival survey all in one “Hot Spot”! Attendees can also charge their cell phone or “Like” an ArtFest sponsor on Facebook. All visitors who show a room-key card from a local hotel and check-in to the event on FB will be entered into a special drawing. The social media tent involves a combination cash and in-kind sponsorship that involves support/set-up of the area including internet access, tablets, etc., and the prize for the drawing.Concession Sponsor ($1500 or in kind value) – The concession area will feature beer, wine, water and soda and a variety of food vendors serving local and festival favorites. The sponsorship involves a combination cash and/or contribution of product. Sponsor gets naming rights for the concession area and onsite presence.Lodging Sponsor ($500) – Sponsors will receive a list of accepted artists and their contact information, be recognized in all applicable advertisements, including the Festival program, be listed in our mailings to participating artists and your company logo and reservation link on the Pigeon Key Art Festival website.Media Partner (In kind) – The Festival facilitates a substantial advertising purchase through funds allocated from the Tourism Development Council but it’s through our media partners that the true collaboration and promotion in our community takes place. We hope local newspaper, periodicals, radio and television organizations recognize the important impact Pigeon Key has on the middle keys piece of the tourism pie and will help the non-profit foundation spread the word.For more information or a meeting to discuss ways we can custom createa sponsorship tailored to meet your exact marketing goals, please contactany of the Pigeon Key Board Members or:Jill Snodgrass, Festival Directorpkartfestival@gmail.com | 573.680.5468Denise Decrow, Festival ChairPigeon Key FoundationPO Box 510264Key Colony Beach, FL 33051www.pigeonkeyartfestival.com
Don Hiller, PresidentMike Puto, Vice PresidentCarolyn Anthony, TreasurerJason Koler , SecretaryBettye ChaplinDenise DeCrow, Art Festival Chair Duane Francis Patty IveyRich Malafy Jim RhyneGeorge Steinmetz Riet SteinmetzKathleen Wiljansen Kelly McKinnon, Executive Director305-743-5999www.pigeonkey.net