Have you ever visited Wisconsin Rapids? I have not, but I plan to go there next weekend. A jewelry artist from Wisconsin Rapids sent me an invitation and information about Betty Boop Festival. I grew up in Europe where we loved Betty, but have to admit that I am guilty of not knowing that Myron “Grim” Natwick, original top animator of Betty Boop at Fleischer Studios in 1930 was Wisconsin Rapids native son!
The organizers of Netwick’s celebration invited artists, vendors, retailers, etc. to rent a booth during Aug 7 & 8 events – an outdoor venue in downtown Wisconsin Rapids, and an indoor venue at Hotel Mead.
I will copy the announcement I have received:
“Betty Boop Festival, August 5 -8, 2010, is a four day celebration of animation art and history in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, honoring hometown native son Grim Natwick who was original top animator of Betty Boop at Fleischer Studios in 1930. Events include: Grim Natwick Art Exhibit from ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archives; Animation Film Festival featuring Wisconsin filmmakers, Nina Paley, and Betty Boop films; Nina Paley Art Exhibit and Meet the Artist events; Betty Boop Bash dance; Betty Boop Revue song and dance with Broadway star Tom Berklund; Motorcycle Shine, Show & Ride; Arts & Collectibles Show and Presentations; Dedication of Grim Natwick State of Wisconsin Historical Marker, and more! Vendor and Artists booths are available to rent at two locations, Aug. 7-8; forms and details can be found at www.BettyBoopFestivalWI.com. > > Mark your calendar for a boop-oop-a-doop great time and help spread the word: >
- Web: www.BettyBoopFestivalWi.com >
- Brochure: detailed schedule of events and map >
- Poster >
- Vendor form: space available for vendors, artists, collectors, food sales, retailers, etc. >
- Logo: festival dates and web address >
- Hotel packages >
- Contact: Betty Boop Fesival, 1040 8th St S., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494; phone 715-424-2344; VisitWisRapids.com >http://bettyboopfestivalwi.com/rent_a_booth_1.html”