The Rockford Area Arts Council is again looking for artists and performers for the areas largest New Years Eve celebration, First Night Rockford. The family-friendly festival takes place in and around various sites in the downtown area. Performances will be scheduled throughout the day and evening on Dec. 31. Applications will be reviewed by the Programming Committee and will be selected based on artistic merit, feasibility, and appropriateness to the First Night concept. The main deadline for applications was July 2; however, applications can still be submitted. If interested in applying for First Night Rockford, contact the Rockford Area Arts Council at 963-6765 or log on to www.firstnightrockford.com to download an application.