3rd Floor Market – Call For Artists

3rd Floor Market – Call For Artists

The Fulton Street Collective presents a call for artists for the first 3rd Floor Market to be held on Jul 18th. The event will include food trucks, a loft style industrial environment, cash bar, beautiful artwork, live music, and handmade crafts.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 12 Jul 2017

Event Time: July 18th, 2017 at 5 – 8:30 pm CST (artists/creators check in at 3 pm CST)

Table registration:

$50 if you bring your own table

$75 if you rent our table (we only have 2 available now!)

About Fulton Street Collective

The venue is an art gallery where talented local artists’ work is featured in a funky interior-industrial loft gallery with exposed brick walls. Artwork is rotated in the gallery. The building is a collaboration for different art organizations. All members are very delightful and dedicated to promote the local Chicago art scene. The collective offers exhibition space and artist residency programs.

For more information, contact chris@fultonstreetcollective.com.

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ArtsFest Stuart – Call For Artists

ArtsFest Stuart – Call For Artists

The Arts Council of Martin County invites artists to apply to be an exhibitor at the 2018 ArtsFest Stuart. ArtsFest has an attendance of 15,000+ visitors in beautiful Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 30 Sept 2017

A hometown celebration of local arts and culture, the 2-day event provides the area with exceptional fine art and craft exhibitors, a literary village, culinary arts, hands-on activities for the family, and a variety of live musical and theatrical performances.

ArtsFest Stuart was chosen as a Southeast Tourism Society “Top 20 Event” in 2016. Artists are the first priority at ArtsFest. A team of volunteers are dedicated to making your experience great. To enhance sales and attendance at ArtsFest, the Arts Council uses resources and connections throughout the community to create awareness. Through the generous support from local media, promotions reach residents throughout South Florida and generate excitement about our event.

Some comments from the 2017 Artist Survey:

  • “Love seeing my long time customers and meeting new ones each year!”
  • “Well organized!”
  • “Logistics and hospitality were easy and pleasant!”
  • “The staff and volunteers were AWESOME! “

From its genesis in 1988, ArtsFest has become one of the Treasure Coast’s most beloved and best-attended community events. ArtsFest has a reputation for having the best artists compared to other shows in the community. It provides significant financial support to the Arts Council of Martin County’s efforts to support the entire cultural sector.

ArtsFest showcases fine artists hailing from all around the country in the juried art show.  As a community-based arts organization, the Arts Council seeks to shine a spotlight on the many cultural assets in our community and bring fun, hands-on, free activities to the young people who attend. ArtsFest attracts art patrons, local residents, and visitors to the City of Stuart during Florida’s busy snowbird season.

About The Arts Council Of Martin County

The Arts Council of Martin County is a private, non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status through the IRS. The Arts Council is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

For more information, contact artsfest@martinarts.org.

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Art Fair 2017- Call For Artists

Art Fair 2017- Call For Artists

Art & contemporary craft fair seeks artists to take part in Art Fair 2017, a three day show in York, Yorkshire, UK, 27th – 29th.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Sept 2017

Art & is looking for artists with unique, excellent quality, original artwork to apply to take part in the Art & Art Fair 2017. Selected artists will be at the show each day exhibiting and selling their own work, taking commissions, and meeting the visitors and collectors. There will be live music, workshops, interactive areas, demonstrations, installations, artist talks, cafe, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this lovely out of town venue.

Join 120 artists showcasing their own work and selling direct to the public. £360 upwards for three days. High quality stands are included in the price. 0% commission.

Artists have the opportunity of being promoted through the Art & social media, mailing list, and website on the run up to the show. Art & employs a professional PR company to gain press and publicity before and after the show. Artists have the chance to be featured.

About Art &

Art & is run by a small team of creatives – Victoria Robinson, Emily Stubbs, and Brendan Hesmondhalgh. They work from Sculpture Lounge Studio’s in Holmbridge, West Yorkshire where they are surrounded by practicing artists, painters, sculptors, installation artists, and ceramicists.

Art & has grown out of The Art Market which began as a way of showcasing art and contemporary craft in their local, Yorkshire town of Holmfirth. The vision with The Art Market was to create the kind of show for which they wanted to take part. They wanted to attract artists from around the country and showcase quality, original artworks in Yorkshire.

The Art & RAW Talent Award, run with the support of Arts Council England, is a mentoring programme which nurtures emerging artists by offering support in business development through expert mentoring, group workshops, financial support, and a free space at the show.

For more information, contact info@artand.co.uk.

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Indie Market On Laurel – Call For Artists

Indie Market On Laurel – Call For Artists

CREATE! Conway announces a call for artists for Indie Market On Laurel. The event features bands and music all day plus art and local goods for sale.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Jul 2017

When: Sunday, August 6th, Noon – 6 pm.

Where: 104 Laurel Street in the historic Riverfront District in Conway.

Indie Market On Laurel best artisan booth display will receive $100 and three hours of marketing consultation from our marketing team.

Our experienced marketing team will advertise the Indie Market on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and various websites including the Myrtle Beach Visitors web page and Myrtle Beach billboards.

Conway is located fifteen miles from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the #1 beach vacation destination on the East Coast. Conway is located on the Waccamaw River. The location for this year’s Indie Market is right at the entrance to the Riverwalk and the Marina.

About CREATE! Conway

CREATE! Conway’s mission is to build an artistically vibrant community by supporting regional artists and promoting public participation in the arts. It is a membership organization and serves all of Horry County. They equip and empower artist members with tools and opportunities that support their artistic career. In addition, they promote public engagement in the arts through outreach to forge meaningful partnerships and implement innovative strategies.

CREATE! Conway’s arts initiatives:

  • Improve the quality of life in Horry County
  • Help to make communities more livable
  • Improve student academic performance
  • Strengthen the cultural vitality and vibrancy of the region
  • Offer educational programs that benefit the entire county

CREATE! Conway is generously supported in part by the SC Arts Commission, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Waccamaw Community Foundation, memberships, the City of Conway, and donations.

For more information, contact createconway@gmail.com.

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American Craft Shows 2018 – Call for Artists

American Craft Shows 2018 – Call for Artists

The American Craft Council (ACC) announces a call for artists for the American Craft Shows 2018. The juried marketplace features extraordinary work by more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Aug 2017

Original work in the following categories are considered: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood. The ACC encourages new artists to apply. These exhibitors, if accepted, receive special signage and are promoted through marketing efforts as new.

American Craft Shows 2018 artist benefits

Each year, more than 45,000 people attend the shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco. These marketplaces provide an essential platform for professional artists to connect with the public. Admission is free for ACC members. The ACC promotes its shows with the help of highly skilled public relations firms that have a pulse on the local marketplace in each of the show cities. They work with media buyers that track the latest trends for reaching diverse audiences. In 2017, the focus will be on national, regional, and local media prior to each show and throughout the year. Artists’ work is featured on the ACC website, in digital and print ads, via social media, in special show preview sections of American Craft magazine, and onsite via comprehensive show programs and colorful navigational signage.

About the American Craft Council

For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft. Aileen Osborn Webb, Founder, recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities. She established a nonprofit to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate this communal heritage. Today, efforts span the nation. The ACC supports professional makers through unique nonprofit shows. They offer educational resources including a one-of-a-kind library, conferences, public lectures, and student programs. National awards spotlight emerging artists and honor masters. They promote the handmade through a resource-rich website and award-winning magazine, American Craft.

For more information, contact shows@craftcouncil.org.

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Art In The Courtyard – Call For Artists

Art In The Courtyard – Call For Artists

Brush Art Gallery and Studios announces a call for artists for Art in the Courtyard. Event to take place on Saturday, July 29 noon – 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 30 noon – 6:00 pm.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 May 2017

Art in the Courtyard will be held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery. Tents will be set up to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. Art in the Courtyard is a high-traffic spot during the festival. It is conveniently situated between Market Street and the Dutton Stage, one of the main music and dance stages of the Folk Festival. In addition, local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios creating a strong center for art and fine crafts for the Lowell Folk Festival. The Festival draws over 100,000 visitors each year.

There will be security for artwork overnight. Exhibitors are provided, free of charge, a locked facility in which to store their work over night on Saturday. This will eliminate having to drive into the city each day in order to unload/load artwork from/into vehicles. Volunteers will be available during the day to give exhibitors a break. The Brush Art Gallery and Studios has been managing this portion of the Lowell Folk Festival for several Years.

About Brush Art Gallery and Studios

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is located in the Lowell National Historical Park across the courtyard from the Visitor Center. This dynamic and captivating place was originally founded by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Brush presents museum quality exhibitions, educational programs, and has collaborated with many other nonprofit groups.

The Lowell Folk Festival 2017: There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do, and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival. The festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art, and children’s activities.

For more information, contact brushdirector@gmail.com.

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Arts And Greens 2017 – Call For Artists

Arts And Greens 2017 – Call For Artists

Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) announces a call for artists for Arts and Greens 2017 Holiday Market, set amidst the beautiful greenery of the Bogie Lake Greenhouses. Fifty artists will be selected to display and sell their work.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Sept 2017

HVCA’s Arts and Greens 2017 Holiday Art Market is a juried event. Past participation is not a guarantee of acceptance. Only fine arts and quality crafts of original design and execution will be accepted. Participation is open to all Michigan artists 18 years or older. Works in all media will be considered. All artwork must be original, created solely by the artist.

  • Entry Fee: $21
  • Booth Fee is billed and due upon acceptance: $116 for typical booth, $96 for A-Frame
  • Late applications (received after Sept. 5 2017) $31. Booth $126. Late applications will be considered if space is available or wait-listed in case of cancellation.

Arts and Greens 2017 Holiday Market:

  • Friday, Nov. 17, Artist check-in and set-up: noon-4:30pm
  • Friday Night Grand Opening: 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 18 – 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 19 – 10am-3pm

Arts and Greens is a highly regarded event in the community that attracts people from all over the area. Artists will be able to sell their work to this experienced audience during the holiday season. Because of the limited space at the event, the fifty artists selected will be of the highest caliber. Artists will benefit from the festive surroundings provided by the Greenhouse and the classes that are being taught during the event on creating holiday greens.

About Huron Valley Council for the Arts

As a regional center for arts and culture Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) is a uniting voice for the arts and arts support within the region. Based in western Oakland County, HVCA is committed to working with and supporting activities of visual and performing artists and organizations. HVCA’s mission is to enhance the cultural life of the region through arts programs that enrich and entertain.

For more information, contact artshop@huronvalleyarts.org.

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Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival – Call For Artists

Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival – Call For Artists

Niagara Arts Showcase is looking for artists to sell their work at the 5th Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival in Niagara Falls.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The indoor/outdoor festival is at a new location this year, Firemen’s Park. The park is known for its 135 acre natural park which is located in the north end of Niagara Falls on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment (Dorchester Road at Mountain Road).

Artists will benefit by showcasing and selling their art to residents and visitors to Niagara Falls. Being the 5th year of the festival, Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival has established a clientèle and attendee base from all across Ontario.

There are many additions to the festival this year along with the new management of Niagara Arts Showcase including:

  • up-and-coming artists from the local high schools
  • juried art awards
  • kids art zone with many activities to get their creative juices flowing, and
  • art installations that will transfer space and its meaning.

About Niagara Arts Showcase

Niagara Arts Showcase’s mission is to promote the advancement of arts, culture, and recreation in Niagara Falls; enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Niagara Falls; and provide professional and educational opportunities to resident artists. A healthy and thriving arts community is an integral part of a thriving city. Prosperous arts communities create social and economic opportunities which allow artists to remain in the area and attract those that love them.

For more information, contact art@niagaraartsshowcase.com.

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Arts In The Alley – Call For Artists

Arts In The Alley – Call For Artists

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts announces a call for artists for Arts In the Alley. This is an inaugural event in Historic Downtown Leesburg, VA for one day only – July 29th 2017 -10am to 6pm.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Jun 2017

The location is in the alley behind the main businesses in the downtown. It wraps around the Town’s main parking garage onto Mervin Jackson Park and Town Green. It is being planned as a street fair with 82 visual art spaces, craft demonstrations, two performing stages, roaming performance areas, and a poetry slam. The event is not juried; however, Friends of Leesburg Public Arts reserves the rights to deny any act or vendor deemed inappropriate to our venue. Several booth areas sizes are available. Some are covered and others can accommodate a 10×10 tent.

Arts In The Alley is a unique opportunity for regional artists to display and sell their artwork in a family friendly, downtown Leesburg, VA location. There is no commission on sales from vendors. A brochure will be printed listing all registered artists and other acts.

About Friends of Leesburg Public Arts

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts is a 501(c)3 dedicated to the funding and promotion of public arts of all types in the Town of Leesburg, VA. They sponsor an annual Fine Arts Festival, Art sPARKs temporary sculpture walk, murals, Pop-up Art Shows, and other arts related events.

For more information, contact sue@leesburgpublicarts.org.

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ArtFest Midwest 2017 – Call For Artists

ArtFest Midwest 2017 – Call For Artists

State Public Policy Group (SPPG) announces a call for artists for ArtFest Midwest 2017, Iowa’s largest fine art show. It is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Mar 2017

This will be the 15th year for Artfest Midwest. The show was started as a venue for primarily Iowa and Midwest artists to show and sell their work. Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this event. It is an affordable alternative to the downtown Des Moines show, held on the same weekend.  ArtFest Midwest 2017 will offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free for the estimated 30,000 patrons.

Application fee is $30. Booth fee is $340-$600.

Event promotion is under new management with new faces and innovative ideas to ensure a successful event. There will be cash prizes for the best art in each category and an overall Best in Show award. In addition to radio, television, newspaper, and digital advertising, Artfest Midwest will be promoted through a robust social media network on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About State Public Policy Group

State Public Policy Group‘s (SPPG) roots are in their longstanding focus: working hard on a practical level to manage change and promote public policy serving the interests in the well-being of the people. They are an issue-based consulting company, which means they take a non-partisan approach to solutions which understands politics.

SPPG believes people affected by public policy should be actively engaged in shaping those laws and rules all along the way. They get people involved. The public policy, the organizational, topic, or client does not matter. SPPG’s staff has figured out issues from homelessness to homeland security.

SPPG helps each of our clients set their own goals. They craft a path forward and provide the services necessary to get there. They conduct community engagement, manage public policy development, and create a new initiatives. It can be a years-long process to implement a new issue-based initiative or it can be an evening’s Board retreat session. Like all organizations, SPPG has grown and evolved with changing times.  Based in Iowa, advantages are found in Iowa’s diverse economy and political spotlight.

For more information, contact artfestmidwest@sppg.com.

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