[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Dash Events with Rio Grande Festivals announce a call for artists for the 42nd Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Fest.
In January, the festival will return to the heart of downtown Denver, with dates that coincide with the internationally attended Western Stock and Rodeo Show. This year’s festival will take place at the state-of-the-art Colorado Convention Center, a well-known venue with easy access via Denver’s Light Rail System. This is a longstanding event showcasing a culturally rich selection of visual and performing arts. The festival will showcase the work of 180 artists and craftsmen.
Apply by: 15 October 2023
Aside from striving to create a premium festival experience for participating artists, the promoters prioritize a robust advertising and public relations campaign designed to attract the right art buyers, loyal attendees, and western enthusiasts to the event. Since its inception over forty years ago, The Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Fest has delighted attendees with exceptional art from outstanding juried artists and craftsmen, along with world-renowned entertainers, culinary booths, and interactive special attractions.
About Dash Events
Dash Events’ goal is to bring buyers and artisans together in a carefully curated, high-quality art experience that is enjoyable for all and financially rewarding for exhibitors. Consistently high sales are the common thread of events’ rankings. Their family of festivals has a real family behind it that are involved every step of the way.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Friends of the Arboretum announce a call for artists for the 28th annual Art in the Arboretum. The art festival will feature 75 artists booths in the beautiful gardens, education center, and greenhouse of the New Hanover County Arboretum in Wilmington, North Carolina, on October 13th, 14th, and 15th.
Register by: 21 August 2023
Art in the Arboretum will have several opportunities for artists to display their work this year which include traditional style 10′ x10′ tent spaces in the gardens, 5′ x 10′ under-awning spaces outside, and 6′ x 9′ interior booth spaces in the Education Center and Greenhouse. The festival is open to seasoned show veterans to first-timers inside.
Friends of the Arboretum can’t wait to share all the exciting changes that they have made to the 28th annual Art in the Arboretum Festival including new prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artwork; the new limited edition VIP ticket program for collectors; and advertising partners/sponsors.
There are over 1,800 Friends of the Arboretum members who have free admission to the event and another 2,000+ paying attendees each year.
About Friends of the Arboretum
The Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum (i.e. The Friends) was created as a non-profit, 501 c (3) fund raising organization in 1986. Since then, it has provided financial support to the New Hanover County Arboretum for the maintenance of its gardens and their improvement. Over the years, it has supported special projects like the creation of the Contemplation Garden, improvements to the Children’s Garden (which will be completed this year), and the educational programs of Extension.
The Friends’ major fundraiser each year is the Art in the Arboretum Show and Sale which helps assure the Arboretum’s continuing development and preservation.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (MAG) announces a call for artists for the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, the gallery’s largest annual fundraiser and its biggest celebration of the arts for more than 60 years. Over 375 artists from across the country offer their work for purchase at this juried, two-day festival that takes place on the beautiful grounds of Rochester’s art museum in the Neighborhood of the Arts.
Register by: 30 April 2023
Rochester’s largest and longest-running fine arts festival continues to evolve. Originating as a New York State only artist festival, Clothesline has expanded in recent years to welcome artists from across the country. MAG charges a $7 admission fee for adults and is free for children under the age of 12. (Members’ pricing is $6 for adults.) M&T Bank Clothesline Festival shoppers are drawn from Rochester and surrounding markets. Clothesline is the place to experience all-day live entertainment, sample food from some of Rochester’s favorite food trucks and vendors, enjoy free family art activities, and visit the museum.
About The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary practice, MAG offers a panorama of the world’s art. The 14-acre campus is a spectacular public art space that is a popular destination for Rochesterians and out-of-town visitors alike.
MAG’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called “the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City.” In addition to its collection, the museum offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours, and family activities.
Through art, MAG connects people, inspires fun, and ignites discovery.
As the center of the conversation on creativity, MAG builds community and enriches the way we see ourselves and the world around us.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Toledo Zoo is seeking creative artists and skilled makers to take part in Wild About Art, a two-day art fair. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of a nationally renowned zoo, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of zoo visitors. This event will include live entertainment, activities, and, of course, animals!
Mediums permitted: ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal working, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, textiles, and wood. Work does not have to be animal related.
Enter by: 24 April 2023
Artists will set up around the zoo’s beautiful grounds and animals and be exposed to a diverse audience of animal and art lovers. Wild about Art will be promoted to a huge, loyal membership base of over 70,000 households and over 240,000 Facebook followers.
Zoo staff and volunteers assisting with the event are top notch and bend over backwards to make sure artists feel welcome and taken care of. Artist amenities include free parking and zoo admission, free electricity, an air-conditioned artist lounge with complimentary beverages and snacks, volunteer booth sitters available up to 15 minutes, volunteers on hand to assist with set up and tear down, 24-hour security, and an estimated over 10,000 zoo visitors for the weekend.
About The Toledo Zoo
The Toledo Zoo has been around for more than a hundred years. It is home to more than 10,000 individual animals representing over 720 species. In an effort to save endangered wildlife, the zoo participates in more than 80 Species Survival Plans that ensure healthy, genetically diverse zoo populations. Travel around the world from the tropics to Greenland, ocean to sky, and desert to rainforest in one zoo visit. Animals take part in the art fair by creating their own works of art, which is a huge attendance driver for the event.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces a call for artists for the Midsummer Festival of the Arts 2023. This year’s festival will be July 15 – 16, 2023. The event will feature up to 100 juried artists including returning award winners from last year. The Arts Center will host an emerging artist area for up to five artists, offering an opportunity for collegiate and rising artists to learn about business in the arts.
Enter by: 1 March 2023
Acceptance notifications will be sent to artists on April 4, 2023.
The Midsummer Festival of the Arts remains committed to “generating a creative exchange between artists and the public.” Held at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in downtown Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a few blocks from Lake Michigan, the Festival, now in its 53rd year, nurtures connections between artists and community. This weekend event offers live music and performances, exhibitions, hands-on art making, demonstrations, food, and fun on the grounds of the Arts Center and Sheboygan’s City Green. To ensure the continued participation of as many interested artists as possible, exhibiting artists’ fees are kept moderate and many amenities are provided.
In response to the exhibition on view during the festival, Cloth as Land: Hmong Indigeneity, and in celebration of the Sheboygan Hmong Summer Festival happening the same weekend, an additional minimum of five artists of Hmong heritage will be selected to be featured inside the Arts Center. The Arts Center may designate additional spaces for local and community partnerships coordinated and selected by Arts Center staff.
Midsummer Festival of the Arts Artist Awards
Cash awards will be given based on the artist’s entire body of work. Excellence, regardless of medium, will be the determining factor. Judging will take place on Saturday, July 15, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Awards will be announced and presented on Sunday, July 16; prizewinners who do not return to exhibit on Sunday forfeit the award.
- 15,000-20,000 people are anticipated to attend this event.
- An early shopping opportunity for Art Patrons is provided. Guests who attend our Art Patron Breakfast get first shopping opportunity and promise to spend a minimum of $100 on art at the festival.
- Complimentary booth-sitting service will be provided, subject to availability.
- A detailed or complete view of one image from each artist’s slides will be shown on the Arts Center’s website. Artists can choose to have their contact information displayed as well. (The Arts Center does not release this information to patrons.)
- Artists will be able to purchase Festival T-shirts in advance.
- Security guards patrol the grounds Friday and Saturday nights.
- Advertising, digital marketing, billboards, newspapers, television coverage, radio ads, Festival newspaper inserts, day-of-Festival program, cooperative advertising, Arts Center website, and the Art Patron Program reach local and regional buyers.
About John Michael Kohler Arts Center
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a lively visual and performing arts complex dedicated to generating creative exchanges between an international community of artists and a diverse public. JMKAC’s original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts, community arts initiatives, education programs, and publications promote appreciation of and engagement with the work of contemporary and self-taught artists. The Arts Center actively nurtures emerging and mid-career artists, giving them a range of opportunities to create new work including the internationally respected Arts/Industry residency program.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Superfine Art Fair announces a call for artists for Superfine Art Fair Miami 2023, to be held February 16 – 19 at an iconic, centrally located new venue. The Ice Palace Studios is a 20,000+ square foot event venue, home to four consecutive NADA Art Fairs, Miami Fashion Week, PULSE (now VOLTA), and Contemporary Art Fair. This modern, indoor space is easily accessible to booming Edgewater, Downtown Miami, and Brickell high-rise communities as well as access via I95 and 836 to the entire Miami metro area and Fort Lauderdale.
Enter by: 2 February 2023
Superfine combines the passion for producing and selling art with the passion of owning it. They use data and experience to target pre-qualified buyers with high purchase intent and high disposable income. Superfine provides expert assistance, gained from 20+ fairs over 7 years, with curating your price points and layouts for individual success. Webinars and in-fair seminars are taught to give you the best chance of success at the fair.
Superfine has spent the last 7 years redefining the art fair model, connecting artists and collectors from around the world and teaching hand-picked artists how to sell their art at fairs in New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Savannah. Superfine started in Miami and is home to their largest annual fair, during peak February winter season. Show and sell your work in the center of the action during Art Wynwood, the Miami International Boat Show, and the greater metro area.
Be spoiled by:
- Personalized expert advice, insider tips, and continuous marketing support from the leading
- In-fair sales and client connections (95% of our artists meet new collectors at each fair)
- Real-world buyer responses that inform your art practice and business decisions
- Long-lasting connections with fellow artists, arts professionals, and collectors alike
No commission taken. 95% of our artists meet collectors. Expert advice and booth curation strategies provided.
“Superfine has been a life-changing experience that accelerated my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.” – Sean Christopher Ward | Superfine SF, NY, DC
“Superfine was created to bring down the barriers of the art world, with transparent prices, affordable pieces and non-intimidating events that encourages newcomers to the contemporary art world.” – Art Fair Magazine
About Superfine Industries
Superfine experts help you curate to sell, isolate ideal price points, create winning layouts, and curate strategically for art sales success. As art fairs for individual artists, Superfine fairs provide that extra bit of training that helps you succeed.
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[Sponsored Listing] Steamboat Creates announces a call for artists for the 49th Annual Art in the Park, featuring nearly 150 artist vendors. This free to the public, popular, and successful event takes place on July 9th and 10th. In previous years, nearly 10,000 people attended the Art in the Park festival located in West Lincoln Park, on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs in beautiful Northwest Colorado.
Enter by: 20 Apr 2022
This show is open to all artists / craftspersons who exhibit work of their own concept, design, and execution. Work which is imported, produced, or manufactured will not be accepted. Work which is produced or manufactured from a commercial mold, pattern, or kit will not be accepted. Exhibitors whose work varies substantially from the images submitted or found selling products not meeting the above criteria will be asked to leave the show without any refunds.
All booths are 10 feet by 10 feet in size and will be spaced 6 feet apart. Each exhibitor must provide their own display equipment. Exhibitors should be prepared to put up their own sunshade, wind, and rain protection. No stakes, thumbtacks or nails may be used for booth display. Only tape, string, weights, or adhesive materials may be used. Exhibitors are responsible for setting up, attending their work at all times, and cleaning their exhibition space at the end of each day. Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to demonstrate their craft. No electricity is available for artist booths.
About Steamboat Creates
Steamboat Creates, Steamboat Springs’ Creative District, nurtures the arts so creativity flourishes. They consider creatives to be traditional artists, literary artists, culinary artists, designers, videographers, actors, performing artists, and makers of anything made by hand from masonry to microbreweries. They see the impact of creatives not only in traditional art forms, but also across a wide variety of industries.
Steamboat Creates is a space where artists can have a voice and they can transform their dreams, emotions, perspectives, and views into art that can change the way we see the world.
In Northwest Colorado, there is a special mountain town that embraces the western heritage and pioneering spirit of the Old West. Selected because of the natural beauty and healing mineral springs, Steamboat’s rugged but practical settlers first created a market town that has since developed a unique history, embracing skiing and world-renowned Olympian heritage alongside artistic endeavors. Steamboat’s unique mix of warm sun, cowboy boots, and friendly locals lends an inviting, laid back atmosphere to this historic Colorado resort town, where western heritage meets abundant outdoor adventure and cultural activities for all ages.
The citizens of Steamboat Springs have embraced arts, culture, and learning since the town’s founding. Before the town was incorporated, the community founded a public library, chartered a public school, and cultivated the arts. Beginning in 1915, summer students from across the nation traveled to Steamboat Springs to attend Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp. Dedication to the arts and learning still thrives through the town’s many art galleries, concerts, performances, library, museums, and schools.
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[Sponsored Listing] Artsplosure announces a call for artists for the Raleigh Arts Festival, one of the most original and longest running arts festivals in North Carolina. Held annually on the third weekend of May in beautiful downtown Raleigh, the festival is a 2-day event and features an art market comprised of approximately 175 juried visual artists from across the United States showcasing works in ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, and wood.
The festival presents national and regional entertainment on two stages, provides arts-based activities for children, and presents large-scale temporary art installations each year.
Enter by: 7 Feb 2022
A three judge panel will award six cash prizes, totaling $3,500! All artists exhibit their work alongside each other throughout Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Booth sitters, free parking, and artist hospitality is provided. The art market artists receive recognition on the festival website and social media accounts. There are over 20,000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The Raleigh Arts Festival attracts over 75,000 attendees from across the region.
Artsplosure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has presented scores of outdoor programs and large-scale festivals featuring thousands of established and emerging visual, performing, and interdisciplinary artists in numerous traditional and non-traditional indoor venues and outdoor settings for over forty years. They strive to produce quality events that make the creativity of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public. All in an effort to enrich the community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.
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[Sponsored Listing] Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) announces a call for artists for the Tephra Fine Arts Festival 2022. Now in its 31st year, the Tephra Fine Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) has a long-standing reputation for showcasing high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting.
Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting over 20,000 people annually to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events that engage visitors with compelling artistic voices — leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region.
Enter by: 9 Jan 2022 [Extended]
The Festival is a three-day event opening on Friday, May 20, from 11am–6pm, providing first access to the Reston Town Center workforce and attracting an audience in search of world-class artwork for their offices, homes, and as gifts. Executive teams from corporate offices and serious artwork collectors purchase works from Festival artists to add value to their living and working spaces. Outreach to affluent patrons and knowledgeable collectors who recognize quality, original artwork is at the forefront of marketing efforts.
Tephra Fine Arts Festival Artist Benefits
Tephra ICA engages in an aggressive marketing and promotion campaign to better market, recognize, and celebrate Festival artists. They negotiate for well-placed advertising in prominent magazines and newspapers, arts-focused catalogs, and online Going Out Guides. Tephra ICA has a strong outreach campaign for social media, radio, and television, which includes both paid and trade advertising. The Festival audience has been described as “affluent, enthusiastic young to middle aged couples who are not too price sensitive.”
- Prior day set-up and convenient load-in and load-out
- Free parking Thursday through Sunday in on-site garages for passenger vehicles
- Reduced hotel room rates for the Hyatt Regency Hotel on-site and Sheraton Reston off-site
- 24/7 site security
- Complimentary bottled water and portable snack options available daily
- Ample artist support with modified booth-sitting options
- Convenient and profitable selling hours for the Festival period (updated this year in response to artist feedback)
- Complimentary tickets to the Festival Cocktail Hour for artists and a guest, including hors d’oeuvres and beverages
- Electronic program with accompanying artwork images, artist booth numbers, and contact information
- Year-round artist promotion on the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art website
- $5,000 in cash awards
“We love to purchase artwork from the amazing artists at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. These works add vibrancy and interest to our home, while helping support the arts and artists who create them. Over the years we have collected over 20 pieces of art at this event and made many connections with artists we now call “friends.” It is one of the best venues for art in the Mid-Atlantic, and also a highly anticipated event for the community and the metropolitan Washington, DC, area.” – Local collectors Bob & Bonnie
“Absolutely I will apply again. It was a great show!” – 2021 artist (Glenwood, IA)
“Been doing shows for 37 years. This is a gem!” – 2019 artist (Omaha, Nebraska)
“We had a wonderful show in Reston, VA, and hope to be part of it this May.” – 2021 artist (Mokelumne Hill, CA)
“We were thrilled with the staff, venue, and customers.” – 2021 artist (Manakin – Sabot, VA)
“Your show is amazing, brings in a good crowd. and is so easy to do!” – 2019 artist (Ontario, Canada)
About Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art
Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art is committed to promoting innovative contemporary art and thinking. Leading with curiosity and care, they are a catalyst, generator, and advocate for visual and interdisciplinary arts. The Tephra Fine Arts Festival is hosted annually by Tephra ICA as its largest fundraiser. The primary goal of the Festival is to connect artists with patrons, and to promote the sharing and selling of the artists’ work (no commission is collected by Tephra ICA from artist sales).
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[Sponsored Listing] The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee is seeking local, regional, and national artists and vendors for its 39th annual juried open air show to be held at River Bends Park in Shelby Township, Michigan on August 13 and 14, 2022.
This is an upscale suburban community located about 20 miles north of Detroit, just west of Rochester, and easily accessible from nearby M53, M59, and I75.
Enter by: 1 Apr 2022
This event is co-hosted by the Shelby Township Art Fair Committee and the Shelby Township parks and Recreation Department. The committee consists of area artists with experience in participating at art fairs as well as coordinating the planning, promoting, and hosting of art fairs. This perspective provides unique insight into what works for and what is expected from participants. This event has been held annually for 39 years, including a virtual fair in 2019. N0 resale products or distributors permitted.
Shelby Township Art Fair Artist Benefits
- All booths measure about 15’ x 15’ – some double booths available; all located on grass, many with shade trees
- Designated areas for artists, crafters, and the Michigan Made Market
- Friendly, helpful, organized staff, easy load-in and load-out, and overnight security
- Friday night set-up, plenty of free daytime and overnight parking close to exhibit areas
- Advertising in local and regional publications and websites, social media, radio advertising, email blasts, flyers, banners, billboards, posters, and signs
- Average attendance estimated at 15,000+
- Free parking and shuttle bus for visitors, family friendly music and entertainment, kid’s craft and activity area, great tasting food, and a sponsor tote bag giveaway
- Photos of exhibitors work will appear on event website and listing of exhibitors in fair guide.
“Quality vendors; something for everyone”
“Fun, friendly atmosphere”
“My favorite show to do; always organized and well run”
“Enjoyed the strolling entertainers”
“Love the large booth spaces!”
About Shelby Township
Shelby Township is a friendly, upscale suburb located about 20 miles north of Detroit, and is easily accessible with M53 and M59 nearby and I75 just a few more miles away. Visitors come from far and near to shop at the Shelby Township Art Fair.
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