Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is currently accepting applications for the Clarington Outdoor Art Festival 2018, taking place on September 29-30 on VAC grounds in Bowmanville, Ontario. Applications are encouraged from creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. Aligning with Culture Days 2018, the festival is a platform that connects people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival provides artists and makers the opportunity to showcase their work in the context of an established and not for profit space. Artists and makers will have the opportunity to sell and network in the community of Bowmanville.
About Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Centre nurtures the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creativity through arts education, exhibition, and promotion. The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington has a forty year history of providing quality exhibition and educational programming to the community.
VAC is an active and productive organization that makes good use of limited resources to generate a significant, varied, and ever-expanding volume of activity within each of their five service areas: exhibitions; educational programs; publications and information; community outreach and special events; and recognition programs. While the majority of artists, participants, and visitors are from Clarington, programs draw a considerable number of people from across the GTA and beyond.
VAC provides professionally curated exhibitions with accompanying catalogues at the Visual Arts Centre, exhibitions in the Clarington Municipal Building, and the Clarington Library as well as Art on Public Lands outdoor sculpture installations on the Centre’s grounds. They work to build community and be part of the community. Programs, exhibitions, and facilities reflect a diversity of ideas, engage the broader community, support artists, and are accessible to all.
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InLiquid Art & Design announces a call for artists for Art for the Cash Poor, a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows the chance to show and sell work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere. The 19th installment of InLiquid’s Signature Summer Event, Art for the Cash Poor will be making a special move (this year only) to the Callowhill District in partnership with Arts + Crafts Holdings for a one-day art festival outside-just behind Union Transfer.
Deadline: 4 May 2018
This year’s event will be a festive transformation to this evolving neighborhood. This outside block-party style art sale that directly benefits visual artists and craftspeople will feature multiple spaces along 10th Street from Buttonwood to Hamilton, activated by artists and local organizations. Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.
Art For The Cash Poor Artist Benefits
Participating artists vendors will have the opportunity to interact and sell their work with an engaged audience. Art for the Cash Poor has a 19-year following of attendees of art collectors. Our regular attendees includes gallery and independent curators and art consultants looking for new talent. Vendors keep all proceeds from their sales. They will be featured as a participant of Art for the Cash Poor on the InLiquid website for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. Vendors will receive a 10 x 10 outdoor space (vendors must provide their own tent). A staggered load-in time will allow for easier transportation of their booth materials. Tables and chairs may be rented for an extra fee.
About InLiquid Art & Design
InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists. They serve as a free, online, public hub that showcases Philadelphia’s vast visual arts culture.
Through the active promotion of artists’ work and credentials via online accessibility, numerous ongoing exhibition programs distributed throughout the city in InLiquid Gallery and unique alternative spaces, meaningful partnerships with cultural organizations and corporate clients, unique community-engaged events, and the facilitation of relationships with art collectors, InLiquid delivers the richness of our region’s visual art culture to broader audiences, thus increasing appreciation of all forms of visual culture.
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The City of Evanston, Illinois, announces a call for artists for the World Arts and Music Festival, a two-day celebration of global diversity. This year’s festival takes place the weekend of July 21-22 at Dawes Park in Evanston.
Deadline: 20 Apr 2018
The World Arts and Music Festival is sponsored by the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and partially supported by the Illinois Art Council, a state agency. This free event features art, family craft activities, international cuisine, and live music and dance performances. Attendees will enjoy continuous performances throughout the weekend at two venues.
Since 1986, the City of Evanston has presented the annual Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival. The premier event of its kind, the festival is a celebration of cultural diversity featuring over 75 art and crafts vendors from many different regions of the world. Re-imagined and renamed in 2017, the World Arts and Music Festival continues with the tradition of celebrating diversity. Evanston is a diverse and thriving community that borders Chicago.
The World Arts And Music Festival is an opportunity for artists, vendors, and performers to share their culture with the estimated 20,000 people who enjoy this annual event. There is a hospitality tent open on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival that provides provisions for participating artist vendors. Food and beverage items such as muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and water will be available.
About the City of Evanston
Home to Northwestern University, Evanston has a variety of excellent higher educational opportunities and a successful public school system. Evanston is home to the world headquarters of Rotary International. Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. It has more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.
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The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Riverwalk Festival 2018, to be held along the Flat River Riverwalk in Downtown Historic Lowell, MI. The focus is on handmade, re-purposed, found, organic, natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly art. The show is a gathering of 70 artists and craftspeople. The show is for high quality art and handcrafted but not a fine art. Median priced items sell best.
Deadline: 22 May 2018
The Riverwalk Festival 2018 is on July 12, 13, and 14. Artists are required to participate on Friday night and Saturday. The Chamber offers vendors continental breakfast on Saturday morning from 8am-9am. Vendor parking is close to the show area, making it easy for unloading and loading. Overnight security is provided. The festival is a crowd-pleaser which draws in thousands of people from around the area. This a family friendly event with many fun activities.
About the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has been a longstanding organization in the Greater Lowell Community. Organized as the Lowell Board of Trade in 1906, the name was changed to the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce in 1970. Their mission is promote commerce and welfare in the Lowell area, making the area a desirable location for capital investment and residence. They promote the quality of life and harmony among the business and residential communities.
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Think Jackson announces a call for artists for Bloomin’ Field of Artists, a new art fair in Jackson, Michigan. Located in the beautiful Bloomfield Park on West Michigan Avenue, a highly attractive neighborhood.
Deadline: 22 Jun 2018
Booth spaces (10×10) are available for $100. Larger spaces and guaranteed corners available. Artists must provide all of their own tenting and displays. Overnight security will be provided. Tents must be secured by artist.
Bloomin’ Field Of Artists will be promoted to Jackson and surrounding communities. It is open to the public with no entrance fees. Event planners are working on scheduling an evening concert and other potential art related events throughout the weekend to help promote the fair and bring in additional customers.
About Think Jackson
Think Jackson is a community development and event planning company that focuses on projects and events that promote the Jackson community. Events are designed to cross collaborate with as many people and organizations as possible to capitalize on the promotion and interactions.
Other events and projects include Amazing Race Jackson (2013-2018); ARTitude (2014-2017); Invest in Jackson: Landlord & Property Managers Conference (2015, 2018); Placemaking projects partnering with Jackson Area Association of Realtors (2014-2018); and coordinating fundraising auctions. Future events and projects will include Mural Contest partnering with Jackson Young Professionals, Coney Fest, Bike Ride, and Prison Run.
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The German Village Business Community announces a call for artists for the German Village Art Crawl 2018. Art Crawl pairs the charm of German Village with the finest artists of Columbus, Ohio.
Deadline: 25 Apr 2018
Application fee: $40; Booth fee: $100/150
The unique fabric of German Village, including its businesses and restaurants, rich art tradition, and historical beauty will be blended together on Macon Alley for one magical summer evening on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Exhibiting artists will be complemented by live music, special performances, artist demonstrations, local craft beer, and food.
German Village Art Crawl 2018 artists will be assigned to a garage or tent shared with one or more artists. Each accepted registration will receive admission to the German Village Art Crawl, beverage tokens, and a meal provided by one of our sponsors. Pre-event promotion includes individual biographies with examples of the artist’s work on the German Village Society website and distributed to patrons.
The event will be juried in early May and if selected a $100/150 fee will be required to participate. Event will be juried by Sharon Weiss, Ed Gately, and Joan Selle Zeller in early May.
Artists will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork.
About German Village Business Community
German Village is a historic neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Initially platted in 1814 in Columbus’s South End, the German Village area primarily developed between 1840 and 1914. It was settled largely by German immigrants in the mid 1800s. German descendants at one time comprised as much as a third of the population of the entire city of Columbus.
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The Waterford Foundation announces a call for artists for the 74th annual Waterford Fair 2018, a juried artisan exhibition with demonstrations and retail sales. This event will be held in the National Historic Landmark village of Waterford, Virginia, on October 5, 6, and 7, 2018. 160 heritage and contemporary artisans from across America are invited to demonstrate and sell their products at the Fair each year.
Deadline: 13 Apr 2018
Apply by 20 Feb 2018 to save $15 off the $45 application fee
The 18,000+ visitors who attend annually enjoy strolling through the streets of the historic village, touring homes, learning about the artists and their work, and purchasing their wares. Fair organizers select high-quality, handmade products from within eleven (11) medium categories.
Waterford Fair 2018 Artist Benefits
- Artisans appreciate the warmth of the Waterford welcome and the support they receive from well-educated and loyal clientele, villagers, and volunteers
- Vehicle unloading/loading at booth space, weather permitting
- Free artist parking
- Complimentary invitation to the Preview Party on October 4, 2018
- Free local lodging (first come, first serve basis) in the village and surrounding communities
- Individual artists listed on fair website and social media
- Complimentary media files (JPEG/PDF) or printed rack cards for use in artist’s marketing efforts
The oldest arts event in Virginia, the Waterford Fair is unique for two reasons. One, its tradition of being a teaching event. Artisans demonstrate their art. They educate fair-goers giving them the opportunity to connect and become customers. Two, the event takes place through the entire village of Waterford. It is a National Historic Landmark and preserved 18th century Quaker village.
About Waterford Foundation
The funds raised by the Waterford Fair support the preservation and education efforts of the Waterford Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and protect the Landmark District. Through education, the foundation increases the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community. The Waterford Foundation is a 501(c)(3).
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The Oak Park Arts District announces a call for artists for What’s Blooming On Harrison 2018. Over the years, this family-oriented May street festival has highlighted the Arts District through artist demonstrations, live music, dance performances, and an art fair featuring select guest artists and local crafts people.
Deadline: 12 Mar 2018
The What’s Blooming on Harrison Committee is currently seeking participants for the festival including artists, vintage goods sellers, musicians, food vendors, and food truck operators. What’s Blooming On Harrison 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 19th, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm with an after party at the Taylor Street Beer Garden to follow. The festival coincides with Oak Park’s Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk, an event that opens local Frank Lloyd Wright homes to the public and draws a big crowd from all over.
Participating artists can sell their handmade goods to a wonderful, diverse, and enthusiastic community outside the city of Chicago. Artists are encouraged to share their tools of the trade and techniques with Maker Workshops created for an appreciative audience of all ages. Artists may network with other artists, art oriented businesses, and the community at large.
About the Oak Park Arts District
Beginning life as the Harrison Street Business Alliance in 1993, the rebranded Oak Park Arts District captured the new reality of a growing artistic community on Harrison. Encompassing the half mile of Harrison Street from Austin Boulevard west to Elmwood, the area is home to a thriving artistic community and diverse variety of small enterprises. In addition to galleries and workshops focusing on the visual and performing arts, visitors can find businesses offering personal care services, health care and wellness, clothing and jewelry, restaurants and cafés, pet services, social services, and building services.
The Arts District presents a refreshing model of creative reuse, restoring vitality to a small-scale and walkable urban neighborhood. The semi-residential character and leafy streets create a user-friendly atmosphere for visitors. Access is superb. The CTA Blue Line and Eisenhower Expressway connect the district to the whole Chicago metro area. Several special events punctuate the year. What’s Blooming on Harrison 2018 in May is succeeded by Art on Harrison, the district’s signature event in October, with the year’s finale, Holiday Lights. Third Friday Gallery Walks are scheduled year-round.
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The Saucon Valley Conservancy is seeking artists for the 4th annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 on the grounds of the beautiful historic Heller Homestead. The Homestead is located along the Saucon Creek in the Lehigh Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Deadline: 25 Mar 2018
The Saucon Valley Conservancy will feature up to 60 juried artists, a children’s arts and crafts tent, live music, an indoor photography exhibit, and food.
4th Annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival Artist Benefits
Cash prizes totaling $1,300 will be awarded across multiple categories – First place $500, Second place $250, Third place $150, Best Booth Display $100, People’s Choice $100, four Honorable Mentions (2-D, 3-D, Jewelry, and Miscellaneous) $50/each. No commissions – artist retains %100 of sales. Volunteers will be onsite to assist vendors with setup and breakdown. Limited booth sitters available. Parking is available in a lot adjacent to the site. Each artist will receive one parking pass to park in this lot.
About The Saucon Valley Conservancy
An all-volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded January 7, 1993, The Saucon Valley Conservancy is dedicated to work in partnership with government bodies, community organizations, business groups, and concerned citizens. The mission of the conservancy is to preserve the historic and natural environment of the Saucon Valley as an educational and recreational resource for area citizens and visitors. The major stewardship of the Conservancy is the Michael Heller Homestead and the Saucon Creek corridor. The Heller Homestead (Michael & Margaret Heller House), located just off the popular Saucon Rail Trail, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
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Steamboat Springs Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 44th Annual Art in the Park. This show is open to all artists/crafts-persons who exhibit work of their own original concept, design, and execution.
Deadline: 1 May 2018
Approximately 160 booth spaces will be available. Applicants will be selected on the basis of quality and uniqueness of work. Work which is imported, produced or manufactured will not be accepted. Artwork which is produced or manufactured from a commercial mold, pattern, or kit will not be accepted. The number of exhibitors in each category and selection of exhibitors shall be determined by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council. Final selection of participating artists will be conducted May 14 – 19, 2018. Acceptance notification will be sent out May 25th. Artists are required to respond by June 1, 2018. Booth fees will then be cashed and a confirmation sent of your place at 44th Annual Art in the Park.
The 44th Annual Art in the Park 2018 will be held in beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO. This summer tourist destination draws art collectors from all over. Art in the Park is free to the public. It features nearly 160 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and an interactive children’s art area. This popular and successful event takes place on July 14th and 15th over Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Weekend. It draws large crowds through a weekend of fun and excitement. Around 10,000 people attend the festival located in West Lincoln Park on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs in beautiful Northwest Colorado.
About Steamboat Springs Arts Council
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council was the first organization in Steamboat specifically created as a community-gathering place to celebrate and support the arts. In 2017, they spearheaded the effort to have Steamboat designated a Creative District by Colorado Creative Industries under the governor’s office of economic development. Creative Districts are economic drivers for the town, giving exposure to artists and creatives through marketing and branding the town to visitors interested in arts, culture, and heritage. The first step in reaching the goals for this designation is to launch SteamboatCreates, an arts and culture hub for the community and visitors.
Since the Arts Council was founded in 1972, they established signature events that reach beyond Steamboat including Art in the Park. Cabaret, an irreverent theater, pokes fun at history and heritage. Young At Art Camps let kids of all socio-economic levels have the opportunity to express themselves through art and creativity.
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