La Grange Business Association invites artists to apply to the La Grange West End Arts Festival in Illinois. Booth fee of $300.
Deadline: 30 Mar 2017
2017 La Grange West End Arts Festival dates: Saturday, September 9th: 10 am – 6 pm (optional evening hours) and Sunday, September 10th: 10 am – 4 pm.
Artist amenities include:
- Coordinated loading and unloading
- Friday check-in and set-up
- Treat bag plus continental breakfast both days of the show
- Booth sitters available
- Overnight security
- Festival program with listing of artists attending
- Name badges and booth signs
- Free day and overnight (no RV’s) parking
- Professionally judged with cash and ribbon awards
- Friendly volunteers willing to assist you
- Strong festival marketing and publicity campaign supported by the La Grange Business Association
La Grange West End Arts Festival ribbons, recognition, and cash prizes:
- Best of Show: $500
- 1st Place: $250
- 2nd Place: $150
- 3rd Place: $100
In addition, award winners are invited back to the show for the following year with jury fee waived.
This juried fine arts festival has become a popular end-of-the-summer event for the community and high-caliber artists from across the country. This is due to its strong reputation as being well-organized and very artist friendly.
The West End Arts Festival has been taking place for over 20 years in La Grange, IL. It is located just west of Chicago and rated by Chicago Magazine as one of the top places to live. The community boasts more than beautiful homes, award winning restaurants, fashionable boutiques, and a thriving business community. This is also an established cultural scene of art galleries, dance, and music studios.
The staff and members of the vibrant La Grange Business Association, in cooperation with the Village of La Grange, plan, host, promote, and support the artists and festival through numerous marketing channels.
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The Oak Park Arts District announces a call for artist for What’s Blooming on Harrison 2017. Event to be held on Saturday, May 20th, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm with an after party at the Taylor Street Beer Garden.
Deadline: 13 Mar 2017
Building on the success of its autumn event, Art on Harrison, the Oak Park Arts District launched What’s Blooming on Harrison in 1999. 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.
What’s Blooming On Harrison 2017 artist benefits
Participating artists will benefit from the opportunity to sell their handmade goods to a wonderful, diverse, and enthusiastic community right outside the city of Chicago that actively supports the arts as a model for positive growth. Artists are encouraged to share their tools of trade and techniques and generate more business with affordably priced Maker Workshops created for an appreciative audience of all ages. This year’s festival will coincide with the annual Oak Park Sculpture Walk.
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. It encompasses 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 the Eisenhower expressway connect the district easily to the whole Chicago metro area.
Several special events punctuate the year. What’s Blooming on Harrison is in May; Art on Harrison, the district’s signature event in October; and Holiday Lights, the year’s finale. Third Friday Gallery Walks are scheduled year-round.
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Artists and crafters are invited to apply for jury selection for the 23rd Annual Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival 2017, to be held Sept 9th and 10th.
Deadline: 10 Mar 2017
Submission of an application is a commitment to jury only. Late applications are accepted at the discretion of the jury where space is available.
Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival 2017 is a free outdoor festival that draws 10-12,000 people to the East and West Parks of downtown Norwich, NY. Each year on the weekend after Labor Day, it includes juried art and fine crafts for sale in an interactive atmosphere, acoustic music by professional singer-songwriters, literary arts, competitive poetry slam, creative culinary arts, and hands-on art experiences for all ages. Admission and all activities are entirely free of charge. Event is rain or shine.
Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival 2017 artist benefits:
- Exhibitors receive complimentary lunches and beverages delivered to their booths and offered at our hospitality center.
- Over $2,000 in pre-purchase awards (ColorCash)
- $5,000 in artist awards in 14 categories, and best of show and best booth awards
- Complimentary Sunday awards breakfast
- Booth sitters
- Free electricity and parking throughout the parks
- Free and/or discounted lodging with local hosts throughout the community
- Discounted room rates at local motels and hotels
- Camping with water and hook-ups, restrooms with showers, available at reasonable rates near the festival venue.
- All booth spaces are on the grass in two newly renovated downtown parks.
Now in its 23rd year, Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival is in rural Chenango county in upstate New York state. Throughout the years, the event has an unmatched reputation for quality in the region including larger events in more populated areas. Colorscape attracts visitors from throughout New York and adjoining states. Over half of the audience each year coming from outside Chenango county. The festival was featured in Better Homes & Garden magazine’s travel section and included in National Geographic Traveler’s “Treasures of the Appalachians” in 2004, one of only 26 venues in New York state to receive this honor.
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The South Haven Center for the Arts (SHCA) announces a call for artists for the South Haven Art Fair 2017, a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, July 1st and 2nd 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm at Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Ave.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2017
The art fair is held every summer in the coastal resort town of South Haven. It attracts massive Fourth of July crowds to a beautiful wooded park one block away from Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. SHCA’s goals are to provide a successful environment for exhibiting artists, creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers, and provide a professional awards program by credentialed judges. All work must be the creation of the exhibiting artist. The original concept, design, and execution must be attributable solely to the displaying artist. All artists will be juried. All work on display must be consistent with images submitted. Artists must be 18 years or older.
On-site judging will begin Saturday morning, July 1st. The judges will cast their votes to recognize the best artist in each of ten media categories for cash awards, certificates, and reduced booth fees in next year’s art fair.
The following South Haven Art Fair 2017 categories are juried and receive awards:
- Clay/Ceramics (functional and non-functional)
- Digital art/Graphics/Printmaking: Digital art is original work created on a computer. Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples.
- Fiber (decorative and wearable)
- Jewelry (precious and non-precious)
- Mixed media (2D and 3D)
- Painting (watercolor, oils, and acrylic)
- Photography: Photographs must be made from the artist’s original image, film or digital.
- Sculpture (metal, wood, and other): Any media, including furniture, in figurative or abstract in any 3D works
One South Haven Art Fair 2017 winner will be chosen by the jurors in each of the above categories. Each winner will receive a certificate, cash prize, and complimentary South Haven Center for the Arts membership. In the application, please select the option if one or both of these apply to you:
- Sustainable art: Original artistic creation that is produced in harmony with the key principles of sustainability while also considering the impact the work has on its environment.
- Emerging artist: Current students, recently graduated students, second career artists, or new to art festival exhibition.
The South Haven Center for the Arts is a non-profit art center in South Haven, Michigan. SHCA’s mission of community enrichment through the arts includes providing opportunities for the community to explore, discover, and experience the arts. During the summer months, South Haven is a coastal tourist destination for over 500,000 visitors who annually come from around the world.
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The Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Coast Guard Craft Fair. This is one of the most popular fairs in Michigan and held during one of the state’s biggest festivals – The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2017
Quality exhibits, high attendance, the Coast Guard parade, and fireworks mean you will have a successful event and a great time while you’re here. Acceptable work includes items that are original and handcrafted by the applicant. Unacceptable work includes wholesale, mass-produced, or foreign made items as well as buy/sell work, fine art pieces, kit-art, or hobby crafts.
Coast Guard Craft Fair crafter amenities:
- Breakfast (coffee and pastry) provided for one person per booth for each day of the show
- Lunch provided for one person per booth for one day of the show
- Bottled water available at the Information/Registration Tent
- Overnight security both Friday and Saturday evenings
- Booth sitters available upon request at the Information/Registration Tent
- Marketing and promotion via social media, press, event calendars, and local publications.
The Coast Guard Festival attracts over 325,000 people during the 10 day event. The Craft Fair’s estimate of attendance is 50,000 over the two day show.
The onsite jury’s top votes in each category will be invited back the following year without a Jury and Handling Fee.
The Coast Guard Craft Fair pulls in a large crowd and occurs during the renowned Coast Guard Festival. The Fair’s location, Central Park, is a beautiful spot that is minutes from historical, downtown Grand Haven, Lake Michigan, and the Board Walk. As a tourist-driven, beach-side town, Grand Haven has a lot to offer. Stay at one of our many campsites, take a trip to the beach, or visit the downtown shops. Make it a trip for the whole family when you come to the Coast Guard Craft Fair.
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Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park. The show features 140 fine artists and crafters and has an estimated 10,000 plus attendance.
Deadline: 1 May 2017
Verona Park is a beautiful Essex County Park in Verona, New Jersey. The park boasts a boathouse with rental boats and canoes, a lovely lake, and many flower gardens. Located on busy Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, it is an excellent location for an outdoor fine art and fine craft show.
Many Fine Art And Crafts At Verona Park exhibitors can have their car behind their space with their canopy backdrop in place. Set-up is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. The free to the public show runs from 10am-5pm. Jurying for jewelry is January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.
The 32nd annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park is an excellent way for artists to display and sell their work in a beautiful county park. All categories of fine art and sculpture accepted. Accepted fine artists must have a canopy and professional display. This is the first of Rose Squared Productions’ four long-standing fine art and fine craft shows of the year. The event is heavily advertised with a 25,000 mailing of color postcards, multiple paid email blasts, email blast to our 5,000 subscribers, paid Facebook advertising, local newspapers, billboards, and posters.
About Rose Squared Productions
2017 is the thirty-sixth year Rose Squared Productions have been promoting shows in New Jersey. They:
- have been in your shoes and have the tales to tell to prove it.
- promoted the Super Crafts Sunday in the NJ Meadowlands, Peter’s Valley, Nassau Colosseum, Hartford Civic Center, and more.
- take the jurying process very seriously, presenting quality fine art and craft shows. They do due diligence with regard to buy/sell using a number of investigative techniques including internet research, studio visits, and input from our exhibitors.
Exhibitors can confirm that removal of inappropriate exhibitors most definitely occurs.
- have no set deadlines (except jewelry). Categories close as they reach a specific percentage of the show’s expected total number of exhibitors. Jewelry is juried beginning January 8 accepting approximately 20% of a show’s expected total which is fair to the participating jewelers and the public looking for a balanced show.
- are organized ad nauseam, double and triple checking everything so your experience is the most positive it can possibly be.
- have built a reputation of treating others the way they want to be treated.
- create an exhibitor friendly atmosphere where exhibitors get to park behind their booths at three out of four of our outdoor shows. Booth sitting offered when requested for those bathroom/food runs.
- have a great web site. Individual show exhibitor lists link to participants’ web sites and images of their work on the year’s gallery and slide show.
- do whatever needs to be done to insure a successful event from bringing along extra soap and toilet paper for the bathrooms to killing ants or bees if needed.
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