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Art For The Cash Poor (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Art For The Cash Poor (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] InLiquid announces a call for artists for the 21st installment of their signature event, Art for the Cash Poor. The event returns on Saturday, September 18, 2021, to the American Street Corridor in Kensington. InLiquid is joining forces with NextFAB and the Clay Studio’s Clayfest for a multi-block artisan fair. The event is slated to span the length of North American Street from the Crane on Master (1400 Block) to NextFAB’s home on Berks Street (1800 Block).*

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2021

InLiquid’s long standing event, Art for the Cash Poor, is popular in the Philadelphia art community. It is an affordable art fair with all works priced $200 and below. The audience is made up heavily of curators, gallerists, art consultants, and art collectors.  The event has been recognized, over the years, as a go-to place to find affordable art. It is an opportunity for people at all points to start collecting art or add to their art collection. While this event is specifically targeted toward affordable art, many artists have gained additional opportunities including commissions, exhibitions, and gallery representation.

  • Affordable block-party style art sale that directly benefits visual artists, designers, and craftspeople
  • Average attendance is 2k – 3k each year
  • All work priced $200 and below
  • All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists
  • Open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work

All participants are screened for quality and how they fit in with the event, submission does not guarantee acceptance. Artists may share a booth space at a discounted rate per each artist. Each artist must be screened and accepted individually (InLiquid will not match artists for shared spaces).

*The 0.6 mile span will ensure that participants and attendees can spread out accordingly to create the proper space needed in order to ensure safe social distancing. The event will be set up so as to follow all CDC Guidelines. Details and requirements might be subject to change given City and State requirements.

About InLiquid

InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to connecting artists and audiences in the Philadelphia region. Founded in 1999, InLiquid fosters the artistic practices of hundreds of visual artists each year and encourages audiences to collect work by our dynamic arts community. InLiquid makes the work of our region’s artists accessible to all, providing free contemporary art programming to thousands of children and adults in the InLiquid Gallery, satellite spaces throughout Philadelphia, and virtually through its online information portal that showcases hundreds of the region’s artists. Increasingly, InLiquid connects communities by creating opportunities to use art as a catalyst for civic engagement and calls for social change.

For more information, contact saraz@inliquid.org.

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65th Annual Park Forest Art Fair (Park Forest, IL) – Call For Artists

65th Annual Park Forest Art Fair (Park Forest, IL) – Call For Artists

Tall Grass Arts Association announces a call for artists for the 65th Annual Park Forest Art Fair scheduled for September 19 and 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Artists may exhibit a variety of media, including two dimensional work (painting, pastels, printmaking, and stitchery), three dimensional work (wood, glass, ceramics, and fiber), and jewelry. This is the second oldest juried art fair in Chicagoland. It is a very artist-friendly fair.

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Deadline: 8 May 2020

Registration is $175 and artists keep 100% of sales. Gallery artists receive 70% of the sale price of items sold in the gallery during exhibits or in the gift shop.

The Park Forest Art Fair is held on the Village Green in front of the gallery and along Main Street in downtown Park Forest. The village hosts a music fest on Saturday during the fair and fest favorite, the folk duo Patchouli, will perform on Sunday. There are several food vendors offering a variety of foods.

Park Forest Art Fair Benefits

Tall Grass Arts Association offers several prizes, totaling $2,500, and various purchase prizes. The fair is advertised on WBEZ during prime time; in various publications such as the Chicago Tribune; in regional newspapers with the focus of the story being the individual artists from that region; and on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Being juried for the art fair conveys the status of gallery artist with an annual opportunity to exhibit annually in the Tall Grass Gallery, the opportunity to participate in invitational exhibits, and to sell in the gift shop.

Artists are provided a breakfast each day of the fair and a wonderful dinner on Saturday night when prize winners are announced. Volunteers bring free bottles of water to the artists several times each day and provide bathroom breaks for the artists.

Some of the art fair artists have been exhibiting in the fair for more than 3 decades. One pair of artists who participate in both the Naperville Riverwalk and the Park Forest on the same weekend have reported that they sell as well in Park Forest as in Naperville. All of the participating Park Forest art fair artists report that they enjoy the fact that the Park Forest fair attendees stop to chat with the artists. 100% of the sales price goes to the artist and is not split with Tall Grass. Finally, this is one of the most affordable art fairs around because it is totally organized and managed by a team of volunteers.

“I love doing shows with nonprofit orgs because I support their efforts to do good on their community. I also think this is a growing movement among artists tired of the outrageous fees and impersonal promoters (23 new artists!) Keep up the good work, see you next year.” e waddington

“Mu husband and I had such a great time this weekend. I love you all, and loved the artists with whom I spoke, as well as every single person who came into my booth. This was truly one of the most special weekends I’ve ever experienced. I can’t believe how much happiness my artwork brought so many people. I even sold my Milky Way acrylic print on Sunday! N Roash

“Even though it was my first year at the fair, I could tell that I would like to return next year. I am looking forward to next year. I would like to thank you and the great staff for being so helpful and understanding.” P Taylor

About Tall Grass Arts Association

The Tall Grass Arts Association team is composed of volunteers. They have gotten to know the artists in a personal manner as they plan all the various aspects of the fair, from registration to helping unload, marketing the fair, and participating in the dinner for the artists. It is the dedication and effort of these volunteers that allows Tall Grass to keep the fees low for artists.

For more information, contact jmuchnik@sbcglobal.net.

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West End Arts Festival (La Grange, IL) – Call For Artists

West End Arts Festival (La Grange, IL) – Call For Artists

La Grange Business Association announces a call for artists for the 25th West End Arts Festival, to be held on 9/12 and 9/13/2020 in suburban La Grange, IL. Located just outside Chicago, this upscale, family-friendly community holds this annual end of the summer event which attracts thousands. The event is free to the public. Parking is free. The event features art demonstrations, art activities for kids, food vendors, wine, jazz music, and culinary art.

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Deadline: 14 Apr 2020

Cash awards and ribbons are given to the top four artists at the West End Arts Festival. Artists are highlighted in advance in social media and in the program guide given to all attendees (and available online). Artists love the show for it’s ease of loading and unloading and for the strong support of the volunteers and attendees. The vibrant business association actively markets the juried artists and the event to the community at large.

  • “The customers were great and we had a good weekend in terms of sales and exposure to new potential clients for custom works of art.”

  • “The people that live in the area are a buying crowd that are knowledgeable about art and appreciate it.”

  • “I look forward to participating in the WEAF each year. The event is well organized and the other artists are excellent and friendly. The set up is very accessible and the artists are given breaks and snacks by helpers. I recommend it to all my friends who love the arts.”

  • “This show is a great suburban show that has been going on for years and draws a lot of the local and surrounding communities.”

About the La Grange Business Association

La Grange Business Association is an active association which has been involved in the West End Arts Festival for 25 years. The Village of La Grange is upscale and vibrant and arts-focused.

For more information, contact artfest@lgba.com.

Previous call for artists from the La Grange Business Association

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Kalamazoo Institute Of Arts Fair (Kalamazoo, MI) – Call For Artists

Kalamazoo Institute Of Arts Fair (Kalamazoo, MI) – Call For Artists

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) announces a call for artists for the 69th annual Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair. The KIA Arts Fair is a two-day, juried show featuring up to 190 fine artists. Staged in a shady, historic park in downtown Kalamazoo, the KIA Arts Fair is acclaimed for its friendly atmosphere and large crowds of arts patrons from across Michigan, Indiana, and beyond.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

Artists who are chosen to participate in the 2020 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair will enjoy showing and selling their work in a beautiful outdoor venue affording the opportunity to interact personally with fair-goers and jurors. The KIA Arts Fair recruits jurors who demonstrate expertise in their mediums. The jury is comprised of practicing artists, art educators, and museum professionals. On the first day of the fair, jurors will select 12 best of category winners who will each receive $350 and a prize ribbon to display on their booths the second day of the fair. All artists selected to participate have the opportunity to promote themselves during the fair by distributing promotional materials.

The fair offers many artist amenities, awards 12 best-in-category prizes, and is supported by far-reaching promotion measures attracting a crowd of upwards of 40,000 patrons. Artist amenities include free artist parking, a complimentary Friday evening artist dinner and award ceremony, complimentary coffee and light breakfast in the park Saturday morning, and an air-conditioned artist lounge with refreshments.

About Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts believes the visual arts are for everyone. They inspire, transform, and fulfill. Since 1924, the KIA, a private non-profit organization, has presented opportunities to the community and visitors from around the world to enjoy and create art. The KIA holds more than 4,700 fine artworks in its permanent collection; presents touring and collection exhibitions in 10 galleries; offers four terms of art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School; and houses the KIA Gallery Shop, featuring artwork by area artists and international artisans.

The collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts includes over 4,000 works of art, focusing on American painting, sculpture and ceramics; American and European works on paper; and photography. In recent years, the collection has been expanded to include Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, African, and East Asian art.

For more information, contact cariannez@kiarts.org.

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