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Art In The Park 2020 (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Call For Artists

Art In The Park 2020 (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Call For Artists

Steamboat Creates announces a call for artists for Art In The Park 2020. Free to the public and featuring more than 150 juried artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors and an interactive children’s art area. Only handmade original art will be accepted. This popular and successful event takes place on July 11th and 12th over Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Weekend, which draws large crowds for artistry and color both on canvases and in the air.

Click here for the application / registration 

Deadline: 1 Apr 2020

Around 10,000 people attend the festival located in West Lincoln Park, on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs in beautiful Northwest Colorado. The show is open to the public Saturday, July 11 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, July 12, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Art In The Park 2020 Artist Benefits

Over 20 different mediums are represented. This high-end art fair is selective in its jurying process of handmade items only, which attracts art enthusiasts and patrons. Steamboat Creates (an evolution of Steamboat Springs Arts Council) has over 500 Instagram followers, over 1,000 Facebook followers, and a strong reputation in its 46th year for Art in the Park.

There is promotion of the event through newspaper, radio, press releases, magazine articles, social media, rack cards, collaborative marketing with Chamber of Commerc,e and distribution of marketing materials with the plethora of concierges in the Yampa Valley. Steamboat Springs was designated as a Creative District in 2017, putting it on the map for Colorado Creative Industries.

About Steamboat Creates

Steamboat Creates is devoted to supporting and promoting arts and culture in the Yampa Valley. They achieve this through planning, production, and collaborating with arts and humanities programs. Initiatives have a positive educational, cultural, and economic impact for the community. They are stewards of the 1908 historic train depot. Steamboat Creates is currently interested in developing and engaging the Yampa Valley community and natural environment in the greater conversation of interdisciplinary and contemporary arts. This is realized by curatorial and collaborative projects involving local, regional, and national artists and organizations working in all media.

For more information, contact kim@steamboatcreates.org.

Previous call for artists from Steamboat Creates


Bella Vista Arts And Crafts Festival 2019 (Bentonville, AR) – Call For Artists

Bella Vista Arts And Crafts Festival 2019 (Bentonville, AR) – Call For Artists

Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring announces a call for artists for the Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival 2019 where vendors sell one hundred percent, handmade, high-quality goods. Northwest Arkansas’ all jury show is seeking new vendors. From kitchen goods to fine art, all media is welcome. There is currently no fee to apply. Spaces in the large tents with free electric are available, as well as outdoor booths. Are your creations large? Shoppers love our large item pick up service. Take the plunge and join the festival’s 51st year! Festival dates: October 17-19, 2019.

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Deadline: 1 Oct 2019

Over 40,000 shoppers attend. Northwest Arkansas is home to Walmart, Tyson, and the vendor companies that come with them. Shoppers come eager to spend money. The third weekend in October is Festival Weekend in Northwest Arkansas. Bella Vista Arts And Crafts Festival 2019 attracts tourists from every state in the union and into Canada.

Many community organizations come together to provide services that make the festival special. Free parking, large item pick up, and roaming ambassadors ensure vendors and shoppers have everything they need for a wonderful weekend. All positions staffed by non-profit volunteers from a dozen local organizations.

The Festival is sponsored by the Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring. Nearly 90 percent of profits go to art scholarships for college students, block grants for elementary school art supplies, support for the Wishing Spring Gallery (a place for artisans to sell their work all year, staffed fully by volunteers), and the Clay Studio (a new Alliance endeavor to teach pottery to all interested). Even the festival director and staff are volunteers. Hundreds of people devote hundreds of donated hours every year to continue these missions. The other ten percent of profits go straight to community organizations.

About Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring

The Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting the arts, located in Bentonville, AR.

For more information, contact info@bellavistafestival.org.


Riverwalk Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Riverwalk Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact info@lowellchamber.org.


Waterford Fair 2018 – Call For Artists

Waterford Fair 2018 – Call For Artists

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.

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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).

For more information, contact fairadmin@waterfordfoundation.org.


Art on The Green – Call for Artists

Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group is looking for local and regional artists to be part of the 12th Annual Art on the Green at The Pinehills.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Mar 2016

This year, Art on the Green will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10am to 4pm with a rain date on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

This free event will feature the work of more than 85 local and regional artists, all under tents on the beautiful Village Green ensuring that attendees will be shaded and dry.

For more information, contact Aigner/Prensky Marketing Group at lcipolla@aignerprenskymarketing.com.

Art on the Green