Announcing a call for artists for the East Lansing Art Festival 2019. Established in 1964, the festival is an evolving outdoor celebration featuring fine artists, exceptional musicians, artist demos, children’s art activities, poetry, and delicious food. The festival offers community members an opportunity to learn directly about the artistic process from the artist and purchase one of a kind original pieces of art. The festival strives to introduce the next generation of art lovers by introducing children to interesting arts activities and experiences. The Emerging Artist program contributes to the next generation of exhibiting artists by providing space and mentorship to artists new to the festival circuit. Each of these endeavors fosters an atmosphere of art appreciation and a weekend of fun.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2019
Exhibitors at the East Lansing Art Festival 2019 can expect:
- Well-educated visitors including professionals from the state government and university
- Friendly volunteers who welcome artists and make load-in and load-out run smoothly
- Booth sitting services
- Friday set-up at booth location
- Free artist parking
- Over $6000 in artist awards – all award winners are exempt from jury for the following three consecutive festivals
- Saturday morning coffee
- Artist reception
- Affiliation with local public TV and radio – bringing the right people to you
- Eclectic live music that enhances the art rather than distracts from it
- International flavors in a unique food court
- Hands-on arts education area for children and families
- A festive mood – this is the kickoff of the local festival season in Michigan
About the East Lansing Art Festival
In its 56th year, the East Lansing Art Festival is a well-established fine art and fine craft show that attracts artists from all over the country. As a May event, the festival leads the way into the summer art festival season in Michigan. The festival got its start when a group of artists set up their art on the main street of the downtown. The Festival has grown and evolved into a two day festival produced by a volunteer Board of Directors and two part-time staff. With amenities like complementary promotional postcards, Friday drive-up load-in at booth assignment, Saturday morning coffee and donuts, booth sitters, free artist parking, and upwards of 60,000 weekend visitors, the festival provides an exceptional artist experience.
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The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg announces a call for artists for the 58th Annual Grand Haven Art Festival, a community event that takes place the last full weekend in June (June 29 and 30 this year). It invites nearly 100 artists from across the country to transform Washington Avenue into a chic, outdoor, art gallery. Ranked number 14 in the Top 200 Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine, this well-attended event boasts free admission, food vendors, kids’ activities, and live music. Residents and visitors from Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Detroit visit the annual Grand Haven Art Festival looking to purchase that perfect piece for their homes, cottages, and offices.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2019
This show welcomes fine art only. All artwork must be the original, handcrafted work of the displaying artist. Buy/Sell vendors are strictly prohibited. Artwork will not be permitted if it is created from non-artist made molds, kits, or other commercial methods. Artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted, nor will work that is mass-produced or ready-made items (clothing, furniture) with artistic embellishments.
Available categories for applying include clay, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.
58th Annual Grand Haven Art Festival Artist Benefits
Artists prizes total $1,000 (top three prizes only). Honorable Mentions in each category listed above are awarded. There are many artist benefits and amenities including booth sitters, complimentary snacks and water, complimentary breakfast, a host home program for accommodations, extensive marketing in newspaper, television, and social media, artist parking close to the show, as well as an excited, welcoming, and beautiful community to spend the weekend.
Grand Haven Art Festival is a smaller show (in terms of number of booths) in comparison to other nationally-ranked shows. That’s what makes it special. Buyers feel they have the time to stop in to each and every booth and make real connections with artists.
About The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg
The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg has been the go to place for businesses in Northwest Ottawa County since 1899. They continue to be the leading voice for business. It is their mission to be the connection point facilitating the economic drivers that support business development, sustained growth, health, and quality of life for all sectors in North Ottawa County and West Michigan.
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