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Call for Artists: 37th Annual LaQuinta Arts Festival

March 7-10LaQuinta, CaliforniaPresented By: LaQuinta Arts Foundation220 ArtistsDeadline: September 20Application Fee: $50   Booth Fee: $275-$850LaQuinta Arts Festival is held on the spectacular grounds of the La Quinta Civic Center Campus, a life-size picture postcard framed by majestic mountains, lush green lawns, and a lake. This spectacular outdoor gallery is extolled by Art Fair SourceBook as "the most stunning festival site in the country". Hosting 220 of the nation's foremost contemporary…See More
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Call for Artists: 56th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival

February 16, 17 & 18Coconut Grove, FloridaPresented By: Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association350 ArtistsDeadline: September 17Application Fee: $55     Booth Fee: $850The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is held annually on the most popular weekend of the winter season in southern Florida, President's Day weekend. We welcome locals, snowbirds and international visitors to our show on the streets of Coconut Grove, a charming historic…See More
Sep 7
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Call for Artists: 34th Annual Key West Craft Show

January 26 & 27Key West, FloridaHistoric Old Town Key West just one block off famous Duval St., near tourist attractions and Cruise Ship docksPresented By: Key West Art Center100 ArtistsDeadline: September 15Application Fee: $25     Booth Fee: $225-$415The show is widely attended by locals, winter residents and tourists and is right in the middle of highly traveled historic downtown. Most attendees will walk the entire show as we are…See More
Sep 5
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Call for Artists: 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show

 April 11-14Washington, DC National Building Museum 401 F Street, NW Produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee 120 Artists New deadline due to Hurricane Florence: September 21; Application Fee $50 Mark your calendars for the 37th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, the most prestigious juried show and sale of American fine craft in the country.  The Smithsonian Craft Show is committed to presenting the most thoughtful, original, and…See More
Sep 3
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Call for Artists: Art San Diego

Art San Diego 2018 is going to be bigger and better than ever. How do we know? First, we'll be celebrating Art San Diego's 10th Anniversary at the beautiful 30,000-square-foot Wyland Center in the Del Mar Fairgrounds.Second, we'll be hosting renowned galleries, professional artists, and art publishers from around the world.Third, Art San Diego has become one of the leading cultural events in Southern California,…See More
Aug 31
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Call for Artists: Naples New Year's Art Show

January 5 & 6Naples, FloridaPresented By: Naples Art Association250 ArtistsDeadline: September 9 Application Fee: $35    Booth Fee: $450 Naples, Florida is home to a robust and successful tourist industry. The county saw 1.03 million visitors in the first six months of 2017, a 1.5% increase over the same months in 2016. In the first six months of 2017, approximately 49% of visitors enjoyed shopping and 16% of visitors enjoyed attendance at an art gallery, show, festival or fair. Over…See More
Aug 29
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Call for Artists: ArtFest Fort Myers

February 2 & 3, 2019 Downtown Fort Myers, Florida206 Artists Option to participate in Opening Night - February 1, 2019 Deadline: September 11, 2018 Looking for a profitable and stress-free weekend show? Apply to ArtFest Fort Myers - Southwest Florida's premier fine art festival and largest weekend event. Creating an…See More
Aug 27
Connie Mettler commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 29th Annual Taste of Morgan Hill
"Not me, Robbie. However, a friend of mine who used to live near said it is a very hotsy-totsy location."
Aug 15
Robbie Curnow commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 29th Annual Taste of Morgan Hill
"So anyone done this show?"
Aug 15
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Call for Artists: 29th Annual Taste of Morgan Hill

  September 29 & 30Morgan Hill, CaliforniaPresented By: Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce75 ArtistsDeadline: August 25Application/Jury Fee: 0    Booth Fee: $350 - 10x10; $650 - 10x20; Corner+$175Held outdoors spanning 6 blocks along the tree-lined Monterey Road between Dunne and Main Avenues in historic picturesque Downtown Morgan Hill. Morgan Hill is a beautiful community located in southern Santa Clara County, just…See More
Aug 10
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Call for Artists: 3rd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

December 1 & 2West Palm Beach, FLPresented By: Armory Art Center90 ArtistsDeadline: August 17Application Fee: $35    Booth Fee: $200The 3rd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival, presented by the Armory Art Center, will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. Last year's Festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 90 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and…See More
Aug 8
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Call for Artists: 42nd Annual Frankfort Art Fair

August 17 & 18   Frankfort, MichiganMarket Square ParkCoordinated by the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of CommerceFri. 4pm-8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm180+ ArtistsDeadline: August 14. Original deadline was May 1Application Fee: $200 TOTAL$25 Jury Fee + Booth Fee: $150+ $25 Late application fee.Where is Frankfort?  High on a bluff in the heart of…See More
Aug 3
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Call for Artists: Summit Art Festival

October 12, 13 & 14Lee's Summit, MissouriPresented By: Summit Art90 ArtistsDeadline: August 12Application Fee: $30    Booth Fee: $265The Summit Art Festival is a 3-day, outdoor, high-quality, juried fine art event in the historic downtown district of Lee's Summit, Missouri.  We support the arts and artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development and mentoring within Lee's Summit and the surrounding communities. The festival is managed and operated by the experienced…See More
Jul 27
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Call for Artists: Art on the Prairie

September 15 & 16Warrenville, IllinoisPresented By: Warrenville Park District 50 ArtistsDeadline: August 1Application Fee: 0   Booth Fee: $60Art on the Prairie is in it's 11th year! The art brings the community together to enjoy & purchase art & music all at the same time. The music is a folk style music, mixed in with a bit of country music.  The festival is set along the prairie path encouraging traffic from the path to stop and enjoy the arts throughout the weekend. The festival…See More
Jul 25
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Call for Artists: Edgewater Annual Arts and Music Festival

September 9Edgewater, New JerseyPresented By: Edgewater Arts Council60 ArtistsDeadline: August 1Registration Fee: $100 (Early Bird)   $125 after June 30Located in the historic art district of Edgewater called Shadyside, the neighborhood attracts residents and visitors to its charming restaurants, park with gazebo and pond lilies and access to entertainment along the Hudson River. It is considered a mecca for families of all ages who are shopping for art items and gifts for the upcoming…See More
Jul 20

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Call for Artists: 37th Annual LaQuinta Arts Festival

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March 7-10
LaQuinta, California
Presented By: LaQuinta Arts Foundation…

Call for Artists: 56th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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February 16, 17 & 18
Coconut Grove, Florida
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Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association

Call for Artists: 37th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show

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At 12:51pm on January 29, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Meg,

I met you at the Norah Jones concert...welcome!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site to be informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for subscribing and best of luck as you move forward.

At 12:16pm on January 31, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hey Meg,

I wondered if that's what was happening...sweet, and welcome aboard!

At 5:31pm on February 7, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Meg. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

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