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Call for Artists: Geneva Arts Fair 20th Annual

10024082863?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 23 & 24
Geneva, Illinois
Downtown Geneva
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
150 Artists
Deadline: February 1
Application fee: $30         Booth fee: $400
Geneva, a chic and charming historic town located on the Fox River, will celebrate its 20th annual Fine Arts Fair in 2022. Its prestigious reputation of offering a superb selection of original fine art by renowned artists and cutting edge newcomers attracts beginning and avid art collectors. Presented by the Chamber of Commerce, the show is tucked among 100+ specialty shops located in Victorian-style homes and century-old buildings. Warm small-town hospitality offers a picture-postcard setting for this juried art celebration.
This allows ample space to display artwork, move about your booth and have several patrons in your booth area at one time.
  • Snacks, morning coffee and light breakfast
  • Easy loading and unloading
  • Flexible booth fee payment schedule
  • Event marketing & publicity: web, social media, print
  • Close artist parking reserved
  • Booth sitters and volunteers
  • Overnight security
  • Air-Conditioned break room
  • Festival programs with listing of attending artists
In order to maintain the quality of our shows and offer our visitors and buyers a fresh look at new work, we prioritize artists who are new to or unique in the region. We value being a high-end show that promotes quality artwork and attracts an enthusiastic crowd. 
It's About the ART!
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Call for Artists: 9th Annual Uptown Art Expo

10018809473?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 26 & 27
Altamonte Springs, Florida
9th Annual UpTown Art Expo
Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
140 Artists
Deadline: February 11
Application fee: $30     Booth fee: $320
The streets along beautiful Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte in Altamonte Springs/Orlando will come alive with artisans showcasing their talents, color and music. The free admission Art Festival is limited to only 140 juried art & fine crafts artists and features chalk street paintings, festival foods and live entertainment.
  • 25,000 Patrons
  • Friday Drive up Load-in
  • Free adjacent parking
  • Overnight Security
  • All booths have small storage behind
  • Sunday Morning Artists' Breakfast
  • Extensive PR and Marketing
  • Highest household buying income in the region
  • $7,800 Artist Awards
  • Limited electric available additional fee
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10009678664?profile=RESIZE_400xJune 25 & 26
Muskegon, Michigan
Lakeshore Art Festival
Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 9am-4pm
350 Artists
Deadline: February 1
Application fee: $35   Booth fee: $180-$250
The Lakeshore Art Festival is a unique mix of fine art, fine craft, hand-crafted goods, food and family fun in Downtown Muskegon, Michigan. Guests will enjoy a juried fine art and craft fair, as well as vibrant streets brimming with unique artisan food products, children’s activities, entertainment and more! With exhibitor perks, outstanding accommodations and restaurants nearby, this is a must-attend event!
Artist Information
  • Highly Ranked Festival by Sunshine Artist and ArtFair Calendar
  • Past Attendance 55,000
  • June 25th PM & June 26th AM Set-Up
  • $3,000 Fine Art / Fine Craft Cash Awards
  • Booth Sitters
  • Overnight Security
  • Warm and professional staff dedicated to the arts
We can’t tell you how many positive comments we heard throughout the day from our shoppers regarding the show. We heard comments such as, “best one ever,” “love that they added additional streets,” “great quality of vendors,” “happy it is right downtown,” and the list goes on and on!
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10009742478?profile=RESIZE_400xAugust 5, 6, & 7
Park City, Utah
Historic Main Street
Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, & Sunday 10am-6pm
200 Artists
Deadline: February 8
Application fee: $50  Booth fee: $775-$1850
The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is an award-winning, jury selected visual arts festival located in the heart of the world-famous resort community of Park City, Utah. Now, in its 53rd year, the Kimball Arts Festival is Utah’s longest-running visual arts festival and is one of the most highly regarded art events in the West. For three days, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival proudly features professional fine artists across 13 disciplines, providing visitors with an opportunity to meet and purchase art from a wide variety of talented artists. In 2021, the Festival drew more than 26,000 ticket holders to Park City’s Historic Main Street and reported art sales were over $1.8 million!
  • Kimball Art Center partners with a variety of hotels and other accommodations in Park City. Prior to the Festival, we will pass along special artist discounts from our lodging partners! 
  • Website listing with artist images and link to artist website.
  • A customized map just for Participating Artists with addresses and important locations.
  • A Welcome Tent with bagels and coffee at the Artist Check-In location Friday morning.
  • An Artist Lounge with coffee and all-day refreshments, plus electrical outlets for charging devices for Participating Artists during the Festival.
  • Early morning load-in option for those with long or delicate set-ups.
  • Staggered assigned load-in times for an organized load-in with space to unload.
  • Complimentary artist parking for one vehicle (and 1 trailer) per artist in dedicated lots, including oversized parking.
  • Participating Artists will be given festival credentials for themselves and one assistant or co-artist (two total). Additional credentials will be available for purchase.
  • Lunches available for purchase delivered directly to Participating Artist booth during the Festival.
  • Water and snacks delivered by volunteers throughout the Festival.
Accolades from Past Participating Artists:
“This is our most profitable and enjoyable show every year!”
“I thank you for running a terrific show. Artist friendly and very well-run show.”
“Well run, well attended, attentive staff, great sales.”
Contact: Hillary Gilson
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9996434069?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 9 & 10
St. Joseph Michigan
60th Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff
Lake Bluff Park
Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
175 Artists
Deadline: January 24
Application fee: $50 Booth fee: $475-$675
 Overlooking Lake Michigan, the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff (KAF) is known for having outstanding volunteers and providing a great artist experience. Each year a new jury of professionals in the arts is recruited to review applications. The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is one of the most prestigious and well-attended events in southwest Michigan.
The City of St. Joseph was recently ranked the 23rd best place to live in the U.S. by the website 24/7 Wall Street. Neighboring Benton Harbor, Michigan is home to appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation. KAF is a 1-1/2 hour drive from Chicago and Grand Rapids. This established art fair attracts fine art and fine craft artists and an educated and inquisitive buying audience from all over the US and Canada.
  • Krasl Art Fair Best of Category (highest score from on-site jury in each category): $200 cash award, invitation to return in 2023 with a waived application fee.
  • Board of Directors’ Choice Award: $200 cash award, invitation to return in 2023 with a waived application fee.
  • NEW!! 60th Anniversary Award - cash award, invitation to return in 2023 with a waived application fee.
  • 3-5 members of the jury return to jury on-site Saturday. Awards will be presented on Sunday morning.
Amenities Include:
  • Booths are located in beautiful Lake Bluff Park on grassy lawn with trees, lake breezes, and gorgeous views of Lake Michigan.
  • Free, artist-only, off-street parking no more than four blocks from the fair; plus reserved overnight parking for RVs and vans (after 5 pm on Friday).
  • Curb-side unloading and loading.
  • Roomy booths spaced 6’ - 10’ from one another with storage space.
  • Police officers patrol the park Friday and Saturday nights and are present and ready to respond as needed during the event.
  • Booth sitters available to provide breaks for artists.
  • 10% discount for KAF artists in Krasl Art Center Gift Shop.
  • Package Pick-Up for the convenience of purchasers of oversized items.
  • A staff and volunteer committee dedicated to making our show the artists’ favorite.
  • Coffee & pastries provided Saturday & Sunday mornings.
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9996419681?profile=RESIZE_192XMay 13, 14, & 15
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis Art Center
Friday Preview Party 6pm-8pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
150 Artists
Deadline: January 24
Application fee: $35  Booth fee: $400
Now celebrating its 50th year, the Indianapolis Art Center’s OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair attracts an average of 12,000 visitors and offers an opportunity for the public to meet fine art & craft artists from the U.S. and Canada. The OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair is located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center, designed by Hoosier Architect Michael Graves, and its 9.5-acre ARTSPARK. Located in the Broad Ripple Village Cultural District— a cultural arts, shopping, night club, and dining district—the Indianapolis Art Center is next to the popular Monon Trail urban greenway.
 Show Features
  • Extensive advertising and promotion worth at least $30,000.00
  • Booth Sitter Text Hotline - Get a friendly booth sitter right when you need one!
  • Overnight Roving Security (Indianapolis Police Department)
  • Friday Night Preview Party for select areas
  • Saturday and Sunday Artist and Volunteer breakfast
  • Food Line passes; get to the front of any line, so you don’t miss a sale!
  • Warm and professional staff dedicated to the arts
Contact: Shannon Bennett
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June 11 & 12
Royal Oak, Michigan
Washington Street
Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
120 Artists
Deadline: March 13
Application fee: $30    Booth fees start at $395
  • A unique event, featuring 60 clay, glass, and metal artists. The nation's only show dedicated to clay, glass and metal. 
  • Extensive demos in each medium.
  • Educated audience that loves this art and supports it with their purchases. 
  • Artists that demonstrate or offer hands-on projects get additional space at no charge. 
  • A narrow focus on work created with minerals and heat attracts an audience specifically looking to purchase these items.
Our artists tell us it is a pleasure having customers who understand their work and techniques. Drive up to unload, convenient artist parking. 

Intentional events for extraordinary results:

Presented by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of Mark Loeb and Integrity Shows.
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9981624083?profile=RESIZE_400xMay 6, 7, & 8
St. Louis, Missouri
Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
150 Artists
Deadline: January 10
Application fee: $45   Booth fee: $350-$600
More than 15,000 patrons attend this annual three-day outdoor event over Mother's Day weekend, featuring local food vendors, live music, and 150 juried artists from across the country exhibiting work in ten media categories: ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture, and wood.
St. Louis show
Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents 70+ works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in St. Louis County. Free and open daily, Laumeier serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions, and public events.

  • All sales proceeds
  • Average $6,500 in sales (based on past participating artist surveys)
  • On-site Artist Hospitality Tent and Artist Relations team during ALL hours of the Art Fair
  • Booth sitters available during ALL hours of the Art Fair
  • Continental breakfast provided (Saturday & Sunday at 8:00 a.m.)
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Indoor public restrooms available
  • Electricity included
  • Event widely advertised in the greater St. Louis region
  • Listing in printed event program (7,500 printed and distributed)
  • Listing on Laumeier's website
  • Potential on-site media opportunities
  • Early set-up available (Thursday, May 5 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Discounted rates at nearby hotels
  • Patron art pick-up services
Engaging the community through art and nature.
More info:
Contact: Nicole Orlando
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Call for Artists: Amdur Productions 2022



Various Midwest Locations






Application Dates:
November 8, 2021 - 
February 1, 2022

Application fee:




May Shows

9978844276?profile=RESIZE_400x     May 14 & 15     Spring Bayshore Art Festival
                            Glendale, Wisconsin





May 21 & 22      Northbrook Art in the Park
                             Northbrook, Illinois










     May 28 & 29     Barrington Art Festival
                            Barrington, Illinois







June Shows


     June 4 & 5     Lincolnshire Art Festival
                         Lincolnshire, Illinois






     June 11 & 12     Brookfield Arts, Crafts, & Drafts
                             Brookfield, Wisconsin






     June 18 & 19          Gold Coast Art Fair
                                  Chicago, Illinois







  June 25 & 26           Valparaiso Art Festival
                                Valparaiso, Indiana






   June 25 & 26          Deer Park Art Show
                                Deer Park, Illinois







July Shows




     July 9 & 10           Whitefish Bay Art Fest 
                                Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin  









   July 15, 16, & 17          Millennium Art Festival
                                      Chicago, Illinois








     July 23 & 24              Glencoe Festival of Art
                                     Glencoe, Illinois







     July 30 & 31               Art at the Glen
                                      Glenview, Illinois






August Shows


     August 6 & 7                Wheaton Art Walk
                                        Wheaton, Illinois







     August 13 & 14              Printer's Row Art Fest
                                         Chicago, Illinois








     August 19, 20 & 21          Evanston Art Fest
                                           Evanston, Illinois





                   August 27 & 28                 Port Clinton Art Festival
                                                          Highland Park, Illinois




September Shows






     September 3 & 4                 Third Ward Art Festival
                                               Milwaukee, Wisconsin







     September 10 & 11               Art on the Fox
                                                Algonquin, Illinois









     September 17 & 18                Fall Bayshore Art Festival
                                                 Glendale, Wisconsin





     September 24 & 25                Burr Ridge Art Fair
                                                 Burr Ridge, Illinois









More info:

Contact: Caitlin Pfleger



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Call for Artists: Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival

9963032093?profile=RESIZE_400xMay 6, 7, & 8
Ridgeland, Mississippi
Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival
Renaissance at Colony Park
Friday 5pm-7:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, & Sunday 11am-5pm
100 Artists
Deadline: January 9
Application fee: $30 Booth fee: $350
The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival presents artists and their work against the splendid setting of Renaissance at Colony Park (, a regional lifestyle center renowned for its shopping, dining and entertainment experiences as well as for its graceful, Old-World architecture. The City of Ridgeland has grown from a quiet suburb of Jackson, the state capital, to a vibrant hub for the arts and a premier retail and dining venue.
The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival is the centerpiece of Ridgeland’s signature festival, Art, Wine & Wheels (, which also includes the Santé South Wine Festival, an international showcase of the world’s premier wines and some of Mississippi’s most succulent culinary delights and the Natchez Trace Century Ride, a recreational bicycle ride with 1,000 riders on the historic Natchez Trace.
The show was recently awarded the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events Champion award and recognized by AAA's "Southern Traveler" magazine as a Southern Travel Treasure.
The timing of our festival works well for routing with other Southern spring shows.
• Easy, convenient and leisurely load in and load out
• Free, convenient artist parking
• Free van and RV parking close to the festival
• Affordable $350 booth fee
• Your name, medium, city, state, one image and a link to your website included on our website
• Wi-Fi available throughout festival
• Complimentary box lunch delivered to your booth on Saturday
• Complimentary festival t-shirt (one per booth)
• Special show rates at our on-site host hotel, Hyatt Place Jackson/Ridgeland
• 24-hour security
• Booth sitters
• $7,000 Cash Awards
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Call for Artists: Art in the Loop - Last Call!

9962987270?profile=RESIZE_400xApril 29 - May 1
Memphis, Tennessee
Ridgeway Loop Road

Friday 1pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, & Sunday 11am-4pm
80 Artists
Deadline: January 5

Application fee: $25 Early Bird   Booth fee: $325
Art in The Loop is staged OUTDOORS in east Memphis, near Poplar Avenue & I-240, on Ridgeway Loop Road. This unique site is situated in between 1.5 million square feet of high-level offices and one of Memphis' most exclusive residential areas (the founders of FedEx & AutoZone live right around the corner).  In addition to offices, the area boasts several hotels (including the Memphis Hilton) and a 4-screen Cinema dedicated to films attractive to the over-45 audiences; there are also two Mega-Churches in view of our festival site, which bring additional traffic on Sunday.  Our Sponsors include: WKNO TV & FM, the local PBS & NPR Affiliates & Memphis Magazine.
Memphis show
  • Exhibition is on an asphalt road with easy load-in (drive up to space).
  • Once again, to accommodate any lingering covid concerns, all booths will be open on 3 sides, with 10' between.
  • Admission is free.
  • Food trucks & bar are onsite and integrated with artists' displays.
  • We do not seek to attract the largest crowds, only those who might buy art.
  • Artists' sales are the focus of our event.

"Loyalty All Around." As an artist and a seller, I've never felt so welcome at a show. The thoughtful planning and accommodation for sellers is evident. Greg is also a canny networker who brings in smart customers, ready to buy, who become loyal collectors. Loyalty all around is what makes these shows something to look forward to, for everyone involved.
- Chris Armstrong, Felt Artist, Nashville TN

Artworks Foundation's shows are always of the highest caliber and attract a sophisticated demographic; they enjoy shopping for high-quality fine craft. The juried artists can hope for strong sales from a buying public. During the pandemic, the director has gone out of his way to provide plenty of social distancing, sanitation stations, masks and signage to keep everyone safe and healthy.
- Thomas Spake, Glass Blower, Chattanooga TN


More info:
Contact: Greg Belz
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Call for Artists: 3rd Sunset Hills Makers Market

9947109460?profile=RESIZE_400xApril 30
Sunset Hills, Missouri
Sunset Hills Makers Market
Watson Trail Park
Saturday 10am-5pm
100-125 Artists
Deadline: January 11
Application fee: $25.00 Booth fee: $75.00
Welcome to the Sunset Hills Makers Market! 2019 marked the second year and the event exceeded expectations with quality vendors, outstanding attendance, and tremendous community partnerships throughout St. Louis County. Watson Trail Park is located in affluent Sunset Hills and surrounded by residential neighborhoods. The show itself will be located on the tennis courts and on flat ground.
Artist Cathy Carney 2019- "Thank YOU for a fabulous event!!!!!! Thanks so much to you and your committee for making the First “Sunset Hills Makers Market” such a terrific success! Your organization was just fantastic. From the moment I pulled in, my tent was set up, volunteers were there to help with set-up, and throughout the day, checked back with us to make sure we were all okay. And then when the winds came, they even put tarps up!!! YOU name it, we had it!! And, what a beautiful setting we had on those tennis courts . . .
Finally, i also received many comments from customers that your publicity was fabulous. Many people said that they saw your signage, Facebook Posts and e-mail blasts, and were excited to support this ‘first year show’ in their neighborhood! You and your committee made the First “Sunset Hills Makers Market” an event that I will eagerly look forward to applying to next year!
Thank YOU, Nora and the rest of your committee - And the City of Sunset Hills - again for everything!! I do hope you all have a great - and a VERY relaxing - day!!!"
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9928534859?profile=RESIZE_400xMay 20, 21, & 22
Reston, Virginia
Presented in Reston Town Center
by Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art
Daily 11am-6pm - rain or shine
200 Artists
Deadline: December 27
Application fee: $55
Late applications accepted through January 3, $60
Booth fee: $525 for standard 10' x 10'
Now in its 31st year, the Tephra Fine Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) has a long-standing reputation for showcasing high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting. Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting over 20,000 people annually to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events that engage visitors with compelling artistic voices — leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region.
New Name, Same Great Festival—In 2021, Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), the producer of the Festival for the last 30 years, officially rebranded and re-introduced the organization as Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA). In line with this rebrand, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is now the Tephra Fine Arts Festival.
The word “tephra” – matter ejected from geothermal eruptions that lands upon, nourishes, and changes the surrounding environment—emphasizes the institution’s belief in the combustibility of creativity and the generation of ideas and growth that the arts can provide.
Artists are the core of the Tephra Fine Arts Festival.
In appreciation of the time, effort, and money invested by participating artists,
Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art works hard to provide an excellent 9928737496?profile=RESIZE_400xexperience for artists throughout the festival.

2021 Festival documentation featuring work
by Julio Garcia. Photo credit: Craig Lawrence
The Festival has great amenities!
• Prior day set-up and convenient load-in and load-out
• FREE parking Thursday–Sunday in on-site garages for passenger vehicles
• Reduced hotel room rates for the Hyatt Regency Hotel on-site and Sheraton Reston off-site
• 24/7 site security
• Complimentary bottled water and portable snack options available daily
• Ample artist support with modified booth-sitting options
• Convenient and profitable selling hours for the Festival period (updated this year in response to artist feedback)
• Complimentary tickets to the Festival Cocktail Hour for artists and a guest, including hors d'oeuvres and beverages
• Electronic program with accompanying artwork images, artist booth numbers, and contact information
• Year-round artist promotion on the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art website
• $5,000 in cash awards
Art collectors know our Festival and mark their calendars early for our marquee event. Art enthusiast Margaret says: "Every year I have a list of events I very much look forward to and must repeat...The quality and diversity of the art is excellent and always interesting... “
Local collectors Bob & Bonnie said "We love to purchase artwork from the amazing artists at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. These works add vibrancy and interest to our home, while helping support the arts and artists who create them. Over the years we have collected over 20 pieces of art at this event and made many connections with artists we now call "friends." It is one of the best venues for art in the Mid-Atlantic, and also a highly anticipated event for the community and the metropolitan Washington, DC, area."
2019 exhibitor “I was impressed with the quality of the show and even more impressed with how the organization involved, embraced, and enhanced the community.”
Don’t miss your opportunity to be here!
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Call for Artists: Omaha Summer Arts Festival

9868855295?profile=RESIZE_400xJune 10, 11, & 12
Omaha, Nebraska
Aksarben Village
Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
135 Artists
Deadline: January 14
Application fee: $30 Booth fee: $350
NEW LOCATION IN 2022! The OSAF is excited to announce it will relocate to Omaha's Aksarben Village beginning in June 2022. This central location provides easy access to more than one million people in the metro. With ample parking, green space, walkable hotels, shops and restaurants, Aksarben Village will provide an ideal new home for the Festival.
The same panel of judges will conduct an on-site jury on Friday, June 10th. Cash awards wil be presented to Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as ten merit award winners. The presentations will take place at the Artists' Awards Breakfast on Saturday, June 11th. 
Artist Concierge Services & Amenitites:
  • Discount hotel rates
  • Artist Concierge hotline
  • Complimentary box lunch delivered to booth on Friday
  • Artist-only Awards Breakfast on Saturday
  • Continental breakfast delivered to booth on Sunday
  • Air-conditioned lounge
  • Complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Artist-only indoor restroom facilities
  • Experienced booth sitters
  • Artwork delivery service
  • Water delivery
  • Overnight indoor storage
  • 24-hour security
  • Electricity available - Limited
  • Corner spaces available - Limited
  • Double spaces available - Limited
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Call for Artists: 34th Naples Downtown Art Show

9864794475?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 19 & 20, 2022
Naples, Florida
5th Avenue South
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
250 Artists
Deadline: December 10
Application fee: $35 Booth fee: $540
Naples Art hosts one of the last major art festivals of the winter season. Located on upscale Fifth Avenue South, the heart of downtown, from 3rd St S. to 9th S, this is the ideal site for this fine art festival. The Naples Downtown Art Show was rated in Sunshine Artist's Magazine 2019 ARTIST 200 Best Shows in America.
The quad setup affords every artist a corner booth and great visibility. Qualified buyers enjoy the set-up along the 5th Ave S., where they are able to have the opportunity to engage with artists and learn about their process. This show attracts approximately 15,000 art-savvy attendees. The Naples Downtown Art Show benefits from the phenomenal Southwest Florida weather, bringing both tourists and the large number of seasonal residents arriving and shopping to refresh and restyle their homes with the addition of your fine art pieces.
In addition to traditional marketing, Naples Art provides a custom, preview show APP for attendees. Available for download weeks before the show begins, the APP has complete Google Map functionality to directly connect buyers to an artist's booth space on show days.
Contact: Maureen Roberts
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Call for Artists: Old Town Art Fair

June 11 & 12
Chicago, Illinois
Streets of Historic Old Town Triangle
Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 10am-6pm
215 Artists
Deadline: December 15
Application fee: $45 Booth fee: $750
The Old Town Art Fair is considered one of the top outdoor fine art shows in the nation. It is held on the streets of the historic Old Town Triangle neighborhood on Chicago’s near north side, amid charming homes, leafy parkways, and welcoming neighbors.
This is a show for artists and art buyers alike -- our art patrons are considered to be discerning, art-educated, and loyal art buyers. In addition, again this year we are putting a strong emphasis on increasing our marketing profile to be able to bring more buyers to you.
The volunteer-led Old Town Art Fair is committed to providing the highest quality experience possible for both our artists and our patrons. The Fair is produced by the Old Town Triangle Association, a nonprofit neighborhood organization whose Director also serves as staff support for the Fair. Fair proceeds go to support the Menomonee Boys and Girls Club, our local schools, community organizations, neighborhood improvements, and the activities and operations of the Triangle Association.
  • Participation in one of the country’s most prestigious outdoor fine art shows in one of the country’s greatest cities
  • Cash awards for Best of Show and Second Place within each of the four media groupings by which artists are juried
  • Website gallery with artist’s full-color, thumbnail image, and link to artist’s website (we use image #1, so plan accordingly)
  • Organized load-in Friday and, if necessary, Saturday morning, and cooperative load-out Sunday
  • Artists retain all proceeds from the sale of their art
  • Electronic postcard provided to artists to send to customers
  • Booth sitters are available for artists and complimentary water and snacks are delivered during the show
  • Complimentary continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday of the show for artists and their assistants and for volunteers
  • Express lanes for artists at food concessions
  • Prepaid, reserved artist parking in nearby lots!
Last year our artists told us that they preferred the reduced number of booths (200 in 2021 down from 250 in 2019) and space between booths (for social distancing) that we had due to protocols. They also said they were willing to pay more for fewer artists and more space between booths.
This year we are featuring 215 artist booths with five feet distance between booths and an increased booth fee to help us maintain our revenue.
We encourage you to apply for one of these highly coveted spots!
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Call for Artists: 18th Indian Wells Arts Festival

April 1, 2, & 3
Indian Wells, California
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
All three days: 9am-4pm
200 Artists
Deadline: November 30
Application fee: $35-$50 Booth fee: $300-$600
Crowned by gorgeous mountain views, the Indian Wells Arts Festival is held at the world-renowned Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. 200 museum-caliber artists transform the open-air tree-lined concourse and grassy gardens into a vibrant artisan showcase featuring thousands of one-of-kind works of art for sale. A newly enhanced and expanded $75 million state-of-the-art facility includes a shaded pavilion, luxurious on-site restroom facilities, full bar service and food offerings, and free wifi throughout the venue. Conveniently located in the heart of Southern California, within the beautiful Palm Springs Desert Resort communities, the city of Indian Wells is cherished by its residents, snow-birds, and tourists alike, and has become a year-round residential and tourist economy.
  • Ranked a Top 100 in the Nation Best Fine Art Show of the Decade by Sunshine Artist
  • "Best of the Best" by Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • #3 So-Cal Getaway by the Examiner

  • Top professionals from the staging, interior design and realty businesses along with elite media and influencers invited as VIPs
  • Easy artist Check-in and Express Check-out
  • Real-time show updates and communications via text message
  • Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
  • Live jazz and entertainment ambiance
  • Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free ‘be-back’ passes
  • Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
  • Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners
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Call for Artists: 10th Annual ArtFields

Lake City SCApril 22 - 30
Lake City, South Carolina
Downtown Lake City
350 Artists

Deadline: November 1
Application fee: $25   Booth fee: N/A
Up to 400 works of art will be on display in locally-owned venues, from renovated 1920s warehouses and professional art spaces such as Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center to the library, the history museum, the Ronald E. McNair Life History Center, restaurants, boutiques and other shops. During ArtFields, what was once one of South Carolina's most prosperous agricultural communities becomes a living art gallery as we recognize, celebrate and share the artistic talent of the Southeast.
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Adult artists of all working media who reside in the competition's 12 participating Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) are invited and encouraged to apply!

"Often, as artists, we question our inner saboteur and lean away from our chosen paths. I can say now without a doubt that I am questioning less and less by the day, and it is a great feeling and opportunity to be in this position. ArtFields is truly incredible for what you represent and what you do not only for Lake City, but for all of the artists in the South. You have given us a platform and a voice, and I hope you are all filled with pride when you think of your accomplishments."
~ Forrest Lawson, 2019 Grand Prize Winner
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"I do knitting and pin loom weaving. So it's not something that usually is accompanied in the same genre as art. But being in the same venue, and being in the same room with the caliber of artists that I saw [at ArtFields], I personally feel that my art has raised up a caliber because I see it differently." ~ Raeus J. Cannon, ArtFields 2019 Competition Artist

"You [ArtFields] encourage us to keep making. You are an incredible cheerleader and your role in the Southern arts community is unprecedented." ~ Kate Burke, ArtFields 2019 Competition Artist

"ArtFields is spiritual. I believe that ArtFields will be here long after I'm gone... I think it's one of those things that has sustaining power. I believe that it's a force. It's a movement more than an event to me. I feel that it has a purpose. And I'm thankful for it." ~Herman Keith, 2016 Mural Artist

"I always saw this art fest as a celebration rather than a competition. The artists and staff I got to connect with throughout the weekend will be long-running ties and allies, I feel it. I can't think of a more impactful art experience I've ever been a part of." ~ William Massey, III, ArtFields 2021 People's Choice 2D Prize Winner

More info:
Contact: Roberta Burns
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CAll for Artists: 43rd Naples National Art Show

Naples National 2022February 19 & 20, 2022
Naples, Florida
Cambier Park & 8th Street South

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
194 Artists
Deadline: October 29
Application fee: $35   Booth fee: $650
Naples is home to a robust and successful tourism industry. In February 2020 the county saw 225,800 visitors, a 6.9% increase over the prior year. Additionally, Travel + Leisure recently wrote that Naples is the No. 1 U.S. beach town to live in. The show is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, one block from downtown Naples' premier shopping and dining district.
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The NAA awards $5,000 in cash prizes for Naples National. Cash awards will be awarded as follows:
  • Best of Show - $2,000
  • Best 2D - $500
  • Best 3D - $500
  • Awards of Distinction 2D - 5 awards at $200 each
  • Awards of Distinction 3D - 5 awards at $200 each
Naples Natl 2022Subject to the latest health and safety guidance, artist amenities may include: Artist goodie bag, hospitality stations with water and snacks, and booth sitters.
In addition to traditional marketing, Naples Art provides a custom, preview show APP for attendees. Available for download weeks before the show begins, the APP has complete Google Map functionality to directly connect buyers to an artist's booth space on show days.
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Call for Artists: 4 Bridges Art Festival

ChattanoogaApril 8, 9, & 10
Chattanooga, Tennessee
First Horizon Pavillion
Friday Preview Party 6pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
145 Artists
Deadline: October 31

Application fee: $40   
Booth fee: $500-$1100
An essential part of Chattanooga's creative capital, 4 Bridges Arts Festival (4BAF) will return to downtown Chattanooga April 8-10, 2022. The 4 Bridges Arts Festival has cultivated and inspired an appreciation for the visual arts by creating opportunities for exchange between working artists and the public. The highly-anticipated 4BAF is a juried art show that attracts visual artists from across the country was ranked in the top 20 fine art festivals in country in 2019. 
Chattanooga show
First Horizon Pavillion is a grand covered pavilion (a former industrial foundry) in historic downtown Chattanooga. The pavillion is ppen air on the sides with a roof and concrete floor; and indoor restrooms provide comfort for artists and visitors. It is located on the historic southside of Chattanooga, a former industrial area that is now home to hotels, restaurants, and quickly-growing neighborhoods.
Chattanooga show 2The festival showcases the distinctive talents of over 140 artists and offers $20,000+ in cash awards. The festival weekend also includes live music throughout each day, and food from an array of local food trucks.

The 2022 Preview Party is Friday, April 8, 6-10 pm. Artists must attend and have their booths open for the Preview Party celebration.
More info:
Contact: Sarah Moore
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