Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
American Style Magazine's listing of top events is always interesting to me because there are shows on it I've rarely heard of such as Kentucky Crafted and Francisco's Farm, plus three of them are in Kentucky. What's that about?
Here's the list:
This year’s event, on March 19-20, will feature the best of fine art and craft, as well as musical performances, specialty foods and the chance to meet Kentucky authors. Learn more at http://kycraft.ky.gov.
Every spring, 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the U.S. convene in Scottsdale, offering art and crafts representing all mediums. This year’s festival will occur March 9-11. Visit www.scottsdaleartsfestival.org for more information.
“It’s well laid out, and there’s a terrific attitude among the artisans and the crowd.” There should certainly be a great attitude at the next show, May 26-28, which will feature 250 artisans, a silent auction for charity and tasty food. Go to www.paradisecityarts.com for more information.
“It manages to share an amazing variety of high-quality artwork and activities and performances for everyone,” writes Emily Fisher of St. Louis. For more details on this fall festival, scheduled on Sept. 7-9 this year, check out www.culturalfestivals.com.
Every October, the historic neighborhood of Old Louisville provides the setting for the St. James Court Art Show. The 56th annual juried event runs Oct. 5-7 this year. For more information, click on www.stjamescourtartshow.com.
The Northampton festival’s sister show and namesake made our Top 10 this year. Quality crafts, from blown glass to hand-forged jewelry, as well as fine art paintings and sculpture, make it a winner with AmericanStyle readers. The next show takes place March 16-18. Go to www.paradisecityarts.com for more information.
La Quinta, Calif.
Set in the tony Palm Springs Area, this show brings in big buyers and high price points are just fine. The next show takes place March 16-18. For details, visit www.lqaf.com.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair has been delighting patrons with contemporary fine art and crafts since its founding in 1959. Held on the central campus of the University of Michigan, this year’s festival takes place July 18-21. Go to www.artfair.org to learn more.
OK, technically it’s at a vineyard, not a farm. This year, the festival will feature only artists who have received formal invitations to exhibit, marking a departure from previous events. The festival runs June 23-24. For details, visit www.franciscosfarm.org
With more than 250 artists, the Kentuck Festival showcases exciting art and crafts, as well as demonstrations of traditional skills such as blacksmithing and quilting. This year, the Kentuck Festival takes place Oct. 20-21. For more information, check out www.kentuck.org.
What do you think of this list? Is your favorite show missing?