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Call for Artists: 5 Detroit Area Shows + a Poster Competition

5th Palmer Park Art Fair



June 2 & 3
Detroit, Michigan
Sat. 10am-7pm;  Sun. 11am-5pm
66 artists
Deadline:  March 7
Application fee: $25; Booth fees start at $320

Best for high end traditional work, afro-centric work, larger paintings and sculpture.
The show is held in beautiful Palmer Park and is adjacent to some of the city's best neighborhoods.  Residents are professionals with huge homes and great disposable income.  Our experience is the shoppers like more traditional images, and afro-centric work also does well. Don't be afraid to bring larger work as many people have substantial historic homes. 
 
The show winds around a pond and runs adjacent to the historic log cabin.  Artists are encouraged to get out of the tent and create installations that enhance their work and interact with the natural beauty of the park.
 
The "entertainment" is art projects and artist demonstrations. Patrons are invited to get their hands dirty.  All of this helps to contribute to appreciation and s ales.
 
Why you should be here:
  • Limited to 66 artists
  • Significant paid advertising and news coverage
  • Easy drive up unloading
  • Experienced artists friendly organization
  • Free parking and RV parking
 Integrity Shows uses a 3 year jury rotation plan.  Once accepted, artists can count on being in the show for 2 more years provided they submit an application by the deadline.
 

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Palmer Park Poster Competition

Winning poster artist receives $500 and a free booth
(if appropriate).
No entry fee. Deadline: January 21

The Palmer Park Art Fair features an artist designed posted each year.  We prefer to use traditional printing methods to create a 100 copy run, but also do giclee' if appropriate for the selected artwork. Posters with natural images or featuring Palmer Park scenes have been selected- with less interest in other iconic Detroit imagery.



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2nd Kensington Metropark Art Fair
May 26-28
Milford, Michigan
Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-6pm; Mon. 10am-4pm
100 artists
Deadline: February 28

Application fee: $25 Booth fees start at $320

Best for high end work, traditional images.
Artists were pleasantly surprised with the attendance and spending at our first year results.  More than 90% plan to re-apply.   The park winds along the river with convenient parking, food trucks and river views.  The show is centered in one of Michigan's wealthiest areas, Oakland County, which has the highest per capita income in the state. The park already attracts 1.2 million visitors annually and our marketing campaign adds qualified art buyers.  Convenient parking for artists and patrons.

An intimate show with up to 80 booths.  Integrity Shows offers a three-year jury system allowing artists to grow with the show.


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24th Royal Oak Clay, Glass & Metal Show
 
June 9 & 10
Royal Oak, Michigan
Sat. 10 am-7pm; Sun. 11am-5pm
120 Artists
Deadline: March 14 

A unique event, featuring 120 clay, glass, and metal artists. 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.  
Entertainment at the show is art related.  No loud music.  Our audience prefers artist demonstrations. Accepted artists who demonstrate will be given extra space next to their booth for free.
 
Integrity Shows uses a 3 year jury rotation plan.  Once accepted, artists can count on being in the show for 2 more years provided they submit an application by the deadline. 
 

Presented by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of Integrity Shows,  info@integrityshows.com

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3rd Belle Isle Art Fair
 
August 4-5
Detroit, Michigan
Sat. 10am-7pm;  Sun. 11am-5pm
100 artists
Deadline: April 18

Application fee: $25; Booth fees start at $355

Best for all price points, eclectic and afro-centric with some traditional, natural images
 
Held  on beautiful Belle Isle State Park near downtown Detroit, the show attracts people from all over the region that love the ambience.  Many artists reported record sales , some selling work priced at $4000 and up. The audience is a mix of suburbanites and city dwellers with the budget and appreciation to buy art.
 
Belle Isle is a beautiful island State Park in the Detroit River. Tens of thousands of people come out on summer weekends. The show is near the entry bridge across from the stunning Scott Fountain, with ample parking nearby.  
 
As with other art fairs by Integrity Shows, artists are juried on a three year basis. If you are accepted by the jury you are assured of acceptance annually and re-jury in the fourth year.  Of course you still need to apply on time and your work has to be relatively the same.  We believe that artists should be able to plan at least a part of their schedule.

Presented by Integrity Shows,  info@integrityshows.com

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15th Funky Ferndale Art Fair

September 22-24
Ferndale, Michigan
Fri. 3pm-7pm;  Sat. 10am-7pm; 
Sun. 11am-5pm
120 artists
Deadline: May 16

Application fee: $25; Booth fees start at $355
Best for non-traditional work in all mediums, under $750, jewelry and fiber. 
This show features art with an edge. The show draws an appreciative audience looking for funky and unusual artwork in all media categories.  They are happy to spend money on art that they love. 
 
Fashionable Ferndale's downtown is a thriving business community with distinctive boutiques and bistros. The lively atmosphere attracts young upwardly mobile professionals.  This show is designed to provide a showcase for artists that have work that appeals to that group. As Detroit continues its comeback Ferndale becomes an even more desirable area.
 
A healthy advertising budget along with extensive marketing and news coverage brings out the art lovers.  
 
Integrity Shows uses a 3 year jury rotation plan.  Once accepted, artists can count on being in the show for 2 more years provided they submit an application by the deadline.
 

Presented by Integrity Shows,  info@integrityshows.com

Mark Loeb, Integrity Shows President, has been producing and consulting with events since 1982 in metro Detroit. In addition to these five events he consults with art fair and event organizers.

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Learn more about Integrity Shows

Intentional events for extraordinary results:  https://www.integrityshows.com/

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