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Call for Artists: 6th Annual Art Rapids!

June 25
Elk Rapids, Michigan
Veteran's Memorial Park
75 Artists
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Where is Elk Rapids?  Visit this link.
Elk Rapids is at the center of some of the most affluent real estate in northern Michigan, on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, near Charlevoix and Harbor Springs.  This area has really blossomed with new homes, golf courses and galleries in the last ten years, making it a desired vacation second home location, for people from Chicago and Detroit.
The art fair is held in Veteran's Memorial Park, by Grand Traverse Bay in the heart of this charming harbor town.  Patrons can walk two short blocks where they will find restaurants, antique shops and art galleries.  Elk Rapids already attracts an art-loving clientele the year around.
The organizers have planned every detail including a reception (appetizers and wine) the night before for the artists and volunteers.  The next morning volunteers are on hand with golf carts at 5am to unload artists vans and help with setup.  Then the sun comes out and the people show up.  As they know this is a one-day show so it is "now or never."
Prize money:
     $1000 Best of show
     $600 Honorable Mention
     $125 Best Display
     $125 People's Choice
Space Fees:
     1 space, 1 artist $125
     1 space, 2 artists $175
     2 spaces, 1 artist  $250
Testimonials from artists:

--This was a terrific show, well organized, advertised, and well attended.  Glad to be in the show.
--My compliments to all involved.  The art presented was upscale.  Very well done.
--Thanks for selecting fine art (as opposed to crafts). It's very difficult to find art shows, and if you continue to keep a high standard and accept only fine art, you will get that reputation and buyers coming with the knowledge that it is an art show and they are prepared to spend accordingly.
For more information and to download an application visit:

Are you free on this date? What a wonderful place to spend a summer weekend, on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, enjoying the hospitality of this artsy community.

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Comment by Amy Perrier on February 18, 2011 at 12:58pm

I've done the Art Rapids! show for the last 2 years and it's really a great show.  I look forward to (hopefully) being in it again this summer.  It kicks off my summer season and has been consistantly a show with many buyers.  If you're accepted, definately go to the artist's reception the night before.  It is a great opportunity to meet other artists and also the people in Elk Rapids and surrounding area that promote the arts.  Fabulous food and drink as well as entertainment.  There is lots of help for set-up and tear down if you need it, as well as gators and carts.  Of all the shows I do in Northern Michigan, this show is the most organized and artist friendly. 


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