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March 7
Elkhart, Indiana
Northern Indiana Event Center/ RV Hall of Fame
Presented by: KoZmo Events
11:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Over 40 Artists
Deadline: Until full
 
Kozmo Events invites you to join Michiana's only premier indoor art fair, inside at the beautiful Northern Indiana Event Center, a popular event destination visible and easily accessible from the Indiana Toll Road.
 
Elkhart County, IN, has gained a fine reputation as a market for acquiring and selling art- from the quarterly ArtWalk events to the Midwest Museum of American Art Juried Regional show and the annual Taste of the Gardens. For the Love of Art is a great addition to Elkhart's cultural events.
 
Why should you participate? For the Love of Art combines an exciting array of traditional and contemporary artists from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and beyond in a first class facility that is conveniently accessible from interstate 80/90 * The Northern Indiana Event Center (RV Hall of Fame).
 
The 2015 show will feature over 40 artists with a variety of different media from pottery, fine woodwork, handcrafted furniture, blown glass, fiber art, sculptures, paintings and many more original pieces of art. We accept only a few artists per medium to ensure all artists will benefit financially. We go above and beyond to accommodate each artists and promote their work.
 
Once your application and fee is accepted you will receive an email with complete details for the show.
 
To apply and learn more please visit us at www.elkhartfortheloveofart.com 
Questions: Shireen @269-625-1638
More helpful links for the area: www.northernindianaeventcenter.orgwww.amishcountry.org
 
Marketing strategy: 
  • Marketing to art buyers 30+ years and older with disposable incomes and women who love appreciate beautiful things
  • Advertising area: South Bend, Laport, Highland, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Chicago Neighborhoods, and all of southwest Michigan
  • Media: Television, newspapers, internet, posters, leaflets, and postcards on request
Show Amenities for the artists

  • Drive into the building to unload and load
  • Reasonable booth fee
  • Professional management
  • Complimentary donuts, coffee and water during set-up
  • Host families available for your overnight stay
  • One-time -Life time jury fee (Once accepted to KoZmo Events shows you will always be invited back)
  • Best booth contest: Credits to use for future show with KoZmo Events
Show Amenities to the patrons
  • Soft seating area for patrons to enjoy music, food, and wine
  • Art Dollar giveaways to be spent at the show to encourage patrons to buy art
  • Other great cultural giveaways
Whether you are a professional fine artist, weekend hobbyist, a collector with expensive tastes or an opportunist looking for the perfect gift, For the Love of Art is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with others.
A portion of the door fee will go to benefit the arts in Elkhart. 
 
KoZmo Events Mission
It is our mission to strengthen the arts by bringing people together through artistic events of the highest quality. Through this and all our events. artists and art lovers come to share their appreciation for beautiful things.

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Comment by Lynnea Bennett on December 7, 2015 at 9:54pm

that should read.. ANY additional insights... 

Comment by Lynnea Bennett on December 7, 2015 at 9:53pm

I am actually looking at this event for 2016.. sent an email with photos to the show and got an application back from her in a few hours... and additional insights for this event would be great.. it is about 4 hours from me

Comment by Connie Mettler on January 22, 2015 at 8:28pm

My point precisely, Joan. I hope to attend and meet you again.

Comment by Joan Tweedell on January 22, 2015 at 4:38pm

I walked it last year (it was a day before I was leaving for FL) and was impressed enough to sign up for it this year. Don't expect miracles, but the promoter is working very hard, and there's not much else going on up here in winter.

Comment by Connie Mettler on January 21, 2015 at 2:39pm

Here's the deal, to my way of thinking: if it is reasonably priced, if it is near, if you can keep your expenses low, if you can bring in some income in March with an event you can go back to then you've got to do it. 

Comment by Robert Wallis on January 21, 2015 at 1:35pm
Okay, that sounds good. If the fees are reasonable, which it sounds like,
I'm willing to try it. It's about a two and a half hours drive straight up US 31 for me until we get close to there.
Comment by Connie Mettler on January 21, 2015 at 9:42am

This is its second year, Robert. The promoter, Shireen Kline, is working her tail off to make it work. That guarantees her work ethic as she really wants to bring small events to communities in her region of southern Michigan/northern Indiana. The facility is nice and accessible. I've seen it from the Toll Road heading to Chicago. The fee is very reasonable. Hoping for the best, or at least a possible money making opportunity during a slow time of the year in the area.

Comment by Robert Wallis on January 21, 2015 at 8:29am
Has anyone done this show?

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