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Call for Artists: Six Detroit area shows - May to September

4th Kensington Metropark Art Fair
May 23-25 Milford logo
Memorial Day Weekend 
Milford, Michigan
Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron Pkwy. 
Sat. & Sun. 10am-6pm; Mon. 10am-4pm
100 artists
Deadline: February 24

Application fee: $25; Booth fees start at $355
Kensington
A beautiful art fair next to the lake in the heart of Michigan's most prosperous areas. The show is centered in one of Michigan's wealthiest areas, Oakland County, which has the highest per capita income in the state.

Traditional images do well in all price points.  Audience is a little older with large homes and gardens.  Artist booths are in the grass in a serpentine layout.

Extensive marketing and partnerships. 

Held in a popular park by the beach with 800 dedicated parking spaces. The park winds along the river with convenient parking, food trucks and river views. The park already attracts 1.2 million visitors annually.
7th Palmer Park Art Fair
June 6 & 7
Detroit, Michigan
Palmer Park 
Saturday 10am-7pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
65 artists
Deadline: March 1

Application fee: $25; Booth fees start at $335

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 sales.

Why you should be here:
  • Limited to 65 artists
  • Significant paid advertising and news coverage
  • Easy drive up unloading
  • Experienced artists friendly organization
  • Free parking and RV parking
The Art of Fire: Clay, Glass & Metal
June 13 & 14
Royal Oak, Michigan
Downtown on Washington St.
Saturday 10 am-7pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
110 Artists
Deadline: March 9

Application fee: $25; Booth fee: $355 (doubles & electricity available)
 
A unique event, featuring 110 clay, glass, and metal artists. The nation's only show dedicated to clay, glass and metal. 

What you'll find:
  • Extensive demos in each medium
  • An 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.


Presented by the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of Integrity Shows, info@integrityshows.com
Stony Creek Art Fair
July 25 & 26
Shelby Township, Michigan
Metropark - 4300 Main Park Drive
75 Artists
Deadline: April 6

Application fee: $25   Booth fee: $355 - $690

The Stony Creek Art Fair is in a beautiful setting next to a lake.  The large parking lot is within 100 feet. Close to large homes and wealthy patrons, this show should be good for most price points.  
Stony Creek landscape
Get that "up north" feeling without leaving the suburbs at top-rated Stony Creek Metropark. Extending across Oakland and Macomb counties, 4,461 scenic acres abound with opportunity for outdoor recreation all year long. Near Rochester, Birmingham and other high-income cities.  Millions of people visit the park annually.bblandford jeweler
The show offers dedicated parking for artists and patrons adjacent to the event. We will limit the show to 75 booths. Our marketing program is designed to attract qualified high-end art collectors.  
Belle Isle Art Fair
August 1 & 2
Detroit, Michigan
Belle Isle State Park
Saturday 10am - 7pm & Sunday 11am - 5pm
100 Artists
Deadline: April 19
 
Application fee $25 Booth fee $395-$730
 
Belle Isle is a beautiful island park reached by bridge from Detroit. The art fair is in a grass field adjacent to the beautiful Scott Fountain.  People from all over love to come to the island and it's packed with people on summer weekends.  

We work hard to attract art buyers- media exposure, work with community groups and place extensive print and broadcast advertising.
Integrity Shows avoids the everything for everybody concept of shows. Our marketing is designed to bring people with the means and ability to buy your artwork. Our shows are widely praised for the effort placed toward supporting participating artists. We understand that your success is essential and we do what it takes to meet your needs.

  • 100 Juried Artists
  • Next to Scott Fountain
  • Art Projects with the DIA
  • Mint Artists Guild 
  • Heritage Artists Tent
  • Island Inspired Food  
  • Tiki Drinks and Beer
  • The Secret Garden
  • Music, More
  • 24-hour security
Funky Ferndale Art Fair

September 18 - 20
Ferndale 2020 Ferndale, Michigan
Nine Mile Road West of Woodward
Fri. 3pm-7:30pm, Sat. 10am-7:30pm, Sun. 11am-6pm
Deadline: May 17

Application fee $25  Booth fee $395-$595

Best for non-traditional work in all mediums, under $750, jewelry and fiber.
This fair attracts both traditional art fair lovers and those that did not realize that they love fine art. We focus on work that is a bit less traditional, art that invites conversation. Don't be mistaken though, it is a juried fine art fair. Work must be of the highest quality and made by the artist. Check the website to see last year's art to see how your work fits in.
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. We average 40,000 shoppers attending over the weekend. You are required to have liability insurance. If you don't have a policy we can help you obtain it at $39 for the event.

Integrity Shows - Intentional events for extraordinary results.

Integrity Shows are produced by Mark Loeb of Integrity Shows. Mark is a well-connected show organizer, recognized throughout metro Detroit. Mark and his team have been organizing, consulting and operating successful events since 1982.

Integrity Shows uses a three-year jury system. Artists are guaranteed a space for 3 years provided they apply by the deadline and abide by the show rules. We adjust the size of the show accordingly to assure that half the spaces are available in any given year.
Fun events, seriously

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