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Call for Artists: The Guild 2020 Art Fairs

We invite you to apply to our 2020 season of art fairs sponsored by the Guild of Artists & Artisans.
The Guild is a non-profit, membership association of independent artists founded in 1970 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its mission is to develop and present art fairs to provide marketing opportunities for its members which also serve as educational, cultural and entertaining events for the community.

The Guild draws upon its talented, exclusive and diverse membership to exhibit and sell their work at these events. Each member artist is juried through The Guild's rigorous standards process, which ensures exceptional creativity and technical skill.

Please consider the events below for your 2020 art fair season.

Karen Delhey, Executive Director, karen@theguild.org
Nicole McKay, Artist Relations, nicole@theguild.org
Learn more: theguild.org  
Questions? Contact us: 734.662.3382
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Royal Oak Market Spring Art Fair 
April 3 & 4
Royal Oak, Michigan
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Presented by: The Guild of Artists and Artisans
12Noon - 10pm
75 Artists
Deadline: February 3

Application fee: $25; Booth fee: $250
Join us as we kick off the 2020 art fair season with this indoor show at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The market is an enclosed marketplace that is conveniently located in the Civic Center at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street in downtown Royal Oak. It is a popular marketplace for people who live in this affluent corner of Oakland County, attracting 1000's every weekend to shop, meet their friends and relax. The Royal Oak Farmers Market provides one of the premium market venues in southeast Michigan and offers a boutique venue for your work.
This is a juried fair. The artists will be showing and selling their own work. Admission for fairgoers is free.  Fairgoers will find the same excellence and variety as in the Guild's Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.
 
Marketing:
The Guild does extensive advertising and PR for all of their shows in print, digital, TV and radio. Locations include WDET, WWJ, WNIC, 
Freep.com, USA Today online, The Jewish News, Between the Lines, SEEN Magazine, WJBK - Fox 2 Detroit, Facebook, Instagram, and more!

Show Features:
  • Extensive advertising and promotion
  • Cash Awards to Artists
  • Professional and respectful art fair staff
  • Well-provisioned artist hospitality tent
  • Negotiated special rates for artists in nearby hotels and motels
  • Friendly booth sitters
  • Professional, overnight security
Contact: Nicole McKay  nicole@theguild.org   (734) 662-3382
 
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39th Annual Art Birmingham
May 9 & 10
Birmingham, Michigan 
Presented By: The Guild of Artists & Artisans
Downtown on South Old Woodward
Saturday 10am - 6pm & Sunday 10am - 5pm
160 Artists
Deadline: February 3

Application Fee: $30
Booth Fee: $345(10x10); $690 double booth; $65 corner

Art Birmingham takes place in a new location in 2020 along South Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham. Moving from Shain Park to S. Old Woodward, this show will be visible from Woodward Avenue, making it more accessible to fairgoers. It is also within easy access to the many unique stores and fabulous restaurants of downtown Birmingham - favorites of the upscale shoppers and residents throughout Oakland County and beyond. A Mother's Day Tradition, this highly respected event will showcase 160 juried artists in an elegant and extraordinary setting.
Featured work includes painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, wood, sculpture, mixed media, fiber, metal and more. Admission is free to fairgoers and the event serves as a benefit for the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.

Marketing Plan:
The Guild of Artists & Artisans does extensive marketing and PR for its shows in print, digital, social, and TV and Radio. Locations include WDET, WNIC, WWJ, Fox 2 Detroit, SEEN Magazine, Freep.com, USAToday, The Jewish News, Between the Lines, Facebook, Instagram, and more.

Show Features:
  • Extensive advertising and promotion
  • Cash Awards to Artists
  • Professional and respectful art fair staff
  • Well-provisioned artist hospitality tent
  • Negotiated special rates for artists in nearby hotels and motels
  • Friendly booth sitters
  • Professional, overnight security

Contact: Nicole McKay,  nicole@theguild.org    (734) 662- 3382

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The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair 

July 16 - 19
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Streets of downtown Ann Arbor, including Main, Liberty and State

NEW show hours in 2020: 
Thurs-Fri-Sat 10am-8pm (soft close), 9pm hard close & Sun 10am-6pm
Produced By: The Guild of Artists & Artisans
375 Artists
Deadline: February 3

Application Fee: $45 (Guild Membership included)
Booth Fees: $725-$1223 Corner Fee: $75

The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is one of four official partner fairs that comprise the award-winning and highly respected Ann Arbor Art Fair. Roughly 400,000 people attend the event each year. The Summer Art Fair is located on Main Street in the heart of Ann Arbor as well as Liberty and State Streets, stretching from its charming downtown to the campus of the University of Michigan. The Summer Art Fair has 375 artist booths, art demonstrations and live entertainment. 
It is the only show run by and for the artists. In addition to $7,500 in cash awards, a complimentary Friday night artist happy hour and Sunday morning breakfast, it does not have any vendor spaces.


Show Features:
  • $7,500 in Cash Awards to Artists!
  • The only show run by and for the artists
  • No vendor spaces
  • Extensive advertising and promotion
  • Select Social Media artist highlights leading up to the event
  • Artist listing including large image and link to artist website when provided on event page
  • Professional and respectful art fair staff
  • Well-provisioned artist hospitality tents and water delivery
  • Negotiated special rates for artists in nearby hotels and motels
  • Friendly booth sitters and set-up, tear-down helpers
  • Professional, overnight security
  • Artist Happy Hour - Friday Night
  • Artist Breakfast - Sunday Morning
Contact: Nicole McKay, nicole@theguild.org  (734) 662-3382
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Levis Commons Fine Art Fair
 
August 17 & 18
Perrysburg, Ohio
The Town Center at Levis Commons
Produced by The Guild of Artists & Artisans
Saturday 10am - 7pm & Sunday 11am - 5pm
130 Artists
Deadline: February 24

Application Fee: $30
Booth Fees:
Guild Members: $300, 10'x10' booth/$60 corner; $600, 10'x20' booth/$60 corner
Non-members: $325, 10'x10' booth/$60 corner; $650, 10'x20' booth/ $60 corner
The Town Center at Levis Commons hosts the 16th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair produced and created by The Guild of Artists & Artisans. The Town Center at Levis Commons is a unique "open-air lifestyle experience," featuring sophisticated shopping, superb dining and entertainment and is located in the welcoming community of Perrysburg, Ohio. It's the perfect setting for an exceptional art fair. Parking and admission are free. The event features 130 artists; fairgoers will find the same excellence and variety as in the Guild's award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. Featured work will include jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more. More than 35,000 fairgoers attend annually. 
 
Show Features:
  • Extensive advertising and promotion
  • Cash Awards to Artists
  • Professional and respectful art fair staff
  • Well-provisioned artist hospitality tent
  • Negotiated special rates for artists in nearby hotels and motels
  • Friendly booth sitters
  • Professional, overnight security
Contact: Nicole McKay - nicole@theguild.org(734) 662-3382
 

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Common Ground's
Birmingham Street Art Fair 

September 26 & 27 
Birmingham, Michigan

South Old Woodward 
Produced in association with The Guild of Artists & Artisans
Saturday 10am - 6pm & Sunday 10am - 5pm
160 Artists

Deadline: February 24

Application Fee: $30.00   Booth Fees: $350 - $700

Common Ground's Birmingham Street Art Fair celebrates its 46th anniversary in 2020. The fair is located on the streets surrounding Shain Park, in downtown Birmingham, Michigan. The park is conveniently located in the center of this favorite suburban downtown and features welcoming pathways and beautiful landscaping. As the downtown center, the park is surrounded by convenient parking for artists and fairgoers and within easy access to the many unique stores and fabulous restaurants of downtown Birmingham - favorites of the upscale shoppers and residents throughout Oakland County and beyond. This highly respected event will showcase 160 juried artists in an elegant and extraordinary setting.
Guild Common Ground crowd
Common Ground is pleased to continue its presenting partnership with The Guild of Artists & Artisans. This collaboration helps Common Ground maintain its status as an important regional resource helping youths, adults and families in crisis while ensuring the continuation of this highly-respected fine art fair. 

Show Features
  • Extensive advertising and promotion
  • Cash Awards to Artists
  • Professional and respectful art fair staff
  • Well-provisioned artist hospitality tent
  • Negotiated special rates for artists in nearby hotels and motels
  • Friendly booth sitters
  • Professional, overnight security


More Information: 
https://www.theguild.org/fair/common-ground-art-fair/for-exhibitors/

Contact: Nicole McKay - nicole@theguild.org - (734)662-3382

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Royal Oak Market - Art Fair Edition
 
November 19 & 20
Royal Oak Farmers Market
Royal Oak, Michigan
Presented by: The Guild of Artists and Artisans
Thursday & Friday 11am - 9pm (New Hours!)
65 Artists
Deadline: February 24, 2020

Application Fee: $25   Booth Fee: $250-$350

The Guild of Artists and Artisans is proud to announce the Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition.  Now in it's fifth year, this show will take place indoors at the Royal Oak Farmers Market on Thursday and Friday. The Farmers Market is an enclosed marketplace that is conveniently located in the Civic Center at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street in downtown Royal Oak. The Royal Oak Farmers Market provides one of the premium market venues in southeast Michigan.  
This is a juried fair.  The artists will be showing and selling their own work.  Admission for fairgoers is free. The event features 60 artists, music, food trucks, beer and wine and fairgoers will find the same excellence and variety as in the Guild's Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.
 
Guild Show Features:
  • Extensive advertising and promotion
  • Cash Awards to Artists
  • Professional and respectful art fair staff
  • Available move-in help
  • Well-provisioned artist hospitality
  • Negotiated special rates for artists in nearby hotels and motels
  • Friendly booth sitters
  • Professional, overnight security 
  • Artist parking is free
Contact: Nicole McKay, nicole@theguild.org  (734) 662-3382

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