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Arts in the Square 2017 - Frisco Texas

Location:
Frisco Square
Frisco, Texas (South)

Phone: 972-689-6317
Show Dates: 4/1/17 - 4/2/17
Application Deadline: 1/16/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee - Non refundable.): $25.00

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Event Summary
About the Eighth Annual Arts in the Square Festival
Arts in the Square is an annual juried fine arts and crafts festival featuring over 120 of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations on April 1-2, 2017 in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. This eighth-annual festival is presented by Frisco Square in collaboration with Frisco Independent School District, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services. Frisco Square hosts and presents events throughout the year and has a reputation of bringing out the high-end buying crowd. Every aspect of this event is artist-focused and seeks to provide a venue for enhancing the artist’s visibility in the community. During the festival, cash prizes for Best-in-Show ($500) and Juror’s Choice ($500), along with nine student prizes will be presented. Other amenities include hotel discounts, free parking, and artist’s hospitality.
Eligibility: Original fine arts and crafts created by the applying artist(s) working in ONE of the following ten categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Painting, Pottery, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and Miscellaneous.  COMMERCIAL AGENTS, DEALERS, OR MANUFACTURERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
Festival Hours: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11AM-6PM and Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 11AM-6PM, rain or shine.

General Information
How to Apply: ONLY through www.zapplication.org. Submit the following images as part of your online application: five (5) color, digital images (JPG) of your current work and one (1) image of booth with NO visible name or logo. Recommended size is 1920 pixels on the longest side of the image. Artists may apply in more than one category, but not with the same body of work.
Questions? Email artsinthesquare@friscosquare.com or call 972-689-6317 and ask for Paige.
  • Collaborative artwork by artists is permitted, but each individual artist must be identified on the application.
  • Jewelry made from any material can ONLY be entered into the “Jewelry” category.
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
  • Arts in the Square reserves the right to refuse any application.
Application Fee: $25, non-refundable, due at time of application. 
Deadline to Submit Application: 5PM, January 16th, 2017
Other Important DUE Dates/Deadlines/Times:
December 1, 2016: Deadline to be entered into an early-bird prize drawing for a free booth
January 30, 2017: Acceptance Notification
February 4, 2017, 11:59PM: Artist Confirmation of Acceptance
February 17, 2017, 5PM: Booth Fees Paid in FULL/Last Day to Withdraw for FULL REFUND
April 1, 2017, 6AM: CHECK-IN/SET-UP BY 10AM
April 2, 2016, 6PM: STRIKE/CLEAN-UP BY 9:30PM (roads re-open)
Jury Panel/Curators: Comprised of artists and gallery and museum professionals from Dallas and surrounding communities and arts districts. Jury panel will select 120 artists from the applications submitted and then choose the award winners on the first day of the festival. See the website for details on the individual judges. Award winners are chosen based on principles and elements of design, quality of technique, execution, and materials, originality of work, and booth appearance.
Prizes: One $25 discount, one $50 discount, and one winner of a free booth selected from applicants who submit prior to December 1, 2016.                                                                                                                       During the festival, the jury panel will award a Best of Show: $500; a Juror’s Choice: $500; a Best of Show for Elementary: $75; a Best of Show for Secondary (Middle School/ High School): $75; a First Place in grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5: $50 each; a First Place Middle School Beginner: $50; a First Place Middle School Advanced: $50; a First Place High School Beginner: $50; and a First Place High School Advanced: $50
Booth Fees:
               Single Booth Space, 10’x10’: $325
               Double Booth Space, 10’x20’: $650
Corner Booth Space, 10x10’: $400 (may be requested, but not guaranteed; $75 refund if corner space is not available.)
Guidelines/Standards:
  • All accepted artists must supply their own 10’x10’ clean, white tent(s), installed with weights (able to hold down at least 200 lbs.,) DURING SETUP. Booths will be inspected on site, Saturday, April 1, 2017 by 10AM to ensure compliance with requirements.
    • Rental tents are acceptable. Please provide the name and phone number of the rental company and arrange to have them set up and tear down ONLY during the allotted times.
    • Frisco Square does NOT provide tents.
    • Staking is not possible, nor permitted.
    • Booth spaces assigned at Festival’s discretion.
    • All booth locations are accessible by vehicles during set-up and take-down. One hour is allotted at load-in and load-out for each vehicle. It must then be moved to designated parking lot and setup or tear-down can continue.
    • NO RV hookups or unhitched trailers are allowed to park in the festival parking lot. Violators will be towed.
    • The appearance of the booth should be professional and mimic a mini art gallery.
    • NO handwritten signs/sale signs are permitted.
    • NO display of awards/ribbons from other shows allowed.
  • Approved exhibitor(s) MUST OCCUPY his/her/their booth AT ALL TIMES during scheduled festival hours. NO exceptions.
  • Spaces NOT occupied BY 9AM on the first day may be filled with standby exhibitors with no refund or allowance whatsoever.
  • Exhibitors should come prepared for inclement weather, including rain and high winds.
  • NO early removal of items in booth or take-down of booth allowed, without express permission from the Festival coordinator.
  • NO mass produced or commercially manufactured work.
  • NO work manufactured from kits or molds.
  • NO subletting booth space.
  • NO extending booth setup beyond perimeter of assigned space for any reason including work, display, or storage.
  • NO sharing of a booth space is permitted, EXCEPT by FISD teachers.
  • Limited edition, signed reproductions are permitted.
    • Artist must define “a limited edition” to prospective buyers.
    • Reproductions of two-dimensional work must be clearly labeled “Reproduction.”
    • Ceramic reproductions must be handmade and individually signed by the artist.
  • Collecting and paying all applicable sales tax for all sales made during the festival is the artist’s responsibility.
  • Make application/booth fee payments through Zapplication, or send in a cashier’s check or money order to Frisco Square Property Owner’s Association, 8874 Coleman Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034, Attn: Arts in the Square.
    • If paying a fee by check, list your name and name of booth in the memo.
    • A $35 fee will be charged each time a check for any of the fees bounces or is returned by your bank.
    • Refunds of booth fees will be given up through February 17, 2017, provided the artist provides email notification of their desire to cancel before 5PM. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • A CLEANING FEE will be charged to exhibitors who failed to clean up their previously occupied booth spaces by 9:30PM on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. 
  • Exhibitors are responsible for their own trash disposal in the festival’s designated receptacles.
  • Exhibitors must comply with all staff and uniformed security regarding site safety and regulations.
  • Arts in the Square reserves the right to make final interpretations of all rules, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Failure to abide by these guidelines and rules may result in expulsion from the Festival and possible monetary sanctions. 
Public Admission: FREE, no gate.
Parking: FREE.
  • Designated parking for artists. Noncompliance will result in elimination of consideration for participation in future festivals.
Security: Overnight security on site, Saturday only.
Venue: Frisco Square is a multi-generational, master-planned development located at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Main Street (FM 720) and only 30 minutes from Dallas, Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field.  Similar to a European village, Frisco Square is a pedestrian-friendly urban environment, attracting hundreds of thousands of newcomers in one of the fastest growing cities in America.  Ongoing performing arts, interactive art activities for children, live music, and great food offerings from award-winning restaurants on-site make this a festival everyone can enjoy.
Artist Host Hotel:
Comfort Suites: www. csfrisco.com or 972-668-9700
  • Contact the hotel directly and ask for the  “Arts in the Square Rate.”
  • Rooms will be $89 per night for a King Suite and $94 for a Double Queen Suite. They will include Full Hot Breakfast and Wifi
Questions:
Email artsinthesquare@friscosquare.com or call Paige Prater, Frisco Square’s Arts in the Square Artist Coordinator: 972-689-6317.  DO NOT CALL Frisco Square for information.

Rules/Regulations
Prizes: One $25 discount, one $50 discount, and one winner of a free booth selected from applicants who submit prior to December 1, 2016.                                                                                                                       During the festival, the jury panel will award a Best of Show: $500; a Juror’s Choice: $500; a Best of Show for Elementary: $75; a Best of Show for Secondary (Middle School/ High School): $75; a First Place in grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5: $50 each; a First Place Middle School Beginner: $50; a First Place Middle School Advanced: $50; a First Place High School Beginner: $50; and a First Place High School Advanced: $50
Booth Fees:
               Single Booth Space, 10’x10’: $325
               Double Booth Space, 10’x20’: $650
Corner Booth Space, 10x10’: $400 (may be requested, but not guaranteed; $75 refund if corner space is not available.)
Guidelines/Standards:
  • All accepted artists must supply their own 10’x10’ clean, white tent(s), installed with weights (able to hold down at least 200 lbs.,) DURING SETUP. Booths will be inspected on site, Saturday, April 1, 2017 by 10AM to ensure compliance with requirements.
    • Rental tents are acceptable. Please provide the name and phone number of the rental company and arrange to have them set up and tear down ONLY during the allotted times.
    • Frisco Square does NOT provide tents.
    • Staking is not possible, nor permitted.
    • Booth spaces assigned at Festival’s discretion.
    • All booth locations are accessible by vehicles during set-up and take-down. One hour is allotted at load-in and load-out for each vehicle. It must then be moved to designated parking lot and setup or tear-down can continue.
    • NO RV hookups or unhitched trailers are allowed to park in the festival parking lot. Violators will be towed.
    • The appearance of the booth should be professional and mimic a mini art gallery.
    • NO handwritten signs/sale signs are permitted.
    • NO display of awards/ribbons from other shows allowed.
  • Approved exhibitor(s) MUST OCCUPY his/her/their booth AT ALL TIMES during scheduled festival hours. NO exceptions.
  • Spaces NOT occupied BY 9AM on the first day may be filled with standby exhibitors with no refund or allowance whatsoever.
  • Exhibitors should come prepared for inclement weather, including rain and high winds.
  • NO early removal of items in booth or take-down of booth allowed, without express permission from the Festival coordinator.
  • NO mass produced or commercially manufactured work.
  • NO work manufactured from kits or molds.
  • NO subletting booth space.
  • NO extending booth setup beyond perimeter of assigned space for any reason including work, display, or storage.
  • NO sharing of a booth space is permitted, EXCEPT by FISD teachers.
  • Limited edition, signed reproductions are permitted.
    • Artist must define “a limited edition” to prospective buyers.
    • Reproductions of two-dimensional work must be clearly labeled “Reproduction.”
    • Ceramic reproductions must be handmade and individually signed by the artist.
  • Collecting and paying all applicable sales tax for all sales made during the festival is the artist’s responsibility.
  • Make application/booth fee payments through Zapplication, or send in a cashier’s check or money order to Frisco Square Property Owner’s Association, 8874 Coleman Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034, Attn: Arts in the Square.
    • If paying a fee by check, list your name and name of booth in the memo.
    • A $35 fee will be charged each time a check for any of the fees bounces or is returned by your bank.
    • Refunds of booth fees will be given up through February 17, 2017, provided the artist provides email notification of their desire to cancel before 5PM. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • A CLEANING FEE will be charged to exhibitors who failed to clean up their previously occupied booth spaces by 9:30PM on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017. 
  • Exhibitors are responsible for their own trash disposal in the festival’s designated receptacles.
  • Exhibitors must comply with all staff and uniformed security regarding site safety and regulations.
  • Arts in the Square reserves the right to make final interpretations of all rules, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Failure to abide by these guidelines and rules may result in expulsion from the Festival and possible monetary sanctions. 
Public Admission: FREE, no gate.
Parking: FREE.
  • Designated parking for artists. Noncompliance will result in elimination of consideration for participation in future festivals.
Security: Overnight security on site, Saturday only.

Booth Information
Booth Fees:
               Single Booth Space, 10’x10’: $325
               Double Booth Space, 10’x20’: $650
Corner Booth Space, 10x10’: $400 (may be requested, but not guaranteed; $75 refund if corner space is not available.)



 
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