Event Information

Alden B. Dow Museum Holiday Art Fair 2016

1801 W. St Andrews Road
Midland, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 989-631-5930 ext. 1401
Event Dates: 11/12/16 - 11/13/16
Application Deadline: 10/9/16 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Continuing with tradition, the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art is pleased to present the annual Holiday Art Fair, held indoors at Midland Center for the Arts. The Center is transformed into a holiday festival with approximately 90 artists' booths, a Sweet Shop offering fresh-baked treats, local entertainment and Museum School faculty demonstrations.
The Alden B. Dow Museum is in its 58th year as a visual arts organization and has made the Holiday Art Fair a tradition in the Midland community. The city is home to the world headquarter of The Dow Chemical Company. Its population is augmented by educated and affluent corporate professionals, four regional colleges and a diverse range of citizens.
Proceeds from the fair benefit museum art and science exhibitions, art and science classes, workshops, outreach and other educational programs of the Alden B. Dow Museum, a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide a forum to engage the people of mid-Michigan in the constructive and creative expressions found in science and in art.

General Information
Before applying, please make sure your work meets the following criteria.  By applying you agree to abide by the rules, policies and decisions of the Alden B. Dow Museum Holiday Art Fair.

The Alden B. Dow Museum Holiday Art Fair presents artists’ handmade original work, not the work of mass production studios. No work which has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces is allowed. The Fair committee reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted images and/or these guidelines.

Jewelers must be the designers and hands-on makers of their work. Purchased, facet cut gems may be used. Assembled, prefabricated jewelry is not allowed. Including a process statement would be helpful.

Commercial prints of photographs using non-photographic methods such as 4-color printing or color copy machine are not allowed.

All booths are indoors on brick or carpet at Midland Center for the Arts. Booth spaces are approximately 8’ x 7’ or 9’ x 6’ in size, depending on location. Artist must provide all display equipment including booth set-up, chairs and lighting. Electrical outlets are limited; artists should bring an extension cord if needed. Limited security is provided overnight.

Non-Museum members: $150 single / $275 double.  Museum Members: $125 single / $225 double
(Do not send fee until notified of acceptance. See coupon section for discount). Note: Please contact our office at 989-631-5930 ext. 1401 to purchase Museum membership to be eligible for the discount)

The jury process is anonymous. A new jury is selected each year comprised of artists, educators, museum professionals and Board representatives. This is a "blind" jury process which means jurors select the artist based solely on the images presented to them without knowledge of the artist name, artist location, or reference to additional information such as websites. Juror decisions are based 100% upon the equality of artwork portrayed in the images. Approximately 90 artists are accepted.
Application deadline SEPTEMBER 30, 2016. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/9/16

  • SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 - Application Deadline EXTENDED TO 10/9/16
  • Mid Oct. Jury results posted on Zap website
  • Oct. 21, 2016 Booth Fee Deadline
  • Late October - Booth Assignment posted on Zap website
  • Nov. 12, 2016  6am-9am artists' set-up (NO Friday Set-Up)
  • Nov. 12, 2016 9am-10am Museum Member's Art Fair Preview
  • Nov. 12, 2016 10am-5pm Art Fair Open to the Public
  • Nov. 13, 2016 12noon-4pm Art Fair Open to the Public