Event Information

APPLY TO THIS SHOW

BACK TO PARTICIPATING EVENTS
CONTACT EVENT
Allen Park Arts and Crafts Street Fair 36th Annual

Location:
Allen Road between Southfield and Roosevelt
Allen Park, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 734-258-7720
Event Dates: 8/4/17 - 8/5/17
Application Deadline: 6/1/17 Midnight EST
7 day(s) and 11 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
The 36th Annual Allen Park Arts and Crafts Street Fair will be held August 4-5, 2017. This annual community event attracts over 50,000 visitors to downtown Allen Park. The event features 200 arts and craft vendors from across the United States, two stages of live bands and eighteen food vendors.

To view a video of the event created by the producers of "Under the Radar Michigan" click here.

Parking is free for crafters and fairgoers.

General Information
Artistic Standard
In keeping with the Allen Park Fair’s long-standing reputation for high quality crafts and great live music, we will continue to be paying particular attention to selecting quality, original handmade items. Accepted mediums include: candles, ceramics, clothing, digital art, drawing, fiber, floral, glass, items for pets, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, specialty food and wood.

Show Dates & Hours:
Friday, August 4 from 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday, August 5 from 10 am to 9 pm
Rain or shine.

Jury Fee:
$25 non-refundable Jury Fee due with application and must be paid online through ZAPP. Application will not be processed until payment is received.

Jury Process:
The jury panel is comprised of a three person panel with a diverse background and skill set, including working artists and members of the arts community at large. The first round of jurying will occur in March 2017 (applications due March 15, 2017). A second round will occur in May 2016 (applications due by May 12, 2017).

Four (4) images of the artwork plus one (1) of the booth must be submitted with the application. At least one (1) photo must show the item in process to demonstrate that it is handmade. Applications that do not include a photo of the work in progress will be marked incomplete. The show organizers reserve the right to use one or more of these images for marketing purposes, including social media and brochures.

Acceptance Process:
Those artists selected to participate through the March jury process will be notified by email and through Zapplication.org by April 15, 2017. 

Those artists selected to participate through the May jury process will be notified by email and through Zapplication.org by June 1, 2017.

If an artist does not submit payment by the required date, it will result in reversal of the invitation and permit the invitation of an alternate artist on the waiting list.

Artists who would like to retain their 2016 space should apply by March 15, 2017.

If paying by check it should be made out to the Allen Park Street Fair and sent to PO Box 70, Allen Park, MI 48101.

Recommendations
Returning vendors who recommend a new vendor (who is accepted by the jury and attends the fair) will receive a $20 gift card at registration. To be eligible for the gift card, the new vendor must include the name of the vendor that recommended them in their Zapplication.

Awards
‚Äč
Best in Show prize will be awarded:
“Best in Show” - $500

 

Rules/Regulations
Artist Attendance:
Photo ID will be required upon check-in. The person listed on the application or their spouse must be the person that checks in unless prior arrangements have been made.
 
Set Up & Registration:
Registration will be available at the Allen Park Community Center at 15800 White on Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm and Friday from 7 am to 10 am.  Set up will begin at 5 pm Thursday evening. All vehicles must be removed from the street by Friday morning at 9 am.

Sales Tax:
Artists are responsible for collecting, reporting and submitting the sales tax of 6% to the State of Michigan.
 
Booth Space:
Booth spaces are 10’  x 10’ on pavement either in the middle of Allen Road or on the sidewalk along Allen Road.

Artists are required to provide their own tent for set up as well as necessary racks, tables, and fixtures for their display. Tents are required to be weighted on all corners.
 
All trash and debris must be removed from the artist's area before exiting the fair area. We ask that the artists please leave the area in the same, if not better condition, than when the artists arrived.
 
Show Weather:
The Allen Park Street Fair will take place rain or shine, so artists must be prepared for inclement weather.
 
Security:
Overnight security will be present Thursday and Friday night as well as throughout the show. It is not recommended artists leave valuable property in their booth overnight. Artists are responsible for the loss or damage to any property left in the venue.

Rules/Regulations
  1. All artwork must be the original, handcrafted work of the displaying artist.
  2. Buy/Sell vendors are strictly prohibited. Artwork will not be permitted if it is created from non-artist made molds, kits or other commercial methods. Artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted, nor will work that is mass-produced or ready-made items (clothing, furniture, etc.) with artistic embellishments. 
  3. Artists may display artwork only in the categories in which they were accepted. All artwork displayed in the booth must be comparable to artwork shown in images. Ineligible work will be removed from the festival. 
  4. Vendors may not sell or give space to another artist.  Space may be shared only if so requested when application is returned.
  5. Booth areas are to look professional at all times.
  6. If you must leave the fair due to an emergency, please notify the AP Festivities Commission.
  7. A booth sign with artist name and booth number will be provided at registration. This sign must be prominently displayed on the front of your booth during the entirety of the show.


Booth Information
10' x 10' Booth Spaces Available:

Single Center: $175
Single Sidewalk: $200
Specialty Food (edible at the fair): $300
Double Center: $325
Double Center End: $375
Double Sidewalk: $375
Electricity for Sidewalk Space: $40

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER JULY 15, 2017.
 
VIEW LEGAL AGREEMENT

APPLY TO THIS SHOW