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Downtown Bethlehem PA - Mother's Day Fine Art and Craft Show 2017
Historic Downtown Bethlehem, PA
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Northeast)
Event Dates: 5/13/17 - 5/14/17
Application Deadline: 2/25/17 Midnight EST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury fee): $20.00
The 52nd Annual Downtown Bethlehem Fine Art and Craft Show will take place on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13th - 14th, in historic downtown Bethlehem PA. Bethlehem's downtown streets are lined with upscale shops and restaurants, and the city attracts an affluent crowd of shoppers. Every Mother’s Day weekend the downtown is especially busy with gift-buyers and art patrons. Bethlehem is well-known as a community that supports, promotes and funds the arts, and is a regional tourist destination with rich history.
The Downtown Bethlehem Fine Art and Craft Show is sponsored by the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, which will award over $1300 in prizes at the artists’ reception following the show on Saturday May 13th. Street music, a children’s fine art area, and an artist-in-residence add to the ambience of the weekend and bring additional buyers to the show. The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission advertises and promotes the show through various media including news and art publications, a billboard, radio spots, printed literature, online calendars and social media.
We expect to accept approximately 90 fine artists and craft artisans into the 2017 show.
SHOW DATES AND HOURS:
All works must be original and created by the artist. Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are not acceptable. The majority of the exhibited works must be originals and not commercially reproduced prints. Artists may show work only in the category for which they were juried and accepted. Images submitted for jurying must be representative of the works on display at the show.
ART SHOW FEES:
$20 non-refundable application fee due with application.
Application deadline: 2/19/17
Artists notified of acceptance: 3/10/17
Booth payment due: 3/17/17
Food and drink can be purchased from the many restaurants downtown.
Port-a-potties are provided.
Each artist will receive one parking pass good for the weekend in one of the downtown garages.
A limited number of volunteer booth-sitters is available.
The show street(s) will be closed to traffic starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Artists may begin setting up at this time. The show opens at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Setup must be completed before the start of the show each day. Teardown begins after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. For safety reasons, vehicles are not permitted at your tent before 5:00 p.m. either day.
You are fully responsible for your own exhibit and should have someone with your exhibit at all times. (A limited number of art show volunteers is available to tent-sit for you on request.) Please remove valuables overnight; even though the area is patrolled by the police, they can't be everywhere. The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, the Show Committee, and the City of Bethlehem are not responsible for any loss, theft or damage.
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