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Wyandotte Street Art Fair 2017

Location:
Downtown Wyandotte
Wyandotte , Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 734-324-4502
Show Dates: 7/12/17 - 7/15/17
Application Deadline: 2/24/17 Midnight EST
2 day(s) and 22 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee ): $30.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
You are cordially invited to submit your application for the 56th annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair (WSAF). The fair is held annually in the central business district of Wyandotte, Michigan. We encourage you to apply to our fair, one of the largest shows in the State of Michigan and the second  longest running. Please review the attached rules and regulations.
 
You will be notified of acceptance in March 2017. Special requests concerning location and space will be considered, but cannot be made a condition of participation.
 

General Information
 The fair, located in downtown Wyandotte draws thousands of patrons, artists and entertainers each year. The City of Wyandotte is often described as “The Heart of Downriver” . A waterfront community, Wyandotte is rich in history and best known for it’s historic architecture, charming downtown and variety of cultural offerings.

The fair traces its history to 1961 and a handful of artists from the Acanthus Art Society exhibiting their work in front of a local downtown business. From these humble beginnings, the Wyandotte Street Art Fair grew to be one of the largest and best attended fairs in the entire State of Michigan.

DATES AND HOURS
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 12-15, 2017 hours: 10 AM to 9 PM daily.

CHECK IN AND SET UP: (If accepted)
· Must adhere to specific time as directed by fair staff
· All tents must be professional quality and properly weighted (40 lbs. of weight minimum) on all 4 corners
· Additional information to be sent out to accepted artists
 
ARTIST AMENITIES:
· Booth-sitting provided
· Discounted artist rates at local hotels
· Snack and cold water provided twice daily to artists
· Restaurant information packet
· Booth Fees: $325—$625
· Electric: Very limited. No outside generators allowed
· Showers will be provided
· Booth signs, ID badge
 
AWARDS: Cash prizes area awarded to Best in Show, Best New Artist and Best Booth Design, as selected by our onsite judges. Certificates are awarded as well. All winners receive jury exempt status for the following year.
 
Please note: Your work must be original and created by you as the artist. The artist has the burden of proof showing that your work was created by you  If we have reason to believe that your work is not original and created by you, we reserve the right to make reasonable inquiry into the origin and authenticity of your work. High quality prints are acceptable as long as they were included in your application. If we determine that your work is not original and created by you (e.g., if the work was created by another artist and purchased for resale by you at the art fair), you may, at your election, either (a) immediately and completely exit the fair without refund, or (b) remain at the fair but re-classified as a "commercial" booth, the rent for which will be adjusted to the commercial rate of $2500. If you elect to re-classify your booth, the difference between your initial rent payment and the adjusted commercial rent will be immediately due and payable. All jury decisions are final. 
 
QUESTIONS? Call (734).324.4502 or email events@wyan.org 
 

Rules/Regulations
· Please note: Your work must be original and created by you as the artist. The artist has the burden of proof showing that your work was created by you  If we have reason to believe that your work is not original and created by you, we reserve the right to make reasonable inquiry into the origin and authenticity of your work. High quality prints are acceptable as long as they were included in your application. If we determine that your work is not original and created by you (e.g., if the work was created by another artist and purchased for resale by you at the art fair), you may, at your election, either (a) immediately and completely exit the fair without refund, or (b) remain at the fair but re-classified as a "commercial" booth, the rent for which will be adjusted to the commercial rate of $2500. If you elect to re-classify your booth, the difference between your initial rent payment and the adjusted commercial rent will be immediately due and payable. All jury decisions are final. Questions can be emailed to: events@wyan.org
· All art items displayed must be for sale
· Exhibitors booths must have a suitable background to block the view of walls, storage areas or other exhibitors booths
· Space requests are not guaranteed
· If you have not arrived and set up your booth by 9 am on July 12th, the show reserves the right to use the space as it sees fit with no refund or recourse
· Exhibitors booth must not interfere with adjacent exhibitors in any way
· Participating exhibitors are responsible for collection and paying current state sales tax for all sales made during the show
· The Wyandotte Fire Marshal has mandated that generators and/or kerosene lights are not allowed. Generators in violation of this restriction may be confiscated until the end of the show. No additional shade canopies will be allowed to extend east or west. Emergency vehicles must have a direct path through art fair and cannot be inhibited by artist canopies in that pathway
· You may not sell, divide or give space to another artist
· No merchandise is allowed outside of booth area. Booths must be kept neat and attractive at all times during the Fair. Absolutely all inventory, boxes, artwork, chairs, etc. must be contained within your booth space and can not interfere with adjacent exhibits or walkways in anyway
· Booth sign must be on display in full view at the booth during show to allow for proper on-site jurying. Overall quality will be judged during the four day event. Photo identification of participating artist may be required
· Artists must be in attendance during the entire four days of event and may not move exhibit from the designated location without authorization
· Artists are required to remain open all hours of the art fair
· Any artist leaving the Wyandotte Street Art Fair due to an emergency situation, prior to closing schedule, must notify WSAF Staff. NOTE: If you leave without permission or notification you may not be eligible for future Wyandotte Street Fairs. Upon leaving you also acknowledge and forfeit any monies spent on booth fees, show fees and refunds of any form from the Wyandotte Street Art Fair, City of Wyandotte and any affiliate of the Fair
· Each entry must include a $20 nonrefundable Jury Fee for each category submitted (this check will be cashed when received) as well as a booth fee check. Make all checks payable to Wyandotte Street Art Fair. Your booth fee will NOT be deposited unless you are accepted.
· Proof of authenticity will be required on questionable items. The Jury and staff reserve the right to reject items during the show which are in poor taste, or not the quality or media category submitted for review and will require those exhibitors not in compliance with art fair rules and regulations to leave the show immediately without a refund
· Artists are responsible for their own property and for furnishing their own tents, tables, chairs and change. Artists are responsible for insurance and protection of artwork and display. The City of Wyandotte and the Wyandotte Street Art Fair will not be responsible for damage to artwork or display.
· Exhibitors agree to conduct themselves in a respectful, cooperative manner. Any behavior deemed inappropriate by the City of Wyandotte and WSAF may result in expulsion. The WSAF is a family friendly event and exhibitors agree to stay within the theme of the show. Artists must comply with all staff and uniformed security regarding site safety and regulations.
 · Artists must provide their own tent, chairs, tables and other display equipment. You may only use battery operated lights to show work. All booths are outside. Tents must have a minimum of 40 pounds of weight on each corner. You may not stake into the pavement or secure your tent to poles, hydrants or other objects.
· The Jury and staff reserve the right to reject items during the show which are in poor taste; as determined solely in the discretion of the jury or staff,  or not the quality or media category submitted for review and will require those exhibitors not in compliance with art fair rules and regulations to leave the show immediately without a refund.
· Vehicles may be brought in to unload during specific times if you are accepted . Once unloaded the vehicle must be removed from the site right away. All vehicles need to be clear of the site daily by 9 am
· Vehicles may be brought back for loading only after our staff indicate that it is safe to do so, and that will be after sometime 10 pm each day
· Wyandotte Police may issue tickets for driving/standing/parking for any violations
· Exceptions to any rules may be requested after acceptance of invitation. All exceptions must be in place at least 30 days prior to the fair and will be documented by staff with approval by the Special Events Coordinator
· Violations of any event rules or city/state laws is basis for expulsion
· City of Wyandotte Police Department officers provide 24-hour security during the fair, but we cannot take responsibility for your tent or merchandise
· You authorize the Wyandotte Street Art Fair/City of Wyandotte to use your name, image and likeness, as well as representative samples or your work, for purposes of promoting and advertising the art fair
· You acknowledge and agree that you are required by law to collect and remit Michigan sales taxes, Call the Treasury Department, (517) 373-0888, to register.
· You acknowledge the inherent risks associated with outdoor, public displays of your art work. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROPER INSURANCE AND PROTECTION OF YOUR WORK AND SETUP. The Wyandotte Street Art Fair/City of Wyandotte and its partners, is not responsible for loss or damage. You must list City of Wyandotte, 3200 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192 as an additional insured on your liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $1 million
· We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time with prior written notice to you.
 
APPLYING FOR THE FAIR:
· Artists map apply on line or using a paper form. If applying on line go to Zapplication.org. If using a paper application follow the below instructions:
* Complete the application and mail with two checks—A $2– non-refundable jury fee that will be cashed on arrival and a booth check that will be cashed if you are accepted or returned if not accepted. If applying in multiple
categories include a jury check for each category
* Include a legal sized stamped self addressed envelope
* All artwork must be handcrafted and original by the artist
IMAGES:
· Include either a CD with jpeg images or photographs. These will not be returned. We cannot accept images by email
· You must include a total of five images for each medium you are applying: 3 images of the art work, 1 image of you creating the work and 1 image of your outdoor booth
· If submitting a CD, label the outside with your name and medium. Title the JPEGS with your last name and image number—Example—Smith1.jpg.
· If submitting photographs label each with your name and medium on back
· HINTS: High quality images and photos are of the utmost importance. Show your art or craft as close up and clear as possible. Busy backgrounds only take away from the clarity of work.
· A professional jury reviews all submissions in February. They are looking for the best quality work, while also maintaining a diversity of mediums and styles. A professional booth shot does make a difference. The jury decisions are final.

Booth Information
 CHECK IN AND SET UP: (If accepted)
· Must adhere to specific time as directed by fair staff
· All tents must be professional quality and properly weighted (40 lbs. of weight minimum) on all 4 corners
· Additional information to be sent out to accepted artists
   
Once accepted into the WSAF, staff will email you your booth number/block information which will include your set up time on Tuesday, July 11th 2017.

BOOTH FEES:

Booth Fees: $325—$625
Corner Fee - Add $100 to the booth fee (not guaranteed) This is for the corner of each artist block. Email: events@wyan.org with questions. 
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