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Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair 2017

Location:
Sculpture Park of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Mt. Vernon, Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 618-242-1236 ext. 234
Event Dates: 9/8/17 - 9/10/17
Application Deadline: 5/15/17 Midnight CST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non-refundable jury fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 4 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary

ARTIST DEADLINE MAY 15!   The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair, a southern Illinois tradition, is celebrating its 41st year!  Join us the weekend after Labor Day on the picturesque grounds at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts where the Fair attracts approximately 7,000 visitors. Our Fair is supported by the City of Mt. Vernon, the Mt. Vernon Convention / Tourism Bureau, plus regional, enthusiastic communities.  We invite you to be a part of the weekend festival as we celebrate the finest in American hand-made craftsmanship.  Our jury committee is looking for quality artisans in a variety of mediums. In addition to traditional artists and crafters, we welcome applications from Indie crafters, DIY crafters, and those with a unique or unconventional sense of aesthetics. Cedarhurst, a nonprofit arts foundation, hosts one of the longest running craft fairs in the country and we are proud of our long history of supporting the local fine craft movement and promoting growth and creative expression for all artists.  In addition to shopping the quality artisan booths, our weekend festival features food vendors, beer tent, music, and a Kid Zone with make-and-take crafts. Visitors to the weekend Fair are encouraged to experience our 90 acre sculpture park and visit our indoor art museum galleries. Apply to the Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair and see our artist surveys comments: what a beautiful setting for a craft fair!; A+ for hospitality; and we LOVE coming to Cedarhurst!



General Information
Accepted medium categories:
Basketry
Ceramics
​Dolls
Drawings
Floral/Plant Fiber/Gourds
Glass
​Holidays
Jewelry
Leather
Metal (Functional & Decorative)
Musical Instruments
Other 
Painting (Oil or Acrylic)
​Pastels
Photography
​Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles ( Clothing, Quilts, etc.)
Watercolor
Wood
If applying in more than one medium, artist must complete two separate applications.
   
Artist Amenities:
Cash Awards totaling $8,000 and Recognition Dinner. 
Onsite, assigned  Artist Parking during Fair hours. 
Load and unload at booth site, (condition of grounds permitting).  
Security from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Sunday; (Cedarhurst is not responsible for damage). 
Complimentary coffee and donuts Saturday and Sunday morning.  
Booth Sitters by Cedarhurst Volunteers.
Portable restroom unit with running water & air conditioning.
Information booths.  
Mobile Medical Unit with qualified personnel. 


Rules/Regulations
ELIGIBILITY
Only artist and crafters selling their own works are eligible to participate in the Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair.  Dealers, agents or artist representatives are not permitted. 
ORIGINAL ART 
​All work must be the artists' original work; kits, commercial molds/fabricated forms, imports or mass produced items are not allowed.    Artists must bring sufficient inventory for the entire weekend.
JURY
The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair Jury will view all submissions and make selections based on originality, artistic conception, and quality of workmanship.
Only media accepted in the jury process will be permitted in the booth.  The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair Jury Committee reserves the right to view each booth after set-up and request that any work not meeting the above listed guidelines be removed.
DEMONSTRATIONS 
The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair committee welcomes and encourages artists and crafters to demonstrate their crafts during the event.
REFUND POLICY 
There will be no cancellations/refunds after July 1, 2017.  All refunds between June 21 and June 30 will have an administrative fee of $25 deducted.

Booth Information
If you are accepted by the 2017 Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair, a booth fee is due by June 20, 2017.  There will be no cancellations/refunds after July 1, 2017.  All refunds between June 21 and June 30 will have an administrative fee of $25 deducted.
Booth spaces and fees:
15' wide x 10' deep  $280  plus $25 if needing electricity  Total $305
30' wide x 10' deep  $555  plus $25 if needing electricity  Total $580
45' wide x 10' deep  $830  plus $25 if needing electricity  Total $855

​Electricity is limited to first come, first served.  Booths with electricity are in limited supply.  
​Exhibitors must furnish all set-up items.  As the Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair is an outdoor event, please be prepared in the event of inclement weather.
​Set up time is Friday, September 8, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 
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