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Fourth Street Festival of Arts and Crafts 2017 - Bloomington Indiana
4th Street, between Grant Street and Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana (Midwest)
Show Dates: 9/2/17 - 9/3/17
Application Deadline: 4/5/17 Midnight EST
10 day(s) and 3 hour(s) remaining
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
You can submit up to 6 applications for this show.
We like to think of the show as run by artists, for artists.
"Many artist's favorite show" in a beautiful setting with abundant sales! Fourth Street Festival has been drawing a crowd of more than 42,000 people over the two-day period. The Fourth Street Festival was created in 1976 by a group of Bloomington area artists and craftspeople to provide a high quality outdoor art event. It continues to be run by a volunteer committee of artists/craftspeople for artists/craftspeople. Artists can enjoy a free Sunday morning breakfast. The Fourth Street Arts Festival is excited to announce new this year, Artist Home Hosting during the 2017 Festival. The Home Hosting program is in response to your need to help curb your costs of doing shows.
The Festival is planned and administered by a cooperative committee of local artists, many of whom have been involved with the event over a number of years.
Labor Day Weekend, 2017
Saturday, September 2nd, 10 am to 6 pm &
Sunday, September 3rd, 10 am to 5 pm
You are invited to apply to the 41st Annual Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Fine Crafts in Bloomington, Indiana. The site of the festival, Fourth Street from Grant Street to Indiana Avenue, is a pleasant tree-lined area close to both the Indiana University campus and downtown Bloomington. Over the years the festival has steadily increased in popularity and quality of works, drawing a crowd of more than 42,000 art-savvy patrons over the two-day period. The Fourth Street Festival was created in 1976 by a group of Bloomington area artists and craftspeople to provide an outdoor art show of high quality that would be mutually beneficial to the exhibitors and the community. We like to think of this show as run by artists, for artists. Submissions are juried on-line, by a paid, independent jury.
VIEW A VIDEO of the Show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Tv_oFjcAw
ARTIST INFORMATION & BENEFITS
A minimum of $3,000 will be awarded by on-site jurors.
Awards will be presented Sunday morning at artist booths. List available at Info Booth and at artists’ breakfast
April 5th – ELECTRONIC APPLICATION DEADLINE, midnight Eastern Daylight Time
May 10th – Notifications e-mailed and available online
June 7th – Last day for booth fee payment by accepted artists
LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2017Friday, September 1st - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 2nd - 6:30 am to 7:30 am
Saturday, September 2nd - 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, September 3rd - 10 am to 5 pm
Applications will be accepted online until midnight April 5, 2017. The non-refundable fee for electronic applications is $30, payable online. We are using Zapplication to process our fees. You may choose to use your Paypal account or your charge card through Zapplication. We will not accept checks except under special arrangements. Payment is a commitment to exhibit. No refunds.
KEEP IN MIND
All work displayed must be made by the accepted exhibitor and must be original: Objects assembled from commercial kits are not acceptable, nor are those made from commercial plans, nor those in which a commercially made piece is central to the design. Artists shall exhibit work only in the category in which they applied and were accepted. If artists wish to exhibit in multiple categories they must apply and be accepted in each of the categories. No jewelry can be sold in your booth unless you apply and are accepted in the jewelry category. The festival committee reserves the right to refuse work that does not conform to these guidelines or work that is not of equal quality to that represented in the images. Artist must be present for the duration of the show - no agents allowed. Non-compliance with rules will affect participation in the show.
Scoring is to be based on the quality of craftsmanship, design excellence and originality. The work should be well conceived, without technical flaws. The appropriate and effective use of materials and overall professionalism will be considered along with originality, technical excellence, and booth effectiveness.
STANDARDS COMMITTEE: Saturday morning
•Printed original works which are hand manipulated using plates, stones or screens etc. must be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Printmakers are required to disclose their printing process.
• Giclee and offset reproductions must be signed and numbered as limited editions, and may not exceed 25% of work shown
• No commercially made jewelry or jewelry components (except findings).
• No sales of CD's or cassette tapes permitted.
• No sales of dried flowers, live plants, candles, soap, or other personal care items permitted.
• No objects made in a production facility, i.e. art operation comprised of persons other than applicant artist who are paid to design, fabricate or assemble.
• No generators of any kind permitted in the show.
• Booths of accepted artists are required to be white, and be able to sustain a constant wind of 25 miles an hour.
RIGHTS OF THE FOURTH STREET COMMITTEE
• The committee reserves the right to expel any artist who fails to comply with aforementioned responsibilities.
• The committee may refuse the display of any work, on day of show, which FAILS to be of the highest quality, representative of juried images, or made by the artist.
Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts
P.O. Box 1257
Bloomington, IN 47402-1257
Voice Mail: 812-575-0484
Our Website: www.4thstreet.org
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