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Fallasburg Arts Festival 2017

Location:
Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Drive
Lowell, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 616-897-8545
Show Dates: 9/16/17 - 9/17/17
Application Deadline: 4/1/17 Midnight EST
38 day(s) and 21 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non-Refundable Application Fee): $25.00

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FALLASBURG ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival

September 16 & 17, 2017

 

LowellArts invites you to apply to the 49th annual, 2-day festival held in picturesque Fallasburg Park, located approximately 20 miles east of Grand Rapids in Lowell, MI. The event features 100 unique fine art and fine craft booths, food booths, children’s craft area, craft demonstrations, and music performed on an outdoor stage. Annual attendance estimates are 25,000. Admission is free.


 

General Information

 

FALLASBURG ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

Fine Art & Fine Craft Festival

September 16 & 17, 2017

 

Now in its 49th year, Fallasburg Arts Festival features 100 juried fine art and fine craft booths, food booths, and a children’s craft area. Timeless craft demonstrations take place inside a large pavilion while musicians perform on an outdoor stage. It is held in Fallasburg Park, one of Kent County’s most beautiful public parks, located north of Lowell, MI on the Flat River in Vergennes Township. Two spring-fed streams run through the lower portion of the site, which is scattered with walking trails, picnic tables, and children’s play areas. 

 

LOCATION: Fallasburg Park, 1124 Fallasburg Park Drive, Lowell, MI 49331

 

FESTIVAL DATES & TIMES:

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17 - 10:00am-5:00pm both days

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2017

 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:

Artist Notification E-mailed - May 1, 2017

Acceptance Deadline - June 1, 2017

Cancellation Deadline - June 1, 2017 for full refund

Cancellation Deadline - July 1, 2017 for partial refund (1/2 booth fee)

Show Dates - September 16 & 17, 2017

 

ARTIST AMENITIES:

  • Artists are provided free coffee, tea, and donuts Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • Promotional postcards upon request.
  • Booth sitters upon request.
  • Paid security Friday and Saturday from sunset to 7am. 
  • Booth signs with artist, category, location and business name.
  • A visitors' guide with artist, category, location and business name.
  • LowellArts promotes the festival on regional, state, and national websites, and advertises in several local publications, by direct mail, on social media, outdoor signs, and posters.
  • Artists retain all proceeds from sales.

 

JURY PROCEDURE:

  • The Fallasburg Arts Festival is a program of LowellArts, a non-profit arts organization located in downtown Lowell. LowellArts also presents programs in visual and performing arts throughout the year. Please visit www.lowellartsmi.org for more information about LowellArts.
  • A committee made up of LowellArts community arts professionals selects artists based on submitted application and images using a blind jury process.
  • The jury committee selects a diverse range of artists whose work is original, high-quality, and represents a variety of media and creative styles.
  • Artist images should be representative of the work to be sold at the show.
  • A non-refundable $25 jury fee is required for application processing.
  • Application fees should be paid on-line by credit card. Booth fees can be paid by check or credit card on-line. Payment is required to reserve your spot in the festival. Booth fee must be received by June 1. If the booth fee is not received by this date, the artist booth space will no longer be reserved.
  • Prior acceptance to the Festival does not guarantee future acceptance.
  • LowellArts has an established policy to provide equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all programs, activities, and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or handicap.

 

ELIGIBITY:

LowellArts is committed to displaying only high-caliber, original artwork at the Fallasburg Arts Festival. All artwork on display must be consistent with the images submitted, and be of original concept, design, and execution of the exhibiting artist. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Original Art in the Following Categories will be Juried: Basketry, Ceramics, Digital Art, Fiber, Floral, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Soap and Skin Care, Wood, Other.

  • No commercially mass produced items will be accepted.
  • Digital artwork and photographs must use artist's own images and be signed and numbered editions.
  • Fiber art includes: weaving, tapestry, embroidery, wearable and non-wearable items.
  • No factory-produced wearable items are allowed.
  • Beads used in jewelry-making must be fabricated by the artist.
  • Painting/Drawing - includes oils, acrylics, watercolors or dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon etc.


Rules/Regulations


Artists and Artist Collaborations Policy

Only one artist (or artist collaboration) per booth. An artist collaboration is defined as two or more artists working together to create the same body of work – only the collaborative work submitted in the application may be displayed. A description of each of the collaborators involvement in the creation of the artwork should be noted in the artist statement. Artists must be at least 18 years old.

 

Artwork Policy

Artist images should be representative of the work to be sold at the show. All work must be of original concept, design, and execution and produced by the artist or artist collaboration. No commercially manufactured work and absolutely no buy/sell merchandise is allowed or items made by embellishing commercially-made items (clothing, stencils, patterns, molds). We reserve the right to request removal of artwork from the show that is inconsistent with submitted art and implied quality of workmanship.

 

Festival Sales Policy

Artists must be present in their booth for duration of the festival. Fallasburg Arts Festival is a “rain or shine” event. Exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather. Each artist is responsible for collection and payment of 6% Michigan Sales Tax.

 

Booth Fees Policy

Cancellation deadline - June 1st for full refund & July 1st for partial refund (1/2 booth fee). Accepted artists will be asked to pay their booth fee in full to reserve their spot in the festival by June 1st.

 

Waitlist Policy

Artists may be juried on to the waitlist. Artists need to confirm that they would like to remain on the waitlist, and they will be contacted if a spot becomes available in their category. Artists will be notified of a space opening via phone and email. Once contacted, the artist may accept or decline the invitiation. Their spot will be reserved once the booth payment is received. The week prior to the festival, artists in any category may be contacted from the waitlist.

 

Rules and Regulation Policy

The rules and regulations are in place to ensure a quality event that is fair for all artists involved. Rules and regulations are strictly enforced, and artists that are not in compliance will be asked to leave the festival, without a refund.



Booth Information


Single Booth - 12’ x 12’ (physical space of set-up) $195

 

Corner Booth - 12' x 12' (physical space of set-up with 2 sides open to public) $230

 

Double Booth - 12’ x 24’ (physical space of set-up) $345

 

  • Limited number of double booths and corner booths available.
  • Electricity and running water are not available at artist sites.
  • Generators are not allowed.
  • Vendor supplied tent is required.
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