Event Information

Lemonade Concert & Art Fair 2018

St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, Minnesota (Midwest)

Event Dates: 6/21/18 - 6/21/18
Application Deadline: 5/18/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Processing Fee (if invited to participate as a vendor, then you will be prompted to pay for booth space)): $10.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
2018 Lemonade Concert and Art Fair Artist Information

Event:   The 45th Annual Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is sponsored by the Department of Campus Involvement at St. Cloud State University. The Lemonade event traditionally has over 11,000 people in attendance.  Throughout the day there will be music groups, roving performers, a wide variety of foods, a children’s art and entertainment area and an evening symphony orchestra performance.
Location:  St. Cloud State University campus grounds on 6th Street South and 1st Avenue, St. Cloud, MN
Date:  Thursday, June 21, 2018 (rain or shine)
Set-up: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.                   
Arts and Crafts Fair: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Children’s Art and Entertainment Area:  11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Evening Concert:  7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

General Information
Our brand is hand-made art and crafts. We accept submissions in a number of categories, including: 
Woodworking: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved
Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium
Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. No strung pearls or beads
Painting/Drawing: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, inks, etc. are in this category. Reproductions are prohibited except prints of the artist's original work, signed and numbered on archival quality materials.
Ceramics/Glass: Original work other than jewelry. No molds or other forms of mass production allowed
Wearable Art/Apparel: Worn clothing and accessories are accepted in this category, including hand-woven or hand-sewn clothing, hand-screened or hand-painted by the artist ready-made clothing. No machine tooling or machine-screened patterns are permitted
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by or under the direct supervision of the artist. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. At least 50 percent of an artist's work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials.
Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including two-dimensional, basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. Wearable items of any kind should be listed under the apparel category
Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category
Functional Art: 3-D creations which serve a purpose such as implements, furniture, doll houses, wind chimes, kaleidoscopes, etc.
Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed
Hand-made artisan food: pre-packaged artisan food items prepared offsite in a licensed facility and not packaged or intended for on-site consumption to include jams or jellies, honey, or similar products. These booths/products will be sold only in a designated area of the event in conjunction with the concurrent farmer’s market. Vendors should be aware of relevant food safety laws (including Cottage Food Law if applicable) and may be required by SCSU to provide proof up to $2 million in liability insurance and current licensure documents. 
Artisan Home & Body: This limited category includes items such as candles, soaps, lotions, salves, and fragrances. Items are to be considered based on artistic message/value. No commercial products are allowed

When selecting a category, artists should choose their primary category. There will be an opportunity to add a second category in the supplemental questions.

Registration Deadlines: 
March 16, 2018: Early registration deadline; Vendors must register by this day to be guaranteed their previous years’ specific booth space (if accepted and space is still suitable and available for placement). Vendors meeting this deadline will be notified of their status by March 30, 2018 (if an email address was provided).
May 18, 2018: Final Zapplication registration deadline. We will make an effort to accommodate requests for specific spaces but cannot make guarantees. We will consider all applications received by this date.

Invited vendors will be notified via e-mail and then asked to finish payment via Zapplication payment portal. We ask that vendors finalize payment as soon as they are able to aid us in our placement process. Final payment deadline via Zapplication is June 15, 2018, but please note, only paid vendors will be assigned a booth space.
Handcrafted arts only. The brand of this event as a showcase for handcrafted arts arts and crafts is very important to SCSU. No imports, commercial jewelry, kits, pre-molded ceramics, or manufactured items are allowed. Items will be reviewed on site and vendors selling items deemed not to meet this standard may be asked to leave immediately without a refund of the registration fee. An artist may be requested to submit a statement on their process to be considered for acceptance. 

All vendors must submit Minnesota Department of Revenue form ST-19  (clicking link will re-direct page) along with their application. **If you have already submitted your ST-19 form, you are not required to submit another copy. 
Form can be e-mailed or mailed to contact address. 

Booth Information
Fee: The booth fee is $60 per (10'x10') space, plus a $10 processing fee. **The $60 per booth fee is only charged once a vendor has been accepted. You can expect an e-mail notifying you of your status, and then you can log back into Zapplication to finalize your booth payment. 

If paying by check, please submit separate checks for the booth fee and application fee. A $25 late fee is accessed for applications received after May 18, 2018.

Size: Space allotment is 10’x10’ per booth. 

Booth Hours: Art vendor load-in runs from 6 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on the morning of June 21. The show starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. Vendors are expected to stay for the duration of the show. Vendors who pack up early may not be asked to return. 

Our Grounds: The event is held on the outdoor campus grounds. Spaces consist of a variety of natural circumstances including: sun/shade/partial shade, flat/slight incline/incline, and either on grass or cement.

Placement: Accepted vendors will be notified in a separate message regarding their booth placement. Placement is determined by a number of factors including: returning vendor requests, category type, surface/shade requirements, parking, and special requests. 

Multiple Booths: Artists may purchase more than 1 booth space. Double booth space requests would include two 10x10 ft spaces next to each other. 

Parking: Each booth fee inclues a parking pass for a single vehicle which may include a trailer. Parking assignments will be included with booth assignment information. A very limited number of 2nd parking passes are available for $10– you must contact Bretta at lemonade@stcloudstate.edu to make your request. Unfortunately, not all requests can be granted. Payment will be prompted if approved. Artists purchasing 2 booth spaces receive a 2nd permit at no charge (upon request).

Other Important Info:  
  • NO staking will be allowed. 
  • Artists are to furnish their own props. 
  • We strongly recommend a hand-cart or some means to bring items to booth space in a timely fashion. We do our best to arrange your load-in location as close to your booth as possible. 
  • Wi-fi information will be sent out per request. 
  • Electricity may be located near your booth, but not guaranteed. 
  • Restrooms are located inside each campus building. 
  • St. Cloud State campus is tobacco-free. 

Special Requests: We do our best to accommodate special requests, please make a comment on your application or e-mail the artist coordinator at lemonade@stcloudstate.edu 

Accepted vendors will be sent electronically a packet of information with specifics on booth location, parking, inclement weather planning and more! Please review your confirmation closely to ensure accuracy of your booth location and any special requests. 

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