Event Information

Devils Lake Festival of the Arts 2018

Manitou Beach Village
Manitou Beach, Michigan (Midwest)

Event Dates: 6/16/18 - 6/16/18
Application Deadline: 6/1/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00


Event Summary
The Devils Lake Festival of the Arts is a one-day juried fine art show located in Manitou Beach in the heart of the Devils Lake area. This exciting fair is in its third year and is a celebration of art, music, dance and local cuisine. Festival events include hands-on art activities for kids, demonstrations, music and dance acts, food and more! Last year over 4,000 visitors attended the festival.
A team of volunteers supports our artists during set-up; provide breaks and refreshment throughout the day, and the teardown at the end of the day.
Here in the Devils Lake area We Love Art!

General Information
Exhibition hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Check-in and Setup: Begins at 6:00 a.m.
Teardown time: 6:00 p.m.

Important Dates
Application Opens: September 23, 2017
Jury Dates: First jury round - April 2, 2018
Second jury round - TBD

Accept Invitation and Purchase Deadline: We are asking invited artists to accept within two weeks from the date of the  invitation and to purchase their booth within two weeks of acceptance. Final deadline for accepting the invitation and purchase for the first jury round is April 30, 2018. Second jury  round deadline for accepting the invitation and purchase is to be determined at a later date. Deadline for ongoing jurying will be communicated individually to new applicants.

Application fee: $25
Payment by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.
No refunds!

Accepted medium categories: 
Clay/Ceramics. Original clay or porcelain work that is functional or non-functional.
Digital Art. Original work that uses a computer as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. See Photography definition for clarification.
Drawing. Work created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pencil, wax, crayon, etc.
Fibers non-wearable. All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking.
Fibers wearable. All work crafted from fibers including embroidery, weaving, knitting, sewing, and wearable art.
Glass. Functional and sculptural work is accepted.
Jewelry. Metal or non-metal
Mixed Media.  2 or 3 dimensional work that combines materials from two or more medias in one piece.
Painting. Acrylic, Oil, Gouache, Pastels and Watercolor paintings are accepted in this category.
Paper. Origami and other original pieces of art made strictly from paper.
Photography. Original images created/taken by the artist, both from film and original digital formats are included in this category. Photo collage and painting on photographs, which are traditional photographic processes, need to be in this category. Whether the work is produced in a traditional wet-darkroom or via digital processes, only “traditional” correction methods may be utilized. Work produced over and above that should apply in the Digital category. See Digital Art definition for clarification.
Print Making. Etching, engraving, silk-screening, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, etc. which have been properly signed and numbered.
Sculpture. Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
Wood. Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

Application image requirements: 6 images including 1 booth shot.

Artists Amenities include:
Free parking
Vehicle access to booths for unloading and loading.
Behind the booth storage
Artist breakfast
Bottled water throughout the day
Booth sitters
Electricity is not readily available so all artists must arrive fully charged and prepared. No generators are allowed.
Jury Information:
The 2018 Devil’s Lake Festival of the Arts will be comprised of approximately 50 Artist spaces. 

Jury Process:
The jury session is ongoing throughout the application process. The Jury consists of 2 members of the DLFA Artist Committee and one guest artist juror.
Artist applications will remain anonymous.
Scoring is 1 (low) to  5 (high). 
Jury scores are combined and averaged.
The final score is tallied and artists selected. The wait list is created based on the jury scores.
 ‚ÄčArtists will be notified by email no later than April 16, 2018.

Jurying is anonymous so please remove any words or images that may allow jurors to identify yourself as the artist. This includes company name and signature.

Jury Award:
During the 2018 Devil’s Lake Festival of the Arts an on-site juror will evaluate each artist. The top scoring artist will receive a $100 cash prize based on design, execution, and aesthetic appeal of the work as well as booth presentation.

The Devils Lake Festival of the Arts is a selective fine art fair. Staff will visit participating artists’ booths periodically to ensure compliance with the rules.  Artists will be required to remove all work that is not in compliance.
  1. All work must be original, handcrafted work that complies with the media definitions listed.
  2. Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and paying all applicable Sales Tax (MI 6%).
  3. Artists may only show work in categories approved by the Jury.
  4. Artists should prominently display an Artist Statement.
  5. All exhibitors are expected to provide their own display, chairs, tables and tent.
  6. Booth should remain open during posted fair hours and tended to by the artists.
  7. Artists should wear lanyards provided by the Devil’s Lake Festival of the Arts at all times and return the lanyards at the end of the event.
  8. Spaces are pre-assigned at the sole discretion of the Devil’s Lake Festival of the Arts committee and are not transferable.
  9. All payments must be made through the Zapplication site with Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.

Wait List Policy:
Artists will be assigned wait list numbers by category. When a wait list space becomes available, we will call and leave a message, in addition to sending an email. You have 24 hours to respond whether you'd like to take the space or not.

Reproduction Policy:
Reproductions are allowed if they are reproductions of the artist’s original work and if the artist includes original work in their booth display. 

Booth Information
10x10 booths: $75
10x20 booths: $125
Payment by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal
No refunds.

Spaces will be pre-assigned and not transferable.
Setup for the event will start at 6:00 a.m. on June 16, 2018.
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