Event Information

Art and Book Fair, 59th Annual, 2018

Wichita Art Museum
Wichita, Kansas (Midwest)

Event Dates: 5/12/18 - 5/13/18
Application Deadline: 2/10/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00


Event Summary
Art and Book Fair, 59th Annual, 2018
Presented by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum

This is our third year back on the beautiful grounds of the Wichita Art Museum. We had a great show last year and we are working hard to build on that success and improve every year. We have doubled our advertising budget for this year and am working with a media buying company to maximize our advertising exposure.

The Art and Book Fair is a Mother's Day tradition for many in Wichita and we want that tradition to grow. We are building our show on quality, not quantity. There will be entertainment, food trucks and the popular Book Fair located inside the Art Museum. Artist's booths will be outside, on pavement and we will have security on the grounds at all times.

Jury complete by February 28, 2018

If you have participated in this event previously, please make note that we have moved from Century II to the grounds of the Wichita Art Museum

General Information
Art and Book Fair, 59th Annual, Wichita, KS.
Presented by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum.
The Art and Book Fair is an outdoor exhibition fair for quality fine art and fine hand-made craft.  A large, well attended used book fair is part of the draw of the weekend and will be inside the Art Museum.

The Art and Book Fair includes free admission to the Wichita Art Museum, strolling musicians and other entertainment, food trucks and carts and lots of surprises! 

Admission to the Fair is free and open to the public. 

Wichita Art Museum
1400 Museum Blvd,
Wichita, KS 67203

Show Date 2017/Times:
May 11: (Artist setup day)
May 12: 10 am - 5 pm
May 13: 11 am - 5 pm

This is a juried event. All works of art must be original and created by the applicant, and images must be clearly representative of the work shown in the jury process as well as works brought to the fair.  We are making an effort to upgrade the overall quality of this show from the past years.  As a result of that effort, we will be slowly building the number of quality artists and not just filling spaces.

A participant whose display contains commercially-made items, slip cast ceramics, or products that are wholly or in part made by others or repetitive works from patterns and molds will be asked to remove those items from the display. Artists who copy another work of art must title the resulting painting, sculpture, etc. as "A study after...". Commercially-printed reproductions of your two-dimensional works must be clearly marked as reproductions.

ALL BOOTHS MUST BE MONITORED.  Volunteers will be available for booth watching for artists' breaks and to provide water and support for the artists.  Artists must provide their own canopies and adequate weights to assure safety of all participants.  All boths will be located on pavement.  Area behind each booth space will be available for storage of extra merchandise.  Layout of the booth spaces will be provided.  Special requests for end spaces will be considered, but not guaranteed.

Violations of these policies will result in future disbarment from the Art Fair.
Cooperative or “Group” exhibits must apply manually. Jury criteria are at the discretion of the Art and Book Fair general committee.

Awards will be presented to the artists selected by the judges: BEST OF SHOW and other categories. Works chosen will be viewed in the context of the body of work exhibited. The judges may also elect to make an award on the basis of the artist's overall presentation rather than in recognition of specific work.

Booth Space:
Participants are provided a 10' x 10' booth space and will need to bring their own display set up. ALL BOOTH SPACES WILL BE OUTSIDE the Wichita Art Museum. Artists are to provide their own display materials, racks and/or tables as well as fixtures in order to display their work. Electricity is not available for this day time show. No generators will be allowed.

For matters of safety, pedestrian traffic and aesthetics, artists must keep all personal items and supplies inside or behind the booth space only. No chairs, tables, display or other personal items may extend beyond the booth space.
Special exhibits authorized by the fair staff are exempt from this rule.

Booth Fees:
Regular booths are $275.  Double booths are available for $500.  Electricity will not be available. Artists may provide their own battery powered lights, if desired, but no generators will be allowed. The show is during daylight hours and parking lot lights will provide overnight lighting.

Booth Set Up:
Set-up will be Friday, May 11th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  You must check in at the information desk by 5 pm on Friday. Limited set-up on Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 am may be accommodated based on hardship only and must be approved by the committee.  All vehicles must be removed from the exhibit area by 9:30 am.

Cancellation Policy:
Booth fee will be refunded minus $50 cancellation fee, if notice is received in writing (mail or email) by Friday, April 13, 2018.
Go to https://www.zapplication.org
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Manual Applications:
Manual applications may be requested and submitted by email or USPS.
Email address for the Art and Book Fair is:
1400 Museum Blvd,
Wichita, KS 67203

Further help and instructions on Zapplication:
Artists may contact Stephen Perry at 316-680-6445 or Jill D. Miller at 316-841-8927.

The Friends is a dynamic social and volunteer organization that supports the Wichita Art Museum with events, programs, and fundraisers.