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Handcrafters - Fall Fair Art & Handcrafted Market 2018

Northville Community Center
Northville, Michigan (Midwest)

Event Dates: 10/12/18 - 10/13/18
Application Deadline: 5/1/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee (Non-refundable)): $15.00


Event Summary
  • Ranked 38th in the US by Sunshine Artist Magazine in the Contemporary Art & Craft field.
  • Considered one of Michigan's premiere shows, Fall Fair Art & Handcrafted Market, presented by Handcrafters Unlimited®, now in its 39th year, consistently attracts approximately 3,500+ loyal show-goers who come to spend.
  • With a focus on quality over quantity, the Fall Fair is a gathering of 70 well curated artists and craftspeople.
  • The Fall Fair Art & Handcrafted Market is an admissioned juried art and fine craft show, featuring an intimate atmosphere located in picturesque downtown Northville, MI.
  • The Fall Fair is a high quality art and handcrafted show but not a fine art show; median priced items sell best.
  • This is an INDOOR art fair.
  • Please visit HCShows.com to learn more about our family of shows.

General Information
Application Fee:

This fee is non-refundable and covers the cost of the Zapp interface.

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3pm-8pm
No Friday morning set-up

Show Hours:
Friday, October 12, 2018: 9am - 8pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 9am - 5pm

Artist Amenities:
·         Complimentary exhibitor reception during set-up
·         Coffee and pastries provided on show mornings 
·         Unload and load assistance
·         Complimentary shuttle service for exhibitors available
·         Delicious food offerings for purchase during the show
·         Free publicity postcards and flyers
·         Student helpers to assist with unload and load

Six (6) Photos Required*:
·         ​One (1) of your stocked display exactly as it will appear at the show.  Display photo must include a backdrop.  Photos of outdoor displays NOT recommended.
·         One (1) work-in-process with the artist visible.
·         Four (4) photos showing your most popular items to be sold at the show.
*Zapp, typically, will not accept photos taken on a cell phone as they do not meet the pixel and quality requirements.  If your photos are from a phone, try uploading them first to see if they will work.  If not, you will need to use a good ol' fashion camera or reformat your photos.
- If your photos are too large, try this free photo resizer: http://www.picresize.com/


Artists will be notified of acceptance status by EMAIL only on or before May 15, 2018. Payment for premium booth and/or premium booth + corner must be paid betwteen May 16 - 20. Payment for single booth + corner must be paid between May 21 - 25. Payment for single booths must be paid between May 26 - 30.

Important Items to Consider:
All booths must have a freestanding backdrop.

Specialty Food/Gourmet Food Applicants 
must be fully licensed and insured.  Cottage law applicants not accepted.  Proof of food license and insurance will be required if accepted.

Jewelers are persons selling 10% or more jewelry in a booth.

Credit card only accepted for jury and booth fees.

No refunds once accepted regardless of reason or emergency.

  • Absolutely no buy/sell.  All items must be handcrafted.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the artists that all Michigan sales tax collected be paid to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
  • No booth sharing.
  • Only artists accepted in the jewelry categories may display and sell jewelry.
  • Specialty food applicants must be fully licensed and insured.
  • Only work consistent with the accepted juried images may be exhibited and sold.  Nothing of lesser quality may be exhibited.
  • All artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artwork must be original, handcrafted work made by the artist(s).
  • Artists may only show work in the categories in which they were juried and accepted.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell the works of other artists. 

Booth Information

Regular, approx. 80 sq feet = $350 (Ex: 10'x8')
Premium, approx. 120 sq feet = $525 (Ex: 15'x8')

Read prior to applying:  Due to the intimate nature of the venue, booths sizes vary and can be quirky.  Our venue also has a "stage area" that requires three small stairs to access.  The more flexible you can be with your set-up the better.  Due to dimension constraints, tent frames are not recommended.  Please note on application if you use a tent frame.

Additional Options:

Electricity Fee = $50.00 
200 watts

Corner Fee = $75.00 
Limited availability on corners.

8' Tables =$20 
6' Tables = $20

Business Website Listing = $15
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