Event Information

Alden B. Dow Museum Holiday Art Fair 2018

1801 W. St Andrews Road
Midland, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 989-631-5930 ext. 1401
Event Dates: 11/17/18 - 11/18/18
Application Deadline: 10/15/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $40.00


Event Summary
Continuing with tradition, the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art is pleased to present the annual Holiday Art Fair, held indoors at Midland Center for the Arts. The Center is transformed into a holiday festival with approximately 80 artists' booths, a Sweet Shop/Bake Sale offering fresh-baked treats, local entertainment and Studio School faculty demonstrations.
The Alden B. Dow Museum is in its 59th year as a visual arts organization and has made the Holiday Art Fair a tradition in the Midland community. The city is home to the world headquarter of The Dow Chemical Company. Its population is augmented by educated and affluent corporate professionals, four regional colleges and a diverse range of citizens.
Proceeds from the fair benefit museum art and science exhibitions, art and science classes, workshops, outreach and other educational programs of the Alden B. Dow Museum, a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide a forum to engage the people of mid-Michigan in the constructive and creative expressions found in science and in art.

General Information
Before applying, please make sure your work meets the following criteria.  By applying you agree to abide by the rules, policies and decisions of the Alden B. Dow Museum Holiday Art Fair.

The Alden B. Dow Museum Holiday Art Fair presents artists’ handmade original work, not the work of mass production studios. No work which has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans or prefabricated pieces is allowed. The Fair committee reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted images and/or these guidelines.

Jewelers must be the designers and hands-on makers of their work. Purchased, facet cut gems may be used. Assembled, prefabricated jewelry is not allowed. Including a process statement would be helpful.

Commercial prints of photographs using non-photographic methods such as 4-color printing or color copy machine are not allowed.

$40 Non Refundable Jury Fee for the first category, $5 per additional category/medium (you may apply up to 3 categories in one application). 

All booths are indoors on brick or carpet at Midland Center for the Arts. Booth spaces are approximately 8’ x 8’ or 10’ x 5’ in size, depending on location. Artist must provide all display equipment including booth set-up, chairs and lighting. Electricity (Electrical outlets are limited) is available to select booths; artists should bring an extension cord if needed. Limited security is provided overnight.

Non-Museum members: $150 single or $175 corner single booth / $275 double or $300 corner double booth. Museum Members: $125 single or $150 corner single booth/ $225 double or $250 corner double booth.  NOTE: A limited number of double booths are available.  A booth corner allows access to either the right or left side of the booth and the open side.  A corner may or may not be at the end of a row.

(Please Do not send fee until notified of acceptance. See coupon section for discount). Note: Please contact our office at 989-631-5930 ext. 1401 to purchase Museum membership to be eligible for the discount)

The jury process is anonymous. A new jury is selected each year comprised of artists, educators, museum professionals and Board representatives. This is a "blind" jury process which means jurors select the artist based solely on the images presented to them without knowledge of the artist name, artist location, or reference to additional information such as websites. Juror decisions are based 100% upon the equality of artwork portrayed in the images. Approximately 90 artists are accepted.
Application deadline OCTOBER 12, 2018!!!

  • October 12, 2018 - Application deadline
  • Mid Oct. Jury results posted on Zap website
  • Oct. 30, 2018 Booth Fee Deadline 
  • November 2 & 3 - Booth Assignment posted on Zap website
  • Nov. 17, 2018  6am-9am artists' set-up (NO Friday Set-Up)
  • Nov. 17, 2018 9am-10am Museum Member's Art Fair Preview Hour
  • Nov. 17, 2018 10am-5pm Art Fair Open to the Public
  • Nov. 18, 2018 12noon-4pm Art Fair Open to the Public