Event Information

Glen Lake Woman's Club Art Fair 2019

Glen Arbor Township Hall, 6394 W. Western Avenue
Glen Arbor, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: (231) 412-0214
Event Dates: 7/17/19 - 7/17/19
Application Deadline: 3/9/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non-refundable Jury Fee): $15.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The Glen Lake Woman's Club Art Fair is in its 48th year.  Located in the heart of the Sleeping bear Dunes National Lakeshore, this juried, one-day fine arts fair provides college scholarships for local high school students.  The Art Fair draws locals and tourists from the county's abundant summer homes and resorts. The jury selects artists on the basis of originality, creativity, category and sales appeal.  Every effort is made to select a balance of artists who will provide selections to all attending the Art Fair. The Town Hall's proximity to the beach, restaurants and Glen Arbor's business area insures that the Art Fair gets maximum attention and attendance during the day.  The Glen Lake Woman's Club also offers a raffle, bake sale, popcorn, face painting and a lunch counter which encourages attendance. Admission is free but donations are welcome for the scholarship fund.

General Information
Exhibition Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM
Check-in and Setup: Begins at 6 AM. All exihibitors must be checked in by 8:30 or they may forfeit their booth.
Teardown time: Begins at 4 PM, no sooner
Application Fee: $15 non-refundable, Payment by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal
Applications are due March 8. Jury will finish by April 1 and artists will be notified thereafter.
All booth fees must be received by May 1. No refunds after May 15.
Artists on the waiting list will be notified starting May 1 and must pay booth fees at time of acceptance.
Booth Fees: May be paid by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or check. Mail checks to:
Glen Lake Woman's Club, PO Box 564, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Artists may choose to donate a piece of original work for the fair raffle. The raffle committee will communicate details and proceedures in the month before the Art Fair. Drawing will occur at 3 PM. Proceeds from this raffle will be used to fund scholarships, as does all profit from the fair.‚Äč

The Art Fair will take place rain or shine, so artists must be prepared for inclement weather. In the event that severe weather is in the forecast, the Art Festival committee has the right to close the show early. Should this happen, no refund will be given.

Artists Amenities include:
Complementary coffee, tea and donuts during set up
GLWC ambassadors available to sit at your booth for short breaks

  1. Artists must exhibit your own original work and be present for the duration of the Art Fair.
  2. In fairness to all who are participating in the Art Fair, sales are not permitted before 10:00 AM.
  3. All Exhibitors must check in by 8:30 A.M. Outside exhibitors may be admitted to the park beginning at 6:00 A.M. Inside exhibitors may enter the Hall beginning at 7:30 A.M. Outside exhibitors who elect to set up the night before, must drop off the tent and move your vehicle to another area before beginning to set up the tent. Vehicles are not permitted in the park area between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:15 P.M.
  4. All exhibitors must drop off your booth/items at your assigned site and immediately remove your vehicle from the area. DO NOT block the driveway by placing your boxed items on the pavement.
  5. To assure adequate parking for the shoppers, please park your vehicle only in area(s) designated by the Art Fair Parking Staff.
  6. Exhibitors must NOT begin to break down your booths until the end of the day at 4:00 P.M. Exhibit sites must be completely broken down (shelving, tents, and merchandise) and packed before an exhibitor will be given the OK by an Art Fair volunteer to retrieve your vehicles. Please do not block the driveway by placing your boxed items on the pavement.
  7. Exhibitors and helpers are required to wear the plastic name badge (with a pin on the back) or a sticky–backed tag given to them by the Art Fair Staff from the time of admission until the end of the Art Fair. Please wear clothing suitable for these types of name badges.
  8. Pets and smoking are not permitted in any area of the Art Fair.
  9. INSIDE EXHIBITORS: Rules of the Township Supervisor’s office state that nails may not be put in any walls and windows may not be covered. Also, electrical appliances are not permitted in the Hall.
  10. Any behavior deemed unacceptable by the Art Fair Staff and the Glen Lake Woman’s Club will result in the offender being asked to leave the Art Fair and exclusion from future GLWC Art Fairs without refund of booth fee. This may include, but is not exclusive to, use of profanity or any type of aggressive behavior directed at any other exhibitor, staff, volunteer or attendee.

Booth Information
There are several booth options available:
  • Outside paved and unpaved booth areas are available and will accommodate 10'x10' tent.Tables and chairs are provided by exhibitor. Unpaved areas are somewhat shady with pine needle mulch at $120 each. Paved areas are sunny at $130 each.
  • There are a couple unpaved, smaller, wooded areas at $95, which will not accommodate a tent.
  • Inside, center hall space is 8'x4' at $105.  One 8' long table and two chairs are provided by GLWC. upon request.
  • Inside, wall space is also 8'x4' at $120.  One 8' table and two chairs are provided by GLWC if requested. Limited electricity is available for inside, wall space booths,upon request.
Booth fees may be paid by Visa, MC or PayPal though Zapp or, by checks sent to the GLWC. Checks from accepted artists must be received by April 30. No booth fee refunds after May 15.
Mail checks to:
Glen Lake Woman's Club
PO Box 564
Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Outside exhibitors may set up the night before, but the fair does not provide any overnight security and waive all liability for items left overnight.