Event Information

Pinckney Art in the Park 2019

Downtown Pinckney
Pinckney , Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 810.227.5086
Event Dates: 6/1/19 - 6/2/19
Application Deadline: 5/27/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

The Pinckney-Putnam-Hamburg-Hell (PPHH) Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present our 29th Annual Art in the Park. Pinckney Art in the Park, always the first weekend following Memorial Day, takes place each year in the Putnam Township Square in Downtown Pinckney, a short drive north of Ann Arbor, Michigan. This arts & fine crafts festival marks the beginning of our beautiful Michigan summer event season and we are dedicated to making this a “must do” on your summer event calendar! Over 100 fine artists and crafters will be on hand to share their love of art with one-of-a-kind, unique pieces. They will join over 15,000 buyers and art enthusiasts for two full days of shopping, entertainment, food and more; all within a quaint downtown park setting.
We are first and foremost committed to hosting a successful show for our artists.
A snapshot of our artist offerings include:
  • Curb-side assistance from the area’s most courteous football team
  • Continued artist support from our local scout troops
  • FREE continental breakfast both Saturday and Sunday
  • Complimentary coffee and water
  • Artist hospitality area
  • Generous booth space (12x12!) and friendly booth sitters
  • Saturday after-hours artist and exhibitor mingle
  • Hands-on art for the kids – this keeps them entertained and gives show attendees the opportunity to shop till they drop while promoting the arts in our community

General Information


Saturday JUNE 1, 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday JUNE 2, 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm
102 S Howell Street Pinckney MI 48169
Located in Putnam Township Square in Downtown Pinckney, a short drive north of Ann Arbor
Application Opens: December 1
Application and Jury Fee Deadline: March 12
Jury Begins: March 13
Jury Ends: March 15
Notifications Emailed: March 20
Booth Fees Due: April 1
Show Dates: JUNE 1-2, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
125 Putnam Street Pinckney MI 48169
Located in a dedicated lot for artists only, one short block away from Township Square. Overnight parking is available and RV’s are welcome.
We love our exhibitors and we are committed to your success! We use our leverage in the community to bring you:
  • Focused event marketing
  • Supportive community event involvement, friendly volunteers
  • Sponsored social media campaigns
  • Successful media partnerships, both print and digital

  • All artists and fine crafters in all media and categories are encouraged to apply.
  • Artists and fine crafters may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury process. Artists will be asked to remove any items not represented in the jury process.
  • Art in the Park reserves the right to refuse exhibition and/or sale of work not consistent with submitted images. Jury will focus on balancing quantity of quality artists in each media category.
  • We request that you only submit ORIGINAL HAND-CRAFTED work for jury consideration.  All work must be designed and executed only by the artists listed on the application. No imports, kits, items made from kits or pre-manufactured items are permitted. Artwork must be in good taste and mindful of the show’s intent and community standards.
  • Booth space is generous at approximately 12’ x 12’. We do our best to fulfill booth requests. Please keep in mind that this is a park and trees and other landscaping will change from year to year. Limited double booth spaces are available.
  • All artists must provide their own tents and display stands. Artists should plan for protective covering and have a proven weight system for weather protection.
  • Stakes are not permitted – in the park or on the street. Artists agree to comply with all safety requirements for the duration of the event. 
  • We do not provide electricity and generators are not allowed.
  • Artists can set up Friday afternoon/evening or very early Saturday morning. Please indicate your preferred set-up time on your application. Staggered set-up times will be assigned if not indicated. We will provide a private parking location for all event participants.
  • Security is included both Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • For your protection, please do not bring pets to the show.
  • Each artist is responsible for collection and payment of any and all applicable state sales tax. The sales tax in Michigan is 6%.
  • Pinckney Art in the Park is a rain or shine event. Should severe weather be in the forecast, the Art in the Park committee has the right to close the show early. Should this happen, no refunds will be extended.
  • All artists must be present for the duration of the show. Booth sitters are available for short breaks and are happy to assist.
  • Artists may display artwork only in the category in which they were accepted. All artwork displayed in the booth must be comparable to artwork shown in submitted images.
  • Artists are reminded to keep their booth areas looking professional at all times.
  • Please be kind to your fellow artists and buyers. Your supporters expect a quality show, and artists closing their booth prior to the end of the show will not be permitted to return.
  • Artist booth signs must be prominently displayed in the front right corner of your booth, visible to booth sitters.
  • Any breach of the rules will forfeit all rights of the artists and will result in removal from the show without a refund. A submitted application indicates your agreement to the above rules and regulations.  Any noncompliance may result in removal from the show, jurying process and/or future shows.

Booth Information

$25 non-refundable Jury Fee is due with application. This can be paid with credit card online only. Applications will not be processed until payment is received and posted. If payment is not received before the deadline, the application will be considered late, incur an additional fee and/or will not be accepted. 
Booths fees for those applying BEFORE January 15 are $150.00. Booth Fees for those applying AFTER January 15 are $200.00. Upon acceptance, all booth fees will be due April 1, 2019 and more detailed instructions will be included in your acceptance notification. If booth fee is not received by April 5, artist will be removed from participating list and placed on a waiting list. A limited number of double booths will be available upon request ($275 BEFORE January 15, $325 AFTER January 15). Please note booth fees are non-refundable after acceptance, and are at the discretion of the 2019 Art in the Park Committee for emergency situations only. Artists are responsible for booth fees regardless of participation.

Complete the Artist & Fine Crafter Application here: https://www.zapplication.org/
Applications must be fully completed and jury fee payment must be received before the application will be processed. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

Upload four (4) images - Three (3) digital images of your work and one (1) of your show display booth with current work (representative of your overall presentation) are required. All images must be of work executed within the last 2 years. Do not submit an image of the artist or any identifiable signage related to the artist. All jury decisions are final. The show organizers reserve the right to use one or more of these images for marketing purposes. More information regarding picture formatting may be found here: https://www.zapplication.org/help-center.php?page=image-preparation.

Submit Non-Refundable Jury Fee Payments are accepted online only via credit, debit and Pay Pal. Applications are not complete until jury fee has been received.   

Artists will apply in one of the following categories. If more than one category fits, a separate application and fee is required for each category. Only one application per category is allowed. Please select carefully.
Digital Art
Mixed Media
Sweet Treats and Pantry Foods
Authors and Publishers **
**Please note – A limited number of spaces will be available for those representing the art of writing and illustration.

Jury Process
Our selected jurors have both knowledge and diverse backgrounds in the arts and the jury is comprised of a five person panel.  The jury panel includes one working artist and additional members of the arts community with varying roles. The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce does not have a representative on the panel of jurors. The 2019 Pinckney Art in the Park festival will be comprised of approximately 100 artist spaces. All accepted artists will be invited through the jury process in March. An additional group of artists will be placed on the wait list.

Applicants will be notified of jury results through Zapplication.org on March 20, 2019. All accepted artists must respond and submit booth payment no later than April 1, 2019. If an artist does not submit payment by this date, it will result in reversal of the invitation, and an invitation will be sent to an alternate on the artist waiting list. 
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing prior to April 1, 2019 and can be sent to events@brightoncoc.org. Cancellations are not confirmed until the Director of Events sends confirmation of receipt.
Artist Attendance
All artists must be present for the entirety of the show. 

Artist Check In
Artist check-in is mandatory and volunteers will be on hand to assist YOU! Please visit the information booth prior to set up; located near the north end of the park, adjacent to M-36, near the gazebo. You will need your Photo ID and license plate information to complete the check in process.
Artist packets will also be distributed at check-in with important information regarding event hours, parking, helping hand/booth sitters and more! Booth assignments will be emailed out one week prior to the event. Although we do our best to accommodate your requests, sometimes assignments can and do change. Final booth placements will be confirmed upon check in.
Set Up Time
All artists must select a set up time when completing your application. Set up times are requested in order to assist with traffic flow around the park. All set-up times are subject to change and all changes will be communicated prior to the show.  Set up times are available 12:00pm - 7:00pm Friday and 7:00am - 8:00am Saturday. All artists must be up and ready to sell no later than 9:30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival, please unload your vehicle at the curb closest to your booth and promptly move your vehicle so other artists and fine crafters are also able to unload.
Artist Parking
125 Putnam Street Pinckney MI 48169
Artist and exhibitor parking is conveniently located across M-36 at the corner of Putnam and North Howell Street, only one block from Township Square. Overnight parking is available and RV’s are welcome.
Parking signs will be onsite to assist you and a map of the area will be included in your acceptance email. If you have special requirements, please let us know prior to set up on Friday.
Private vendor parking is available for artists, fine crafters, food vendors and other exhibitors only. The vendor lot is to be used for the entirety of the event – both Saturday and Sunday – and during event set up as needed. Please adhere to this parking requirement so that visitors will have easy access to the show and will spend less time parking and more time visiting your booth! You will be given a parking pass at check-in. Please be sure to leave it on your dashboard when exiting your vehicle.

Booth Space
Artists are required to provide their own tent and set up displays. All tents are REQUIRED to be properly weighted on all corners. Due to the park electrical and water systems, staking is not allowed.  Any property damage caused by the artist's actions, display, tent or vehicle will be the sole financial responsibility of the artist. Again, staking is not allowed as electricity does run throughout the park.
All trash and debris are the responsibility of the artists and must be removed from your space before exiting the park.

Overnight Security
Overnight security will be provided both Friday and Saturday nights. It is recommended that artists use their best discretion when leaving valuable property in their booth overnight. Unattended items are left at your own risk.

Michigan Sales Tax
The State of Michigan sales tax is 6%. Each artist is responsible for collecting, reporting and submitting their own sales tax. Information can be found here:  http://www.michigan.gov/taxes

Social Media
We are excited about your interest in Pinckney Art in the Park! We have included a few tips for sharing with other fellow artists on social media. We want the whole world to know you are coming!
Pinckney Art in the Park Facebook page:

Step one: Please share your interest with other fellow artists!

Step two: Tag yourselves in ours!

And after acceptance…
We would love to see your photos and videos of set up too!  Remember to share your booth number when posting so your followers can find you! We will then like your post and share through our social media outlets.
Step four: Let the fun begin!

Our hashtags for the event are:

Follow us and tag us on Twitter: @GBAChamber
and on Instragram: @GBACoC
If you are experiencing any difficulties with the application process, please click on the link below for access to the ZAPP help portal:

If you have any additional questions, please contact our event director, Sophia Freni, via email at events@brightoncoc.org or by calling 810.227.5086.
We look forward to another successful show and thank YOU for choosing Pinckney’s Art in the Park!
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