Event Information

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019

Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St.
Michigan City, Indiana (Midwest)

Phone: 219.874.4900
Event Dates: 8/17/19 - 8/18/19
Application Deadline: 4/8/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The 2019 Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF) will take place on August 17thand 18th. This popular festival held by Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is currently in its 38th year. 
LAF takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to LCA’s dynamic programming and exhibitions. All proceeds from this event are invested back in the community. LCA’s galleries are open to the public at no charge, and its programs serve thousands of children and adults each year.  
We select individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, our galleries will be available for use by regional galleries that represent the best in emerging contemporary art. We anticipate 75 to 100 exhibitors in total. LAF is extensively marketed via social media, radio, TV, print and promotional signage.
Juror: Kristina Knowski is a fine artist and illustrator living in Northwest Indiana. Since graduating as Valedictorian from the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 2012, Kristina has participated in numerous group and solo shows in Chicago, Northwest Indiana and surrounding states. Some of these include “Animalier: The Animal in Contemporary Art,” “Apocalypse 2012: Genesis 2013,” “Facing Extinction,” and “Birds & Bees.” Her most notable solo show was “Dreams of Martha” at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, in remembrance of the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Kristina manages SFC Gallery in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City,...

General Information
General Festival Information: 
Festival Dates: August 17 & 18, 2019
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission/Gate Fee:
Single-Day Admission: $5
Children 16 & under: Free
Active Military Personnel with ID: Free
Free off-site parking and shuttle service available.
LAF Elements at a Glance:
Fine Arts & Fine Crafts: Discover the next big thing at every price point.
Contemporary Art Galleries: Regional art galleries are invited to exhibit inside LCA’s facility to represent contemporary and emerging artists from across the country.
Interactive Family Art Activities: LAF is family friendly! Fun art-making opportunities for all ages will be available.
Food: Food vendors/area restaurants offer a delicious array of food for all tastes.
Important Information for Applicants:
A non-refundable application fee of $35 is required. 
All applications must be received by March 29, 2019. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by May 10, 2019. Artists who are placed on the waitlist will be notified as openings become available.
Award Categories: 
$3,000 in cash awards will be distributed between:
  • Best in Show
  • 1st Place Artist
  • 1st Place Artisan
  • Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
  • Juror's Awards (2)
Media Categories:
  • 2-Dimensional Art (painting, drawing, printmaking, pastels, mixed-media)
  • Fine Craft (functional, clay/ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber/textile/paper)
  • Jewelry
  • Photography (traditional & digital techniques)
  • Sculptural Objects (non-functional, all media)
  • Wearable Art (wearable & accessories)
  • LCA reserves the right to move artists to a more appropriate category at their discretion.
Application Requirements
Applicants must submit: 
  • Four images representing the work you will be selling, including an image showing booth presentation. Please choose high quality images for marketing purposes. 
  • A brief (200 words or less) statement about your work, including a short description of your medium and process.

Once you’ve completed your application you will be prompted to check out. You must complete the checkout process in order for your application to be submitted and reviewed.
You may also send a check made payable to Lubeznik Center for the Arts, or call 219.874.4900 to pay by credit card. Your application will not be considered complete until your registration and payment are received. 
If paying by check, please mail payment to:
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
101 W. 2nd St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

Amenities for Exhibitors:
  • Parking - Designated parking areas for artists are located adjacent to LCA property. 
  • Hospitality - Complimentary water and snacks are provided during Friday setup and throughout the festival.
  • Indoor restrooms will be accessible during setup and festival hours, in addition to portable restrooms outside.
  • Security - Off-duty police officers will be onsite both Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Booth Sitters - Volunteers will be available Saturday and Sunday to provide short relief breaks for exhibitors.
  • Art purchase pick-up service is available for patrons at Office Trailer/Entrance.

Exhibition Rules:
These Lubeznik Arts Festival Exhibition Rules are a part of the 2019 Legal Agreement. As part of the Agreement with Lubeznik Center For The Arts, Exhibitor agrees as follows:
1. The Exhibitor must be present to exhibit and manage all displays during Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF) from 10:00AM to 5:00PM both Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. The Exhibitor is limited to the booth space(s) assigned; booth spaces are non-transferable. Any exhibitor who has not been accepted, invited, or has not paid booth fees, will not be allowed to exhibit.
2. All work must be original art, conceived and executed solely by the artist, without instructional assistance.
3. Exhibitors will supply their own tent with stakes and/or substantial weights, booth display(s), and furniture.
4. Wi-Fi will not be provided. Exhibitors must connect to their own cellular data/hot spot.
5. Collaborating artists may share booth space only if they mutually create pieces together and have been juried as collaborators. Any artists who work in a similar style or share studio space creating separate pieces do not qualify as collaborators and must apply separately.
6. All Exhibitors must conduct themselves and their transactions in a professional manner.
7. Commercial reproductions are limited to one bin per booth and must be clearly marked as such (i.e. giclee, inkjet, etc.).
8. All work must be for sale with prices clearly displayed.
9. All sales will be conducted between the Exhibitor and the purchaser.
10. The Exhibitor must comply with all State of Indiana tax regulations and must collect and remit to the Indiana Department of Revenue all appropriate taxes. LCA has no responsibility regarding sales of the Exhibitor’s work.
11. Each Exhibitor's work will be reviewed by staff, committee, and judges during LAF and prizes and/or commendations may be awarded to appropriate Exhibitors.
12. LCA retains the right to expel any Exhibitor or deem them ineligible for awards, if they fail to comply with these Exhibition Rules.
13. Though we love animals, no free-running, leashed or caged animals will be allowed on the grounds with the exception of service animals. 
14. The Exhibitor, upon acceptance of the LCA invitation to exhibit work at the Lubeznik Arts Festival, commits to be present and exhibit. Invited Exhibitors will select a booth type and remit the respective payment (outlined under “Booth Fee Options”) by May 31, 2019. Exhibitors will be notified should their booth type or other requests not be available. If the Exhibitor does not remit booth fee payment by this deadline, he or she may not be eligible to participate. Withdrawals prior to May 31 are eligible for a refund of booth fees paid less a $20 processing fee. Withdrawals between June 1 and June 30, 2019 will be eligible for a 50% refund of booth fees paid, less a $20 processing fee. No booth fees will be refunded for withdrawals/cancellation made on or after July 1, 2019.
15. The Exhibitor consents to, and authorizes the use of, any and all images of the Exhibitors work in promotional literature and/or other promotional endeavors by the LCA or LAF, its officers, directors, and agents. Said images may be used for no payment in any fashion at the sole and exclusive discretion of the LCA or LAF. Such uses may include, but are not limited to print advertisements, marketing materials, billboards, television and radio advertising, and interactive media including but not limited to web media, social media, and electronic media. This agreement will be in effect through the following year's LAF.
16. The Exhibitor releases the Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA), its staff and its volunteers for any and all liability for damage to or destruction of the Exhibitor’s artwork, equipment, supplies, displays or other property and; the Exhibitor agrees to, and does hereby, agree that she/he will not hold the LCA, its staff, or its volunteers responsible for accidental loss or damage of any kind.
17. By applying/signing electronically, the Exhibitor acknowledges that: I have read and understand the rules and procedures for LAF; I agree to abide by the rules, policies, guidelines, and these Exhibition Rules as part of my legal agreement with LCA and I understand that failure to follow these rules and regulations may result in my expulsion from the 2019 LAF/or future fairs organized by LCA; I understand that I will be held liable for any damages I inflict on festival grounds.

Booth Information
Booth Fee Options:
Each exhibitor will be assigned a single 11’x11’ booth space, suitable for a 10’x10’ tent.
  • A single booth space fee costs $200.
  • Double booth spaces may be rented for $400 (first come, first served).
  • A limited number of booths will have electrical access for an additional fee of $50 (first come, first served).
  • A limited number of booth spaces are wide enough for side access for an additional fee of $100 (first come, first served).
A refund will be given for additional fees paid for double booths, electrical access or side access booths if these options are unavailable.
Exhibitor Requests:
Preferences such as proximity to another exhibitor or access to water may be requested, but are not guaranteed. Please notify us of any other personal needs or requests you may have.
Booth Space Deadline: May 31, 2019
Withdrawals made prior to May 31, 2019 are eligible for a refund of booth fees paid less a $20 processing fee.
Withdrawals between June 1 and June 30, 2018 will be eligible for a 50% refund of booth fees paid less a $20 processing fee.
No booth fees will be refunded for withdrawals/cancellation made on or after July 1, 2019.
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