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Wood County Invitational Art Show 2019

Huntington Bank Parking Lot
Bowling Green, Ohio (Midwest)

Event Dates: 9/7/19 - 9/8/19
Application Deadline: 8/18/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

Open to Ohio Residents who live within 30 miles of Bowling Green, Ohio.


General Information
The Wood County Invitational Art Show, a part of the Black Swamp Arts Festival, is a two-day outdoor art show held in downtown Bowling Green in the Huntington Bank Parking lot on the corner of Main and Clough streets. The Festival is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to connect art and the Bowling Green community by providing programming that celebrates all arts and providing opportunities for our local artists.

We are a small, quality-focused event comprised of 50 booths. The show typically receives about 75 applications.

Applications Fee: $15.00 (waived for those who applied for Black Swamp Arts Festival Juried Show)
Booth Fee: $130.00

Application Deadline: June 1st (please note deadline changes from last year)
Confirmation Deadline is: July 8th
Last date to cancel and receive booth fee refund: July 31st
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 31st
  • Refunds issued will be disbursed via US Mail 30-60 days after cancellation or via Zapplication.

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Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 AM

Exhibit Hours:

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Rules and Regulations:
  • The Wood County Invitational Art Show is open to artists 18 years of age or older who live in Ohio and within 30 miles of Bowling Green Ohio.
  • Artwork shown must be of the artist’s own design and craftsmanship.
  • Artwork exhibited must reflect style and genre of artwork submitted in application.
  • Artists displaying work not consistent with requirements or with submitted images will be asked to remove disputed work.
  • Any collaboration must be stated at time of application.
  • Artists who submit multiple applications may be represented in one booth only.
  • Artists are required to provide their own insurance for all situations.
  • Artists must check in as soon as they arrive on location beginning at 5:30 AM Saturday with their state ID. Set up must be complete by 9:30 AM.
  • Artists must attend in person throughout duration of Festival.
  • The Festival will not be held responsible or financially liable in the unfortunate and unlikely event cancellations must be made due to forces of nature. 

All exhibiting artists are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism. The Wood County Invitational Art Show reserves the right to remove the vendor if regulations stated in this prospectus and otherwise made contractually are not adhered to; or whose conduct and merchandise is unacceptable.

Booth Information
Booth Policy:
  • Booths may be of any design, color, or character of the artists choice so long as it is a sound, manageable, and insurable structure. Artists are strongly encouraged to secure tent corners with 50 pound (minumum) weights.
  • Single booth spaces are 10 ft. x 10 ft.
  • Each applicant must supply their own individual booth. Two artists can not share a double booth if they were invited as seperate artists.
  • Artists must furnish their own materials such as tents, tables, chairs, display walls, etc.
  • Electrical service is not available. Generators are not permitted.
  • Artists displaying work not consistent with these requirements or with submitted images will be asked to remove disputed work.
  • Artists should respect their neighbor's adjoining space.
Set-up & Take Down:
  • Set-up must be completed by 9:30 AM on Saturday. Unloading assistance is available if requested.
  • Work may not be moved from the assigned space before 6:00 PM on Saturday and 5:00 PM on Sunday.
  • All artist booths must be cleared on Sunday by 7:00 PM. Loading assistance is available upon request.

Information and Guidelines for Selling:
  • A broad price range of work is suggested.
  • The Wood County Invitation Art Show takes no percentage of the artists' profits.
  • All work exhibited is to be the original work of the artist. (Buy/sell is forbidden)
  • Artists in the 2D and 3D categories are permitted to sell reproductions of their original work.
  • Molded ceramics must be made by the artist with artist designed molds.
  • Each artist is responsible for collecting and paying Ohio state sales tax and Wood County sales tax (6.75%).  For more information on this tax visit  Ohio Department of Taxation or call 1-800-282-1780 or 1-888-405-4039 for taxpayer assistance.