Event Information


Blue Light Special 2019

Earthborn Studios & Cahaba Clayworks
Leeds, Alabama (South)

Event Dates: 12/14/19 - 12/15/19
Application Deadline: 8/31/19 Midnight CST
75 day(s) and 19 hour(s) remaining


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00


Event Summary

This unique event embraces the imperfect or flawed ‘seconds’ that never see the light of commerce, as well as the best each artist has to offer; the only "seconds" show in the Southeast!

The Blue Light Special Art Show will be held December 14-15th from 9-4 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday at Cahaba ClayWorks and Earthborn Studios located at 7575 Parkway Drive in Leeds—just up the hill from the Bass Pro Shop. 
We have over 50 artists at this last-show-of-the-Christmas season. Artists that make their living selling at various art shows generally end up with pieces that have been nicked or otherwise damaged in the constant loading and unloading that they do. This is their opportunity to sell these pieces at a discount as well as present the very best they have to offer.
The show is inside a 24K sq. ft. building so folks can shop, have lunch, stay out of the weather and give back to the community all in one visit.  Join with us to support ‘Empty Bowls’ a hunger-prevention endeavor pairing local potters and local Chefs who will be providing lunch. For a nominal donation ($25) you’ll get hot soup and bread, with a hand made Earthborn porridge bowl, which you keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Proceeds go to First Light Women’s Shelter. There is a modest $2 entry fee we share with First Light also. 

General Information
The Blue Light Special Art Show is a "seconds" show and is always the second weekend of December; this year taking place December 14-15th, 2019.

All mediums accepted, no commercially manufactured goods.

Artist Ammenities
  • Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Break room with refreshments Saturday/Sunday
  • One Complimentary Lunch Ticket

ZAPPLICATION: If you have any trouble, or do not have access to a computer please feel free to reach out & we will help complete the ZAPPlication.

Wait List
A wait list will be established based on medium/category once jurying is complete.

1. Artists MUST be present for the length of the event.
2. All work must be the artist’s original work.
3. Accepted artists may not exhibit at other events during BLS.

4. Artists may exhibit artwork only made by the applicant.
5. Posters, tshirts or personal merchandise may not be sold at the festival.
6. All Artists are responsible for collecting and paying state, county, and city sales tax.
7. Artwork must be original creations and may not be commercially mass produced.
8. Other than the booth shot, each photo submitted for jury should feature one piece of work with price, title and dimensions given.

Booth Information
Spaces here at Earthborn vary from booth to booth, but we try to accomodate the 10'x10' standard. Please understand that all artists’ site requests are considered; however, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be met. Our team works hard each year to layout the show so that the area flows well and accommodates both artists and patrons. We will do our best to accommodate artists who travel in teams or have certain medical or physical needs. 

Booth fee of $150 is due at time of acceptance.

Set up will begin Friday at noon until 8 pm and at 7:30 am on the day of the show unless other arrangements are requested and approved. Set up must be completed and cars removed to the designated parking area by 8:30 AM on the day of the show. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting all sales taxes.  If you have any questions please email BlueLightArtShow@gmail.com.

Earthborn does not take a commission on artist sales. Artists will transact their own sales and will comply with all sales tax regulations. Necessary tax information and paperwork will be provided to artists in pre-show packets at check-in.

Refund Policy
Any unforeseen emergencies within 30 days before BLS will be viewed on a case by case basis upon written notice of cancellation. 

Blue Light Special Art Show is a rain/shine (or snow) event.