Event Information


Art in the Square 2020 | Southlake

Southlake Town Square
Southlake, Texas (South)

Event Dates: 4/24/20 - 4/26/20
Application Deadline: 11/1/19 Midnight CST
106 day(s) and 20 hour(s) remaining


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Art in the Square Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 5 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Come join us for our 21st year!
In 21 years, Art in the Square has grown in reputation to become one of the top small fine art shows in the country. Featuring 150 artists in a beautiful upscale setting, the 2½ day show draws attendance from both Dallas and Fort Worth. With its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show has become a favorite of professional artists.

General Information
ART IN THE SQUARE 2020           
Dates and Hours:

Friday, April 24.         4 pm to 9 pm                       
Saturday, April 25     10 am to 9 pm
Sunday, April 26       11 am to 6 pm
Entertainment continues until 10:30 pm Friday and Saturday nights.
Applications available: August 7, 2019
Application deadline: November 1, 2019
Jury: November 8-9, 2019
Jury Notification by Email: December 4, 2019
      Contract will be attached to invitation email
Contract and Booth Fee Deadline:  January 15, 2020
Deadline to cancel and receive refund (less $30 administrative fee): March 2, 2020
Check In: April 23 7:00 - 9:30 PM or April 24 7:30 AM-1:00 PM.
Set up: April 23 after 7:00 PM and the morning of April 24

Art in the Square 2020 will take place in Southlake Town Square, an upscale retail and business development with a beautiful park setting and plenty of parking. The location is in a very affluent suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth. Our show has been described as “outstanding” by artists and art publications with “a very educated crowd, excellent quality original art and an incredibly organized, accommodating promoter.”
Art in the Square also offers great food, a variety of quality music, children’s activities and two student art programs.
Art in the Square is a non-profit festival hosted by the Southlake Women’s Club, the City of Southlake and Southlake Town Square. Through sponsorships, fund raising and donations, Art in the Square has raised more than three million dollars for local charities over the last 20 years.  
Email is used for all communication, including invitations, contracts, booth assignments and show details. 
Email artinthesquare@verizon.net with any questions or concerns.
Loyal sponsors of Art in the Square include NBC-TV local affiliates, Dallas Morning News and several weekly community newspapers. Art in the Square enjoys strong media support via radio, TV, digital billboards and social media.  Print ads and editorial articles are carried in newspapers, many area luxury and lifestyle magazines and numerous websites.
  • Easy set up and take down
  • Spacious layout
  • Free convenient parking
  • 24 hour security
  • Free electrical (strictly limited to 300 watts per booth)
  • Booth sitting
  • Water and snacks delivered to artists
  • Set up luncheon on Friday
  • Complimentary coffee and continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday

Art in the Square presents several awards to artist participants.

Featured Artists:  Selected by the jury to participate in the Art in the Square Gallery Exhibit held in Town Hall. Featured art will be used in all event publicity.
People’s Choice Award:  Selected by public voting at the Featured Artist Gallery Exhibit.
Award of Distinction:  Selected by onsite judges and awarded to artists whose work best demonstrates the quality, executional expertise and originality that is the spirit of Art in the Square.  These recipients receive a complimentary 10’ x 10’ booth space for 2021.
Juror’s Choice Award: Also selected onsite to honor artists whose remarkable work captures the interest of the judges.

  • The Art in the Square jury invites 150 artists to exhibit at the festival.  Submitted work will be judged on originality, aesthetics, design elements, technique, execution, quality and creative use of materials. Artistic excellence is the overriding criterion for artist selection.
  • The jury is made up of working artists and other art professionals. Although materials, dimensions and artist descriptors are available to the jury, the artist names are not.  Decisions of the jury are final. 
  • The jury also selects a wait list. Wait-listed artists will be invited as space becomes available prior to the event.
  • Artists wishing to apply in more than one medium must submit three artwork images and one booth image for each medium.
  • A booth shot is required and is a vital part of the selection process. A photo showing a significantly representative group of works may be submitted, but this is NOT preferable. Consider applying as an Emerging Artist if you have minimal exhibit history.

  • The Art in the Square Emerging Artist (EA) is an educational program designed for developing artists in the DFW Metroplex who have exhibited in no more than two juried art shows.  These artists gain experience in marketing and presenting their artwork, working under an artist mentor and interacting and receiving feedback from potential customers.
  • Application fees and deadlines are the same as for all artists. Booth fees are reduced.
  • EA area closes at 8:00 on Friday and Saturday as there is no electrical power in this area. This allows time for participants to observe and interact with other artists at the event.
  • Four artwork images are required; a booth shot is not necessary. When submitting your application, indicate that your 4th image is a booth shot. EA is listed on the app with other medium categories.
  • Emerging Artists share a large display tent provided by Art in the Square. Each EA has their own 10x10 space and will be responsible for providing panels, tables and other display items.

  • All exhibits must be artist created.
  • Original work by the artist must occupy at least 75% of the display space in the booth. 
  • Limited edition, signed and numbered reproductions may be displayed.  These reproductions must be labeled, the process defined and clearly visible.  If appropriate, gallery quality frames are required.
  • Unframed quality reproductions of artist-signed two-dimensional originals may be displayed in browse boxes or bins.
  • Exhibiting artists must be in attendance during the entire show.
  • Accepted artists may only exhibit work in the medium or body of work submitted to the jury.  Works exhibited are expected to be consistent with the images submitted.
  • Collaborating artists are permitted but each artist must be identified on the application. 
  • Work done by a production studio is not acceptable.
  • For more than one artist to display in a booth, each artist must apply and receive an invitation separately.
  • Adherence to policies is monitored.

Booth Information
There is a $35 nonrefundable Jury Fee payable by credit card on ZAPP.  Email artinthesquare@verizon.net if this is an issue for you.
Booth Fees payable by credit card on ZAPP.  Email artinthesquare@verizon.net if this is an issue for you.

$440         10x10          Booth Fee
$825         10x20          Double Booth Fee
$115         10x10          Emerging Artist Booth Fee
Signed Contracts (attached to invitation emails) and Booth Fees from invited artists are due January 15, 2020.
Booth assignments are done on a "first come - first served" basis. Requests MUST be written on the contract.
Refunds (less a $30 administrative fee) for booth fees will be given for cancellations received prior to March 2, 2020.  No fees will be refunded after this date. There will be no exceptions.
Check in is located at the Artist Hospitality Booth located directly across the street from Town Hall. For GPS, use 1400 Main Street, Southlake Texas.
Thursday night check in (April  23) will begin at 7:00 sharp and will continue until 9:30 PM. Later set up is acceptable but there will be no check in after 9:30PM. Artists located in the park can begin setting up after checking in. Artists in the street will need to wait until 7:30PM or until cars are cleared.
Friday morning check in (April 24)  will begin at 7:30AM and continue until 1:00.  NO CHECK IN after 1:00PM unless approved by the show director. Electrical test is at 3:00 pm. Show opens at 4:00.
Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting of all taxes, including 8.25% sales tax. For information call the Texas Comptroller’s Office at 800.252.5555 or go to window.state.tx.us
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