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Pearl Street Arts Fest 2019 - Boulder, Colorado
DEADLINE: 2/21/2019

Fee (Jury Fee-Juried Art Fair): $40.00
Event Dates: 7/20/2019 - 7/21/2019

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Named one of Sunshine Artist magazine's 100 Best Fine Art & Design shows in 2018 - based on feedback from artists like you - Pearl Street Arts Fest is a celebration of visual art on display in our beautiful outdoor gallery nestled in the heart of downtown Boulder. Local artists will be joined by artists from around the country to showcase their work. The arts fest has been a “must do” event in Boulder for over 40 years!

The Fest will jury the finest artists from Boulder, Colorado and the nation, with an emphasis on fine arts and fine crafts. Occurring in the height of the tourist season, the Pearl Street Arts Fest is expected to draw more than 70,000 attendees over a 2 day period. Cash prizes for the best of show and medium categories, ample volunteer support, breakfast (including an awards breakfast on Sunday with your fellow artists), water and snacks will help sustain you throughout the weekend.






Prairie Village Art Show 2019 - Prairie Village, Kansas
DEADLINE: 2/21/2019

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 5/31/2019 - 6/2/2019

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Prairie Village Art Show is not located on a prairie but in the heart of Kansas City metro area and surrounded by upper income demographics. It is celebrating its 63rd year and is the second oldest show in the city. The show is well attended and draws patrons from the entire metropolitan area. The show is small with only 100 artists but they come from all parts of the country. This shopping area was developed by the same company that built the Country Club Plaza, location of the Plaza Art Show.

Art in the Park 2019, Columbia MO - Columbia, Missouri
DEADLINE: 2/22/2019

Fee (Jury Fee (due by Friday, February 22nd)): $35.00
Event Dates: 6/1/2019 - 6/2/2019

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Art in the Park heralds the start of summer in Columbia, MO - an arts-focused college town, home to the University of Missouri and the recipient of the Missouri Arts Council's first ever Creative Community Award.

The festival has been organized since its inception in the 1950's by the Columbia Art League, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Art in the Park welcomes 110 artists each year from across the country, and attracts 10-12,000 visitors over the 2-day event. Set amidst the parkland and lakeside of the picturesque Stephens Lake Park, the 2019 festival will be the 61st annual Art in the Park.  Admission to the festival is free of charge.

Columbia is easily accessible from Interstate 70 (east-west) and State Highway 63 (north-south). The festival grounds are just to the east of the downtown area with ample visitor parking provided courtesy of the adjacent Boone Hospital. Visitor shuttle buses are also provided.

“This is a very well put together show. We really appreciate all of the hard work that goes into Art in the Park. The volunteers did a great job and we can't thank everyone enough!”- 2018 festival participant

Kensington Metropark Art Fair 2019 - Milford, Michigan
DEADLINE: 2/22/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/25/2019 - 5/27/2019

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The Kensington Art Fair continues to grow.  Artists with all price points indicated strong sales.  Many report selling originals priced in the thousands.  The beautiful setting adjacent to the lake is both visible and attractive.

Kensington is one of the most popular parks in Southeast Michigan and is centered in a wealthy area of lakefront homes.  Two and a half million people visit the park annually.

The show offers dedicated parking for artists and patrons adjacent to the event.  We will limit the show to 100 booths. Our marketing program is designed to attract qualified high-end art collectors.

Integrity Shows uses a three-year jury system. Artists are guaranteed a space for 3 years provided they apply by the deadline and abide by the show rules. We adjust the size of the show accordingly to assure that half the spaces are available in any given year.

Please note- Kensington Metro Park requires an annual or a daily pass for each vehicle. Last year the park provided free artists passes, but there is no guarantee that they will do so again this year. (If required, the fee is $35 for an annual pass or $10 daily for a day pass.  A separate pass is required for each vehicle.)


Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair 2019 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
DEADLINE: 2/22/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $50.00
Event Dates: 7/18/2019 - 7/21/2019

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The Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair is an award winning art fair that, along with three other art fairs, transform Ann Arbor Michigan into one of the most admired and largest arts and craft fair destinations in the country. For more than 50 years, 400,000 fair goers have descended upon the streets of Ann Arbor for four days every July. A juried fair, the Ann Arbor State Street Art Fairdistinguishes itself by showcasing an eclectic mix of the finest art by talented artists alongside its hand-crafted market place and local businesses amid the beautiful skyline of Ann Arbor’s historic theater district. With its emerging artists section, the Fair continually looks at developing the artists and talent for the next 50 years as it continues to provide the Midwest with the best art event.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 2019 (8th Annual) Sandy Springs, Ga - Sandy Springs, Georgia
DEADLINE: 2/22/2019

Fee (Application/ Jury fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/20/2019 - 4/21/2019

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The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will bring art to the streets of Sandy Springs during this two-day celebration of self-taught art and crafts.  In addition to approximately 125 artists will be a children’s area, local musicians, gourmet foods and interactive art activities for all ages. The event will be held on April 20-21, 2019.  The festival location is in the heart of Sandy Springs, near interstate access and all things Atlanta.  Free to attend.

Approximately 125 artists will participate in this annual event.
Festival Hours: Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spring Arts in the Park - 43rd Annual - Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association - Blue Ridge, Georgia
DEADLINE: 2/22/2019

Fee (Application / Jury Fee (non-refundable)): $30.00
Event Dates: 5/25/2019 - 5/26/2019

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For 43 years, the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a non-profit arts council, has provided a unique art experience through our Arts in the Park festival series in the Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, GA. Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Arts in the Park festival series draws in excess of 19,000 attendees annually and a wide array of artists and food vendors.  Listed in 2015 as one of the top five Art Towns in Georgia by the Georgia Council of the Arts and recognized in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as one of the top ten fine craft towns in America by American Craft Week, Blue Ridge is a top art destination and features a unique artistic experience for visitors and residents alike.  With over 150+ artists, exhibitors, and vendors, our visitors enjoy a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, demonstrations, food, and much more during the Arts in the Park festivals.

The Arts in the Park festival series supports the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts council providing opportunities in the realm of the arts for the individual and serve as a catalyst for economic development in our community.

Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts 2019 - Ruskin, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/22/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 3/9/2019 - 3/10/2019

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The Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts is an innovative showcase of fine arts and fine crafts which draws talent from all across the country.  Our exhibitors’ area offers visitors an opportunity to meet and interact with artists – to view their works and purchase art from the individual who created it.   Additionally, we encourage our exhibitors to demonstrate their work.  There is also a Children’s Creativity Center and live musical performances. This is an excellent venue to display and sell art in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  Our dedication to excellence in selecting quality artists each year has resulted in the development of a well-respected juried show. Our show offers outstanding art for display and sale to the public. We believe our continued commitment to quality will uphold the Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts as one of the finest art shows in the Tampa Bay area.

This year the artist selection process will be juried by the SouthShore Arts Council.

Best of Show (1) $2,000.00
Award of Excellence (1) 1,200.00
Award of Distinction (1) 700.00
Awards of Merit (1) 500.00
Awards of Honor (1) 300.00
Dean Tea Memorial Award  200.00
Manatee Art Award  100.00
Total Award Money: 5,000.00
Patrons Purchase Awards (approx) 5,000.00


MSU 55th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show - East Lansing, Michigan
DEADLINE: 2/22/2019

Fee (Application & Processing Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 5/18/2019 - 5/19/2019

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In its 55th year, the Spring Arts and Crafts show will take place, once again, on the grounds of the MSU Union, which is located on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road in East Lansing, Michigan. This year’s show is going to host more than 300 crafters/artisans with many new vendors as well as many returning favorites! There will be a broad range of handmade items including candles, furniture, jewelry, home and yard décor, aromatherapy, clothing, children’s toys, paintings, graphics, pottery, sculpture, photography and much more!100% of the fees collected from the application process go to the MSU University Activities Board (UAB) for programming events for the MSU student body. Since 1916 UAB has provided quality social, recreations and educational programs planned and implemented by students, for students in the MSU Community. UAB provides free or low-cost entertainment for students and serves as an alternate late night/weekend entertainment choice. UAB is committed to the personal, professional and educational development of its members. For more information on MSU’s University Activities Board or the Spring Arts & Crafts Show, please contact Brian at 517-355-3354 or at proffer1@msu.edu