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Dear BlackArtNews® Artist,

This is a list of shows that have recently started accepting applications and shows with an upcoming deadline. Submit your applications today!

East Lansing Art Festival 2020 - East Lansing, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 9/4/2019
DEADLINE: 1/31/2020

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/16/2020 - 5/17/2020

Event Website
Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival is an evolving outdoor celebration of fine art and fine craft which has grown to include children's art education activities, an artist demonstration area, poetry readings, and live music. The free festival opens on Saturday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon. This highly anticipated mid-Michigan festival attracts over 70,000 knowledgeable art patrons from around the region, and is consistently ranked in Sunshine Artist Magazine's annual best 100 shows listing.


Hibiscus Festival Fine Art and Fine Craft Show 2020 - Vero Beach, Florida
OPEN DATE: 9/6/2019
DEADLINE: 3/1/2020

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 3/28/2020 - 3/29/2020

Event Website
The 2020 Hibiscus Festival is very enthused to welcome artists to Vero Beach for the seventeenth year.  Our City just celebrated it's Centennial and this annual festival, in the heart of Downtown, features the Fine Art Show along with Music, Food, and History. Local residents and visitors from Florida and beyond look forward to this annual two-day event. Main Street Vero Beach will take over take over four blocks along 14th Avenue and art lovers come to browse and buy. This is the fifth year the activities last for two days giving art lovers a longer opportunity to see the juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show.  An exciting array of music will add to the lively and fun atmosphere in the downtown area. In addition to the Fine Art Show, the Hibiscus Festival features activities for children, a student art show, and delicious food for picnics in the park, plus Sponsor and Non-Profit booths and kiosks.  Follow the Hibiscus Festival on Facebook and watch the Main Street Vero Beach website for up to the minute details and to see the pictures of beautiful Downtown Vero Beach. Main Street Vero Beach and The Hibiscus Festival Committee look forward to showing our Vero Beach hospitality to all participating artists and their families.  The art galleries, retail stores, and restaurants in downtown will be open to welcome visitors.

King William Fair 2020 (San Antonio, TX) - San Antonio, Texas
OPEN DATE: 9/6/2019
DEADLINE: 12/9/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 4/25/2020 - 4/25/2020

Event Website
The King William Fair is a one-day event to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The first Fair was held in 1968 and today approximately 40,000 visitors attend this event on the final Saturday of “Fiesta” -- San Antonio's biggest and most well-known festival. This event consists of 200 Art and Craft exhibitors, live music and dance performances, food and beverage booths, Kids Kingdom, and a quirky parade. Set on the streets of the historic King William District of San Antonio, Texas, among the beauty of its stately homes and gracious gardens, the King William Fair has long enjoyed the reputation of San Antonio's "Best Family-Friendly Fiesta Event" with the "Quirkiest Parade."

Art in The Loop 2020 - Memphis, Tennessee
OPEN DATE: 9/8/2019
DEADLINE: 11/30/2019

Fee (Jury Fee (non refundable)): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/3/2020 - 4/5/2020

Event Website
Art Works Foundation announces its Third Annual Art in The Loop Festival in Memphis, TN, Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 5th, 2020.

Art in The Loop will celebrate its third year in east Memphis, near Poplar & I-240, on Ridgeway Loop Road. This unique site is situated in between 1.5 million square feet of high level offices and one of Memphis' most exclusive residential areas (the founders of FedEx & AutoZone live right around the corner).  In addition to offices, the area boasts several hotels (including the Memphis Hilton) and a 4 screen Cinema dedicated to films attractive to the over 45 audiences; there is also a Mega-Church within view of our festival site, which boosts additional traffic on Sunday.

Our Sponsors include: WKNO TV & FM, the local PBS & NPR Affiliates & Memphis Magazine.  Promotional efforts also include: outdoor advertising and an extensive direct mail effort (more than 11K on our list), as well as a vigorous campaigns involving press placements and social media.

60 to 80 Artists will be admitted this year; all Artists selected will have corner spaces; cash prizes are awarded.

For more about ArtWorks Foundation, see - https://www.artworks.foundation/
For more about this show, see -http://www.artintheloop.org/

Tulip Time Artisan Market 2020 - Holland, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 9/9/2019
DEADLINE: 2/9/2020

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 5/2/2020 - 5/3/2020

Event Website
Now in its 20th year, Tulip Time Festival invites you apply and participate in the 2020 Artisan Market! As is tradition, the Artisan Market will be a juried show, mandating all artists display only handmade and original work. Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited. The jury strives to ensure the highest quality art, while also minimizing duplication.

MSU 56th Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Show 2019 - East Lansing, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 9/10/2019
DEADLINE: 10/25/2019

Fee (Application & Processing Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 12/7/2019 - 12/8/2019

Event Website
In its 56th year, the Winter Arts and Crafts show will take place, once again, in the historic MSU Union, which is located on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road in East Lansing, Michigan. We're excited to host yet another great show!
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 Arts & Crafts Shows, please contact the Show Coordinator at 517-355-3354 or or email us at uab@msu.edu.


Columbus Arts Festival 2020 - Columbus, Ohio
OPEN DATE: 9/11/2019
DEADLINE: 12/13/2019

Fee (Application Fee (non-refundable)): $40.00
Event Dates: 6/12/2020 - 6/14/2020

Event Website
The Columbus Arts Festival honored by Sunshine Artist Magazine and Artfair Calendar as one of the top fine art and fine craft festivals in the country, attracted approximately 500,000 art patrons last year to Columbus’ Downtown Riverfront along the beautiful new Scioto Mile and Bicentennial Park. Up to 275 national and international artists will be selected from over 1,000 applicants for coveted positions.

Applicants are selected in a completely blind jury process - only the art and booth set up are evaluated for consideration in the show - no other information about the artists is revealed to the jurors.

The Festival offers a vibrant atmosphere in which to buy and sell original work—and the opportunity for patrons and artists to meet face to face. The Artists' Market is certainly the heart of the festival, but there are other exciting attractions for everyone to enjoy including music, poetry, theater, dance and a host of hands-on art activities. We invite you to apply to exhibit at the 2020 Columbus Arts Festival.

Toledo Fine Art Fair 2020 - Toledo, Ohio
OPEN DATE: 9/11/2019
DEADLINE: 8/1/2020

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 11/7/2020 - 11/8/2020

Event Website
The 2020 Toledo Fine Art Fair is a juried fine art and uniique and high-end fine craft show located indoors at the Seagate Center in Downtown Toledo. This venue is in the center of the revitalized & happening downtown Toledo, across the street from the Mudhens Minor League Baseball Statium, Tony Pacco's, and the Spaghetti Warehouse. The downtown area is filled with beautiful historic architecture and a thriving artist community.

Saturday November 7th 11am - 8pm
Sunday November 8th Noon - 6pm

Set-up is all day Friday January 10th. Time slots and details will be given about ten days prior to the event. All artists must set up on Friday as Saturday is set-up for the wineries only. Specific details will be sent to admitted artists.

Jurying will begin August 1st, 2020 and should complete by August 9th. Artists will be notified by August 11th, 2020.

Purchase Booth Deadline is September 9th, 2020.

Cow Chip Arts and Crafts Fair 2020 - Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
OPEN DATE: 9/11/2019
DEADLINE: 5/1/2020

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/5/2020 - 9/5/2020

Event Website
Over the years, the lighthearted tradition continues! We welcome you to attend the annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival! The arts and crafts fair is a part of this festival, which sees over 40,000 attendees each year. This is one of the region's largest events, and we invite you to submit an application to be a part of it! Our fair hosts 150 vendor spaces, which guarantees a wide variety of art and craft items for sale!

Cow Chip Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 9am-5pm. This one day, outdoor art fair is held in Marion Park, Prairie du Sac, WI., along the parade route for the larger Festival.

Eligibility: All exhibited work must be original in concept and must have been created by the accepted applicant.

Not Allowed: Food vendors (including dry dip mixes, salsas, samples, and honey), buy/sell items, consignment pieces, work made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils, or prefabricated forms, and imported items.

Booth spaces are 15ft x 15ft, outdoor only, with no electricity access. Booth spaces are assigned based on date of application, and we will do our best to honor requests. Applications are juried blind by a committee based solely on media category and photos that are submitted. Please note we have updated the map for this year to reflect changes made by our parks department.

For more information, as well as helpful videos on how to apply and resize photos, visit www.riverartsinc.org/cow-chip