Call for Entries: Grand Rapids in March

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March 1 & 2
Fine Art at DeVos Place

Grand Rapids, MI
Sponsored by the Michigan Floral Assn.
Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
75 Artists
Deadline: December 15

This is an opportunity to be part of a hugely popular event in Grand Rapids, the Home and Garden Show, that is held in a brand new state of the art convention center. The show is celebrating its 29th year (third year at this location) and brings over 50,000 visitors each year who are interested in home, garden and landscaping.

Fine Art at DeVos Place is being organized by veteran art fair organizer, Donna Beaubien. Here are her credentials:

  • Founder and Artist Chair for the Fine Art Fair in Birmingham, MI, for 17 years
  • Founder and producer of Fine Art at the Village in Rochester Hills, MI
  • Additional events which she either co-chaired or produced: Fine Art at Meadowbrook, Greektown Arts Festival, Chaldean Festival
  • Chair of the Michigan Guild’s Art Fair Committee for many years
  • Art fair artist specializing in watercolor and handmade paper for over 20 years

You can see from this background (and, I’m sure there are some omissions) that Donna is firmly grounded in the art fair business, both as an artist and as an organizer at many levels. Both of these events are very low priced. Donna knows the current economic climate in Michigan and wants you to succeed.

What does this mean to you?

  • good cross promotion – meet people who might never attend an art show
  • a buying crowd who is interested in improving their homes
  • Grand Rapids has a large population with no access to a fine art show
  • The dates are terrific for snowbound artists

What else?

Fees: very economical for an indoor event: $15 application fee; 10 x 10 – $265; 10 x 20 – $500

Advertising: on websites of Michigan Floral Assn., Home and Garden Show, DeVos Center and special ads from the art show.

The audience will pay one admission charge and will have access to three events: The Home Show, The Michigan Floral Show and the Fine Art Show. The art show will be listed as a separate entity in all the advertising and the organizers expect it to bring a new audience to the other events.

Sign me up! Applications available at: Donna.Beaubien@comcast.net or call Donna at 248-689-8734.

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