Posts Tagged ‘craft show’

The St. James Court Art Show in Louisville Report

October 6, 2008
St. James Court by mister_poppular

St. James Court by mister_poppular

Didn’t make it to Louisville this past weekend, October 3-5? Maybe you’ll want to be there next year for the St. James Court Art Show and its satellite shows on 3rd Street, 4th Street and Belgravia Court. They tout 700 artists and around 300,000 visitors in this beautiful, leafy old neighborhood full of historic homes. It is a lovely place to spend a fall day, see and be seen, eat Kentucky burgoo and discover treasures.

Here are reviews to pique your interest:

A site with many images, including the one above: www.poppular.blogspot.com

Another site that has wonderful images of the unique architecture of the neighborhood (enough to bring you to the district again to see it without the crowds), http://thebigstick.wordpress.com. This man needs to be on the Chamber of Commerce for the city.

St. James Court Art Show Ends Sunday
WLKY – Louisville,KY,USA
Perfect weather has made for a comfortable stroll for visitors of the St. James Court Art Show. Some of the finest artists and craftsmen in the country came … read the story and see the video.

From the Louisville Courier-Journal: St. James art show: It’s a scene.

See you there next year?

Call for Entries: Arts & Crafts in Canton, MI

October 1, 2008
craft show in Michigan
Fall Arts & Crafts Ensemble
Saturday – November 22
Plymouth High School, 8400 Beck Rd.
Canton, MI
Sponsored by the Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters,
a 501c3 organization
90 exhibitors
Deadline: October 15
Canton, MI, is in the metro Detroit area. Visit this link.

Several years ago, with funds from the school district drying up that supported a nationally recognized band program, the parents rallied and started fund raising so their children could continue to be enriched by participation in the music program. Their drive to provide an excellent music program for their children is illustrated in their similar efforts to provide a quality craft show.

The juried arts and crafts event is held annually to support the music/band programs at the Plymouth Canton Educational Park. A bake sale, raffle, concessions, and entertainment will also be available. All funds raised go to the band programs at all three Plymouth-Canton High Schools, including the nationally-acclaimed Plymouth-Canton Marching Band that ranked 7th in the Nation in 2007.

  • a small quality event
  • low booth fees
  • easy in and out in one day
  • solid support by the community
  • resulting in a day well spent by you

Interested? Visit their website: http://www.pcmb.net, click on “events.”

Call for Artists: Westport, CT

July 30, 2008

November 21 & 22
33rd Annual Creative Arts Festival

Staples High School
170 Exhibitors
Eligibility: juried, handcrafted objects, no fine art,
except works on paper and photography
Deadline: August 15

Fine fiber at the Craft Show

Fine fiber at the Craft Show

Through the years we have heard intriguing reports about this festival and we are pleased to introduce this event to you.

Where is Westport, CT? Click here. Westport is a unique blend of cosmopolitan sophistication and small town New England seashore charm. Conveniently located one hour from Manhattan on Long Island Sound, the town is home to many young families as well as those who have lived here for years. The public school system is one of the nation’s best and serves as a magnet for those seeking the best education for their children, always a good indicator for artists.

Presented by the Westport Young Women’s League, a dynamic non-profit group that contributes their talents to a variety of community service, fundraising and social activities. The Westport Creative Arts Festival is the premier craft show in the northeast. All proceeds from the show are donated to charity.

Application Fee: $40 online application fee; additional cost for mail in application
Booth fee: $400 + 15% Commission (on sales minus booth fee)
Expected Attendance: 6000
Hours of Show: 10-5 (Saturday) and 10-4 (Sunday) Weekend pass: $9

What we like about this event:

  • the date! a wonderful opportunity to add an event to your schedule
  • the location! a chance to exhibit your work in a prime market during the pre-holiday season
  • consistently ranked in the top 10% of craft shows by Sunshine Artists magazine
  • organization! plus excellent publicity
  • proximity to the New York metropolitan area
  • a community sponsored event that brings you loyal patrons

Online applications for the 2008 show:www.zapplication.org
Create a ZAPPLICATION User Profile at no charge by clicking “New User.” Then look for Westport Young Women’s League under Participating Shows! 2008 information on Show, Eligibility, Application, and Selection procedure available on the WYWL/CAF home page. Paper Mail in Applications also available.

To learn more and receive an application:
Call: 203-222-1388
E-mail: caf@wywl.com
or visit their web site: www.wywl.com

This Weekend at the Art Fairs: May 17 & 18

May 17, 2008

Here’s a great lineup of places to enjoy the outdoors and some cool art happenings:

1. Mission Viejo, CA – The 10th annual Fun with Chalk Art Festival features the Italian style street painting as asphalt surfaces are transformed with chalk and paint. There will also be live entertainment, music, strolling performers, hands-on programs and children’s art workshops. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 17 and 18. Free. Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veteran’s Way, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692, (949) 470-3062

2. East Lansing, MI – East Lansing Art Festival – May 17 & 18

There’s art, music, food and (sometimes) sunshine. And it’s all free – at least until you buy the art or order the food. Now the 45th festival opens Saturday. There are no weather guarantees – early predictions have scattered showers – but the rest is upbeat,

There will be 239 booths for artists, plus an “emerging artist” area for five more. These are professionals, chosen by a jury. A separate show, at Michigan State University, is unjuried.

To read the rest of the article: http://hub.lsj.com/apps/

Also read Anne Holman’s blog to learn about the ELAF from an artists viewpoint: http://anneholmanart.blogspot.com

3. Belleville, IL, Art Fair on the Square: May 16-18

The Belleville fair has soared to #1 in the country beating out veteran fairs such as the Sausalito Art Festival in California and the … St. Louisans have the opportunity this weekend to attend what one guide to juried art-and-craft fairs calls an exemplary event.

read the rest of this story: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment

For even more about Belleville visit this link in the International Herald Tribune. A joke on me!  http://blogs.iht.com/tribtalk/travel/globespotters/?p=410

4. The Art of Craft, Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT: May 17 & 18

The crafts festival is an outgrowth of the Bruce Museum’s annual fine art festival held each fall. The large number of craftspeople applying for the fine …

read this story at: http://www.greenwichtime.com/

Call for Artists: Spring Arts and Crafts Ensemble

February 29, 2008
Canton, MI
Saturday – March 15
Plymouth High School, 8400 Beck Rd.
Sponsored by the Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters
90 exhibitors
Jewelry spaces are full

Deadline: open until full–but hurry!

Canton, MI, is in the metro Detroit area. Visit this link for directions.

Several years ago, with funds from the school district drying up that supported a nationally recognized band program, the parents rallied and started fund raising so their children could continue to be enriched by participation in the music program. The program is excellent and their drive is also to provide a quality craft show.

The Music Boosters host several different types of fund raisers each year as they are highly motivated to provide only the best for their children.

The juried arts and crafts event is held annually to support the music/band programs at the Plymouth Canton Educational Park. A bake sale, raffle, concessions, and entertainment will also be available. All funds raised go to the band programs at all three Plymouth-Canton High Schools, including the nationally-acclaimed Plymouth-Canton Marching Band who ranked 7th in the Nation in 2007.

What does this mean for you?

  • a small quality event
  • low booth fees
  • a hard working committee, dedicated to your success
  • easy in and out in one day
  • solid support by the community
  • resulting in a day well spent by you

Interested? Visit their website: http://www.pcmb.net, click on “events.”