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Ethos Celebration of the Arts Festival Seeks Artists and Artisan Vendors

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Ethos Celebration of the Arts Festival Seeks Artists and Artisan Vendors


Ethos Celebration of the Arts 2019

Downtown Franklin, Indiana

Application Deadline: 5/15/19 Midnight EST 


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

Event Summary
Discover Downtown Franklin hosts the inaugural Ethos Celebration of the Arts event in Downtown Franklin on August 24, 2019. The festival features juried artists, local and regional, showcasing original art in different medium categories. There will be live entertainment, activities for all ages, and so much more offered throughout the day.

Discover Downtown Franklin is a non-profit organization and a nationally accredited Main Street Community.  Their mission is to create and promote community traditions, encourage a healthy economic atmosphere, and strive to maintain the unique historic character to central Indiana.

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General Information
Juried art exhibition of fine arts. The 2019 Ethos Celebration of the Arts will be held on August 24, 2019, from 12pm-7pm rain or shine! Artists must be present during the show hours.

This is the inaugural Ethos Celebration of the Arts event and Discover Downtown Franklin will promote the event.

Monetary awards for Best of Show as well as Best of Medium in all of the following categories:

  • 2D
  • 3D (other than sculpture)
  • Ceramics
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Metal
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Wood

Jurors are invited each year to evaluate all artists’ work in the show and select the award winners. All artists are eligible for these awards. Monetary awards for Best of Show as well as Best of Medium in all categories. Best of Show award winner will receive a complimentary booth space for the following year in addition to award monies.

Jury Procedure 
The selection of artists will be made by a jury comprised of professional artists and gallery owners. Artist certifies that all jury images submitted represent his/her original work. Discover Downtown Franklin may limit the number of artists accepted in some categories in order to present a balanced show. Decisions of the jury are final. Discover Downtown Franklin will fill all vacancies from the show waitlist based upon jury scores.

Permitted Work/Mediums: 
The Ethos Celebration of the Arts festival is open to and welcomes all individual artists who make their own original fine art and/or fine crafts by hand. All work must be original and must be made by the artist who is present at the event.

They do not collect a sales commission from their exhibitors.

Prohibited Items: 
The following items are NOT permitted at the event: any work that is not your own or that you did not make by hand, imported items, commercially manufactured items, buy-and-sell items, and kit-made or pattern-made items. If you are found to be selling any of these items at the event, you will be asked to leave.

Your images must represent work that has been executed by the artist. The submitted images must be representative of the work that will be displayed at the show. No additions or surprises.
The jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review. Artists who display work at the event not comparable to what was juried in will be required to remove the non-juried items. Artists who fail to comply will be asked to leave.

Discover Downtown Franklin reserves the right to reject or eject any exhibitor from the event without refunding any monies.

Booth Information
Each exhibitor must provide his/her own display. Booth spaces are assigned at the discretion of the Ethos Celebration of the Arts Committee. Booth spaces accommodate a 10’ x 10’ tent. Only one vehicle per artists allowed on the grounds during set-up and tear-down. You are solely responsible for the transportation, display, and sale of your work during the event. Artists must provide tents, tables, chairs, easels, and all other booth and/or display items needed. All artists are responsible for having their booths weighted at each corner to prevent damage in the event of high winds. Discover Downtown Franklin will not supply any of those items. Electricity and internet access are not available or provided during the event. Generators are not permitted. If accepted, the booth fee is $75. Your tent and booth items should not exceed the following dimensions: 10’ x 10’ for artist booth.

The set-up period for all artists will be on Saturday, August 24, from 9-11:00am. Booths must be fully set up by 11:30am on Saturday for judging to begin. Tear down will begin on Saturday at 7:00pm. No vehicles will be permitted until all patrons have left the area. Set-up and tear-down will occur rain, or shine!

The Ethos Celebration of the Arts festival will be held regardless of weather. There is no rain date for the event. No refunds will be issued in the event of rain, bad weather, or due to any other circumstances beyond Discover Downtown Franklin’s control.

There will be a hospitality area for artists that will have free coffee, water, and snacks.

Sales Tax 
Artists retain 100% of their sales and are responsible for the collection and reporting of all applicable sales taxes.

Artists are responsible for maintaining general liability insurance for their booth space during the event. Discover Downtown Franklin will not be responsible for any exhibitor property damage.

By submitting your application you are confirming that you have read and agree to all terms and conditions stated throughout this application and in the Legal Agreement should you be accepted to participate in Ethos Celebration of the Arts.


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