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Monument Circle Art Fair 2017 Seeks Artist Vendors

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Monument Circle Art Fair 2017 Seeks Artist Vendors


Monument Circle Art Fair 2017

The third art fair on the beautiful Soldiers and Sailors Circle Monument in downtown Indianapolis. An attraction for local and regional art-fair goers as well as out-of-town visitors, rain or shine, this free-to-the-public event features regional art, music, and food trucks, which surround the outer circle. Monument Circle Art Fair is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of artists and culture in an historically artistic setting.

General information:
Date of Show: October 7, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address: 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Set up: 7 – 10 am
Tear down: 5 – 8 pm

Application submission:

  • Email four (4) images (one booth or display shot included) and a work description of 200 words or less along with your name, medium, and phone number to: (Receipt of images by MCAF constitutes permission for use in MCAF online photo gallery upon acceptance.)
  • Application fee: $15 (nonrefundable) made payable to Monument Circle Art Fair (or MCAF)
  • Application fee and photos due by April 15th (early applications) or May 15th. Please, if possible, pay by check, which allows more money for the event.
    Mail to:
    c/o Ruth Stoner
    5327 N. Pennsylvania St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • Or, should you require this option:
    Pay your application fee online with PayPal (see “for artists” page of website)

Acceptance notification and booth fee:
$125 booth fee, upon acceptance, due within ten days of acceptance

Mail to:
c/o Ruth Stoner
5327 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Pay your booth fee online with PayPal (see “for artists” page of website)

Artists’ calendar:

  • Application process begins: December 15, 2016
  • Application deadline: April 15, 2017 (early applications) and May 15, 2017
  • Artists’ notifications: April 22, 2017 (early applications) and May 22, 2017
  • Confirmation of acceptance with booth fee due within ten days of acceptance
  • Deadline for refunds: August 15, 2017, less $30 administration fee

Jurors’ criteria:

  • Work that is original, well conceived, and expertly executed by the artist (Jurors seek an assortment of styles representing a variety of media.)

During the show:

  • Artists must be present at their booth.
  • Artists collect their own sales tax.
  • Monument Circle Art Fair reserves the right to refuse those violating the rules and guidelines.
  • Monument Circle Art Fair is not responsible for artist’s loss or damage due to theft or weather.

Further Guidelines:

  • open to all indiana and neighboring state artists
  • call for entries begins december 15, 2016, with space for approximately 80 artists’ booths
  • tents no greater than 10′ x 10′
  • no stakes allowed, weights only
  • no trucks larger than a pickup allowed inside the bollards
  • no motorized vehicles on grass
  • load and unload on inner lane of the circle
  • tents strongly recommended but not required
  • display tables, if used, must be draped
  • professional displays only, no plastic put-together shelving
  • photos with application must be representative of work to be sold
  • work must be original and produced in the last 3 years
  • signed and numbered copies of an original 2-d work of art are to be no more than 50% of booth
  • collaborating artists permitted with only joint works to be shown
  • galleries may apply, but individual artists given preference–gallery spaces based on availability