Coastal Caravan Art Fair @Oliver Art Center - Application
Please fill out the form below to be considered for inclusion in the Coastal Caravan at Oliver Art Center! This juried fair will take place outdoors on July 20th at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, Michigan. Thank you for your interest!
Terms of participation in the Coastal Caravan:
It is the goal of the Oliver Art Center to provide the public with an art fair experience that is of high quality and variety, while offering participating artists an enjoyable opportunity to sell their work. Artists are responsible for their own booth displays, setup, and sales, and will keep 100% of their proceeds. This fair will be juried. No reselling please.
Applications should be submitted by March 1st. Jurors will make their selections and you will be informed of your acceptance or rejection for this event by March 15th. The event will be held July 20th, with setup beginning at 8:00 am and will be open to the public from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
All media are accepted, please be aware this is an outdoor event - prepare for rain, wind and sun! Items must be original in design and handmade. Products must be primarily handmade, or hand-decorated by the artist.
Each applicant must submit four digital images, including three of current work and one of a fully-stocked booth. Artists working in more than one medium must have all media represented in their image set. Artists working in multiple media do not have to submit separate applications for each medium. Select "Multiple Media" in the application drop-down menu.
There are no application fees. If accepted, your booth fee will be $50.00. You will be asked to submit this fee within two weeks of your acceptance please, payable by online invoice which will be sent with your acceptance letter. This fee is non-refundable after June 16th unless the Oliver Art Center cancels the event. The event will be held "rain or shine", unless there is dangerous severe weather in the immediate area.
Applications are reviewed in random order by a panel of three jurors and ranked on a scale of 1-5. Images are viewed on a digital display all at the same time, in the same location. This is a closed process and the determination of the jury panel is final.
Each artist is responsible for collecting their own sales tax and should have a current State of Michigan Tax License, which can be obtained through the Department of the Treasury for the State of Michigan.
No more than two artists per booth, both must submit complete applications but can qualify for a shared fee. Alternately, you can select a double booth for $100.00
All booths are 10' x 10' with a small space for overflow between. Please note ONLY 10' canopies are allowed. Tent weights are required. Stakes are NOT allowed. Plan for wind, rain, and sun as we are very close to Lake Michigan. Electricity is not available.
Booth Fee refunds will be as follows: March 15th through May 15th: full refund less $10 processing fee. May 16th through June 15th: 50% refund of booth fee. June 16th on: no refunds issued.
Generators are not allowed on-site. The artist(s) must be present in their booth, no agents or representatives. Exhibitors agree that participation is at their own risk, and that applying to the Caravan means you release Oliver Art Center, its employees, volunteers, board members, and representatives from any and all liability. You give Oliver Art Center permission to use your name, images, or media in promotional materials. There is no smoking or vaping on the grounds. Parking is on the streets of Frankfort or as directed by the Caravan staff. Load-in and load-out will be directed by staff, as space is limited for vehicles. Please be patient. More details will be sent closer to the event date, please read all documentation carefully and plan accordingly.
Your Full Name
Business or Trade Name, if applicable
Best E-mail to receive notices and invoices
Mailing Address (PO Box or other address where you receive postal mail)
Street Address Line 2
2D Visual Art
Ceramics and Pottery
Bath and Beauty
Handmade or Decorated Clothing
Dolls and Miniatures
Description of your Products: Tell us about your work!
Average Price Range of your Products:
Please attach 3 sample photos of your products and 1 stocked booth photo here, in JPG or PNG format and with a minimum size of at least 600 pixels on the shortest side :
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Is your work currently on display in the Oliver Art Center gift shop? (Not required for participation.)
Are you a current Oliver Art Center member? (Not required for participation.)
If you have additional questions or comments, let us know here!
Please click the "submit form" button below to submit your application. We will send out notices by March 15th.
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