kids art alley
returns to ART on the GRAND, a juried fine art fair in the heart of downtown Farmington.
kids art alley
will feature young local artists who will be on hand to talk about and sell their own creations. Traversing Grand River, from the alley between Sunflour Bakehaus and Grace Insurance to the alley between The Vines and The Rocking Horse.
ART on the GRAND takes place the first weekend of June each year in downtown Farmington. Farmington is neighbored by the larger city Farmington Hills. Both cities partner together to present this stand-alone fine art show, now in its eighth year. Known for being an "art-focused event," its desirable size, organization and hands-on approach, ART on the GRAND features artists from around the country and allows for up to 100 artists. The show is vigorously supported by the community and continues to grow each year, with more than 40,000 visitors each year.
The fair has always included activities for kids, but kids art alley was a new and successful addition to the 2017 show. kids art alley is a special art fair for 3rd graders through high schoolers to sell their arts and crafts. The goal of providing this aspect to the fair is to provide local youth with the opportunity to have real-life experience in applying to an art fair with their own creations, having their work juried, and finally displaying and selling their work.
The application below is a much shortened version of a professional art fair application, but will give young artists experience in applying and give us the information that we need to process and jury the work.
ARTIST INFO | JURY REQUIREMENTS: The kids art alley application is open to all artists in 3rd through 12th grades. All artwork must be handmade by the applying artist. No kits, molds, mass-produced or resale items are allowed. Prints of original work are allowed. If you have more than one artistic medium (e.g. jewelry & photography), this information (including jpegs) must be included in your application for juror consideration. Artists must have a minimum of ten (10) pieces to sell at the fair. Selling food, beverages or bath/body products is NOT allowed.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 8, 2019
ONLINE APPLICATION & FEES: Artists may apply using this online application. The Application fee ($5) is non-refundable and will be required for application submission. If accepted into the fair, an additional exhibit fee ($15) will be required.
MAIL-IN APPLICATIONS: will not be accepted, with the exception of extenuating circumstances. If this applies to you, please contact us at email@example.com or call (248) 473-1870. DO NOT FILL OUT THIS FORM AND MAIL IT IN. THIS FORM IS FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY.
JURYING PROCESS: All artist's work will be juried. Application submission will not guarantee entry. Our jury wants to see the most current work that will be featured at the fair. A minimum of one image upload is required with application. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email no later than March 1, 2019. Detailed instructions, maps, etc., will be provided to artists upon acceptance. Festival officials have the right to exclude any work failing to match that which was submitted with application or is deemed unsuitable.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, RULES/REGULATIONS:
kids art alley will have tables set up underneath 10 x 10 tents, which is where the art will be displayed and sold. We will determine the amount of space per exhibitor, during our jurying process. Absolutely all artwork, inventory, boxes, etc. must be contained within your allotted space.
Exhibitors will rotate in 2-3 hour shifts, with volunteers also assisting in sales. Exhibitors under 12 years old, will require an adult to accompany on shift.
Artists must have a minimum of ten (10) pieces available for sale during the fair.
Artists are responsible for their own property and for funishing their own currency to make change. Please note that we will NOT make change during the event and we ask that you refrain from approaching the local businesses, as well. You must come prepared with smaller bills or change.
Unless approved by event organizer, parents will not be allowed to represent their child/children or sell their work, without the child/children present.
If accepted into the show, you will be required to attend an orientation/workshop on effective display and how to run a booth. MANDATORY MEETING: May 19, 2019 at the Costick Center, 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmignton Hills, MI 48336.
No electricity is available, therefore if an artist would like to include lighting, battery-powered lighting is recommended and would be the artist’s responsibility to furnish.
SECURITY: The City of Farmington Police Department will patrol the grounds during the day and overnight. Additional contracted security will also be on the grounds overnight.
COMMISSION & TAXES: No commission charged. Artist is responsible for MI 6% Sales Tax. A concessionaire's tax form is available at www.michigan.gov for parents to fill out after the event.
The City of Farmington Hills, the Farmington Downtown Development Authority, or the City of Farmington or their sponsors shall not be held responsible for any injuries, loss or damage to artwork or personal property of any kind and will not assume responsiblility for unattended children.