Moline Public Library Fine Art Fair

Art Fair Moline Public Library Fine Art Fair

 Sunday, June 9

 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

 

Artists are encouraged to join us at the first annual Moline Public Library Fine Art Fair. Enjoy a low booth fee, prime location on a heavy traffic corridor, extensive free promotion, and no jury fee for the inaugural year. Our goal is to provide a positive experience for both artist and attendees. The fair will occur rain or shine.

The Moline Public Library is known in the great Quad Cities area as a public space that promotes the visual arts. Patrons are already familiar with the more than 50 contemporary artworks in its permanent collection by local, regional and nationally recognized artists represented. Thus, it makes sense for the Library to host a fine art fair event. 

 

What to expect

  • Convenient one-day event
  • No jury fee
  • 50 booth maximum
  • Low $85 booth fee
  • Currently the exclusive art fair on the Illinois side of the QCA
  • Indoor restroom facilities
  • Easy, drive-to-booth setup
  • Saturday evening or Sunday morning set up (no security overnight)
  • Parking on or next to library grounds
  • Full library promotion of Fair to patrons and media outlets
  • Only quality work accepted
  • Participating artists will be given priority consideration for purchase for the Library’s permanent collection.
  • Care taken so no category is overloaded.


Timetable  

December 15, 2018 – March 31, 2019Applications Accepted
April 1, 2019 – April 15, 2019Jury Process
April 15, 2019All Applicants Notified
April 30, 2019$85 Booth Fee Due

Please complete all fields in the application and submit your application electronically. Be sure to sign and date your application. Questions may be directed to Kelly Giovanine at kgiovanine@molinelibrary.org.

 

Images

All images must be in JPG format. If you are unable to upload images via our website application, contact Kelly Giovanine at kgiovanine@molinelibrary.org. Images should be recent and an accurate representation of art to be displayed at the fair.

 

Fees

Upon acceptance, each artist is required to submit a booth fee of $85 by April 30, 2019. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 10’

 

General Rules

  • Application deadline is March 31.  Jury decisions will be finalized by April 15 and artists notified. Checks will be cashed on April 15 for approved applications. 
  • All artists must be at least 18 years of age, professional or amateur.
  • All work must be of original design and handcrafted by the exhibiting artist.
  • One artist per booth. An artist may show another medium of their own work in the same booth. No shared booths.
  • Artist must be present during fair hours.
  • All exhibitors must provide their own display, tables, chairs, and white canopy. All storage must be contained within the booth area. Booth must remain open during fair hours.
  • NO staking or drilling is permitted.
  • All booths will be on paving brick or pavement. Structures should be built to withstand gusty winds. Any artist with a hazardous display will be required to close and will forfeit all fees.
  • No gas powered generators permitted.
  • Exhibitors are required to collect and submit Illinois state sales tax. Artists will retain all sales and are responsible for collection of taxes.

The Moline Public Library Fine Art Fair Committee has the authority to request the removal of any exhibit or undesirable items. Anyone who exhibits rude or obscene behavior, or who is verbally or physically abusive toward a volunteer, exhibitor, or general public will be asked to leave.

 

Check-in

Check-in is in the parking lot of the Moline Public Library, located at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL. You will receive your packet and a booth number to keep in your vehicle window. This will help the police identify you as a part of the fair.


Medium

Please select only one medium per application: clay, photography, wood, fiber/leather, glass, paint, jewelry, mixed medium, drawing/printmaking or sculpture.


Contact Info, Location & Time

Moline Public Library

3210 41st Street

Moline, IL  61265

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Contact: Kelly Giovanine (kgiovanine@molinelibrary.org)

 

Security

Security is not provided. Damage or loss is the sole responsibility of the artist.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be made in writing and signed by the artist. An office processing fee of $25.00 will be deducted. The last day to cancel with a refund is May 15. No refunds will be issued after this date.

 

Set-up

Artists may set up Saturday evening (6:30 – 8:00 pm) or Sunday morning.  Please be aware there will be no security Saturday evening and staff will arrive onsite at 7:00 am Sunday. Your assigned booth number will be in your acceptance letter. Vehicles must be out of the fair area by 9:30 am on fair day. No exceptions.

 

Teardown

Teardown is not permitted until the close of the art fair.

NO vehicles will be allowed into the fair/parking lot area until it is deemed safe to do so. No exceptions. Teardown instructions will be included in packet at check-in.


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