November 20-21, 2021 | Free
OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS
Our annual art fair will feature two days of handcrafted and original artworks to purchase along with free family-friendly entertainment and kids’ activities. Over forty local artists from Indianapolis and surrounding areas will be selling their one of a kind and affordable items ranging from $0.50 to $500. Come and browse in a convenient and beautiful shopping location right before the holidays! You are sure to find something you love.
The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) seeks participants for the 14th Annual Autumn Art Fair (AAF) on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, 2021 (weekend before Thanksgiving). Returning artists will be notified by or before the end of August. New artists go through the jury process which will occur in September and will be notified by the end of September. Staff at GPAC and the artist coordinators of this fair make up the jury. There is no fee to apply and indicate your interest in participating. This is primarily a gift fair with unique art and handmade goods, which takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. Average attendance is 600-800 attendees for the weekend.
AAF has space for approximately 40 vendors and pays special attention to ensure that not one medium is over-represented in order to have a diverse range of art mediums. Artists must be local to central Indiana. Only original, handmade artwork by the artist is allowed (including prints of original artwork). Pricing of items should be between $1 and $500. Artists provide all display fixtures, table coverings, and supplemental lighting. Artists may bring their own tables or rent 6’ tables for $10 each (tables are limited and are first come, first served; please note that you will need a table covering). If you are invited to participate, the booth fee is $70 (full-sized booth - approx. 100 sq. ft.) or $50 (half-sized booth/table-space - approx. 50 sq. ft.). Booth fee covers both fair days. Booths must be staffed during all AAF hours, and artists or their representatives are expected to stay for the entire duration of the event. Artists who leave early on either day of the fair without permission will be prohibited from future events. Fees will be due soon after artists are accepted and invited to participate. You must pay your booth fee by the deadline in order to reserve your spot. Please see deadlines and more information below.
To Apply, Please Submit the Following Materials:
1-2 booth images in JPEG format
4-6 images of your work in JPEG format. For the best impact, the photos need to be close-ups of individual items taken on a plain, contrasting background with no tags showing. If you are accepted, these images will be used in publicity for AAF.
1 artist information sheet. Please include: website, email, mailing address, social media, artist bio, resume/CV, and artist statement about your particular craft or media.
Please email all requested information and any questions to GPAC@Indy.Gov
Deadlines and Fees:
Returning Artists: Deadline to Submit Application and Pay Vendor Fee is August 31st
Please note that returning artists are automatically juried in, but must submit the full application and
payment to complete their registration for the event by the deadline of August 31st to hold their spot.
New Artists: Deadline to Apply has been extended to September 17th
New artists will be notified by September 30th and must pay their vendor fee by October 31st to hold their spot.
FEES: Booth fee payments can be processed in-person via credit card/cash/check, over the phone with a
credit card by calling the GPAC front desk during open hours (Tuesday -Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
at 317-327-7135), or by mailing a check. If submitting a check via mail, please make sure the check is made
out to Indy Parks & write your Driver’s License Number + expiration date and your telephone number on the top
of your check. Checks without this information or not made out to Indy Parks are considered invalid.
Please mail checks to the Garfield Park Arts Center: 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203.
Autumn Art Fair Hours:
Saturday, November 20, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 21, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, November 19, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 20, 7:00 - 10:00 AM
Sunday, November 21, 4:00 - 6:00 PM (immediately following the event)