November 23 & 24 | Free
OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS
The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) seeks participants for the 12th Annual Autumn Art Fair (AAF) on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2019 (weekend before Thanksgiving). Returning artists will be notified as soon as their applications come in. New artists go through the jury process which will occur in September. Staff at GPAC and the artist coordinators of this fair are 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 800-1,000 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). 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. Fees will be due soon after artists are accepted and invited to participate. 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
Returning Artists (priority): Deadline to Submit is August 31st
Please note that returning artists are automatically juried in, but must submit the application and payment to complete their registration for the event by the August deadline.
New Artists: Deadline to Apply is September 7th
Booth fee checks must be written out to Indy Parks or can be processed via credit card in-person or over the phone at GPAC (317-327-7135). Please write your Driver’s License Number on the top of your check. Checks can be mailed to the Garfield Park Arts Center: 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Autumn Art Fair Hours:
Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 7-10 a.m.
Sunday, November 24, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (immediately following the event)