DETAILS FOR THE 2018 FESTIVAL ARE BEING FINALIZED.

2018 Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Show Dates:  Saturday, June 16 – Sunday, June 17, 2018
Application Available:  Monday, November 13, 2017
Application Deadline:   Friday, April 6, 2018
Jury Notification:   Monday, April 16, 2018

Stone Arch Bridge Festival is located along the stunning Mississippi River in Minneapolis on Father’s Day weekend. 250 artists will fill Main Street and Father Hennepin Park to sell original artwork.


IMPORTANT ARTIST INFORMATION

  • Located along the Mississippi River within walking distance of the heart of Downtown Minneapolis
  • This festival has been a Father’s Day Weekend tradition in the Twin Cities for 23 years
  • 200+ Artist booths – 12 Categories
  • More than $150,000 in media in Twin Cities area – print, tv and radio
  • Convenient parking for artists
  • Drive-up/day before show set-up
  • Overnight security

REQUIREMENTS

Media
Images: 5 (a booth shot is not required but highly recommended)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Dates: June 16-17, 2018
Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Location: Minneapolis Riverfront District is an ideal setting for this legacy festival of the arts! The festival stretches along the Mississippi River anchored by the historic Stone Arch Bridge and iconic Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

Features: The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is a platform for artists to sell, share inspiration and receive recognition for their fine arts and crafts. Additionally, the event offers a platform for local musicians to showcase, a fun family activities area, and the Pop Art Father’s Day Car Show.

CONTACT INFO

Festival Business Office
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
900 Wayzata Blvd
Suite #130
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-6422
www.stonearchbridgefestival.com

Artists’ Contact:
Heather Williams
email: heatherwmpls@gmail.com

General Festival Management:
Sara Collins
email: saracollinsemail@gmail.com

FEES (2017 DETAILS FOR REFERENCE – MORE DETAILS TO COME)

Application Fee: $25

Jury Fee: $25 per media

Booth Fees:

All spaces will be 10 ft. deep x 12 ft. wide. If you want a double booth, purchase two spaces. If you want a corner booth, email your request to Heather. If we can accommodate your request there will be an additional $100 fee.

Location

Fee
Main Street (Main St. from Hennepin Ave. – 3rd Ave.) $475
Mill & Main Street (Main St. from 3rd Ave. – 5th Ave.) $400
Fr. Hennepin Park (In Fr. Hennepin Park) $350
Corner Spaces (when available) Add $100

 

Returned checks and credit cards for insufficient funds will be charged a $40 fee, after which only money orders or cashier checks will be accepted.

2018 STONE ARCH BRIDGE FESTIVAL IMPORTANT DATES FOR ARTISTS (MORE DETAILS TO COME)

April 6
Application deadline at midnight (CST)
TBA Jury
April 16
Jury results e-mailed – First Round Invites, Wait List Notice
TBA
First round acceptance due. Booths must be purchased within 7 days of acceptance to guarantee a spot. Second round invitations will be extended 7 days after first round.
TBA
Second round invitations sent
TBA
Final invites
TBA
Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund. After May 1, there are no refunds.
TBA Space/booth numbers assigned (NOTE: date subject to change)
June 15 8 am – 5 pm – event set up
5 pm – 10 pm – kick off concerts  on Water Tower Park
June 16 10 am – 7 pm – festival hours
June 17 10 am – 5 pm – festival hours
5 pm – 8 pm – event teardown & loadout

CHECKLIST

  1. Completed application for each media entered
  2. Four images of artist’s work and one booth image per media (a total of 5 images). A booth shot is highly recommended but if you don’t have one available, use a 5th photo of your work.
  3. $25 NON-REFUNDABLE jury fee per media

CATEGORIES

We strive to include quality and unique work in the 12 categories. Our goal is to include artwork that is accessible to a diverse buying audience and available in a variety of price points. No sell-through items. The artist attending the festival must handcraft all work. Prints of photography, drawings, painting and printmaking may be sold if original work is also present. Henna and caricature artists need to apply to management for invitation status.

1. MIXED AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Any work that uses more than one medium. This also includes digitally altering photographs as a part of the creative process. Photographers are required to disclose their creative process and printing process.
2. CERAMICS
Clay and porcelain work. No machine made or mass produced work is permitted.
3. DRAWING
Works created using chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc. or from fluid media of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
4. FINE CRAFTS
Work from fibers including wood, leather, paper, basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, hand-made soap/botanicals and papermaking.
5. GLASS
Works that have been crafted via glass blowing, molding, or casting, as well as works that have been kiln-formed. No form of mass production is permitted.
6. JEWELRY (metal/stone – not beadwork)
No commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work allowed.
7. BEADWORK
Jewelry or sculpture, including lamp work.
8. PAINTING
Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
9. PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographic prints made from artist’s original negative that have been processed by the artist or under his/her direct supervision. Photographers are required to disclose their creative process and printing process.
10. PRINTMAKING
Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones, or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition.
11. METALWORK
Three-dimensional original work created in any metal.
12. CULINARY ARTS
Pre-packaged handcrafted culinary products.

AWARDS

Festival Favorite Awards
One awarded in each medium. Prize package includes:

  • $100 check
  • Acceptance into the 2019 Stone Arch Bridge Festival
  • Jury fee waived for the 2019 art fair
  • Booth fee waived for the 2019 art fair (in the same area – or available for upgrade for additional fee)
  • Festival Favorite ribbon
  • Marketing and publicity during and after the event

JURY PROCESS

Approximately 250 artists will exhibit in the 2018 show. The 2017 award winners in each media are invited first, with the remaining slots filled through a competitive jury process based on the jury score within each category. Two rounds of invitations are typical.

Each artist is required to submit a total of five (5) images (four images of work and one booth image) along with a $25 NON-REFUNDABLE jury fee per media. If a photo of your booth is not available, submit an additional photo of your work. All work to be exhibited must be represented in the images. Each of the four images should feature individual pieces that accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited; work shown in the images must be representative of current work.

Artists may apply ONCE per media. Collaborating artists (defined as “Artist Partner” on ZAPP™) may apply to participate at the event, but only joint work may be shown and sold and both artists must be present for the duration of the event. Both names must appear on all application materials and both artists must contribute to the creation of the art pieces.

Booth Information

BOOTH SPACE

Individual booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Stone Arch Bridge Festival and are not interchangeable or transferable. If you have a special request please email the festival and indicate it in the space provided when you purchase your space. We strive to accommodate special request.

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