Call for Artists: Crooked Tree Art Fair

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Event date(s)
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Application fee

The 60th annual Crooked Tree Art Fair will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Crooked Tree Art Fair is a juried show featuring over 100 artists from across the country. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2020 (extended due to issues reported by artists trying to use ZAPP).  Applicants will be notified the week of March 9.

As in 2019, the fair will be held on the grounds of the Grand Traverse Parks and Recreation Civic Center. We will be located on the north end of the property facing US 31. This location features great visibility, high traffic, food trucks, and more.

Participation is open to all artists who exhibit work of original concept, design, and execution. Our fair seeks to maintain the highest standards for both the artists and for the viewing public. Artists will be selected for the event by the Art Fair committee. A panel of three guest jurors (TBD) will select the cash award winners the day of the event. Cash awards total $800.

Applications must be completed online via ZAPPlication.

Media:  Painting, Drawing, Collage, Graphics, Leather, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber, Wood, Metal, Glass, Photography, Pottery, and Mixed Media will be considered. Clothing, jewelry, and craft work must be handmade or substantially altered by artistic effort.

2020 Fees (same as 2019!)

  • application fee $30
  • single booth $175
  • double booth $350

New for 2020, we are accepting 22 artisans to have booths located in Artisan Row along US 31.

Artisan Category (not eligible for Juried Awards):  Handmade soaps, lotions, essential oils, jewelry made with manufactured beads, speciality food items.  Artisans will need to apply and be juried into the show.

Submission Guidelines

Each applicant must submit four digital images, including three of current work and one of a fully-stocked booth. Artists working in more than one medium much have all media represented in their image set. Artists working in multiple media do not have to submit separate applications for each medium. Select “Multiple Media” in the application drop-down menu.

Digital image requirements

  • Image size: at least 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • Recommended resolution: 72-300ppi
  • File size: less than 5MB

Apply on ZAPPlication

Art Fair at Civic Center