Art in the Park - Alexandria, MN 2017 Art Vendor Application
Summer 2017 is just around the corner…and so is the 42nd annual Art in the Park! We are excited that you are interested in being a vendor for this wonderful event. Please read everything very carefully before submitting your application. Application requirements have changed since last year as we continue to improve our digital application.

PHOTO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT: Photos are required to be emailed immediately after application submission. You will find more information about that at the end of the application.

Event Venue and Dates
Venue: City Park, County Road 42 North, Alexandria, MN
Nestled along the tree-shaded shores of Lake Agnes and Lake Henry

Hours: Saturday, July 29 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 30 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sites are located on the shores of Lakes Agnes and Henry. There are some corner spots available. Every effort will be made to place returning vendors in their requested location, but occasionally this is not possible, so no guarantee can be given.

This is an outdoor wind, rain or shine event. Be prepared for all types of weather, including heat and sunlight.

Participation is open to all artists exhibiting work of original concept, design and execution. Only work handmade by the artist named on the application may be sold

No imports or items made strictly by a process, with little artistic merit will be accepted. (No molds, kits, stamps, pre-packaged food, doll clothes, ceramics from molds, etc. This includes items contracted out and/or made by someone else, or items purchased for resale.) Artists must be present at the show.

Booth Particulars
Booth spaces are 12’ x 12’. Spaces are not transferable. Exhibitors must provide their own means of display, including tables and chairs. No food or drink may be sold from your booth. Booth cannot extend beyond the 12' x 12' space you are assigned. The event hosts live entertainment throughout the venue.
Booth Rental (1) 12’ x 12’: $160.00
Jury Fee (non-refundable): $25.00
Corner Booth Fee: $25.00
Late Application Fee (After March 31): $25.00 (+ Jury Fee)
Insufficient Funds (NSF Check Fee): $35.00
Payment and Refunds
The non-refundable jury fee will be processed immediately. If you are accepted into the show, you will receive an acceptance email and a link to process your booth fee with a credit card online or instructions to mail a check if you prefer.

Full refunds of booth fees are available if notice of cancellation is received in writing, with a postmark on or before midnight June 10, 2017. No refunds will be granted after June 10. Cancellations must be in writing, with the artist’s signature, by mail ONLY (not by email or phone). Non-refundable fees cannot be applied to future shows. No cancellations will be allowed after July 10. If you cancel after July 10th, you will be considered a "no show" and it will affect future applications.

Application Details
Applications and photos must be submitted no later than midnight, March 31, 2017. Applications not received by March 31 must be accompanied by a $25 late fee as well as the $25 Jury Fee to be considered. Jury selection will take place in April. Notice of acceptance/denial will be sent out by the end of April.
Jury Process
Art in the Park makes every effort to be a high-quality, high-sales event. To ensure high standards for our vendors and guests, a panel of qualified jurors will silently and independently judge each application on artistic merit, originality, creativity, craftsmanship and display in their particular medium. High quality, digital images are important to the jury process. It is important that all images and artist statement NOT include artist identifying marks including business or individual names.

Applicants with the highest scores in each medium will be accepted into the show. We do not have a quota system, and we reserve the right to balance numbers in each medium. Our jury is a confidential selection process. We will not provide feedback to vendors.

During the event, committee members have the authority to request that any items deemed inconsistent with the work submitted in the application, shown on submitted images or in artist statement be removed from display/sale. Artists not in compliance will not be allowed to participate in future years. The committee’s judgement is final.

Waiting List
After the jury process is completed and the artists are chosen for the show, a waiting list will be established for potential show openings for late applicants. Late applications will be evaluated by the jury for acceptance onto the waiting list. Openings will be filled by the first artist on the list who matches the medium of the cancelled artist.
Artist Statement
All applicants must submit a statement of no more than 500 words regarding their work. This statement will be presented to the jury along with photos to help the jury understand what they are viewing. Please include information on what materials and processes are used in creating the work. DO NOT include your name, your business name or any other identifying markers.
Agreement Signature
I have read and understand the above information. I agree to pay any and all fees associated with applying for Art in the Park and upon acceptance. I agree to supply a complete application, failure to do so will disqualify me from the jury process with no return of fees.
Your answer
Once you hit submit on any given section you will be unable to go back to make changes. With that in mind, please have the following ready before continuing:
- MN Sales tax permit number
- Vehicle license plate number (and trailer license plate number if applicable)
- Booth number from last year (2016) if applicable.
- Enough time to type the artist statement into the application. Make sure artist statement DOES NOT include your name, your business name or any other identifying mark.
- Three (3) photos of your work ready to email
- One (1) photo of your booth/display ready to email
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