Monday, January 26, 2009

Environmental Art Market/Ready Made Arts and Crafts

Deadline: February 14, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Down to Earth/Environmental Art Market
Ready Made Arts and Crafts

An Earth Day Celebration
Shelby Farms Park
Memphis, TN
April 19, 2009

Down to Earth Celebration is a one day outdoor festival featuring environmental education and activities, entertainment and fun for the family. The festival willoffer environmental arts and crafts, face painting, pony rides, live music and entertainment, a wide variety of food and beverages, park tours and hiking.

Ready Made Arts and Crafts

You are invited to apply for one of the exhibitor slots in our first ever Environmental Art Market during Shelby Farms Park Conservancy’s annual Down to Earth Celebration. Down to Earth is now in its third year and is quickly becoming the region’s most anticipated Earth Day celebration. Booth space at the festival is limited. The festival committee will review submissions and mix of categories. Notification of acceptance will be made by e-mail.

Rules of the Show: Ready Made Arts and Crafts vendors are required to showcase art that demonstrates a relationship with nature, informs about nature and its processes, educates about environmental problems, and/or utilizes reclaimed, recycled, or natural materials, and above all honors nature in artistic, aesthetic ways.

Ready Made Arts and Crafts: Representatives or vendors may attend in the place of the original artist or craftsperson.

Down to Earth Celebration will consider applications from vendors selling ready made arts and crafts in diverse media. The principal objective of the Environmental Art Market is to present a balanced show that will equitably showcase the artwork as well as the diversity among media.

Application Fees: Each application must be accompanied by a $15 application fee payment.

Booth Space & Fees: The fee for the booth space is $250. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy provides a 10 x 10 booth space, including an 8’ table and two chairs. Each vendor is responsible for supplying his or her own tent or canopy. The tent must be 10 x 10 in size and white in color. If the vendor does not supply his or her own tent, the vendor must order a tent
from our supplier for an additional fee of $125. If tent sides are needed, there will be an additional fee of $25 as well.

Ready-made Arts and Crafts

For more information, visit the website for complete details or contact Margaret Cross at

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
500 North Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, TN 38134