Saturday, November 12, 2011

Market Square Art Fair

Deadline: November 30, 2011 (ONLINE)

Market Square Art Fair
Dogwood Arts Festival

Knoxville, Tennessee
April 13-15, 2012

The 52nd Annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be held during the entire month of April, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Dogwood Arts Festival is a non-profit organization with a mission to support arts education, to promote the visual and performing arts, and to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our region. The Festival sponsors many activities and events to showcase the art, culture, and the natural beauty of East Tennessee. A featured event of the Festival, the annual Market Square Art Fair will be held April 13-15, 2012 in the heart of downtown Knoxville.

Market Square Art Fair is a popular outdoor event featuring fine art and fine craft, folk art, live music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids and adults in the heart of downtown Knoxville. The Fair is located on Market Square, along Market Street and Clinch Avenue, and in Krutch Park against a canvas of blossoming trees and outdoor sculpture. Attendance is estimated to be around 30,000 for this free event. The Fair receives significant advertising and editorial coverage throughout East Tennessee and the region.


The Market Square Art Fair is open to all artists within the accepted media categories. Participation in any previous Dogwood Arts Festival event does not guarantee acceptance! By signing the application, the Artist agrees that he or she had direct, hands-on involvement with the creation and execution of each piece of work to be exhibited. Collaborating artists may show only their collaborative works – both names should appear on the application.

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The Market Square Art Fair is a juried event. Accepted artists will be allocated a 10’ x 10’ space for their display. Each exhibitor must provide their own 10’x10’ white tent, with appropriate weights to withstand high wind conditions. Electricity will be provided only if requested on the contract application. Specifics of tent location and set-up will be provided after acceptance into the Fair. The booth fee is $200. Limited corner booths are available for an additional $25 and will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis.

If you do not have a 10 X 10 white tent, you may rent one from the Festival for $125.

JURY FEE: $25 (must include with application)

Market Square Art Fair Application & Prospectus:

Dogwood Arts Festival
602 S. Gay Street, Mezzanine Level
Knoxville, TN 37902