Art Springs 2017
Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance
PO Box 21358
Hot Springs, AR 71903
Entry Deadline: 2/20/17
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Art Springs 2017): $20.00
Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park. Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with Arkansas artists and fine artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot Springs and is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 6 and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Historic Hot Springs with its National Park attracts visitors from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Tennesee and Louisiana, as well as visitors from other states and countries. Art Springs 2016 attendance was over 3,500. Art Springs includes artist and fine craft booths, a children's art activity area, art demonstrations, and free family-friendly entertainment. Food trucks and beverages will be available.
Any artist, 18 years or older who resides in the State of Arkansas, is welcome to apply. There is a $20 fee to apply. Applications must be received by February 17, 2017 to be considered. Booth fees must be paid in full by to April 1, 2017.
Participation in Art Springs 2017 is through a juried process consisting of a panel of 3-4 jurors. The panel will review all submitted applications and select artists who are based in Arkansas. Consideration may be given to applicants with ties to the greater Hot Springs area, area of art, willingness to demonstrate and the date of application. Invitations to selected artists will be sent to each applicant via email no later than February 5, 2017. Artists must confirm their participation by March 1, 2017.
The call is open to all Arkansas artists 18 years or older. Artists must submit 4 - 6 images representative of the work they wish to exhibit. All art must be original and created by the applicant. All jewelry must be hand-crafted and contain no more than 40% of purchased components (fittings, beads, etc). Reproductions (e.g. cards, prints) may comprise no more than 25% of inventory. Artists may only exhibit works in the medium they were juried into. Artists may sell only accurate representations of what their submitted photos depict. The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance (Promoter) shall have the right to use all submitted photos in promotion and advertisement of the show.
Artist must be in attendance for the duration of Art Springs. Artists are encouraged to demonstrate their art in their booth.
A single booth is 10' x 10'. A double booth is 20' wide x 10' deep. Up to 40 booths may be assigned.
Booth fees cover both days
Single booth - $75/ no electric; $95/with electric (limited availability)
Double booth - $150/no electric; $190/with electric (limited availability).
Due to limited double booths and booths with electricity, apply as soon as possible. The Promoter will assign all booth spaces. Date of application, art category, willingness to demonstrate and ties to Hot Springs may be used as a consideration.
Artists are responsible for their own tents, tables, chairs, displays, grounded extension cords and dollies/carts. Tents and all materials must fit in the assigned booth space. White tents are preferred.
Days of Art Springs: