The Ella Sharp Museum presents the 15th Annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival presented by County National Bank on June 8, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm! The museum plans to host over 40 local wineries / breweries / cider mills / distilleries, 50+ artists, 15 food vendors, and nearly 4,000 guests! Festival goers will enjoy live music and artist booths nestled on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum and within the courtyard of the museum’s historic Hillside Farm Lane.
The goal of the Art, Beer & Wine Festival, the museum’s signature event, is to showcase the many talented artists, musicians, wineries, breweries and local businesses available here in Michigan and to connect them with an appreciative audience. All proceeds from the festival (including bottle wine and beer sales) will benefit Museum programming.
Application Pricing & Booth Details (Event goes on Rain or Shine)
**No PETS Allowed**
Booths are 10’ x 10’ – no table, chair or tent provided. All items need to be provided by the vendor.
Application Fee is $25 (non-refundable); Total booth fee is $75
Artist – $75 (first booth) +$55 (second Booth) = $130
$10 – Table Rental and $5 – Chair rental per chair
Artist sharing booths – This is prohibited for 2019. Each artist needs to have their own booth space.
Call for Artists open (verify Eligibility) – February 1, 2019
Application Deadline – March 22, 2019
Artist(s) notified of acceptance or decline – April 5, 2019
Payments Due* – May 1, 2019
ABW Festival – June 8, 2019
1. All work must be original, handcrafted work. No commercially produced work, kits, or imported goods.
**No Sales Reps from companies such as Scensty, LuLaRoe, Lip Sense etc.
2. Artists may only show work in categories and body of work selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work of that shown in the images juried. **No work by non-juried artists.
Collaborative Work / Multiple Applications
Artists must submit separate applications, unless applying as a team. If artists are accepted as a team they may only exhibit the collaborative work they were accepted for.
Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must create a separate application, send another set of digital images and pay another application fee of $25 for each category. Only one application may be submitted per body of work represented. Multiple applications must represent either work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category. No advantage is gained by submitting multiple applications for the same body of work in multiple categories.
Participation in the 2019 Art, Beer & Wine Festival is through a jury process consisting of a panel of working artists, gallery and business owners, festival organizers, and/or museum employees.
*If accepted, you can be part of ABW and that $25 application fee goes towards the $75 booth fee. You will then be sent an invoice to pay the additional $50. Booth fee must be paid in full by May 1, 2019
**If denied, we thank you for your understanding and hope you will try again next year.
All proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit Ella Sharp Museum programming.