The 44th Annual Art in the Park
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
The first Sunday of June
June 4th, 2017!
Rain or shine
The Outdoor Show takes place in Center Park, Manchester Connecticut
At the intersection of Main Street (Route 83) and Center Street (Routes 6/44)
TIME: The time of AITP is in discussion. We are considering some changes that will affect the original 10am – 4pm.
ARTIST VENDORS: Fine artists and high-quality crafters producing original, hand-crafted work such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, digital art, illustration, jewelry, fiber arts, etc. are welcome to apply.
LIVE & INTERACTIVE ART: Artists are encouraged to host interactive projects or provide demonstrations for learning and entertainment. Please notify us upon registration if you would like to formally schedule demonstrations and/or what projects you will present.
PERFORMING ARTISTS ARE INVITED! The Main Stage will feature music, vocals, spoken word and dance of all kinds. Please contact us if you would like to perform. The schedule is limited.
FOOD VENDORS: Specialty food vendors and trucks are welcome in designated areas. Advance registration is required. Manchester food licenses and permits are mandatory. Please contact the Town of Manchester. No water or electrical available. Health Department inspections apply the morning of the event.
COLOR BROCHURE & DEADLINES: To be included in the color brochure that lists each artist individually with an art image, description of your work and contact information, please apply by May 1st. Applications will be accepted through the month of May or until we are sold out.
ACCEPTANCE & AWARDS: Jurors will review artists’ work and applicants will be notified of acceptance via email. Awards to be determined.
LOGISTICS: Most of the 10’x10′ booths are on a corner (pods of 4) with 2 sides open to the public and one foot for storage. Artists are responsible for set up assisted by available volunteers. Secure all displays for the safety of your work and public safety. There is no limit to the number of pieces you can exhibit. Please email the coordinator if you have other requirement such as a free-standing booth (open on all sides) or prefer to have only one side open. See the 2016 Map.
CANOPY TENTS & DISPLAYS: Pop-up 10’x10’ canopy tents are suggested. Weights are required. Be mindful of securing all displays for the safety of your work and the public. Weights can be purchased or handmade such as gallon jugs, cinderblocks, most using bungee cords. Google “making canopy weights” or click here for a video or sample photos. Please check back for information and suggestions for displaying your work.
TENT SHARING: If you do not have access to a tent, we may be offering larger shared tents for individual artists or groups. Extra charge depends upon arrangements made with the rental company. Help installing the tents is preferred. Advance payment of fee is required.
GROUP SHOW: We are seeking a venue for a Group Show that would feature an artwork from each artist. Participation is optional but encouraged. If an artist wishes to only take part in the Group Show, contact Cynthia Bulaong directly at email@example.com for details.
OPENING RECEPTION: To help promote and energize Art in the Park, we are discussing the possibility of having an event in advance of the Art in the Park weekend. It would take place at the location of the Group Show.
SALES: Sales are handled by each vendor with no commission taken. You may exhibit and sell your artwork, prints, other artistic projects and commission work for the future. It is suggested that you are equipped to accept credit cards.
CONNECTICUT TAX #S ARE SUGGESTED: It is fairly simple to apply for a Tax ID # online at www.CT. gov or go directly to the application form. To apply in person, visit the Department of Revenue Services, 25 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06106. 860-297-5962. To sell goods in Connecticut, a Tax ID # is required by law and requires a one-time payment and no annual renewal. The decision and responsibility lies with the vendor. Please display your certificate at your booth.
VOLUNTEERS: Pre-event, consider lending your help and expertise (or that of your family, friends or contacts) in all areas of marketing, administration and fundraising. We need other assistance building signs, poster distribution, hanging banners, and many more jobs. For the day of the event we will be seeking two dozen volunteers and appreciate if participants will help circulate the invitation.
All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
All donors will receive an acknowledgement after the event for tax purposes.
DONATIONS: Please think of us if you have access to goods or services that would help our general operations, supplies, copy and print, food and hospitality, etc. AITP is produced with a small budget by non-profit organizations. An attempt to expand and improve AITP will carry additional expenses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASH DONATIONS: Cash donations are appreciated and come along with various benefits including a listing in the program (please inform us if you wish to remain anonymous). Checks can be made out to Young @ Art AITP and mailed to: AITP, PO Box 362, Hartford, CT 06141 or by clicking here.
SPONSORS: We are seeking corporate and community support. Personalized Sponsor Kits, that spell out benefits and giving levels, are available. Please share any prospective supporter contact information with us!
INSURANCE AND LIABILITY: Young @ Art, Imagine Main Street, Cynthia Bulaong, volunteers and staff assume no responsibility for the value of artwork. Artist is responsible for their own insurance against theft or damage at any time.
SET UP, BREAKDOWN, CLEAN UP: It is mandatory to arrive early enough to open and to remain thru closing. Do not break down early. Bring 2 people or arrange for a sitter at some point so you can enjoy the event. Remove all property at closing unless otherwise arranged and it goes without saying to dispose of garbage.
Visit soon for more information regarding Check In, Loading In, Parking, Performance Schedules and more. Click here for the 2016 Map.
AITP reserves the right to refuse any individual, organization or booth set-up. All content subject to AITP approval.
For more information, contact Cynthia Bulaong, Event Coordinator at email@example.com