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   No bands. No beer. Just art.

Artists! Apply to be a part of one of the most artist-profitable
festivals in the country!

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 (Our 25th anniversary!)

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Among Art Fair SourceBook's Top 25 events in the nation for 2017! (#18 fine craft! #20 fine art!) An AFSB "Elite" show eight years running!

Among Art Fair Insiders' Top 50 "America's Best Art Fairs" and Top 6 "America's Smaller Art Fairs" three years running!

From AFSB Artist Reports:

"Fantastically run [...] major fine artists [...] wonderful extra art related events. No music. No beer. It's awesome."

"This is a gem of a show in an unlikely place. The show […] works hard to make this a worthy arts festival and ensures that each artist is "one-of-a-kind" within the fifty-artist event. The show generated record sales for me, and my one-day sales here topped my previous single-day sales record by a very wide margin. All in all, this is an easy and profitable show to do."

"My best show of the year! A niche market that never disappoints."

                Just art. Truly.

Our invitees enjoy a sincere welcome and an easy-to-do show, with an audience of 12,000.  Visit our 2017 Artist Exhibitors page to see the range and quality of our 25th annual lineup. You'll find 50 of your most respected artist pals.

Watch a time-lapse video of our event. (Fair warning: around 34 seconds, heads start to explode ... in the good way.)

As we work toward 2017, please enjoy
our 2015 video greeting:

Are we right for you?

Don't hesitate to ask questions! We're volunteer-driven, admittedly hokey and more than a little bit mom-and-pop ... through it all, our mission is to be an event through which you will thrive. There are no bands, there is no beer – the MAF is about the art. (However, we do cop to falafel.)

We accept artist entries exclusively through ZAPPlication.

            Did we say just art?

Event date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Jury Fee: $25

Booth Cost: $250

Interested in our perspective on jury fees,
application images, and booth shots?
Read our blog!

Interested MORE? Read our
director's interview with The Art Grind!

Thank you so much for your interest!
And for the work you do! Thank you!


Contact us for further encouragement! Application details available through ZAPPlication.org.




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the National Association of Independent Artists

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