Call for artistsPublished 10:52am Thursday, August 21, 2014
Krasl Art Center seeking submissions for Artisan Market
ST. JOSEPH — Local artists are invited to be a part of the only juried fall fine art and fine craft event by applying to the Artisan Market. The Artisan Market will be held Friday, Nov. 7 through Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, throughout the Krasl Art Center.
Artists wishing to participate must apply by Friday, Sept. 5.
This unique event carefully selects artists by a jury process and artists’ works are presented for sale salon style to attract buyers. Personal shoppers assist thousands of Artisan Market patrons to select artworks that are perfect for gift giving.
The Artisan Market kicks off with a premier party from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Each year, attendees eagerly await the premier party to get the first pick of artist-made goods.
The event also features Soup’s On, an annual soup buffet to encourage people to shop the Artisan Market while enjoying a satisfying lunch.
Evening shopping is also available Tuesday, Nov. 11, for patrons who are unable to attend the event during the day.
The event makes it easy for artists to sell artwork once they are accepted into the show. Artists set their own sales prices and then mail or deliver their artwork to the show. Artisan Market staff displays the work, promotes the event and provides personal shoppers to assist with sales, then artists receive 70 percent of their sales. Artwork categories include jewelry, home décor, furniture, textiles, ornaments, toys and more.
Interested artists may apply to the Artisan Market at http://www.krasl.org/engage/artisan-market-application. The application fee is $8 per item category. Artists will be notified Friday, Sept. 19 regarding acceptance into the Artisan Market.
ABOUT KRASL ART CENTER
The Krasl Art Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. The Krasl Art Center is located in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan. The KAC has three public galleries, five studios, a library/lecture room, a black and white wet darkroom, a
gift shop, and a permanent collection of 39 works of sculpture. Through its mission to bring people and art together, the KAC offers thoughtful exhibitions, engaging classes and camps, community events such as the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff and the Artisan Market, outreach opportunities, and cultural exploration. The Krasl Art Center is funded in part by the Michigan Council for the Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Krasl Art Center galleries are open Monday-Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.. Admission to the Galleries is free of change. For more information, please contact the Krasl Art Center at (269) 983-0271, or visit www.krasl.org.