Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Fair? Second Saturday in August, Saturday 11-9
Is the Fair outdoors? Yes, it's outdoors, in the lovely backyard patio of the Old Miami on 3930 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 See "Directions" link
Where is the Fair? In the lovely backyard of the Old Miami 3930 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 - See "Directions" link
When is the call for art? March 30, 2019
When is the deadline to submit? July 10, 2019
Do you have to live in Detroit to get a booth? No, we accept applications from anywhere in the metropolitan Detroit and surrounding areas.
How much is a booth fee for artists? $100 for new artists but it might be less if we get enough sponsors!
Is the booth fee the same as the application fee? Yes, it is the same fee, paid only one time.
Can I apply after the deadline? Yes, there is an additional $50 late fee, so the total to apply after the deadline is $150
How do I apply? Click on the "Application" link after March 1, 2017
If I need to cancel, can I get a refund? Yes, but only if it's in writing before July 1, 2017
When will I be notified? AFTER JULY 10 submission deadline by EMAIL.
How big are booth spaces? 11' x 11' on grass, outdoors in the backyard of The Old Miami, see site map
Does the Fair supply tents or other exhibit materials? No, Artists must bring their own tents with canopy, weights, walls, tables, chairs, etc. - the Fair does NOT supply exhibition materials.
Does the Fair provide security? Yes, security is provided by The Old Miami during Fair hours and set up/tear down.
Can I resell store bought goods as is? No, all items for sale must be the creative work of the artist vendor selling them.
Can I share a tent? Yes, but all work shown must be submitted and subject to jury approval.
Will there be electricity? No; artists who wish may bring battery powered items.
What if I don't own a tent, can I still participate? Yes, but you must still bring your own exhibition materials, and be aware of the weather.
How much does each weight for my tent need to be? 35lbs per corner. Need ideas? Ask us!
How do I tie my weight to my tent? With a heavy duty cord, laundry rope, or strap. DO NOT USE TWINE! it is NOT strong enough!
Are dogs allowed? No
Where does my booth fee go? See our online transparent budget by clicking the "Budget" link
Will there be food/beverage at the Fair? Yes, we will have a food vendor as well as beverages.
Can I bring my own alcoholic beverages into the Fair? No, state law forbids bringing outside alcohol into the Fair and we know you want to help support our event!
Do you need musical acts?
Are musicians paid? Our limited budget allows for a token stipend of $50* per musical act.(*As budget allows)
Will there be a PA or backline? Yes, please feel free to contact the Old Miami with questions about their outdoor stage.
Is there a sound engineer? Yes.
Can musicians sell merchandise and keep profits? Yes, performers are encouraged to sell their merchandise and keep all profits.
Will there be a stage? Yes, with lighting and electricity.
How long are sets? Sets are one hour, which includes set up and tear down.
What is the expected attendance? Attendance is expected to between 500 and 1,000 visitors.
What will media coverage be? Media coverage will be social media account posts and shares.
How can I donate? Send donations via paypal to email@example.com
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