Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2018 to March 14, 2018 Successful applicants will be notified April 1, 2018 More Participant Information Below
Festival Regulations and Information
Set-Up Times: The building will be open on Friday, August 4th from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. and also on Saturday morning, August 5th at 8 a.m. for set up. (The show opens to the public at 10 a.m. August 5th).
Security: A security person will be on the site on both Friday and Saturday nights, from the minute we close up on both days until the doors open again in the morning. Your displays will be well taken care of.
Insurance: The Sioux Narrows Arts Council carries liability insurance for the duration of the show. However, we cannot insure items we do not own, therefore, exhibitors should arrange additional coverage as required for their own pieces.
Table Rentals: Table fees will be collected during the show. They are $10 for 6/8 ft. and $5 for a 4ft. Please bring your own chairs.
Artist Statement: Exhibiting artists should display an artist statement in a prominent place within their booths.
Exhibits: The work exhibited must be consistent with the photographs/application submitted. Work must be handcrafted by the exhibitor. Note also that the artist is expected to be in attendance.
Packing Up: There should be no removal of displays or unsold goods before 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. This will be strictly enforced.
Displays and Booths: Artists will be responsible for hanging their art securely to their displays. Wind gusts may blow through the large open doors at either end of the rink. Booth size is 8ft x 11ft.
Parking: Check with the parking attendants as to where the exhibitors’ cars will be parked. If you need to get out during the day, an accessible spot will be provided. If you wish to leave your vehicles downtown at one of the designated parking sites, there is a shuttle bus service provided free of charge to the show site.
Show Site: First-time exhibitors will have no trouble finding the Curling Club (the show location) on Red Indian Road. The entrance to Red Indian Road is immediately south of The Narrows gift shop. Travel Red Indian Road approximately 500 meters and the Curling Club is on the left side. Someone will be there to assist you.
Accommodations: If you require accommodations, please book immediately. Space is limited in Sioux Narrows in the summer. Although there are over thirty resorts, most will be busy. Arriving without a reservation will likely result in disappointment.
Supplies: Please remember to bring exhibits ready to display (frames, hooks, wires, tape, lights, extension cords). Although we have some supplies available for your use, we cannot guarantee we will have what you need.
Exchange: Sioux Narrows has a high number of U.S. visitors and you may find U.S. funds being offered for payment of purchases. Since the exchange rate fluctuates, the current weekend rate will be available.
Smoking/Pets: For the comfort and safety of all artists and attendees, smoking and pets are not permitted in the building.
Fees/Receipts: A $75 fee was payable with your application. An additional 10% of sales over the first $500 will be expected. This includes all commissioned work that results from the show. An envelope will be distributed on Sunday in which your additional fee can be enclosed. Receipts for both your table rental and fees will be available at the end of the festival.
Concession: We hope to provide, for the convenience of the participants, a concession with light snacks and beverages available during show hours.
Fans: The building is not air-conditioned and it can get very hot in August. While we do have exhaust fans, you may wish to bring a small fan for your comfort.
Power Consumption: Power consumption by exhibitors seems to increase each year and we are beginning to have problems with overloaded circuits. Would you please keep your power consumption below 500 Watts.
Free Entertainment: The arts council has also sponsored a children's craft tent outside of the festival site and afternoon musical performances downtown at the “Lazy Loon”.
Show Profits: Any profits from the show are used to fund art scholarships for full-time and seasonal residents of the Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Township, as well as to subsidize various art-related workshops in the Township. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist you.