The 58th annual Talbot Street Art Fair will be held on June 8-9, 2013. The fair is sponsored by Talbot Street Art Fair, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts and philanthropic endeavors; program grants, scholarship endowments and awards.
270 fine art and fine craft artists from across the nation will participate in the oldest juried fair in Central Indiana. Hours of the fair are Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5. The fair remains free to the public.
The fair is held along Talbott Street between 16th and 20th Streets (North-South) and between Pennsylvania and Delaware Streets (East-West) in the historic Herron-Morton neighborhood on the near-northside of Indianapolis.
Media categories are two dimension, two and three dimension mixed media, clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, sculpture and wood. Merit Awards of $250 are given for each category and also a $500 Best of Show Award. 2013 Merit Award winners will be invited jury exempt for the 2014 fair. In addition to the Merit Awards, we also sponsor Purchase Awards.
All of the fair's focus is on the artists. We do not have commercial booths or performing musicians. We do extensive advertising to bring you the customers that buy. The fair has a dedicated following of patrons who show up rain or shine. Our local and regional media coverage includes billboards, newspapers, magazines, online ads and radio and television interviews. We provide 24 hour security with our Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers, free parking for both artists and RVs and cold water on Saturday and Sunday. We also offer the option of Friday afternoon set-up. Our Block Captains help us create an organized fair that runs smoothly.
The booth space sizes vary from the standard of 10'x12' to 10'x22'. The fees are a $25 Application Processing Fee and Booth Space Fee of $295 to $545.
Applications available November 1, 2012 to download on our website, www.talbotstreet.org. If you have questions, you may contact us at
317-745-6479 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The postmark deadline for application is January 21, 2013 with a notification date of March 15, 2013.