Fourteen Thousand Admirers.
Alarmingly Small City Block.
Apply to be a part of one of the most artist-profitable festivals in the country! The 2012 Art Fair SourceBook ranks the Marion Arts Festival as:
Top 25 nationwide!
#17 in fine art
#24 in fine craft
#1 among events featuring 100 artists or fewer
#2 in the nation for return on your investment ($12 for every $1 spent)
Also named by Art Fair Insiders as among "America's Best Art Fairs 2013"!
Marion is a "vintage uptown" type of community, and a part of the Cedar Rapids metro area in Eastern Iowa. Our event is one-day, intimate and purpose-driven, and our exhibitors enjoy a sincere welcome and an easy-to-do show. There are no bands, there is no beer - the MAF is about the art. Are we right for you? Don't hesitate to ask questions! It's awful to be the right artist at the wrong show; we can help you to know if we're the right show for you. Visit www.marionartsfestival.com to see the quality and range of our 2013 exhibitors - you'll find fifty of your most respected artist pals. We accept artist entries through ZAPPlication (www.zapplication.org).