Complete all fields in the application by TYPING in your information. Then you may either submit it online OR print out what you have filled in. Be sure you sign and date your application. Please make checks payable to Beaux Arts Fund Committee, Inc. and mail to 17622 Hubbard Road, East Moline, IL 61244. Separate checks are needed for jury fee and booth fee. Jury fee is cashed upon receipt. If not accepted, your booth fee will be returned. If accepted, your booth fee will be cashed at respective notification dates: spring show - March 15th and fall show - July 15th. If accepted for wait list and not called, checks will be returned after the fair or at your request/cancellation.
All images must be in JPG format. If you were unable to upload the images via our website application, it is an option to mail a CD of the four images. Label images with the artist's last name and medium, making sure to number them so they correspond with the application. (Example: Jones -clay-1) Images should be an accurate representation of art to be displayed at fair, and the work shown must have been done within the past three years. One image of the booth is required (artist should not be in the picture).
Describing your art process
How you describe your process for making art will be read to the jury, along with the title, size, and price. Make sure it is legible. No other information will be read, i.e. awards etc. The committee has the right to request the removal of any art not representational of the jury images.
Each artist is required to submit a non-refundable $25.00 jury fee. Separate payment for booth fee.
Single 10' x 10' is $175
Double 20'w x 10'd is $350
18'w x 12'd is $275 (only 12 available)
Corner: 2 exposed sides, add'l $25 (separate pymt)
Late Fee: $10.00 for applications received after Feb. 15th (spring show) or June 15th (fall show).
All artists and craftsmen over the age of 18, professional or amateur, are invited to exhibit and sell their work.
All work must be of original design and handcrafted by the exhibiting artist. All mediums must be juried.
One artist per booth. An artist may show another medium in the same booth as long as both mediums have passed the jury. No shared booths.
Artist must be present during fair hours.
All exhibitors must provide their own display, tables, chairs, and white canopy. All storage must be contained within the booth area. Booth must remain open during fair hours.
NO staking or drilling is permitted.
All booths will be on paving brick or pavement. Structures should be built to withstand gusty winds. Minimum weights of 50-80 pounds per leg are recommended. Any artist with a hazardous display will be required to close and will forfeit all fees.
NO gas powered generators allowed.
Exhibitors are required to collect and submit Iowa state sales tax. Artists must obtain their permanent permits prior to the event. Vendors are able to charge and collect tax after submitting an application. Contact Taxpayer Services, M-F 8am - 4:15pm. 515-281-3114 or 800-367-3388. Email email@example.com. Visit https://tax.iowa.gov
The Beaux Arts Committee has the authority to request the removal of any exhibit or undesirable items. Anyone who exhibits rude or obscene behavior, or who is verbally or physically abusive toward a volunteer, exhibitor, or general public will be asked to leave.
Check-in is on the Bechtel Plaza directly in front of the Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801. You will receive your packet (PLEASE READ ITS ENTIRETY) and a booth number to keep in your vehicle window. This will help the police identify you as a part of the fair.
Please select only one medium per application: clay, photography, wood, fiber/leather, glass, painting, jewelry, mixed medium, drawing/printmaking, sculpture. No buy-sell items and no dried flowers.
Location & Time
225 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801
Spring Fair is held on the Bechtel Plaza of the Figge Art Museum and continues on to 2nd St. between Harrison and Brady.
Fall Fair is held on Bechtel plaza only.
Saturday hours 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday hours 10:00 am to 4:00pm
Security will be provided beginning at 5:00pm Friday through Sunday. However, damage or loss will be the responsibility of the artist, not the fair committee. Police will be present throughout the entire event. EMT will be present during the fair hours.
All cancellations must be made in writing and signed by the artist. An office fee of $25.00 will be deducted. The last day to cancel with a refund is April 1 for the spring fair and August 1 for the fall fair. No refunds will be issued after these dates.
Come prepared to cart. Your assigned set-up time and booth number will be assigned in your acceptance letter. A limited number of vendors are permitted on the plaza during a specific time, so arriving during your set-up time will assure you the most convenient access to your booth. Please note the plaza has a slope of 3" in 10'. If you can not arrive during your time or would prefer to set-up Saturday, you may park at the curb and cart to your space. No one will be allowed to drive on the plaza Saturday morning. Vehicles must be out of the fair area by 9am on fair days. No exceptions.
Teardown is not permitted until the close of the art fair!
NO vehicles will be allowed on the fair grounds until security deems that it is safe to do so! No exceptions.
Street: please pull up as close to the booth as possible. A lane must remain open for exit.
Plaza: Vehicles will be directed to park at the curb in front of the plaza when sufficient area has been cleared to safely pull onto the plaza's parking area. Vehicles are allowed only in the parking area of the plaza. Failure to abide will result in future non-participation.
Teardown instructions will be included in packet at check-in.
Artist's Breakfast Sunday Morning
Your booth number is in your packet. Please display your number on the front right side of your booth. Judges will be at the fair on Saturday. Each category will be judged separately for a Best of Category winner. Judges score each artist based on design (40%), Technical (40%) and Presentation (20%). Of the category Best of Category winners, an overall Best of Show will be chosen, and that winner will win a ribbon and $250.00. Awards will be given Sunday at 9:00am during the artists' breakfast.
Artists and vendors may click HERE for help in making hotel accommodations.
Each artist and a guest are invited to join us for the Artist's Breakfast on Sunday morning. Breakfast is served in the museum café from 7:30am-9:30am or until gone. Two complimentary meals per application. Please let us know on your application if you will attend. Saturday morning coffee, donuts, and fruit will be served in the museum café
"Beaux Bucks" are purchased certificates given away to the public through advertising. They will be issued in $5 and $10 increments. Please treat them like cash. You will receive face value of "Beaux Bucks" when you redeem them at the information booth (booth #45) BEFORE 4:00pm on Sunday. Bucks expire at the end of each fair.