August 19, 2023 10am-5pm
August 20, 2023 10am-4pm
Figge Art Museum's Bechtel Plaza
225 W 2nd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
The Beaux Arts Fund Committee is a non-profit group of volunteers. All proceeds go to the Figge Museum of Art to fund exhibitions and educational programs.
The fair is free to the public and is held outside rain or shine. No commissions.
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.
Each artist is required to submit a non-refundable $25.00 jury fee.
Single 12' w x 10' d is $225 each
Double 24'w x 10' d is $450
Corner: 2 exposed sides, additional $25
Deadline June 15th Jury fee paid with application
Acceptance notification emailed July 1st. with link to pay booth fees, due by July 15th. Requests will be honored on a first received basis.
August 1st booth numbers and arrival times will be emailed
Mail: 17622 Hubbard Road, East Moline, IL 61244
An office fee of $25.00 will be deducted. The last day to cancel with a refund is Aug.1.
All images must be in JPG format.
Label images with the artist's last name. 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's name or any people should not be in the picture).
Describing your art process
Describe your process for making your art. What you use and the steps you take. This will be read to the jury, along with the title, size, and price. 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.
Security will be provided beginning at 5:00pm Friday through Sunday tear-down. However, damage or loss will be the responsibility of the artist, not the fair committee. Police will be present throughout the entire event.
All artists and craftsmen over the age of 18, professional or amateur, are invited to exhibit and sell their work. Artist under 18 must be accompted by parent.
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 gas powered generators allowed.
NO staking or drilling in permitted.
All booths will be on paving brick. Booths should be built to withstand gusty winds.
Weights of 50-80 lbs. per leg is recommended. Please note plaza has a slope of 3" in 10'.
Exhibitors are required to collect and submit Iowa state sales tax. Artists must obtain their permanent permits prior to the event. Contact Taxpayer Services, M-F 8am - 4:15pm. 515-281-3114. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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. Best of Show will be awarded on Sunday and receive a Ribbon and $250.00 Winner will be posted at the information booth.
Saturday and Sunday coffee, donuts, and fruit will be available at the information booth 8:30-9 :30
Artists and vendors may click HERE for help in making hotel accommodations.
Questions & Inquiries
Contact us at BeauxArtsFair@gmail.com