Call for Artists and Makers

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Call for Artists and Makers


About the event
The 1st Annual BE Arts Festival is hosted by the Black Artist Experience and co-sponsored by the City of Akron. BE Arts Festival (Black Experience) is a community driven festival that combines a variety of fine arts and cultural experiences into a single day to inspire, support and showcase black artists. The BE Arts Festival is curated to bring awareness to Black artists, to ignite creative inspiration and to build networks that can last a lifetime. BE Art Festival supports art forms such as art installations, interactive art experiences, inspiring talks, culinary pop-ups, intimate live concerts, wellness sessions and education.

About the application
Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Black Artist Experience.  All are welcomed to apply.  Vendor single spaces are $125 (non-refundable) and double spaces (20×10) are available in limited quantities at $225 (non-refundable). Youth Vendor spaces are $75 (non-refundable). Vendor spaces will be marked. All vendors must supply their own tent with weights/stakes plus any additional tables/chairs or displays. No electricity will be provided.

Event Timing: Saturday, May 27, 2023
Event Address: Hardesty Park
(Rain or shine)

Vendor set up time is 9:00 am-11:00 am. Festival begins at 12:00 pm (Noon). All vendors must be checked- in and set up no later than 11:00 am. Tear down at END of the festival (8:00 pm).  There will be no early teardown.

Artist/Vendors registrations will be reviewed and participation will be determined no later than April 23, 2023.  All fees are due upon acceptance.  (See early bird pricing for discounted booth rates)

*As the vendor, you keep 100% of your sales and are responsible for all transactions, taxes and customer service.

**The BE Arts planning committee reserves the right to deny participation to anyone.
Space is not confirmed without receipt of full payment.

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