Friday, October 12, 2012

Call to Artists - Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff   

Celebrating 52 Years of Artistic Excellence!  

Call to Artists
WHAT: Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, one of the nation's top fine art festivals
          (Sunshine Artist Magazine #20 2012)
WHERE: Beautiful downtown St. Joseph, MI 

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday 
           July 13-14, 2013 


*One-half century of artistic and sales excellence. 

*Limited to 216 artists. 

*Average sales (2012): $4,190.00, (source: Sunshine Artist Magazine) $3,700 (source: 136 respondents from 2012 artist survey). 

*Jury/Booth Fees ($30/$275 or $300, depending on space size: 15x15 and 20x20); many with exposure on two sides. 

*Estimated attendance: 70,000, drawn from all over the Midwest. 

*Friday set-up; drive to space for load-in and load-out. 

*Artist-in-Residence program; residents host artists in their homes. 

*Excellent artist amenities, including artist-only parking, Saturday gourmet breakfast, booth sitters, electricity available to many booths, artists' hospitality room and much more.
*Best of Category Awards $100 cash, Krasl Board Choice Award and Shore Magazine "Best Booth Award."

*Friday night kick-off party with gourmet food, wine tasting and live music and more.

*Round table artists' discussion with committee and staff.

*Jury session open to artists and public to observe.

*For more details about the show, click 

The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff celebrates 52 years of artistic excellence at Lake Bluff Park in 2013, overlooking Lake Michigan. The festival draws crowds from Chicago, northern Indiana, Grand Rapids and other nearby cities.
Comments from participating artists:
  • "In this age when most art shows think they can "improve" their shows by bringing in carnivals and petting zoos, Krasl has not forgotten that it is about the artists and kept their focus on that."
  • "The community support is overwhelmingly the best of any show I do. Out of doing 25+shows a year, this is the one that I look forward to. A big thank you to the pastry chef for the 'BEST' calories ever and the Boulevard Inn for the artist discounted rate."
  • "I just wanted to thank you for having me in your show. The award I won was such an honor! I had a great show both in terms of sales and the fun factor. You and your staff of volunteers do such a great job with the show. It was such a pleasure being part of such a well run event. I also wanted to thank you for finding a host family for me to stay with while I was in St. Joseph. My host family was wonderful too. I look forward to next year"   

January 11, 2013
Application through

Jury Date:
February 1, 2013 (artists and public invited to observe)

February 22, 2013

Booth Fee Due:
April 5, 2013  

For more details and artist's prospectus, visit:

Email inquiries to:
Sara Shambarger, Director 

You may also contact by telephone:

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