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Emerging Makers Tent | 2024 Dogwood Arts Festival

Entry Dates 2024-02-18T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-08-24T14:00:00+00:00 82 Days Left


2024 Dogwood Arts Festival: Emerging Makers Tent
Sunday, April 28th | World's Fair Park Ampitheater

Required Set-Up Date: Sunday, April 28th by 9:30AM

Booth Fee: $30 (includes 8' table, black tablecloth, two chairs)*You will only pay the $30 booth fee if juried into the event

Dogwood Arts is continuing its initiative at the Dogwood Arts Festival to support emerging* local & regional makers! This opportunity was developed to provide a supportive environment for makers to gain practical experience selling their artwork at a professional craft fair. The Emerging Makers Tent will be open on the final day of the 2024 Dogwood Arts Festival - Sunday, April 28th from 10AM-5PM. 30 Emerging Makers will be juried into the event which will take place on the World's Fair Park Amphitheater Stage. Each maker will be given a 5ft (depth) x 10ft (length) space to display their work - an 8' table and 2 chairs will be provided. Any additional display structures must be provided by the artist and must fit within the provided booth space. Sufficient weights are required for vertical display stands. Groups/artist collectives can apply with one application.
*Emerging makers may be artists of any age or background who are: beginning their professional career as an artist/makerworking in a new medium,exhibiting at the Dogwood Arts Festival for the first time, and have not previously exhibited at art festivals of the same caliber as the Dogwood Arts Festival If you have questions prior to filling out the application, please email Jalynn Baker ( or call (865) 637-4561.

Please only apply to the Emerging Maker Market if you are an artist/maker selling handmade products or artwork (painting, photography, candles, prints, stained glass, pottery, etc.). Original artwork only. 
Application Timeline: 
Applications due by 11:59PM on February 18, 2024. You will be notified of acceptance/rejection no later than February 23, 2024.

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