Artists must sell their own original work; industrial mass-produced or buy-and-resell items are not permitted. Prints are acceptable as long as they are of the artist’s own work.
No. Because the Lenawee County area already has a number of excellent craft fairs, we have chosen to fill a different niche and develop Artalicious as a fine arts fair, with media that include painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, glasswork, woodwork, printmaking, jewelry and metalsmithing. We realize there are areas where the dividing line between arts and crafts may be blurry; in these cases, the determination will be made by the art fair jurors.
There are two reasons you might have seen items that don’t fall under the Artalicious umbrella at the fair. On occassion the Adrian Farmers Market has graciously agreed to extend its hours and set up downtown for the weekend so that Artalicious patrons can enjoy shopping with farmers market vendors during the fair. The second is that downtown businesses are encouraged to sell their own merchandise through sidewalk sales during the fair. We support our downtown Adrian businesses and hope Artalicious can contribute to their success.
What opportunities are available if I have crafts or other products I’d like to sell during the weekend of Artalicious?
If your merchandise is handcrafted, we recommend contacting the Adrian Farmers Market, which will be running during the fair. The market sets its own criteria for vendors; for information, call 517-265-6348.
For manufactured items, in the past nearby businesses or organizations have sometimes hosted flea market-style events on the same weekend. If we hear of any, we will be happy to pass the information along.
No. The city of Adrian and the Downtown Development Authority are key partners who provide valuable support for the fair, but Artalicious is an independent organization run by a committee of volunteers. The fair chairman is Don Taylor.
Yes! We operate under the umbrella of the Lenawee Community Foundation, which will mail you a receipt for tax purposes.
Artalicious provides space for a limited number of local nonprofit organizations, as long as they are nonpolitical in nature, to tell the community about their work. We ask only that each participating organization offer some kind of art-related activity at their booth. Space rental is $25 and participating organizations must supply their own tents.
Because Artalicious is an all-volunteer organization, we’re always looking for help! If you have expertise in a particular area of event planning, such as logistics, fundraising or marketing, contact Don Taylor at 517-403-4469 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about joining our planning committee.
We sure as heck hope not! We’re pretty sure that in the last hour of 2014, we used up all our weather-related bad luck for a while, so we’re expecting a beautiful weekend. Please find something wooden, perhaps an item you bought from one of our artists, and knock on it. Thanks!