art in the park

The show on the grounds of the Mary Cheney Library was produced by Manchester Art Association for over 40 years who passed management to other dedicated members of the community in 2015. We look forward to a second year of success. In 2015, we hosted over 120 booths and saw thousands of happy visitors. Our 2016 logo features a new leaf… we hope the seed planted for AITP will continue to grow in future years!

TIME: The time of AITP is in discussion. We are considering some changes that will affect the original 10am-4pm.

ARTIST VENDORS: Fine artists and high-quality crafters producing original, hand-crafted work such as painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, digital art, illustration, jewelry, fiber arts, etc. are welcome to apply.

LIVE ART: Artists are encouraged to host interactive projects or provide demonstrations for learning and entertainment.

PERFORMING ARTISTS: The Main Stage will feature music, vocals, spoken word and dance of all kinds. Please contact us if you would like to perform. Schedule is limited.

FOOD VENDORS: Food vendors and trucks are welcome in designated areas. Manchester food licenses are required. No water or electrical available. Health Department inspections apply the morning of the event.

COLOR BROCHURE & DEADLINES: To be included in the color brochure that lists each artist individually with an art image, please apply by May 1st. Applications will be accepted through the month of May or until we are sold out.

ACCEPTANCE & AWARDS: Jurors will review artwork. Applicants will be notified of acceptance byemail. Awards TBD.

LOGISTICS: Every booth is a 10×10’ corner (pods of 4) with 2 sides open to the public and one foot for storage. Artists are responsible for set up assisted by available volunteers. Canopy tents are suggested. Weights are required. Secure all displays for the safety of your work and public safety. There is no limit to the number of pieces you can exhibit.

SALES: Sales are handled by the vendor with no commission taken. You may sell art, prints, other artistic work and future commissions. We suggest you are equipped to accept credit cards. To sell goods in CT, Tax#s are required by law but are the decision and responsibility of the vendor. They can be acquired at ct.gov/drs/lib/drs/filllable_applications/reg-1.pdf for a one-time fee and should be displayed at your booth.

VOLUNTEERS: Consider lending help and expertise in areas of marketing, administration and fundraising. We need help building signs, poster distribution, and many other jobs. Spread the word for day-of volunteers as well.

DONATIONS: Think of us if you have access to goods or services to help general operations, supplies, hospitality, copy, print, etc. AITP is produced on a small budget and improving it carries additional expenses. Donations are tax deductible.

SPONSORS: We seek corporate and community support. Personalized Sponsor Kits that spell out benefits and giving levels are available. Please share any prospective supporter contact information with us!

INSURANCE AND LIABILITY: Young @ Art, Imagine Main Street, Cynthia Bulaong, volunteers and staff assume no responsibility for the value of artwork. Artist is responsible for their own insurance against theft or damage at any time.

More information will follow pertaining to the Group Show, Opening Reception, Day-Of Logistics and more.

AITP reserves the right to refuse any individual, organization or booth set-up. All content subject to AITP approval.

For more information, contact Cynthia Bulaong, Event Coordinator at artintheparkmanchester@gmail.com