CALL FOR ARTISTS: Art in the City 2024

Exhibit your fine art in the West End’s largest art market.

To receive the information package for Art in the City and to reserve your exhibition space, please contact Theresa Mura at Westendartinthecity@gmail.com

Friday, May 3, 2024
12:00pm-5:00pm: Set-Up
5:30pm-7:30pm: Artists Reception

Saturday, May 4, 2024
11:00am-5:00pm: Market Open

Sunday, May 5, 2024
11:00am-4:00pm: Market Open
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Take-Down

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Read all information below.
  2. Email the completed Artist Application and 3-5 images of your work to westendartinthecity@gmail.com with email subject: Art in the City 2024 Application.
  3. Upon review approval, you will need to pay a $100(for returning artists) and $120 (for new artists) fee (includes GST) in order to guarantee your space at the market.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION REVIEW:
All submissions are subject to review:
Original work of fine art by the exhibiting artist (no items of craft)
All artwork on display must be for sale
Fine art in many media are welcome, including but not limited to painting,
sculpture, digital media, photography, ceramics fine art, glass fine art
The West End Community Centre is a shared, publicly funded community facility used by both families and individuals, and the use of the centre must reflect this fact. Users of the centre must comply with all applicable City of Vancouver by-laws and federal and provincial legislation, including the B.C. Human Rights Code, which prohibits discriminatory conduct that would expose persons or groups to hatred or contempt, therefore WECCA will remain sensitive to any art work that may be perceived as sexually explicit or inappropriate and reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of art displays.
You must be present for all three days during the hours of the Friday night. Artists Reception, and open hours of the market on Saturday and Sunday. This totals 19 hours. You may not pack up or leave earlier than the outlined and agreed upon market hours
Prints and cards are permitted. Please be discrete with selling cards no large racks.

No ceramic functional ware
No craft items
No jewellery, magnets, placemats, or other flea market and craft fair items
No commercially produced or imported items
No resale items
Please note that the Community Centre reserves the right to ask an artist to
remove articles that do not comply with the outlined protocol. Staff may also
revoke an individual’s privilege to participate in future Art Shows and/or Fairs for similar reasons.

HOW TO PAY:
Payment in person at the West End Community Centre is strongly recommended as you will have to choose your exhibitor space on the map. In person, payment can be made by cash, debit, or credit card.
* Payment will also be accepted over the phone (604-257-8333) by credit card only.

WHAT IS THE VENDOR SPACE:
10-foot x 10-foot floor space (corner locations in the market may have more of a pie shape, as they curve with the nature of the walls)10-foot x 8-foot fencing back drop
one 3-foot x 6-foot table
two chairs
You are welcome to decorate and personalize your space, provided it does not
infringe upon the area of artists around you.
Tips:
S hooks work particularly well with the fencing to hang artwork.
Cover your fencing with a 10-foot by 8-foot black fabric to create a backdrop for your artwork.
Any additional lighting you bring must be contained within exhibit space, and there is no guarantee to have access to an electrical outlet

WHAT ELSE IS PROVIDED BY WECC:
Revised Art in the City 2024 promotional campaign
Artist vendors will be listed in the program guide handed out at the entrance
Visa, Mastercard, and debit machine for sales available at front desk with a 2.1% service fee (more information in ART SALES below)
Artists Reception Friday night
WIFI is available in the community centre (signal strength cannot be guaranteed)

FEE:
There is a $100(for returning artists) and $120 (for new artists) fee (includes GST) in order to guarantee your space at the market.

ART SALES:
There are no commission fees charged to the artist by WECC. If you are using the Visa/Mastercard/debit machine provided at the front desk, there is a 2.1% service fee. Sales minus this 2.1% will be mailed to you within 14 business days to the address provided on the sales record. More information will beprovided closer to the event date. Exhibitors are responsible for submitting a sales record (supplied by WECC) at the end of each day.

ARTIST SET-UP AND TAKE-DOWN:
For your convenience, artists may leave their booth/art set up overnight on Friday and Saturday. The arena will be locked and security will be contracted and on site after the event each night. The West End Community Centre will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items on the premise.
Spaces must be cleaned up before leaving on Sunday. Please do not leave unsold items or garbage lying around. Garbage bins will be identified by the staff on duty.

PARKING:
Underground pay parking is available off Haro Street and the elevator may be used to bring your art and set-up to the main floor.

IMPORTANT DATES:
March 1, 2024: Artist Application Deadline
April 1, 2024: Final Payment Deadline
May 3-5, 2024: Art in the City 2024

REFUNDS:
Refunds are available until March 31, 2024. After March 31, 2024 refunds will apply only to tables that sell again to another artist in replacement of your participation. All refunds are subject to a $5.00 administration fee.

SHARED TABLES:
Sharing a table with another artist(s) is accepted, given that all artists have been approved through the Application Form process. One artist must be responsible for payment of the table to guarantee the spot. If you are waiting for your fellow artists to be approved, please note that we cannot rush the process as a special case. Please have all your shared artists send in their applications early!

APPLICATION FORM:

To apply, fill out the Application Form and send it in for review. Once your review has been approved, full payment will guarantee you a space at Art in the City 2024.

CONTACT:
Please contact Theresa Mura at westendartinthecity@gmail.com with any additional questions.