ArtWalk is excited to tell you about the changes to the Artist registration process.
Artists can now choose to one of the following two options:
- Register and pay manually via a paper form and pay by check.
- Register and pay via Café.
The Paper and Check Process
If you are unable to use the Café option, ArtWalk will also accept the following form submitted with a check.
Please download, print and follow the instructions on this form:
The Café Online Process
2. Upload one or two images of each piece you plan to enter to create a portfolio. You must have a portfolio with Café in order to apply to an event.
3. Choose an ArtWalk category to enter and select one or two images of the piece you plan to enter. The images can only be selected from your café portfolio.
5. Contact a venue! They’re listed on our main site under Artists & Venues, and Venues Seeking Artists.
6. The Venue will provide ArtWalk with the list of artists the venue is hosting.
7. Bring your art to your venue shortly before September 21st.
8. Attend ArtWalk! Win prizes! Explore more art downtown!
9. Pick up your piece at the conclusion of the event.
Watch the ArtWalk Facebook page and this website for updates.
Same as previous years – you may enter 1 piece in each of 5 categories. Registration for each piece is also the same at $25. You can enter one piece per category – painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture(3D). So, upwards of 5 entries total, as long as each one is in a different category. An individual artist can only WIN a prize in one category in the popular vote competition.
See below for further information on categories and awards.
The list of businesses who expressed an interest in participating this year can be viewed via the following link.
As in previous Years ArtWalk will not match businesses and artists. It is the Artists responsibility to arrange for their work to be displayed at a participating venue. It is the Venues responsibility to provide the names of artists that will be displaying in their space.
Important Grand Haven ArtWalk Dates, 2017:
September 1, 2017 Deadline for Artist Registration
September 22-27, 2017 Deliver, set-up art for display at venue(s), per agreement w/venue
September 28 – October 8, 2017 ArtWalk Event
September 28, 2017 ArtWalk Kick-off / Gala Reception
October 1, 2017 (Sunday) Artists Meet & Greet Concert
October 5, 2017 (Thursday) ArtWalk Awards Ceremony & Reception
October 8, 2017 (Sunday) Clean up /Remove art (at 5 p.m. unless other arrangements are made)
Category 1 – Drawing
Basic Definition: Implying volume, space and color with the use of line.
Category 2 – Painting
Basic Definition: Artwork would include any paint medias. 2D works that hang on a wall or displayed on an easel.
Category 3 – Photography
Basic Definition: Traditional photo process, digital, and computer enhanced.
Category 4—Sculpture (3-D)
Basic Definition: Artwork would have height, width and depth. Inclusive of, but not limited to, the following materials: stone, cement, wood, metals, plastics, fibers, etc.
Category 5 – Mixed Media
Basic Definition: The combination of media that are traditionally unrelated, such as stone and paint, cloth and mosaic, etc. OR any media that cannot be defined by the other 4 categories (Mixing different forms of painting, such as oil and watercolor, does not imply mixed media.)
ARTIST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can I begin contacting venues?
As soon as you are registered.
How do I find out which venues are participating?
A complete list of participating venues can be easily found at www.ghartwalk.com under Artists & Venues in the Venues Seeking Artists Tab or by clicking the following link.
How many pieces can I enter in ArtWalk?
You can enter one piece per category – painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture(3D). So, upwards of 5 entries total, as long as each one is in a different category. An individual artist can only WIN a prize in one category in the popular vote competition. There is a $25 registration fee for each piece entered.
What are the Popular Vote awards ?
What are the Juried Art awards?
Can I sell my work during the event?
Yes, you are allowed to sell your art during the event. However, ALL artwork must remain in the venue until the close of the event.