ArtWalk 2015 invites you and a guest to celebrate the art and artist at our opening gala in September, as well as our closing ceremony and party in October. Join fellow merchants and venues at these fabulous celebrations! Additionally, there will be a multitude of ways to promote your business during ArtWalk 2015. One way is to become a venue by hosting an artist and their work. By becoming a venue or by participating in some creative way in ArtWalk, you will also see:
- Increased Traffic
- Increased Exposure
- Increased Name Recognition
- Repeat Returns
- Increased Sales
This year the museum has graciously offered to help venues with displaying the art, lighting and presentations, etc. The ArtWalk Committee can help with marketing ideas to promote your venue. An ArtWalk volunteer may be stopping at your business. They will have answers to your questions and the forms for you to become a venue.
September 23, 2015 through October 11, 2015 ArtWalk Event
April 15, 2015 Registration opens for Artists, Youth Competition and Venues
September 1, 2015 Any registrations received after this date will not appear in the ArtWalk map or other printed material.
September 1, 2015 All paperwork, artwork titles, etc. must be turned in
September 22, 2015 Artwork must be in place
September 23, 2015 Voting begins at noon
September 27, 1-4pm Artist Meet & Greet
October 8, 2015 Awards announced
October 11, 2015 ArtWalk ends, artwork can be removed
VENUE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can artists start contacting me?
April 15, 2015
Can I have more than one artist at my venue?
Yes. You may be able to determine how much space you are able to utilize or willing to allocate to artists. This may mean that you have more than one artist at your venue. Each venue is limited to 20 artists.
Can I choose which artist displays at my venue?
Yes. Artists will contact you to inquire about space within your venue. It is up to you to decide whether or not an artist will be allowed to display at your venue.
What are the hours of operation for the event?
From at least 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If your business is not open on a particular day (IE: Saturday or Sunday) please make sure artwork is visible to the public through a lobby or window area.
Are we liable for damage or theft as a venue?
Arrangements for insurance should be made by contacting your insurance company and/or speaking with the selected artist(s).
What happens to art displays after the event?
Art displays can be removed after the event concludes on October 11, 2015. It is up to the artist and venue to decide if they would like to keep the artwork up longer.
What if a visitor wants to buy the art piece during the event?
Artists may sell their artwork during the event; however, all artwork must remain at the venue until the conclusion of the event on October 11, 2015.
How does the artist/venue matching process work?
Once artists have registered for ArtWalk, they will review the Participating Venue list on the ghartwalk.com website or contact the Grand Haven MSDDA office/ArtWalk Headquarters to get a copy of the list. The artist will contact you to see if you are willing to show their work there. You are welcome to ask to see examples of their work before you make a decision. You will have to arrange where and how the piece will be displayed at the venue. Once you have reached an agreement, fill out the Artist & Venue Agreement form which can be found online at the website and turn it into:
Bob Warren – Cell 616.443.3094 – firstname.lastname@example.org
You may register ONLINE or forms and payment can be returned to:
Grand Haven MSDDA
20 N. 5th St.
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Payable to Grand Haven MSDDA