Fair Details

You are invited to submit your application to be an exhibitor in the 6th Annual Downtown Street and Art Fair. The core of the day is the exhibition and sale of original art. To add to the festivities and increase the audience, there are performances by dance, theatre, and music groups from the local community and student organizations. Admission is free to the public.

Also, we actively market the event to over 50,000 Texas A&M students to encourage attendance during Parent’s Weekend. Parent’s Weekend draws in thousands of visiting parents each semester. Parents’ Weekend is a tradition that has existed at Texas A&M University since 1919 and the art fair is a recognized event of the weekend.

All artists must go through the ZAPP application process. All artists must submit photos of the items that will be sold and a booth shot would be preferred. The booth shot may be a mock-up that you do at home.

Submission deadline for images and entry form through Zapplication.org: March 31, 2015.

Applications will be accepted by our jury on a rolling basis to ensure convenience for planning.


March 31, 2015: Artist application deadline

April 15, 2015: Artist reply deadline to acceptance and payment of space fee and any other additional fees

April 18th, 2015: Artist check in and setup at 6:00AM

April 18th, 2015: Exhibition opens to the public 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry Requirements

Application process:
Each applicant must submit no later than March 31, an application for the type of artwork he/she wishes to exhibit via www.zapplication.org.

References to websites alone will not be accepted.

All works submitted will be considered for jurying based upon merit. The Downtown Arts and Culture Association reserves the right to reject works that do not meet the professional standards listed here.

Standards and Rules:
In order to maintain the quality of the Downtown Street and Art Fair, artwork should be original, handmade work with and the artisan must be present at the event. Mass-produced or commercial products will not be accepted. Crafts made from kits or designed after commercial kits, ceramics using manufactured molds as a base, plastic, dried or silk flower centerpieces, bazaar-type knick-knacks, wood-working and sewing from commercial patterns and craft items are not appropriate for this show.

Artists marketing reproduction prints of their original work must have prints clearly labeled as such. Reproductions should not comprise more than 50% of your exhibition. All work exhibited must be equivalent in quality to that depicted in application images. Images submitted must be representative of all work to be shown at the Downtown Street and Art Fair. DACA reserves the right to refuse space to any artist not complying with these guidelines.

Here is a brief description of the medium categories for our fair:

2-D MIXED MEDIA – Includes collage and handmade paper, incorporates more than one type of material, and has a relief depth of less than 1/8 inch.

3-D MIXED MEDIA – Works with more than 1/8 inch of relief depth – This category is for objects that are “decorative” rather than “useful” – See Functional Art (below)

CERAMICS – Original Clay Work – No machine made or mass-produced work is accepted.

DRAWING – Pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, etc.

FIBER – No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production accepted – This category is intended for handcrafted fiber, straw, leather, or other similar materials.

FUNCTIONAL ART – 3-D creations which serve a purpose such as implements, furniture, doll houses, wind chimes, kaleidoscopes, etc.

GLASS – No molds or other forms of mass production allowed.

JEWELRY – No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work.

PAINTING – Oil, acrylics, etc.

PHOTOGRAPHY – Film or digital photography.

PRINTMAKING – Artist created prints, serigraphs, digital art, etc., properly signed and numbered. Giclées may be sold if less than 50% of your exhibit and they are signed and numbered in limited edition. No mechanically printed offset printing or lithography will be accepted.

SCULPTURE – 3-Dimensional original work done in any medium will be considered.

WATERCOLOR – Layered and pigmented water-based media including; acrylic, gouache, tempera and transparent watercolors applied to archival acid-free stock or handmade papers.

WOODWORK – Original hand-tooled, machine worked or carved work.
No food or drink vendors will be allowed.

The Downtown Street and Art Fair is sponsored by the Downtown Arts and Culture Association (DACA) and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. The association is dedicated to fostering the creation, enjoyment and understanding of the arts in Downtown Bryan.

There is application fee is $25.00 and is non-refundable.

The Booth Fee is $100.00 and will only be accepted once artist is approved.  The electricity fee is $25.00. The invitation to join the show must be accepted and booth fee paid by April 15, 2015.

Proceeds from the Festival provide funding for year-round Downtown Bryan art programs. Booth fees also contribute to marketing for the event to draw in as many shoppers as possible.

Booth Details and Fees:
Individual artists are invited to purchase booths to provide visitors and collectors a diverse offering of fine art.

Artist amenities include the following: automatic free entry into the fair’s juried competition;

A welcome packet filled with valuable tips and tricks on how to make the most of your booth;

Volunteer booth sitters as needed for breaks during the fair;

An artist hospitality area with light refreshments including free bottled water;

Promotion of your work on our website leading up to and after the fair;

Enthusiastic promotion and marketing of the event to draw in as many potential customers as possible. Expect even higher foot traffic due to Texas A&M’s Parent’s Weekend, taking place the same weekend as the fair.

The Downtown Street and Art Fair is juried for a general audience and reserves the right to remove any work deemed unsuitable by Festival officials.

A 10′ x 10′ booth space marked out on the street is available for artists featuring work in the fine arts and fine crafts.

Booths have a flat fee — no commission on sales will be charged.

Booth placement will be arranged by the Street Fair committee and will be issued on a first come, first serve basis after the juried selection process.

Artists must bring their own booth set-ups.

The event is located on the street and 10X10 tents are encouraged.

Limited electricity might be available upon request for an additional $25.00– if you require electricity please include this on your application form. Festival is during daylight hours.

Spaces are pre-assigned and all assignments are final.

Remember, payments will not be accepted until the juried process is complete. Payments of credit card through the Zapplication process are preferred.

We encourage you to provide lectures/demonstrations which pertain to your medium during the art fair.
Thank you for your interest! We hope you will apply to the Downtown Street & Art Fair 2015!

For more information or questions on the application process, please email events@downtownbryan.com.

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