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Show Information:
The New River Fine Art Show is a one-day event launching the well attended Fort Lauderdale Art and Design Week in January 2020. Located on the beautiful grounds of History Fort Lauderdale at River Walk, it is the Museum’s first annual premier fine art show. This upscale show will feature exceptional local and nationally recognized artists in a wide variety of mediums. Art and Design week has attracted art lovers from all over, growing in size and popularity each year. Accepted artists are invited to an exclusive VIP Party, on Friday, January 17 from 6-9pm at History Fort Lauderdale. Each artist will receive two complimentary tickets to attend with a guest. Additional tickets are available for purchase at $35 each.

Artists Application:
Artists are asked to submit three jpeg images with a max of 2MB per image of their work, as well as a current booth image. We ask that you save/send your images with your name and the title of the piece, e.g.: JaneSmithSweetLife. All work submitted must have been created within the last three years. Artists can apply in more than one category, with separate applications. See artist application form.

Artist Booth Fee:
Accepted artists will have a $250 booth fee. There is also a suggested art auction donation of $50 or greater value, which will reduce the booth fee to $200. The art auction is a benefit auction to support History Fort Lauderdale.

Rules and Regulations:
Show hours are from 10am to 6pm, and all set-up must be completed by 9:30am, with all cars removed from the roundabout at this time. All artwork must be original and created by the artist. Artists may share booth space with one other artist if the art was created together, or if media is similar. Each artist must submit a separate application, if the artists are NOT co-collaborators. No pets are permitted at artists booths unless medical/service permit is verified ahead of time.

Booth Information:
Artists must have a white 10X10 tent secured with a recommended weight of 50lbs on each leg, no stakes and no electricity is available. Absolutely no gas generators are permitted, with exception to small inverters or battery power. Artist booths must be gallery/museum display standard, meaning booths are clear of small tables, chairs or items on the floor or in viewing walk ways. Packing, such as boxes, bubble wrap, crates and bins must be properly concealed and or disposed of.
Tent rentals are available using local specified company.

Set-up:
Set-up for the show will begin at 7am on Saturday, January 19, with a drive-up, drop-off system. Hand trucks and carts are encouraged. Museum volunteers will be on-hand to help artists with carting and setting-up. Breakdown will work in a similar manner beginning at 6pm that evening, with a closing ceremony to follow. Artists will have designated free parking, booth sitters and water delivered to their tents. This is a premier show that is completely volunteer run. Artists will have opportunities to directly interact with collectors, art patrons and community members.
Artist Check-in: Information will be sent to accepted artists about arrival and check-in procedures, as well as parking instructions and a map with booth details.

Proceed to New River Fine Art Show Application.