58th Niantic Outdoor Art/Craft Show
East Lyme Town Hall Grounds
Exit 74 off I-95, 2 ½ miles South on Route 161

June 30, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm, rain or shine
July 21 2018, 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

In order to be listed in the show booklet you must meet the Deadline

The show is an annual juried outdoor art and craft show. For two glorious days in June July, thousands of visitors come to browse and buy at Niantic Outdoor Art/Craft Show. The Art/Craft show is held in conjunction with the Niantic Lions Annual Lobster Festival that helps to draw a large attendance for the show.

New Policy; No dogs or other animals are allowed at the show.

Exhibition PoliciesEntries in both Art and Craft categories will be accepted. Art and Craft entries will be considered separately by the jury. The jury may, at their discretion, limit the number of exhibitors in any one medium. Only ORGINAL ART and CRAFTS WILL BE ACCEPTED INTO THE SHOW. ALL ITEMS SHOWN MUST BE WORK BY THE ARTIST/CRAFTER  There are approximately 142 exhibitor spaces available.

Each participant is pre-assigned a 10 X 10 foot space. Exhibitors must provide their own display racks, chairs, tables, easels, sun and rain covers. There is no limit to the number of items which may be displayed. All work must remain until closing time both days. No commission is collected on the sale of works.

In the event of a conflicting exhibit opportunity, participants may enlist a representative to exhibit and sell their work. You must inform the Jury prior to the show in writing with the names and contact information for the Representative. No agent or dealers may register for the purpose of selling work that is not their creation.

The Decision of the Niantic Outdoor Art & Craft Show regarding jury selection & space allocation will be final. There will be no switching of spaces at check in. 

All exhibited work must be the original work of the registered artist or crafts person and of the same nature and caliber as that which was accepted by the jury from the photos that were forwarded with the application.

 The Niantic Outdoor Art & Craft Show Committee reserves the right to remove any work which has not been officially accepted by the jury process, or does not otherwise meet the standards established by previous shows.  Such exhibitor shall not be entitled to any refunds of fees paid in connection with the show.

The participation is at the entrants own risk. Members of the Niantic Outdoor Art & Craft Show Committee, the Town of East Lyme or the Niantic Lions Club are not responsible for any loss or damage of any kind. The Niantic Outdoor Art & Craft Show is a juried exhibition. This ensures the high caliber of work that has gained excellent public support. 

Application Information
ORIGINAL FINE ART, including sculpture and photography, and ORIGINAL FINE CRAFT will be considered for acceptance by the jury.

While consideration will be given to returning exhibitors who request a particular space, this CANNOT BE GUARANTEED, early registration is suggested. Decision on space allocation by the Niantic Outdoor Art & Craft Show Committee is final.

ALL ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT TO THE JURY PROCESS, PRIOR PARTICIPATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE IN THIS YEAR’S SHOW, SINCE JURORS CHANGE.

Jury Procedure and Fees
Applications must be received by March 31, 2018

In applying please submit the following:

  • Completed application form attached.
  • Two separate checks, one for non-refundable jury fee and one for the booth fee. Make checks out to: “Niantic Lions Charities”
  • The Jury Fee is $20.00 ($25.00 after the March 31 Deadline)
  • The Booth Fee is $200.00 for a 10 X 10 space, $400.00 for a 10 X 20 space.
  • No Postdated checks will be accepted
  • A brief resume and complete description of current work, including price range, in the medium you will be exhibiting.
  • A CD containing photo’s of your work or four (4) close-up photos. A CD is preferred. Photos shall be of current work you will be exhibiting including one (1) of booth setup in addition to (3) of work and one photo of artist/crafter making his work.  Artist’s name (not company) must be on each photo or CD.
  • A #10 self-addressed stamped envelope with enough postage for the return of photo’s or CD and notification of jury decision.
    No Notification can be made without #10 Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope.

Notification will be made by April 30 after jury action. 

Show rules and information will be provided with acceptance notification.

Set Up Policies
Check in at the registration booth no earlier than 3:00pm on Friday night or 6:30am on Saturday morning.

Short term parking for loading and unloading only will be allowed on the East Lyme Town Hall grounds. Exhibitor parking during the show will be provided at a remote location with shuttle van service to and from exhibition site. Shuttle will be available all day Saturday & Sunday. If you leave your Vehicle in the Parking Lot you will be asked to move it to the provided off site parking

Exhibitors may leave displays intact on Friday & Saturday night. Security will be provided overnight. The Niantic Outdoor art & Craft Show, the Town of East Lyme and the Niantic Lions Club are in no way responsible for loss or damage of any kind.

Exhibitors should be fully set up no later than 10am Saturday.

 

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