Frequently Asked Questions:
How will the sales work through the gift shop?
When you arrive, you will be assigned a number from the gift shop and given a sales slip book. When someone wishes to purchase an artwork from you, then you will give them a sales slip showing your number and the purchase price. They will take that information to the gift shop and pay for the item, bringing the receipt back to you. After seeing the receipt, you can give the buyer his/her new artwork. A check for your sales (less 25% commission) will be mailed to you.
Will you be offering any monetary visual arts prizes?
There are no monetary prizes offered for visual artists or payments made to performance artists at this time. Those who participate do so because they share our vision for strengthening respect and appreciation for the arts in Shawnee and Oklahoma at large.
What equipment is included as part of the booth spaces?
The outdoor booth space is just space. You'll need to bring table(s), chairs, canopies (weights), hanging systems, shelving--anything that you will need. The indoor spaces come with one 6'-8' table and one chair (if you request them and if they are available). You can use the wall to hang your art, but you will need to bring hammers, hardware, etc. You may also bring additional display systems/equipment provided that it does not exceed the size of your space or block the aisle or block any other participant's booth.
Are the outdoor booth areas shaded?
There are several naturally shaded areas available. However, if you have a canopy or sun umbrella, it would be a good idea to bring it just in case.
What happens if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. If you have a canopy or sun umbrella, it would be a good idea to bring it just in case.
Can I bring my family?
Absolutely! We will be having a lot of activities to keep your family members busy while you're working. In addition to the arts performances, there will be many FREE hands-on activities and take-home projects.
I'll be on my own, is anyone available to help watch my booth if I need a break?Absolutely! Volunteers will be available to watch your booth in the event that you need to grab a bite to eat or stretch your legs. Someone should be by to ask you if you need a break, or you can flag down a volunteer in a blue Arts Trekkie t-shirt.