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Arts, Beats & Eats 2018
August 31, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Downtown Streets of Royal Oak, MI
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Application Dates:
Dec 23, 2017 - Apr 24, 2018
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
May 9, 2018

21 Years of Great Art!


Applications Available online at Juried Art Services, December 2017

·  April 25th:  Online Applications due by 12:00 (midnight) PST

·   May 11th:  Notifications e-mailed and listed on juriedartservices.com

·   June 1st:  Payment of all fees due in full

·   July 15th:  Deadline to cancel and receive refund (less $50 administrative fee).

·   August 30th:  Artist set-up Thursday

·   August 31st – September 3rd: 21st Annual Arts, Beats, Eats – Royal Oak



Downtown streets of Royal Oak, Michigan.  Nowhere else in metro Detroit will you find a greater concentration of award winning boutiques, restaurants, salons, galleries and theaters.


Each artist is provided a 10’ x 10’ exhibition space, including electricity.  Booths are assigned by the Art Director.  Participants are expected to bring their own canopy, display booth, display racks, lights, extension cords and any booth support materials.


Approximately 350,000 people projected over the 4-day weekend, based on last year’s attendance, promotional media, event programming, reasonably good weather, and our wonderful location.


More than 1.5 million dollars in promotional advertising on radio, television, and print medium.  In addition, the event will be promoted on posters, flyers and in the newsletters of participating charities. 


·   24-hour security

·   Free exhibitor parking

·   Vehicle loading and unloading at booth space

·   Artist lounge with restroom facilities

·   Complimentary food and beverage tickets

·   Electricity included in booth fee

·   Artist award breakfast on Sunday morning

·   Complimentary postcards provided for artists to send to their patrons

·   Discounted rate at a nearby host hotel

·   $7,500 in prize money


·         135 artist spaces available

·         Artist applicants remain anonymous

·         Five images are projected at the same time

·         Scoring is 1 (low) to 7 (high)

·         Scoring is based on originality and creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship, and production method

·         All scores are combined and averaged



All work to be exhibited must be represented in your images. Submit a total of five (5) images: four (4) of individual pieces which accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited, and one (1) of the booth display containing artwork. Detail images are acceptable.


·   CERAMICS: Original work in which the primary material is clay.

·   DIGITAL ART: Includes any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. Work must be editions, signed and numbered, on archival papers, inks, and emulsions.

·   DRAWING/PASTELS: Original works made with pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel or chalk.

·   FABRIC/FIBER/LEATHER: Work of primarily fiber, including clothing, quilts, rugs, dolls, soft sculpture, baskets, brooms, etc., made by the artists. No ready-made clothing will be permitted.

·   GLASS: Original works in which the primarily used material is glass. Including stained, leaded and brown glass.

·   GRAPHICS/PRINTMAKING: Hand pulled original prints (signed and numbered limited editions) ONLY are acceptable in the printmaking category.

·   JEWELRY: Jewelry made from precious and non-precious metals, gemstones, enamel glass, clay, fiber, paper, wood or other materials.

·   METAL: Functional metalwork.

·   MIXED MEDIA: 2-D and 3-D work incorporating more than one material, including collage, hand-made paper. 

·   PAINTING: Painted works made with oil, acrylic, watercolor or other pigments.

·   PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographers are encouraged to do their own printing. Their printing process must be disclosed. The category includes hand-colored, Polaroid transfers, emulsion transfers, etc., these works are not to be included in Mixed Media.

·   SCULPTURE: Non-functional, 3-dimensional works in any medium.

·   WOOD: Original work, hand-tooled, carved or machine-worked of primarily wood. The use of automatic machines is NOT acceptable.


·         We are looking for true, hands-on fine art, in which the artist is the originator of the work submitted and exhibited. 

·         Any reproductions must be signed and numbered limited editions, and must be limited to 25% of work shown.  All reproductions, whether framed or unframed, must be clearly and individually labeled “reproduction” or “limited editions reproduction”.

·         Artists must be present with their work for the entire 4 days of the event.  If the work is collaborative, each collaborator must be present. 

·         No commercial agents, dealers or manufacturers may attend in place of the artist. 

·         All artists must check in at registration upon arrival.  Photo ID is required.

·         Unacceptable Practices:  Kits, molds, dried or silk flowers, green-ware, embellished objects (such as flatware with wire) and ready-made clothing will not be accepted for exhibition.

·         All work displayed must be consistent with slides submitted.  Any work that is not consistent with the jury images, or does not comply with the standards outlined above may not be exhibited.


Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must submit an application and jury fee for each category. Only one exhibitor booth fee is necessary, even if the artist is selected to exhibit works produced in multiple media. Only one application may be submitted per body of work represented. Multiple applications must represent either work in different media categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category. Artists whose work is selected in multiple media categories must still exhibit in one booth space. Ford Arts, Beats & Eats reserves the right to refuse any application.



Friday August 31st                                         11am – 9pm

Saturday September 1st                           11am – 9pm

Sunday September 2nd                           11am – 9pm

Monday September 3rd                           11am – 5pm




·   $35 This fee is non refundable.  A separate application and fee is required for each category.



·   $515 per 10’ x 10’ booth space (includes electricity) Subtract $25 from your total booth fee if you were a 2017 Exhibitor with Ford Arts, Beats & Eats.

·   $100 corner space assigned upon request, if available. (PLEASE NOTE: Corner fees must be paid via a separate PayPal transaction).  Corners are not guaranteed until assigned by the art director.  If you do not receive a corner booth, corner fees will be refunded.

·   $1030 for double booth fee assigned upon request, if available.  Subtract $25 from your total booth fee if you were a 2017 Exhibitor with Ford Arts, Beats & Eats.

·   First parking spot free, includes oversized; additional fee will be charged with requests from artists for a second vehicle at a remote lot, upon acceptance and discussion with Show Director.

·   If booth fees are not received by June 1st or within 30 days of notification of acceptance, the Festival will consider the Exhibitor’s contract null and void and proceed to the next highest score in the Alternates category.


·   Pay your Booth fee (single or double) and corner fee (if applicable) – VIA PayPal (lisa@artsbeatseats.com)

·   Complete and Sign your CONTRACT

·   Scan or Copy your ID.

·   Scan or Copy a one-page resume, artist statement, or description of artistic process, for PR


E-mail scanned copies to: lisa@artsbeatseats.com


Mail your information via USPS to:

Lisa Konikow–ARTS

c/o Ford  Arts, Beats & Eats

301 W. 4th Street

Suite LL-150

Royal Oak, MI  48067



·   Administrative Fee:  $50 if an artist cancels prior to July 22, 2018.

·   Refunds:  Booth Fees are not refundable after July 22, 2018.



$7,500 will be given in cash to awards where excellence is determined, regardless of media category. Awards will be made for the entire presentation of the artists.



Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting 6% Michigan Sales Tax. Tax forms will be provided. Arts, Beats & Eats does not require an artist to pay commissions.



Arts, Beats & Eats was founded to celebrate the quality of life in Oakland County, and features a showcase of world-class fine artists, restaurants, musical acts and family entertainment. The festival is committed to culture and diversity in its presentation, being affordable to all members of the community, and is focused on operating with an environmentally friendly focus. Proceeds from Arts, Beats & Eats will be divided among local non-profits. In its first 20 years, the Festival has donated over $5 million to local charities.

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