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Arts, Beats & Eats 2019
August 30, 2019 to September 2, 2019
Downtown Streets of Royal Oak, MI
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Application Dates:
Nov 30, 2018 - Apr 25, 2019
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
May 17, 2019


Celebrating 22 years of great art!



Applications Available online at Juried Art Services, December 1st, 2019

  • April 15th:  Online Applications due by 12:00 (midnight) PT
  • May 17th:  Notifications e-mailed and listed on juriedartservices.com
  • June 17th:  Payment of all fees due in full
  • July 17th:  Deadline to cancel and receive refund (less $50 administrative fee).
  • August 29th:  Artist set-up Thursday
  • August 30th – September 2nd: Arts, Beats, Eats – Downtown 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
  • $7000 in prize money


  • 132 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 PRECIOUS: Jewelry made from precious metals & gemstones.
  • JEWELRY NON-PRECIOUS: Jewelry made from non-precious metals, enamel glass, clay, fiber, paper, wood or other materials.
  • METAL: Functional metalwork.
  • MIXED MEDIA: 2-D & 3-D work incorporating more than one material, including collage, hand-made paper. 
  • PAINTING/WATERCOLOR: 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”. This will be strictly enforced.
  • 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.  Arts, Beats & Eats reserves the right to refuse any application.



Friday August 30th 
11am – 9pm

Saturday August 31st 
11am – 9pm

Sunday September 1st 
1am – 9pm

Monday September 2nd 
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 2018 Exhibitor with 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 2018 Exhibitor with 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 17th 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 shannon@artsbeatseats.com
  • Complete and Sign your CONTRACT
  • Scan or Copy your ID.
  • Email a word doucment one-page resume, brief artist statement, or description of artistic process, for PR
  • E-mail to: shannon@artsbeatseats.com

or Mail your information via USPS to:

Shannon Wojtas–ARTS

c/o Arts, Beats & Eats

301 W. 4th Street

Suite LL-150

Royal Oak, MI  48067


  • Administrative Fee:  $50 if an artist cancels prior to July 19th, 2019.
  • Refunds:  Booth Fees are not refundable after July 17th, 2019.


$7,000 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 21 years, the Festival has donated over $5 million to local charities.


Please contact:

Shannon Wojtas                       or                    Lisa Konikow  

Art Director                                                     Art Director Emeritus

734.552.7535                                                  248.914.8891

Shannon@artsbeatseats.com                             Lisa@artsbeatseats.com

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