Department of Campus Involvement

  • Art and Craft Vendors
  • Art and Craft Vendors
  • Art and Craft Vendors
  • Art and Craft Vendors

Art and Craft Vendors

Paper Application (PDF)

Online Application

About the online application process

Artists need a free profile on ZAPP, which hosts registration for more than 15 Minnesota art fairs. Your profile can be used for other events.

Artists wishing to pay by credit card or PayPal must apply through ZAPP. The online applications deadline is May 18.

Returning vendors who switch from a paper application to ZAPP may be eligible for a one-time waiver of the application fee. Email Bretta at lemonade@stcloudstate.edu for a coupon code.

The 45th Lemonade Art Fair will feature more than 200 vendors in a range of categories including, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/glass, apparel, fiber, digital art, functional art, metalwork and handmade artisan food.

Lemonade is a centerpiece summer event for the city of St. Cloud and kicks off Granite City Days, our annual municipal festival. It is also a highlight of the summer for the University and engages students, employees, alumni and community members in celebrating our affinity to St Cloud State.

The Lemonade event typically draws more than 10,000 people. There will be music groups, roving performers, a wide variety of foods, a children’s art and entertainment area and an evening symphony orchestra performance.

Date and Location

The 2018 Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is June 21 on the St. Cloud State campus, near 6th Street South and 1st Avenue, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Schedule

  • Set-up is 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Arts and Crafts Fair is 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Childrens’ Art and Entertainment Area is 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Evening Concert is 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Deadlines

Vendors must register by March 16 to be guaranteed their previous years’ specific booth space, assuming their application is accepted and space is suitable and available for placement. Vendors who meet this deadline, and provide an email address, will be notified of their status by March 30.

May 11 is the final registration deadline. Applications must be postmarked or delivered by 4 p.m. We try to accommodate requests for specific spaces, but cannot make guarantees. We will consider all applications received by this date.

We will review applications received through June 13. Applications postmarked or hand-delivered after May 11 must include a $25 late fee along with the application and booth fees. The late fee will be charged if an application is accepted.

Fee

The fee is $60 per booth space plus a $10 processing fee per application. Make checks made payable to St. Cloud State University. Booth fees will be charged if you are accepted into the fair. The processing fee is non-refundable. If paying by check, submit separate checks for the booth fee and application fee. 

If not accepted, your registration fee will be refunded, less processing.

Details

Applicants must send or upload photos. Photos must reflect of what vendors intend to sell at the event. Misrepresentation may be grounds for immediate removal from the fair.

Accepted vendors will receive a confirmation email detailing booth space assignment and day-of-show information.

  • Artists are to furnish their own props
  • Space allotment is 10-by-10 feet
  • No staking is allowed
  • Vendors are responsible for load-in and load-out

Our brand: Handcrafted

Our fair is a showcase for handcrafted works. No imports, commercial jewelry, kits, pre-molded ceramics or manufactured items are allowed.

Items will be reviewed on site. Vendors selling items that do not meet our standard may be asked to leave immediately, without a refund of the registration fee. An artist may be asked to submit a statement on their process to be considered for acceptance.

Categories

Artisan Home and Body: This limited category includes items such as candles, soaps, lotions, salves, and fragrances. Items are to be considered based on artistic message/value. No commercial products are allowed.

Ceramics/Glass: Original work other than jewelry. No molds or other forms of mass production allowed.

Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including two-dimensional, basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. Wearable items of any kind should be listed under the wearable art/apparel category.

Functional Art: 3-D creations which serve a purpose such as implements, furniture, doll houses, wind chimes and kaleidoscopes.

Hand-made artisan food: Pre-packaged artisan food items prepared offsite in a licensed facility and not packaged or intended for on-site consumption to include jams or jellies, honey, or similar products. These booths/products will be sold only in a designated area of the event in conjunction with the concurrent farmer’s market. Vendors should be aware of relevant food safety laws (including Cottage Food Law if applicable) and may be required by SCSU to provide proof up to $2 million in liability insurance and current licensure documents.

Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. No strung pearls or beads.

Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.

Painting/Drawing: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, inks, etc. are in this category. Reproductions are prohibited except prints of the artist's original work, signed and numbered on archival quality materials.

Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by or under the direct supervision of the artist. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. At least 50 percent of an artist's work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials.

Sculpture: 3-D original work done in any medium.

Wearable Art/Apparel: Worn clothing and accessories are accepted in this category, including hand-woven or hand-sewn clothing, hand-screened or hand-painted by the artist ready-made clothing. No machine tooling or machine-screened patterns are permitted.

Woodworking: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

Questions?

For art vendor questions or questions about the online application process, email Bretta at lemonade@stcloudstate.edu.

For general questions, email David at dlmccandless@stcloudstate.edu or call 320-308-5691.