Department of Campus Involvement

Art and Craft Vendors

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The 51st Lemonade Concert and Art Fair is scheduled for June 27, 2024, on the campus of St. Cloud State University.

Art Vendor Applications

You can find this year's Lemonade Application HERE. You can apply via mail or online on zapplication.org.

Date:  Thursday, June 27, 2024 (rain or shine)   

Time: Set-up: 7-10:30 a.m.

Art and Craft Fair: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Evening Concert: 7 p.m.

APPLICATION INFORMATION 

May 10, 2024: Registration deadline; Paper applications must be postmarked or delivered by 4pm. We will consider all applications received by this date. Notification of acceptance will be made on an on-going basis. Applications submitted after May 10 are subject to late fees and space availability. Applications will not be considered after June 17.  

Week of June 17, 2024: All accepted vendors will be sent electronic confirmation materials (including set up information, booth notes, rain plan, etc.) to their listed e-mail address.    

Registration Fee:  $80.00 per booth space plus a $15 processing fee per application -- Checks made payable to St. Cloud State University (SCSU). Booth fees will only be charged if you are accepted into the fair. The processing fee is non-refundable. If paying by check, please submit two separate checks; one check for the booth fee, and one check for the application fee.  

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. All artists will be asked to submit a statement on their process to be considered for acceptance.

Categories

For 2024, we are accepting art within several categories, including:  

  1. Artisan Home & 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. 
  2. Ceramics/Glass: Original work other than jewelry. No molds or other forms of mass production allowed. 
  3. 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 digital media should apply in the photography category. 
  4. Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including two-dimensional, basketry, embroidery, weaving, hand-woven or hand-sewn clothing, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted.  
  5. Functional Art: 3-D creations which serve a purpose such as implements, furniture, doll houses, wind chimes, kaleidoscopes, etc. 
  6. 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. We anticipate limiting the quantity in this category. 
  7. Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed. 
  8. Painting/Drawing: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, chalk, pastels, inks, etc. are in this category. Reproductions are prohibited except for prints of the artist's original work, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. 
  9. 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 75 percent of an artist's work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. 
  10. Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.  
  11. Woodworking: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved. 

 For 2024, we are accepting a limited number of the following categories: 

  1. Henna, Face painting, Temporary: Vendors who produce art on-site which is drawn, painted, or otherwise applied to a person, to include henna, face painting, and similar work. Exhibitors in this category MUST provide a copy of their liability insurance upon request by event organizers. The number of vendors in this category will be limited and placed separately. 
  2. Farmer’s Market & 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 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. A copy of your current licensure information is required for artisan food applications. The number of vendors in this category will be limited and placed separately. 

 

Questions?

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

 

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