Where: Indoor Air-Conditioned Robarts Arena— just 5 minutes from downtown Sarasota, FL
When: Nov 30, Dec 1 & 2
Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
Application Fee: $35
Jury Results Notification: July 15, 2018
Categories Accepted: Painting, Sculpture, Furniture, Photography, Ceramics, Decorative Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Wearable Art, Wood.
With the enormous influx to Sarasota of both retirees as well as a younger demographic, the show has been given a title change and new identity. As the only indoor quality art event on the west coast of Florida, attracting new buyers is our mission. By eliminating “craft” from the title, we will avoid any confusion about the content of the show.
We draw a sophisticated and well-heeled crowd who prefer the air-conditioned environment, ambiance and gallery look of this event. Attendees typically spend several relaxing hours making purchases. This show attracts serious collectors who are looking for their next significant purchase.
Indoor air-conditioned booths, as well as outdoor booths, are available. This show had a long history as an American Craft Council show and was relaunched 9 years ago adding all categories of fine art. It has become a Sarasota tradition attracting more than 5,000 paid admission visitors.