Downtown Berkley 2018 Art & About Artist Application

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Downtown Berkley Art & About season!

About Art & About

Art & About is a Pop Up Art Fair spread along 12 Mile Road and Coolidge Highway in Downtown Berkley. It takes place from 5 pm to 9 pm on the second Friday of each month, May through September.

Each Art & About event will feature groups of artists and performers throughout the downtown district. Each group will have a variety of artist mediums. Artist groupings will be placed on either concrete or grass, depending on the Pop Up location in the downtown district.

You will need to supply your own 10' x 10' tent. Artists must provide their own displays, supplies, sandbags/weights and manpower to set up and take down the booth if using a DDA tent. Please be sure to bring sandbags or filled water jugs to keep it secure in changing Midwestern weather.

You are required to show up at the event, regardless of the weather, unless the DDA cancels it. Notice of cancellation will be made a minimum of four hours before the official start of the event.

Artists are welcome to set up a booth earlier in the if they so choose. Required hours for the event are from 5 pm - 9 pm.


The following mediums will be accepted:

  • Clay/Ceramics
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing/Illustration
  • Fiber (non-wearable only)
  • Fine Art Jewelry
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Glass
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Wood

Performance Art

Desired types of performance art include:

  • Buskers
  • Musical ensembles
  • Vocalists
  • Steelbands
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Wood Instruments
  • Brass Instruments
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop


A jury committee will review each applicant for acceptance or denial prior to each event. Artists need only apply once per year. Accepted artists will be invited to the Art & About via email and provided with further instruction.

Please Note: We are ONLY accepting digital applications. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS.

STEP 1. Complete this application and check the Indemnity Agreement box below.
STEP 2. Email 3-5 JPG images to Vivian Carmody with "Art & About Application" in subject line
STEP 3. Wait to hear back about your acceptance. Decisions will be provided via email.

Applications will not be reviewed until the steps above are complete.

Image Submission

  • Email 3-5 JPG images that are representative of your work that you plan to show at the event.
  • In the email subject heading please include Artist’s FIRST and LAST name and ART & ABOUT APPLICATION. i.e: “EMILY SMITH ART WALK APPLICATION”
  • Please adhere to the following file naming convention:
    • LastNameFirstInitial_Title.jpg
    • Example: SmithS_PortraitofGrandma.jpg


Please EMAIL a link to video and/or audio files that are representative of your work. Also detail the size of your setup (how many people, instruments, electrical needs, etc.). You will not have a stage, but will be set up on either a concrete or grass, depending on where you are located.

There is no charge for participation. There is no reimbursement for time or expertise.


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Indemnity Agreement *
I hereby release and hold harmless the Downtown Berkley Art & About, the Berkley Downtown Development Authority (DDA), its staff, its volunteers, representatives and/or agents, participating venues, from all liabilities and any mishaps that may befall me, my artworks, instruments or equipment during Downtown Berkley Art & About events. All submission materials, as well as photographs taken before, during, or after Art & About are property of the Berkley DDA and may be used for promotional purposes.

For more information, please email the Berkley DDA Executive Director, Vivian Carmody.