FAQ

 

What is The Westwood Art Show?
A day of art and music in the heart of Westwood: Cincinnati’s largest neighborhood. The show is in its 9th year and last year attracted over 70 local artists and local food purveyors. Last year’s show drew over 2,000 shoppers to Westwood’s Historic Business District for a day of art, music and community.  This year’s festival is slated for September 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How much does it cost to attend as a shopper?
Attending the show is free and open to the public!

Where is the show?
The Westwood Art Show is held in the Westwood Historic Business District, near the corner of Harrison and Montana Avenues, in Cincinnati, 45211.

I want to help out at the show — can I do that?
Yes! We love volunteers and couldn’t do this show without them. Volunteers hand out show programs, help craft vendors, musicians and shoppers, and help with set up and tear down. Email us to volunteer.

I sell food — can I be in the show?
We invite a limited number food vendors who are selling ready-to-eat items. Email us to learn more. People making gift-able food items can apply through our regular vendor application. 

I’d like to sponsor The Westwood Art Show!
Sponsors are our favorite! Email Kevin Tolan to learn more about our sponsorship packages.

I’m a member of the media and want to do a story about the Westwood Art Show. Who do I contact?
Just email us! We would be happy to chat to you.

 

FAQ FOR Vendors

How can I sell at your show?
We post an online application on our website during the first week of April. Applications for our 2017 show will be open until June 15th. All vendors’ applications must be submitted within that time period.

Keep following us on Facebook  to get notifications of upcoming calls for artists!

How much does it cost to be a vendor?
The booth fee for our 2017 show is $45. This is for one 10’x 10’ space. Vendors must provide their own displays and tables. There’s a nonrefundable application/jurying fee of $10 that counts towards the booth fee if you are accepted. When you submit your application for our show, the form will automatically take you to PayPal to pay the application fee. (If you need help using PayPal, refer to PayPal’s help page here.)

Why do you charge that amount?
We charge a nominal application fee to ensure that the people applying to our show are serious sellers. The application and booth fees help cover our costs of closing a portion of Harrison Ave., venue rental, insurance, promotions, administrative costs, printing and supplies, not to mention the many hours we spend putting together the show. Our booth fees and application fees are on par with shows in the region, and they help us ensure that our vendors have a great day of sales!

What kind of artists are you looking for?
We like painters, potters, photographers, illustrators, screen printers, indie crafters, designers, DIYers, and other unconventional makers creating original and handmade goods. As long as you made it yourself, we will consider it!

Important: We do not allow mass-produced items in the show. No direct-sellers, social-sellers or other resellers will be accepted. This includes Avon, Miche, Thirty-One, Silpada, Origami Owl, and the like.

Can I share a table with a friend?
Sure! Two artists applying to share a table only have to fill out one application together. Include the other person’s name, business name and website. No more than two craft businesses to a booth, please. Art Collectives are considered one artist.  Also note that your acceptance for the show is nontransferable — if we accept you as a vendor, you can’t give your table to someone else or add a friend who wasn’t included in your application.

How big is the booth space?
We have 10×10 booth spaces marked out throughout the show grounds. Artists should bring their own tables and displays. The displays should fit within the space of our standard 10×10 space. Artists should also provide their own pop up tent.

Does every artist who applies get into the show?
Because we receive so many applications, we can only accept a percentage of artists to be vendors. We consider many things in the judging process, including price range, originality, quality of work, overall style,  and how many vendors are selling
similar objects.
We’re sorry, but we can’t offer feedback on whether you will be accepted before
you apply.

I missed the deadline! Can I still apply?
We get hundreds of applications for the spots in our show, so we can’t accept any late applications. If a vendor drops out, we select alternates from the pool of people who applied before the deadline. If you want to apply to be in our next show, be sure to follow us on Facebook or our website. We broadcast all our upcoming opportunities in all
those places!

How do you promote the Westwood Art Show?

  • We send out e-newsletters to our mailing list of more than 1,000 subscribers, and send out updates (and buy promoted posts) on Facebook.
  • We post the event to many online calendars, regional tourism bureaus and art
    event listings.
  • We print 700 posters featuring art from a past Westwood Art Show participant that are printed locally and posted in businesses around the Cincinnati region.
  • We also spread the word with flyers that we distribute around Cincinnati.
  • We reach out to our contacts in, TV, radio, magazines, newspapers and blogs, to get editorial coverage for the show.
  • We work with local like-minded organizations and businesses to promote the show.
  • We also give our artists tools to promote the show via their own websites and
    social media.