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ARTIST, ARTISAN, MAKER AND ART VENDOR INFO

QUICK FACTS

Artists Set Up: Saturday 7:00 am - 9:45 am [the road will be blocked off, artists are allowed to drive up to their placement location, unload and immediately move their car]

Artists Take Down: Saturday 5:01 pm - 7:00 pm [road blocks will be removed at 8pm with street traffic going thru]

All work must be designed and handmade by the accepted artist and the artist must be present during the entire Festival.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Falls Festival of the Arts (FFOA), an art festival in Menomonee Falls, is a one day block party in the heart of historic downtown Menomonee Falls and along the river from Mill Pond Park to Lime Kiln Park. The festival hosts local, regional and state artists, art demonstrations, kids art zone, live music, food trucks, beer garden, performing acts, street performers, and a community art project. Competitions the week leading up to the event and during include plein air, chalk art, and sculpture painting. It takes place the 4th Saturday of August, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, rain or shine.

ART FAIR HOURS

Rain or Shine

Saturday, August 24, 2024 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

THE FESTIVAL ALSO OFFERS...

Artists’ Breakfast – Available at AJ O’bradys, Art Lounge and Fiddleheads for purchase [walking distance within the downtown area]

Artists’ Aid – Volunteers will distribute refreshments to the Artists during the Fair Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Booth Sitting – Available all day on Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm up to 20 minutes

Artists’ Lunch - Available from all Food Trucks.  Local restaurants downtown include AJ O’bradys, Wisconsin on Tap, Art Lounge, Fiddleheads, Hot House, Alumni Club and the Lunch Box Deli 

Artists’ Hospitality- Volunteers will be roaming The Festival grounds continuously throughout the day

ACCEPTED MEDIA

[Please note: You can apply for up to 5 categories per application.]

Three Dimensional Media:

  • 3D Mixed Media

  • Ceramics

  • Fiber

  • Glass

  • Jewelry

  • Metal

  • Sculpture

  • Stone

  • Wearable Art

  • Wood

.     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .

Two Dimensional Media:

  • 2D Mixed Media

  • Digital Art

  • Drawing/Pastel

  • Painting

  • Photography

  • Printmaking

.     .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .

Utilitarian:

  • Books

  • Buttons

  • Calendars

  • Calligraphy

  • Cards

  • Candles

  • Clocks

  • Clothing

  • Desk Accessories

  • Hair Ornaments

  • Hats

  • Lamps

  • Leather Goods & Bags

  • Mirrors

  • Musical Instruments

  • Pillows

  • Planters

  • Posters

  • Puzzles

  • Stationery

  • Toys

  • Utensils

 

RESTRICTIONS

Anything NOT created by the artist, artisan or art vendor from a prefabricated kit

CHECK-IN

Where:  Information Booth located on Main St and Grand Ave

When: Saturday, August 24, 2024, 7:00 am to 9:00 am

SET-UP TIMES

Saturday, August 24, 2024 – 7:00 am - 9:45 am

TAKE DOWN TIMES

Saturday, August 24, 2024- 5:01 pm - 7:00 pm [road blocks will be removed at 8pm with street traffic going thru]

JURY PROCESS

The Falls Festival of the Arts (FFOA) is a juried art fair. Each year, artists are reviewed and chosen by an independent jury of experienced professionals including gallery owners and regional/national artists. Jurors are recruited from the Milwaukee/Chicago art community and represent a variety of disciplines.

The Jury is convened twice a year, once during the winter/spring and again during the Festival. During the winter/spring sessions the jury selects new artists seeking to enter the Festival. Approximately 200 artists apply each year. The Jury meets again during the Festival when all of the participating artists are juried on-site. Based on the jury scores, artists are invited back to or juried out of (and eligible to reapply for) the next year’s show.  At this time, the Jury also scores the artists’ booths for awards.

IMAGES NEEDED: 3 Images (a booth shot is NOT required/ your images need to titled with your first initial.lastname.image# [EXAMPLE:   T.CHMIELEWSKI.IMAGE1 )

APPLICATION FEE: Free

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2024

PAYMENT FOR BOOTH DEADLINE: April 15, 2024

10 x 10 BOOTH FEE: $75

10 X 20 BOOTH FEE: $125

Falls Festival of the Arts Artist Booths

MAP OF LOCATIONS

Click here to download a Map of the 2024 FESTIVAL LINK COMING SOON! 

BREAKFAST

Available at AJ O’bradys, Art Lounge and Fiddleheads for purchase [walking distance within the downtown area]

ARTIST AID

Volunteers will distribute refreshments to the Artists during the Fair Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Volunteers will be roaming The Festival grounds continuously throughout the day

BOOTH SITTING

Booth Sitting services are provided, especially for artists who are exhibiting alone, but it is available to all artists.  Volunteers will be roaming The Festival grounds continuously throughout the day, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, for a 20-minute break on Saturday. If you are unable to leave when your volunteer arrives, you can ask the volunteer to return before they finish their shift.

You will be asked to sign a Booth Sitting Agreement/Waiver. LINK TO PRINT WAIVER

LUNCH

Available from all Food Trucks for purchase.  Local restaurants downtown include AJ O’bradys, Wisconsin on Tap, Art Lounge, Fiddleheads, Hot House, Alumni Club and the Lunch Box Deli for purchase.

SOCIAL MEDIA

You can like us and follow us

Facebook

 

Instagram

 

 Our Facebook Event

You’ll find an FFOA logo here to include on your page

DIGITAL POSTCARD

Looking for more ways to let people know you’ll be at the FALLS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS? 

Download a digital PDF
You can include the JPEG in an email to use as an invite, reminder, save the date, booth number announcement, thank you card . . .

PARKING

The following streets will be CLOSED for the Fair starting August 24th, 2024 at 6:00 am. Signs will be posted as NO PARKING – TOW ZONE. Towing will begin FRIDAY evening. Parking in alleys is strictly prohibited.

Main Street: TBA

Mill Street: TBA

The FFOA has blocked several locations to provide parking to Exhibitors. 

 

Click here for a list of parking options in the area. [LINK/PDF COMING SOON!]

WHERE TO STAY

The Menomonee Falls Area has many overnight accommodations. The FALLS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS has no relationship with any provider.

Click HERE for a list of local hotels and group rates, where available.

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