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C-ART Call For Artists!! Apply now!

January 26 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 5:00 pm CST

C-ART Call For Artists!! Apply now! June 2, 2024
We are planning a NEW C-Art, a Bi-Annual Art Market on Historic Commercial Street in collaboration with the C-Street City/Farmer’s Market. Be a part of this year’s Spring installment of the 2024 C-Art, Art Market on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Located in the beautiful and accessible Commercial Street Market Pavillion area this outdoor event will showcase 60+ talented artists and their creative wares. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the newest Art Market in Springfield!

C-ART's mission is to create a premier community art event that is an artist-centered art movement offering a wide variety of exhibitions and performing spaces for contemporary artists and musicians to present their work on Commercial Street. C-ART is dedicated to spotlighting the works of top artists and musicians from Missouri and is focused on contributing to the establishment of Springfield Missouri as a burgeoning art destination on a national basis.

C-ART is the brainchild of noted photographer-artist Randy Bacon and artist Heidi Herrman-Bacon. Randy, a long-standing member of the downtown art community, with Heidi, moved to Commercial Street in 2020 with the clear idea to create and launch a preeminent, new, and unique arts event. The pair envisioned C-ART as an 'artist-centric' art movement that would present a viable platform for highly skilled, established, and emerging artists to connect and display their works and talents. Randy and Heidi see C-ART as a catalyst for the growth of the arts in our community and for helping Springfield become a nationally recognized top-tier art city.

Clay: Original works in ceramics, excludes jewelry.
Drawing: Two-dimensional works in pencil, chalk, ink, pastel, or charcoal
Fiber: Works in fiber of any type including fabric and paper; weaving, batik, and basketry; excludes jewelry
Glass: Works made of glass crafted by glassblowing, casting, kiln forming or assemblage; must not be made from commercial patterns; excludes jewelry
Jewelry: Wearable works in metals, clay, glass, fibers, paper, plastics, or other materials
Metal: Works crafted from metal; excludes jewelry
Mixed Media: Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of material in the production of a single work; excludes jewelry
Painting: Two-dimensional works in paint including oil, watercolor, acrylic, and others
Photography: Works created by digital or traditional photographic methods. Actual artist photographer must be in attendance
Printmaking: Works created using traditional intaglio or relief printmaking, including wood block, linocut and/or screenprinting
Wood: Unique, original hand-tooled, machine worked or carved work

To be considered for a vendor spot please send 4 digital images representative of the work to be exhibited. If you also have a picture of your booth display submit that as well.

Please send images to [email protected] and [email protected]

Each entry will be considered solely on the merits of the works pictured in the images submitted.

The following factors will be considered in jurying:
Overall Presentation: The body of work should be cohesive and show an identity of design. The display should be professional, inviting and complementary to the work
Craftsmanship: Work should be well-conceived and expertly executed
Originality: All work must be the original work of the artist. It should convey the individuality of the artist and exhibit visual distinction.

Payable within 7 days of receiving notice that you have been accepted.

This is a rain-or-shine event. There are no rain dates. There are no refunds for cancellations.

March 2, 2024- Application Deadline
March 17, 2024-Acceptance notifications sent to Artists
June 2, 2024-Show open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (set-up starts at 9:00 a.m.)

All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.
No work from commercially available molds, kits or patterns.
No imports or buy/sell.
All artists must have a City of Springfield retail license and State of MO tax identification number.
It is the artist’s responsibility to collect and report sales tax.
Artists need to provide their own display, including a table, tent or canopy.
Artists are required to provide sturdy weights for their tent or canopy.
Remember, the show goes on rain or shine, so be prepared. Artists are responsible for proper insurance of their artwork and display. C-Art will not be responsible for damage to work or displays due to weather or other incidents.


January 26 @ 8:00 am CST
March 2 @ 5:00 pm CST
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