2023 Weekend Show Opportunities
Ptarmigan Arts is accepting reservations for 2023 weekend pop-up shows. We’re expanding the show timeframe to three days (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) so that artists can take advantage of all that Homer has to offer.
A pop-up show is just that – it “pops up” on a weekend at Ptarmigan Arts. Shows start on Friday or Saturday and conclude by Sunday. You can rent a designated area in our spacious Back Room Gallery for one, two, or three days (as determined by you). You’ll be there the whole time to sell your artwork and talk with customers, and all the sales proceeds go to you. You know the drill – just like renting booth space at a holiday market or craft fair.
Our Pop-Up Brochure provides the basic details — otherwise, read on!
- An established artist looking for an additional or alternative sales venue?
- New to town and wanting to introduce Homer to your artwork?
- An up-and-coming artist who wants to jump into selling your artwork but don’t know where to go?
- Or maybe, especially now, you want to have the spotlight focused solely on you in a safe and stress-free environment?
We can help.
Jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, glass work, photography, ceramics, metal work, mixed media, wood arts, drawing, painting – it’s up to you. Naturally, we expect the highest quality artwork and that all items will be made by you or will feature your original work. There are a few things we won’t allow – imported items, items purchased for resale, collectibles, party-plan items, or raffle tickets.
Ptarmigan Arts’ First Fridays are better than ever. Weekend shows scheduled for First Friday run all day plus extended evening hours until 7 p.m. Do you want a Friday and Saturday show? We can do that. Do you work Fridays and want to have a Saturday show instead? Or a Saturday and Sunday show? We can do that, too. Undecided about whether to have a one, two, or three-day show? No problem – you can sign up for the optional second/third day after your show starts. We’re flexible and here to help you.
Ptarmigan Arts has a six foot folding table with black fitted table cover, three double-sided free-standing grid rack panels with hanging hardware, a floor-standing wooden print bin, and folding chairs. You can use these or bring your own display elements – your choice. All we ask is that your display fits within the 6’x9’ show area, that you don’t block other nearby artwork, and that you don’t attach anything to our gallery walls.
Setup and take-down will be easy – no schlepping your artwork the length of a football field or parking half a mile away. No setting up a tent or canopy or worrying about the weather. We’ll handle all the publicity, too. Using images you’ll provide, we’ll publicize your show on our website, Facebook, Instagram, through local media outlets, and within the arts community.
Show slots will fill up quickly, so apply early to secure your preferred date. You’ll need to fill out an Application and submit it, along with three to five high-quality digital images of a representative sample of the artwork you plan to sell. Our members will review applications on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. If your application is approved we’ll get you on the show schedule. You can find additional details on the Artist Information Sheet. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.