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2024 
Artist Info

Saturday, August 31, 2024
10am-6pm 
&

Sunday, September 1, 2024
10am-5pm

We are back to having ALL Artists on 4th Street for 2024!!!
No artist booths on side streets. 
We are returning to our old footprint from 2022.

Jury-2024

  • Anna Brown: Fiber Artist
    I have been looking at art since I was young.I attended IU fine arts with classes in drawing, painting, fiber and silversmithing. As an exhibitor in fiber, I always took the opportunity to look at the work of other artists. It is an honor to jury this show.

  • Mark J. Sudduth: Glass Artist
    Makes hand blown, hand formed glasswork that he then cold works to cut, polish, engrave, highlight surfaces using lathes, merkers, dynafiles and flexible shafts incorporating stone and diamond wheels and other various tools. 

  • Marji Rawson: Jewelry Artist
    I have 36 years of experience and degrees in Fine ARt and Art History  I salvage and cut up the bodies of vintage cars and trucks in search of and in remembrance of  the glory days of road trips and adventure, family drive-in nights and freedom only the open road could deliver. The colorful steel carriages that took us there are resting on hillsides all around us. I rescue the steel in its fun- filled original paint pallets and now weathered patinas to then  construct a new  wearable journey that you can carry forward into its next adventure. I use cold construction techniques combined with fine and sterling silver to create a modern joyful aesthetic that is ready to hit the road!

Day Of Show Judges-2024
 

  • TBA

Info for 2023 show (instructions may change for 2024)

BEFORE THE SHOW:

SET-UP: 

  1. Check in: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm on Friday Sept 1st the corner of 3rd and Grant only,

    • All vehicles enter at this point. You will need your license to get your packet.

    • The police will fill water barricades at 6:00 pm. After this time no vehicles can physically move in or out of the street until after closing on Sunday. Therefore if you plan to set up after this time, you will have to dolly in but you must check in Friday between 1:30-5:30 or forfeit your booth.

    • All vehicles must be out of the show site no later than 6pm.

  2. DO NOT BLOCK THE STREET WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

    • You will have 1 hour to unload

    • Please unload your vehicle at your booth and then remove the vehicle from the street.

    • There will be parking information in your packet.

    • Then, come back and set up.

    • Please be considerate of your fellow artists. You have unlimited time to set up once your vehicle is moved off the show site.

  3. SHOW HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: SATURDAY 10am – 6pm       SUNDAY 10am – 5pm

 

Grant street artists can check in and set up anytime from 1pm-6pm - those artists on this street will have the ability for a more leisurely setup as booths are only on one side of Grant.


North Side Artists: Artists on the North side of 4th street will have a check in time of 1pm-3pm. You will have an hour to unload your vehicle and move it off the premises. Windshields will be marked with the time you arrived, and this will be monitored. Once you have moved your vehicle off the street, you can continue setting up your booth indefinitely.


South Side Artists: Artists on the South side of 4th street will have a check in time of 4pm-6pm. You will have an hour to unload your vehicle and move it off the premises. Windshields will be marked with the time you arrived, and this will be monitored. Once you have moved your vehicle off the street, you can continue setting up your booth indefinitely.


Block captains are artists on the committee who volunteer countless hours to make this show successful. They will mark the streets early Friday morning, then set up their booth, then will assist the artists in their area. They can assist with any issues you might have.
 

Parking

  1. The IU parking lot is the biggest, best place to park. Exhibitor pass must be displayed on your vehicle dash with your cell number written on the pass. Vehicles must park between the lines.The IU parking lots open after 5pm on Friday and you will have access during the show through the alleys. If you have a trailer, you must unhook and place it in a single parking space. Park in EMP or EMS marked spaces only. Do not park in R or Reserved spaces. 

    • Oversized vehicle/trailer parking available at the corner of College & 3rd St - directly east of the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center.

      ***If you need oversized parking, please ask at check in for a parking pass.

    • City and IU regulations prohibit overnight camping in parking lots or on city streets. Fourth Street Festival will not be responsible for parking tickets.

  2. Dunkirk Square lot. This is a smaller lot than IU but open anytime.  The address is: 430 E Kirkwood Ave

  3. Old National Bank lot This lot can only be used for those artist vehicles that can be left there the entire weekend, from 5:45 Friday. Once in this lot, you will stay there until 5pm on Sunday as the only access is on 4th street.. This is a good option if staying within walking distance.

Booth Regulations

  1. Booth sign MUST be visible on the RIGHT FRONT of your booth.

  2. Secure your tent when not at the show – this is a high traffic, urban neighborhood. All tents must be appropriately weighted - we will monitor this.

  3. No generators or open flames allowed.

  4. All merchandise and displays must be contained within your booth.

  5. Sidewalks behind booths must be kept clear at all times for pedestrians.

  6. Awnings are to be up ONLY during festival hours. Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5. (for emergency vehicle access)

  7. The artist or artists who juried into the show must be present at the festival.  No exceptions.

  8. Standards committee: Saturday morning volunteers will be visiting and comparing your work and booth with the images you submitted in your ZAPP entry.

    • Artists may display work only in the category into which they successfully juried and confirmed.

    • Reproductions cannot exceed 20% of your booth.

    • Only those artists that are accepted in the jewelry category are permitted to display and sell jewelry.

DURING THE SHOW
  1. SHOW HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: SATURDAY 10am –6pm and SUNDAY 10am –5pm This is a free show and buyers will come early!

  2. Saturday Breakfast: Sponsored by White Castle, come try their "impossible burger” and other breakfast sandwiches as well as coffee at Info. Booth 8am - till gone.

  3. Sunday Coffee: Needmore Coffee is supplying artists coffee on Sunday.

  4. Sunday Breakfast: Coffee bagel breakfast sponsored by the 4th St Festival and Gables Bagels  TBA Award winners for 2023 will be displayed near this table and at the info booth. 

  5. Food options: There are many fantastic small restaurants for your lunch and dinner choices. You can also purchase water or other beverages at these establishments. 

  6. Security:  

    • The Monroe County Public Library (303 E Kirkwood Ave – one block north of the Festival) will provide a safe shelter in the event of a weather emergency. 

    • Security is provided day and night during the festival from noon Friday through 8pm Sunday. Streets will be closed to traffic until 9:00 pm Sunday.  If you must return to your booth outside of show hours, please wear your show credentials and inform security officials.

    •  The Fourth Street Festival assumes no liability for damage or theft to booths

  7. Awards Judging : 10am – 2pm Saturday. Judges will place a colored dot on your sign after viewing your booth. Awards will be presented Sunday morning at artist booths. Winner list available at Info Booth.. 

  8. Day of Show Judges:  Ellen Starr Lyon, Marc Tschida, Daria Smith, Jaime Sweeney

  9. Services at Information Booth: (Fourth & Grant Streets)

    •  Sign up for booth sitters.

    •  Information regarding restrooms and ATMs.  

    • T-shirt discount: Don’t forget to purchase this year’s t-shirt. Just show your name badge to get $5.00 off. 2023  Shirt designed by Taylor Mazer.

AFTER THE SHOW
  1. Break down your booth, totally, weather permitting, after 5:00 pm Sunday before bringing in your vehicle. No vehicles allowed in until streets are cleared of patrons. Entry location is the same as during setup. 

  2. The water barricades are drained at 4:00pm on Sunday and some of this water will go down 4th street. Be prepared to pull your artwork off the ground prior to this time.

  3. You have a trash bag in your setup packet and our trash containers are collected at 5:00pm. Please ensure your trash makes it into the containers prior to 5:00pm and if not, carry it away with you. 

  4. Please return your survey, name tag and photography permission sign to volunteers, the info booth, or block captains.

  5. All booths must be completely removed by 9pm Sunday because we must open the streets.

 

Indiana Sales Tax

YOU are responsible for collecting, reporting and remitting 7% Indiana Sales Tax on all purchases. For information, visit http://in.gov/dor/3504.htm.

Clean up your booth and take your trash with you, we have no trash pickup after 5pm on Sunday.

ARTIST HOTEL INFORMATION-2023

4th Street partners with several hotels to reserve rooms for artists. 

 

There is a home game with Ohio this weekend, so get your rooms early!!!

Biddle Hotel 2023

Bloomington, IN (IU Campus)
Group code 4THSTREET23 

Rate $189+tax per night. 

Guests can call in to 812-856-6381 or get online with the group code at  https://imu.indiana.edu/hotel/index.html.

Quality Inn 2023
Nashville, IN (30 Minutes away)

Group code 4TH STREET 

Rate $159+tax per night. 
812-988-6118

Seasons Hotel
Nashville, IN (30 Minutes away)

Twenty-five rooms on September 1&2 checking out on September 3, 2023.

Rate:  $194.00 per room, per night + 12% tax.

Please refer to Fourth Street Art Festival to make reservations.  You will be asked to pay one night deposit and the rest at check-out.

You must cancel two days prior to event to get a full refund.

812-988-2284

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HAVE A STRESS-FREE FEST WHEN YOU FIGURE OUT THE IN'S & OUT'S 
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