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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Mid April
Description
After the most recent season that saw attendance increases at every one of its show and artist sales increase by as much as 23%, Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, one of the nation’s most prominent and popular juried shows of fine art and crafts, is accepting applications from artists and craftspeople in all media for its Spring 2013 shows. Exhibition space is available at every show in all categories, including fiber and fashion, photography, fine art, furniture, ceramics and pottery, blown and leaded glass, jewelry, metal, leather, and functional and decorative wood. Jurying for the Spring 2013 shows begins in mid - August. In 2011, nine of Sugarloaf’s shows were ranked in the “100 Best Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows” nationally by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Last year, artists sold more than $14.4 million in fine arts and contemporary crafts to more than 164,000 enthusiastic visitors at Sugarloaf shows. Both sales and attendance were up between 5% and 10% over the previous year. Sugarloaf invests all exhibitor booth fees in the promotion and production of each show, and artists are supported with an aggressive marketing and advertising program. Show previews and artist interviews are regularly featured in the areas’ most prominent publications and on local television. Other benefits to artists at Sugarloaf shows include free VIP tickets for artists to distribute to their best customers and discounts for artists at hotels convenient to show venues. Artists can receive discounts on booth fees with flexible payment options.
Venue
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Directions
From Montgomery County / DC Metro Area: Follow I-270 to Exit 11, Gaithersburgs Montgomery Village Avenue (MD 124 North). Turn right at MD 355. Turn right at next light onto Perry Parkway. The Fairground entrance is on the left.
Times
Fri, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sat, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission & Parking
$8 online, $10 at the door. Kids under 12 admitted free. Free parking on site.
Website
http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com
Infophone
800--210-9900
Email
apply@sugarloaffest.com
 

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