ART + CRAFT + DESIGN CREATIVE MARKET 

November 9, 2024 to November 10, 2024

2024 marks the 8th Annual year of the Armory Art Center’s juried art festival. As we approach our 40th year, we have reimagined and rebranded our event to support the arts more significantly. Our museum-quality contemporary art, craft, and design creative market occurs in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida, just across the bridge from the Town of Palm Beach. Ranked as a top destination in Florida, this Creative Market will create an atmosphere for everyone.  Our creative market has easy load-in and load-out, and scores of patrons come prepared to begin their holiday shopping. Artists are invited to apply in the following categories: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, wood, leather, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and more.

Each year, the Creative Market hosts nearly 5,000 visitors inside and outside the Armory Art Center’s historic campus, located in Howard Park, within walking distance to City Place in downtown West Palm Beach, Antique Row, and the Norton Museum of Art on Dixie Highway. The Armory Art Center is a registered historic building that is currently undergoing historic restoration and preservation to maintain and upgrade its facilities.

The venue sits squarely in the heart of the historic Grandview Heights, Flamingo Park, and Sunshine Park Neighborhoods. It is a short distance from the I-95 corridor, Palm Beach International Airport, Amtrak, Tri-Rail, and Brightline train and accessible from the downtown Circit Transportation. Over 150 artists gather at the Creative Market to showcase their work and provide demonstrations, performances, and more. Parking and Admission are free.

APPLICATIONS + INFORMATION BELOW

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ARTISTS + VENDORS + PERFORMERS

ARTISTS APPLICATION + NOTIFICATION

Applications are due September 13, 2024.
The application fee is $50 and is non-refundable. Artists who wish to apply in multiple media must submit multiple applications. No individual artist may reserve more than one booth at the event. The jury meets in September, and artists can expect to receive notification by September 27, 2024. Exhibitor contracts and booth reservation deposits of $250 are due by October 11, 2024. If booth reservation deposits are not received by October 11, 2024.  This show is limited to approximately 100 exhibitors chosen by a jury of highly qualified and experienced 2D and 3D fine artists and craftspeople.  Zapplication site will update when categories and/or the show closes; only then will Zapplication accept WAITLIST applications. Artists called from the waitlist will be chosen by category as cancellations are received and, at that time, can accept or decline our invitation to exhibit.

FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDORS 

Applications are due September 13, 2024.
Do you sell creative cuisine? Then this is the place for you. We are seeking various food and beverage vendors to join this year’s Creative Art Market at the Armory Art Center. We want vendors who create amazing and unique options that are both delicious and visually appealing for our visitors to enjoy. We will do our best to ensure vendors do not serve the same products but compliment each other instead.

PERFORMER APPLICATIONS

Applications are due September 13, 2024.
Are you or your group looking to showcase your talents? The Armory Art Center is hosting our annual Creative Market and we are looking for local musicians, singer-songwriters, dance acts, and more! We want to feature a variety of entertainment for our stage performances throughout each day. We love local artists and performers, but we also try to feature new artists from South Florida and beyond!

NEW! JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Submission Deadline | Friday, September 27, 2024
New this year, the Armory Art Center invites artists statewide to submit up to three (3) artworks to our festival juried show, which is in conjunction with our 8th annual Arts + Crafts + Design Festival. This is an extension of our creative market and an opportunity to continue to showcase our amazing Florida-based Artists! 

THEME

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PALM BEACH is a call for artists to submit work that grabs our attention and provokes thought while addressing contemporary issues. Whether social, cultural, environmental, inspirational, spiritual, or personal. We encourage artists to delve into modern life’s realities, challenges, struggles, and joys and express them uniquely through their artistic creations. Show us A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PALM BEACH from your perspective.

EXHIBITION | November 4, 2024 – December 28, 2024

AWARDS
For First, Second, third, and Best in Show, juried awards will be given.

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SPONSORS + SPONSORSHIPS

During the two-day event, the Armory Creative Market is an annual event that brings a community of over 5,000 artists, art instructors, art students, and arts and culture lovers. The Armory Art Center rings in the season on Friday evening with a Patrons’ + Sponsors + Artist Preview Party and award announcements. The market is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday to feature artists and musicians. The market will be outside on the campus and new this year indoors in Montgomery Hall. Also new this year is a juried Florida-based art exhibition inside our galleries; all the work will be for sale. We will have tours throughout the day; Armory student artwork will be for sale, as well as food and beverages, and much more! The creative market will also include interactive art activities for audiences of all ages, with demonstrations, fun art learning experiences, and educational activities that celebrate the diversity of the arts in the region.

We invite our business partners to consider the following Creative Market sponsorship opportunities to support the Arts and engage with the more than 5,000 attendees.

  • Up to (2) 10’ x 10’ booth spaces (tents provided, if needed) with a choice of placement
  • Premium logo placement on event signs and all festival promotions
  • Recognition on Armory’s social media platforms and website
  • Logo in Armory collateral (distribution 5,000+)
  • Announcements and mentions in press releases
  • Logo in monthly email newsletter (10,000+ annual subscribers)
  • Tickets to our Preview Party on Friday night for 6 guests.

  • 1 or 2 10’ x 10’ booth spaces (tents provided, if needed) with a choice of placement
  • Prominent logo placement on event signs and all festival promotions
  • Recognition on Armory’s social media platforms and website
  • Logo in Armory collateral (distribution 5,000+)
  • Mention in press-releases
  • Logo in monthly email newsletter (10,000+ annual subscribers)
  • Tickets to our Preview Party on Friday night for 4 guests.

  • 10’ x 10’ booth space
  • Logo placement on event signs
  • Recognition on Armory’s social media platforms and website
  • Logo in Armory catalog (distribution 5,000+)
  • Mention in press-releases
  • Tickets to our Preview Party on Friday night for 2 guests.

  • 10’ x 10’ booth space
  • Logo placement on event signs and website
  • Recognition on Armory’s social media platforms
  • Tickets to our Preview Party on Friday night for 2 guests.

  • 10’ x 10’ booth space, subject to availability
  • Logo placement on event signs
  • Logo on armoryart.org
  • Tickets to our Preview Party on Friday night for 1 guest.

  • Logo in the designated sponsored area
  • Logo placement on event signs
  • Recognition on Armory’s social media platforms and website
  • Logo in Armory collateral (distribution 5,000+)
  • Mention in press-releases
  • Tickets to our Preview Party on Friday night for 4 guests.

  • Logo placement in galleries for the entire six-week exhibition
  • Name as sponsor of one juried prize (First Place, Second Place, Third Place or Best in Show)
  • Logo placement on event signs and website
  • Recognition on Armory’s social media platforms
  • Tickets to our Preview Party on Friday night for 2 guests.

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