2023 Artist Information
Guidelines and application for the 2023 A Taste for Art event
100% of net proceeds benefit Children & Families First
How do I apply?
After reviewing all of our event guidelines, you are encouraged to apply by completing the application above.
When is the deadline?
The 2023 application deadline is Friday, March 11th.
How will I know if I am accepted?
Confirmation will be sent to the email you provide on your application.
How many artists will there be?
The event is limited to a maximum of 25 artists.
How do you select your featured artists?
Featured artists are mindfully selected to ensure representation of local artisans, unique and quality original pieces, and a diverse offering of mediums including, but not limited to, photography, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, glass, wood, florals, paintings, and watercolors.
What is the fee to participate?
We do not charge an exhibitor fee. However, participating artists must agree to donate 25% of gross sales made during the event. Please review our purchase/sales and checkout procedures below.
What does my donation support?
A Taste for Art is Children & Families First's premiere annual fundraising event. 100% of the net proceeds go directly to support our mission and work throughout Delaware.
How will the event be promoted?
Beginning in February of 2023 and carrying through to event day our results-driven promotional strategy includes a dedicated event webpage, save the dates and invitations, e-newsletters, print ads and press features, billboards, social media and more. As a featured artist you receive these exposure benefits.
Where is the event?
A Taste for Art is an INDOOR event held at Riverfront Events, 706 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE.
How are spaces assigned?
Our event layout ensures good shopping flow, visibility, and separation of similar mediums. Each exhibitor will be assigned a dedicated area with adequate space for the display and sale of your art.
What are the event hours?
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Does the artist need to be on-site?
YES! As the creator, our guests are excited to speak with you and learn about your work, creative process, and inspirations. You or a representative must be present at your exhibit for the duration of the event.
When is set-up?
Set-up takes place in shifts between 12:00pm and 3:00pm on event day. Instructions will be sent via email two weeks prior to event day and volunteers will be available to assist.
What will CFF provide?
The event will provide adequate space in the main ballroom, a linen covered table, chair, and signage. You may opt to request that we also provide one 8ft x4ft pegboard with hooks, a 2nd chair, electricity.
What am I required to bring?
Your artwork of course! Beyond that and depending on your desired set-up you will need to bring your own hanging/display equipment, lighting, electrical cords, surge protectors, and any signage or decor to promote yourself. Please note: All art work, display, and storage cannot go beyond your exhibitor space.
What if I need support during the event?
Children & Families First upholds a firm commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect for all individuals in everything we do, and ask for the same from all who join us. Should you be exposed to or become aware, at any time during our event, of hate speech, disrespectful words, or inappropriate/aggressive behavior please notify one of our staff members immediately, as that individual will be required to leave.
Will there be food and drinks for the artists?
YES! Your admission to the event is complimentary and you are welcome to enjoy the offerings of the evening, understanding that it is important not to leave your station empty for long periods of time as it will adversely affect your sales success.
Can I bring a guest?
We're glad you asked! Your admission to the event is complimentary. In gratitude for your participation, each artist has the option of purchasing ONE general admission guest ticket at the discounted rate of $75pp - and we will send you a special link via email prior to the event. Any additional guests you wish to invite will need to purchase their tickets at full price.
How will purchases/art sales be handled?
IMPORTANT! Exhibitors are responsible for ALL sales of their art. The event will not provide a guest check out station. Guests will choose any piece(s) they wish to purchase and pay you directly at your space.
It ensures at the end of the evening you have been paid in full for your art sales and there is no delay.
It gives you a better opportunity to increase your customer base and engage with your consumers.
It reduces paperwork/invoicing and streamlines processes for all.
It accommodates for safety recognizing the impacts of COVID-19, eliminating guests standing in lines.
It expedites event closure removing the time delays caused by long check-out lines.
It makes your 25% contribution a fully tax-deductible donation to our 501c3.
What types of payment can I accept?
That decision is up to you. You are welcome to accept cash, check, credit card, PayPal, Venmo, etc. but you must come prepared with the technology, petty cash, and so on, to conduct all transactions at your space, as each exhibitor is responsible for their own sales this year.
How do I make my 25% of sales donation?
We will provide each exhibitor with a sales sheet to easily record all sales made during the event. Sheets will be collected by event staff at the end of the night and each artist will receive a copy for their records. We will use these sheets to tally your total sales and invoice you for your 25% contribution after the event.
Do I need insurance?
Although not required, we strongly recommend you secure your own insurance. The event has liability insurance but it DOES NOT cover you or your work.
Do I need a business license?
No. We do not require any licensure, business, vendor, or otherwise to participate in the event.
How and when will the event close?
The event and all sales will end promptly at 10:00pm. Event staff will come to your space to collect your sales sheet and provide instruction on breakdown procedures. To ensure safety exhibitors will not be allowed to remove displays or pull their vehicles up to the main entrance until the last guest has exited the event successfully. Volunteers will be available to help you pack up, transport, and load your vehicles.
Who do I contact with questions?
We understand you may have other questions and we're happy to provide answers because our success depends on your success! Please contact Event Coordinator, Steff DiMartine by phone 302-750-0519 or email email@example.com.