Hi, artisans and craftspeople! This page is just for you.
Thanks for your interest in participating in this year’s PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair! It’s September 26 and 27, from 11 AM to 5 PM CST.
The deadline for applications to the PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair is September 15, 2020. You don’t need to fill in every detail of your Booth Central application (which doubles as the information that displays in your booth) in order to apply. Fill out only the questions with an asterisk (*) next to the question, the required fields, and get your application in so we can include you.
Once we approve your application, you’ll have the opportunity to update all the information and images you entered. And, you’ll be participating in the best fall art fair in Kansas City!
APPLY FOR THE FAIR
Here are the steps to participate in the art fair.
First, fill out and submit the Booth Central fair application. Here’s an instructional video on filling out the form:
Here is the actual web address of the application:
You must submit the application and be approved before you will be able to move on to setting up your booth. Don’t worry about getting the application perfect. Once you’ve applied and been accepted, you can go back to your application to work on your booth, updating all the text, links and photos to your heart’s content.
After you’ve been accepted, here’s what you should see now when you go to your Booth Central account:
Click on My Events (the Red Oval) and you’ll be here:
In the PeaceWorks KC Art Fair window, click on Edit Booth to update all your descriptions, images and information.
At the bottom of the page, click “Save.”
To start working inside your booth, go back to the My Events tab. This time click on “View Event”.
This will bring up the Event Page, the same page the public sees when first going to the fair. Now it has links just for you, though. At the top of the page click “Review Your Booth”.
The link at the top, Review Your Booth, takes you to the Live Fair. Here’s where you are now:
Now you can see your Booth Tile! Check out how your banner images, video (if any) and other images look. Review your artist name and description. Check the link to you website or other page. If anything’s hinky, you can go back to Edit Booth to update your booth tile.
At the bottom, you should see the red Start Video Chat button, which opens up your video chat. Think of this as customers stepping past your tent flap and into your booth. This is very similar to Zoom, which you are probably by now pretty familiar with. Go into your chat room and play around. Check out all the settings and functions.
A video below, “Tips and Tricks” at the very bottom, takes you through the whole process of working in your live booth at the fair, including the video chat.
Once you’ve got it all mastered, give yourself a Vulcan salute!
One more vital resource for you is Booth Central’s chat support. The icon for the chat is always at the lower left of your screen no matter where you are in Booth Central. It will look like one of the two icons here:
This chat opens up every time in the last chat session you had, and scrolling up in the chat window reveals all your chat history with Ben, Gary or one of the other Booth Central helpers. They take up to an hour to respond, until the art fair begins September 26, when they are there instantly if you need help during fair.
May you live long and prosper!
SPECIAL TUTORIAL SESSIONS ON ZOOM
David Bayard will be your guide through the process of applying for the fair, getting your booth set up and all other things. You can contact him directly. He will set up a time to meet with you on Zoom to get your application completed and get you into the fair, especially if you are having trouble navigating the application process.
By phone or text at (816)-765-0080
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
David will host bi-weekly Zoom meetings up until the art fair to help familiarize you with your virtual booth and practice working with it. This is the easiest way to learn the ropes!
Here is the schedule of sessions:
Saturday, September 12 at 3:00 PM CDT
Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00 PM CDT
Saturday, September 19 at 3:00 PM CDT
The Zoom link to open the meeting in your browser:
There will also be a live practice session during the week before the show.
PAY YOUR BOOTH FEE TO PEACEWORKS
There is a $35 fee to apply for the PeaceWorks KC Art Fair. If you haven’t already paid your fee, you can pay either by sending a check by mail to
PeaceWorks KC Art Fair
4509 Walnut Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
or by using PayPal through the link below. Please indicate on your check or in the PayPal comments the name of your business so we can keep track of your payment.
PAYMENT TO PEACEWORKS AFTER THE FAIR
In order to participate in the fair, you agree to remit a percentage of your artwork sales to PeaceWorks. Here’s how it works:
After the run of the show, PeaceWorks will ask you to tally your receipts from Saturday at the start of the Fair until Sunday midnight.
Determine your net sales by subtracting shipping and handling costs from sales. If net sales is less than $100, no contribution is due to PeaceWorks. If net sales is $100 or more, submit your contribution of 15% of net sales to PeaceWorks. You can use either PayPal or Check By Mail listed above.
A note about delivery of purchased items:
Some local patrons may be glad to pick up the sold artwork at the PeaceWorks office at 4509 Walnut, KC MO 64111. If they elect to do this, artists must bring the sold artwork along with the names of the artists AND the buyers to the PeaceWorks KC office on Tuesday or Wednesday, September 29 and 30 from 4 to 6 PM, and buyers may retrieve the artwork they bought on Thursday or Friday, October 1 and 2 from 4 to 6 PM.
Make sure your customers know when and where to pick up their art! And make sure you have their contact information, and they have yours, so you and they can coordinate the pickup. Here is the office address:
PeaceWorks KC Art Fair
4509 Walnut Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
For info, contact Dave Pack at (913) 541-1907 , or PeaceWorksKC@gmail.com.
This may be a bit of an inconvenience for customers, but it makes it possible for them to purchase your artwork. Usually customers are understanding of the unique situation of Covid-19 and are willing to do this ~ especially if they’re wild about your work!!
TUTORIALS ABOUT YOUR ART FAIR BOOTH
Below are some video tutorials that will guide you through the process of applying for the Fair, setting up your booth and getting ready to participate in the PeaceWorks KC Art Fair. The Booth Central videos will also be available on your page, along with a help menu and a live 24-hour support chat at the bottom left of your screen.
The first video is how to apply for a booth. Skip this if you’ve watched the video above.
This is David Bayard showing how he set up his booth and a few suggestions for you.
How to size and crop your images for the application/booth, and a little primer on taking photos of your artwork.
Just another video from Booth Central. You can apply for other fairs now, too!
This walks you through setting up for the fair.