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Calling All Artists – Apply for the UNplaza Art Fair!

Unplaza collage

Peaceworks KC is excited to announce we are now accepting artist applications for the UNPlaza Art Fair! The UNplaza Art Fair is our primary fundraiser of the year and an opportunity to feature local artists. For the first time we also have an online application to make it easier than ever to apply. You can apply either ONLINE or with a PAPER APPLICATION. Note: you must have a Google account to apply online. PayPal an be used to apply either online or on the paper application. Application deadline is August 15, 2019. See details below:

DATE: September 21 – 10 AM to 6 PM. & September 22 – 10 AM to 5 PM.
(set up is from 4-6 PM on Friday September 21 and 8-10 AM on Saturday September 22.)

LOCATION: Southmoreland Park, KCMO (same location as 2018 – West of Oak Street and the Nelson-Atkins Museum and north of Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard/47th Street)

PeaceWorks Kansas City is committed to inclusion – communities of color, persons of all genders, LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual), genderqueer, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We are adding a Friday setup option for 2019. Because of the extra security costs we will incur, we have increased the application fee to $35.

Two UNplaza artists’ events will be held in conjunction with the art fair:

Saturday, August 17, 4:00-5:30 – Artists as Brand- by Vania Soto

Do struggle between how you market yourself as an artist and your work? Participants will learn about the importance of branding and marketing of oneself as an artist, above and beyond promotion of “the art.”

Vania Soto – Kansas City Fine Artist Vania has been a selling artist for 13 years, but has been an artist all her life. Inspired by artists such as the great Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and other Mexican cultural icons she incorporates traditions such as Día de Los Muertos into her works.

Tuesday, August 27, 6:00-7:30 PM – Get a Second Look: How to capture the right customer

What is it that you don’t know (or, afraid to ask) about vending? Participants will learn how to create an inviting atmosphere for customers as well as tips and best practices for fair contract review and preparation.

Clarissa KnightenClarissa’s inborn creativity for design and embellishment lead her to become an entrepreneur in 2007. Her business, Rissa’s Artistic Design(R.A.D.) is a haven for those who seek something special and unique. As a self-taught artist, she hand crafts one-of-a-kind original masterpieces that will inspire your creative side. These designs range from Earthy to Edgy to Elegant. Utilizing artistic wire and gemstones. These custom made pieces can transform any outfit into a creative expression that is made just for you.

Man hanging origame peace cranes.