The Kentucky Art Market
Woodland Christian Church
530 East High Street
Lexington, KY 40502

August 15 & 16, 2020

Call to Artists

Hello!  You are invited to apply to the new Kentucky Art Market at Woodland Christian Church on August 15 and 16, 2020.  As you may know, Woodland Christian Church has had an Art Festival for many years at the same time as the Woodland Art Fair in Woodland Park.

The show is now under the direction and organization of Dan Neil Barnes, one of Lexington’s nationally known glass artists.  Dan and his team will be bringing experience from the many national shows he has exhibited in including the American Craft Council Shows, Port Clinton Art Festival in Chicago, Dogwood Festival in Atlanta, Bayou City Festival in Houston and many others.

Our mission is to provide a venue especially for talented Kentucky artists.  Kentucky Crafted and Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsmen members will receive priority in the jury selection process.


Below are some highlights you can expect for the 2020 show:

A juried show with high quality art and craft.

Booth spaces that are 11′ X 11′ with significant storage space behind most booths.

Staggered set-up time for easy load-in on Fridays.

Artists at this show will be pre-juried for acceptance into next year’s show.

Pastries, fresh fruit and coffee provided each morning.

Complimentary lunch each day.

Only 75-80 booth spaces.

Indoor bathrooms for artists and helpers.

Convenient, low-cost vendor parking available.

Booth sitters available upon request.

Best of Show Award – automatic acceptance and free booth space for next year.


Following the information below is the 2020 application for the show. 
Please contact Dan Barnes with any questions about the show at 859-559-3171.
Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a venue especially for talented Kentucky artists.  We hope to bring talented, individual artists together with people who appreciate and support their creative endeavors.  We are excited to offer original art and craft to customers seeking quality work from real working artists.  Furthermore, we will never knowingly allow exhibitors with less than genuine work to exhibit.  Nor do we accept those buying and selling objects meant to be perceived as genuine art.

We are also pleased that all of the proceeds from The Kentucky Art Market go to support the outreach ministries of Woodland Christian Church.  This significant fundraiser for Woodland translate into support for many community organization that help the poor and disenfranchised.  Thank you for  your contribution.  The show coordinators, Dan Neil Barnes, Steve Johnson, and Rita Day are volunteers who give their time to support both the artist community and the mission of the church.

You are invited to apply to this juried, reasonably priced, two-day event which is open to artists and craftsmen, both in Kentucky and outside the state.


Time Line

Applications Open:  January 10, 2020

Applications Due:  May 1, 2020

Notifications By:  June 1, 2020

Booth Checks Deposited:  June 7, 2020



Friday, August 14, 2020

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Staggered times assigned based upon booth location.  Set-up times will be sent to artists in advance.  NO Saturday set-up.

Please check in on Friday at the registration desk located inside the church (Kentucky Avenue entrance) for your space assignment, parking passes, and last minute show information prior to unloading.

Exhibitors may drive onto the field to unload/load at their space weather permitting.

Please be prepared to dolly in from the street, if needed.


Show hours:

Saturday, August 15, 2020

10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

10:00 am to 5:00 pm.



Sunday, August 16, 2020, 5:01 pm to 8:00 pm.

No early breakdowns.  Exhibitors breaking down early will not be invited back to the show next year.

All booths must be removed from the field by 8:00 pm.

Exhibit area must be left clean and free of trash at breakdown.

Driving onto the field will not be permitted until all customers have left the area.


Application Process

Application fee (non-refundable):  $25.00

Print application form and fill it out.  (Application link available below)

Mail the application form along with (3) three printed images (photographs or images printed from your computer) and (1) one booth image to address below.

Include (2) two separate checks with your application.  (One check for the $25.00 application fee and one check for the booth fee.  The check for the booth fee will only be cashed upon notification of acceptance into the show.)

Make checks payable to

Woodland Christian Church.


Mail to:
Woodland Christian Church
530 East High Street
Lexington, KY 40502
ATTN:  Rita Day

Booth Fees: (Check for booth fee will only be cashed upon notification of acceptance.)
Standard (11′ X 11′ – white tents only): $250.00
Corner (11′ X 11′ – white tents only):  $250.00 (+ $25.00 due at check-in)*
Premium (11′ X 11′ – white tents only):  $250.00 (+ $25.00 due at check-in)*
Double (22′ X 22′ – white tents only):  $500.00
Non-Profit Groups (adjacent to show site):  $100.00
*Corner spots and premium spots (high visibility in front of show) are limited and will be assigned after the jury process.  Additional $25.00 will be collected at check-in.

Complimentary pastries, fresh fruit, and coffee will be provided each morning.  One lunch will be provided each day of the show.  A lunch ticket for each day will be included in your registration packet.


Application Deadline:

May 1, 2020

Application will continue to be accepted after the deadline until the show fills.  A late fee of $50.00 will be charged for late applications.


Show Standards:
All items offered for sale must be the original work of the exhibitor.  The work exhibited and booth design must be consistent with the quality and style of work represented in the images.  The artist must be present for the entire show.
Jury Process:
All applications will be juried by a panel of jurors.  Dan Neil Barnes will head the jury process. Dan has been a juror for The American Craft Council, Amdur Productions in Chicago, Francisco Farm in Midway and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.
Applications will be notified as to their status by e-mail by June 1.  A wait-list will be kept by category.
Booth Displays:
All exhibitors must have a white tent.  No tarps or colored tents allowed.  Booth displays are to be professional, neat and attractive.  Tables must be covered to the ground.  Exhibitors are responsible for securing their booth properly with stakes and weights (no water jugs).  It is a grass field; staking is permitted and encouraged.
Parking options will be available for exhibitors adjacent to the show area.  Cost and registration for parking will be sent with the exhibitor’s acceptance notice.  Exhibitors may also use street parking.
Rules & Guidelines

All items for sale must be the original work of the exhibitor.  No buy/sell, imports, kits, or commercial products.  Management reserves the right to remove any exhibit/exhibitor without refund and with recourse.

Items exhibited and offered for sale must be consistent with submitted images and in accepted category only.  You will be asked to remove any items in your booth NOT approved during the application process.

Exhibitors may no sublet or share booth space.

An accepted application is a commitment to show.  Cancellations must be in writing and submitted to the church 45 days prior to the show.  No credits or refunds within 45 days of show.  A $50.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from any refund/credit issued.

Show is rain or shine; set up is on grass.  Exhibitors are responsible for securing their booth properly, with stakes and weights.

$35.00 fee for all returned checks.

Exhibits/Exhibitors must not extend beyond allotted 11′ X 11′ space and designated storage area behind the booth.

Submitted images may be used for publicity purposes.  Receipt of images grants permission.

Security will be provided, however, The Kentucky Art Market shall not be liable or responsible for any items lost, stolen or damaged.

All Exhibitors selling consumable products (prepared food, soap, any product consumed in or on the body) must have valid commercial general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars).

Application fee is required to process applications and is, therefore, non-refundable.

The Kentucky Art Market reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules.


Sales Tax:
Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax to the Kentucky Department of Revenue.  Tax forms will be included in your registration packet.


Dan Neil Barnes (859-559-3171)
Rita Day @