The Annual Midtown Art in the Park is a fine art festival featuring local and regional artists. The goal of this festival is to bring the cultural arts and entertainment community together as well provide a unique experience to the community we’ve come to grow and love. Midtown Art in the Park is underwritten and coordinated by the Midtown Management District —a State of Texas designated Cultural Arts & Entertainment District. Midtown is a non-profit 501 (c) organization.
Midtown Art in the Park is held every April on the grounds of historic Elizabeth Baldwin Park in the urban core of Houston, TX. Centrally located, Midtown is known for its many attractions including picturesque park spaces, long standing arts organizations, public art and a Cultural Arts District.
Applications for the 2015 Art in the Park will be accepted November 19 – February 11.
This is a fine art festival – NO machine made, mass produced items will be accepted
There is a $10 non-refundable application fee per artist
It is the artist’s responsibility to identify the category (medium) for which they would like to participate. Please choose the single category which best describes your work. If you do not choose a category your application will not be processed. If you are bringing two medium you must apply for each separately ($10 non-refundable application fee for each media) and be approved for each prior to display.
Medium categories are used by arts festivals as a tool for organizing artist’s images into logical, related groups for review. While a balanced show that equitably showcases both works of fine art and fine contemporary craft as well as diversity among media is a principal objective, there is no quota or entitlement by media category. We will however reserve the right to limit any participants.
2-D MIXED MEDIA
Two-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production.
3-D MIXED MEDIA
Three-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production.
All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry. No machine made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc. or from fluid media of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
All works crafted from fibers including leather, paper, basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and paper making. Machine tooling, machine screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are NOT permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artists, will be accepted.
Glass works that may be functional or purely decorative in design. Works that have been crafted via glass blowing, molding, or casting, as well as works that have been kiln-formed. Works may be etched or engraved. No form of mass production is permitted.
All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work allowed.
Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Photographic prints made from artist’s original negative that have been processed by the artist or under his/her direct supervision. Photographers are required to disclose their creative process and printing process. USE OF COMPUTER MANIPULATION MUST BE DIVULGED IN APPLICATION. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones, or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Print makers are required to disclose their creative process and printing process.
Three-dimensional original work created in any media.
Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved.
Art in the Park depends on the generosity of its many sponsors to engage and inspire people through divergent urban art, exceptional collections and exhibitions from some of our many art organizations. Below are some ways that you or your organization can sponsor Art in the Park and make a positive difference in the cultural life of our community.
For more information about
Midtown Art in the Park
please contact us at:
410 Pierce St. Suite 355
Houston, TX 77002
Mon to Fri
8:00 am-5:00 pm