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CALL TO ARTISTS for Decatur Arts Festival

  • Saturday, May 23, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, May 24, 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Norcross, GA


  • Must be a current MAGG Member to participate.



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Saturday, May 23 | 10am - 6pm

Sunday, May 24 | 11am - 5pm

Application Deadline April 6

Space Reservation with Intent to Participate

The DEADLINE of APRIL 6th is rapidly approaching for you to send in your information and have your $20 paid IF you want to be considered to participate in the MAGG Booth.  Details are stated below.

The prestigious and well-established Decatur Arts Festival is coming up May 23rd and 24th.  The Metal Arts Guild of Georgia (MAGG) will be participating in the Decatur Arts Festival Artists' Market for our 10th consecutive year.  In 2012 the festival started placing guilds and organizations on the Plaza (close access to MARTA) with wonderful results!  Since then our sales have improved with each year.  There will be 6 artists representing MAGG and selling their work in our double-sized 20-foot booth.  All artists who are current members of MAGG are invited to apply to be selected to be one of the six.  Here are this year's guidelines / rules / policies and costs.  Please review these rules carefully.

  1. There is a $20 non-refundable application fee.
  2. All artists must provide 2 quality .jpeg photos of their work.  The photos will be blind reviewed by jurors and 6 participants selected.  The goal is to have 4 veteran participants and 2 participants that are new to the festival experience.  This is a great opportunity to experience selling at a festival without the full risk and effort that entails.  The photos of the selected artists may also be used in promoting MAGG's participation in the Festival.
  3. 2 additional artists will be selected to be alternates.
  4. In order to cover the expenses of the booth itself, miscellaneous festivals expenses, credit card fees and the tent set-up and rental, it will cost each artist $185 to participate.  Then 15% of your sales will go to MAGG.
  5. All 6 participants will meet as a group with Lisa Heller on a date TBD and before May 3rd to decide on display and set up and use of Square for all income processing.  All of the sales are processed to MAGG directly and within a month participants will receive their 85% share of their sales in a check from MAGG.
  6. Since one of the goals of participation in the Festival is to promote MAGG, the booth set-up uses a uniform display at the Festival for all participating artists.  MAGG will provide the display materials.  The uniform display was very well-received both by last year's participants and the buying public.
  7. At the same group meeting, the group will decide logistics for moving, hauling, & return of equipment, such as banners, tables, glass cubes and display materials.  The participants will also discuss the uniform display set-up.
  8. All 6 participants are responsible for assisting with selecting, picking up & setting up of all MAGG equipment on Friday, May 22nd and taking down, returning and putting it away on Sunday, May 24th.

If you are interested in being one of the 6 artists:

  1. Email your name, cell number, email address, 2 .jpeg photos of your work and whether or not you have participated previously to  Please put "Participation in Decatur Arts Festival" as the subject.
  2. Pay the $20 non-refundable application fee via the MAGG website.

The DEADLINE to receive your information and have your $20 paid is April 6th.  The names of everyone who expresses interest and has paid the $20 through the website will be provided to the jurors on April 7th and selected participants and alternates will be notified on April 11th.

If you are selected, you, you must pay your $185 booth fee by May 15th or an alternate will be invited to take your place.

Please note that all participants must commit to being present at the planning meeting, must be present for equipment pick-up & set-up, for the duration of the festival, and present for tear down & pack-up and return to storage.


Not a current MAGG member?  Join today so you can be considered for to participate in this MAGG Member event.  Membership is $50 annually.

Next, submit your $20 nonrefundable registration fee via the MAGG website at

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Lisa Heller

Festivals and Events Chair


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