Join us for the 2nd Annual
Abbe Museum Indian Market
May 17 - 19, 2019
Hot on the heels of the Abbe's wildly successful inaugural Indian Market, the museum has begun laying the foundation for next year's event -- and we'd love for you to be a part of the fastest growing market in the East!
Dates to Remember
November 1, 2018 - Application and Application Fee Due (submission is not complete unless both are received)
November 15, 2018 - Late Application Deadline (Additional Fee)
December 2019 - Jury Process
January 15, 2019 - Artist Acceptance Notification
March 15, 2019 - Artist Contract & Booth Fee Due
Friday May 17, 2019 from 11 to 2 - Artist Check-In at the Abbe Museum
Friday May 17, 2019 from 5 to 7:30 - Opening Party at the Abbe Museum
Saturday May 18, 2019 from 10 to 5 - Abbe Museum Indian Market on the Village Green
Sunday May 19, 2019 from 10 to 4 - Abbe Museum Indian Market on the Village Green
Application & Other Docs
If have any questions about the application packet, please email Dawn Spears at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booth fees are $300, shared booths are $350.
Market weekend, each artist will have a 10 x 10 booth with one (1) 8' x 30" table and two (2) chairs. Tables will be uncovered/unskirted, so please feel free to bring your own decor for your space. Booths will not have sides, so if you have art to hang, please be sure to bring your own setup.
Please note that this an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for Maine weather. And, because we are on an island, the forecast can change considerably each day.
Opening Party & Competition
The Abbe Museum Indian Market kick-off event on Friday, May 17 (at the Abbe Museum: 26 Mount Desert Street) will celebrate the opening of the Market with local cuisine, a special performance, and the opportunity to mingle with friends of the Abbe Museum and other participating Native artists. It will be a one-of-a-kind event that you won't want to miss! Each artist receives one complimentary ticket.
New for 2019: we will be introducing a People’s Choice and Artist’s Choice Awards competition. These will be selected and awarded during the Friday evening opening party. Artists will be asked to deliver a piece to the Museum between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. that Friday. During the reception, artists and guests will be able to vote using a colored ticket (designating whether they are an artists or event guest). Each category winner will receive a $500 prize, ribbon and recognition throughout AMIM. Artwork will be returned to the artists at the close of the event.
Driving: From Boston (268 miles), follow Interstate I-95 through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and to Bangor, Maine (exit 182A - I395) and pick up Route 1A to Ellsworth. Follow Route 3 to Bar Harbor. Another route is I-95 to Augusta (exit 113), take Route 3 to Belfast over to Route 1 to Ellsworth, then back to Route 3 into Bar Harbor.
Additional travel details can be found on the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce website. If you need any advice on travel to the Island, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Abbe staff. We are here to help!
If you have any questions or concerns about the Market, please reach out to the Abbe Museum at 207-288-3519 or email@example.com.