Apply now to be a First Friday vendor for 2023

(Here’s the link for those who want to skip ahead to the First Fridays at Haynie’s Corner application)

First Friday at Haynie’s Corner returns this spring, and artists are invited to apply for this special Evansville event.

What are First Friday events?

First Friday at Haynie’s Corner is a seasonal arts and community fair in the center of the Haynie’s Corner Arts District neighborhood near Downtown Evansville from 5:30 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The monthly event draws thousands of people to experience the art vendors, live music, adult beverages and good community vibes.

There are more than 50 art vendors that setup for First Fridays through the season. ARTSWIN staff help curate the art vendors that setup at First Fridays. If you have some items you want to sell or want to setup a booth to market your art, the first thing you need to do is apply.

First Fridays at Haynie’s Corner Application

Click here to view the online application form. This is a Google form. If you need other accommodations to apply, please contact us at the Arts Council at 812-303-3178 or by email at [email protected].

Apply before the deadline

The first deadline to apply is April 7. Applying by April 7 ensures your fee to setup for the season is only $40 (one-time payment for all six events) if you’re approved to be a vendor. If you apply after the deadline, the fee goes up to $55 — which is still a bargain, but why not apply on time.

After you apply, ARTSWIN staff will vet your application and let you know within a week whether your application was approved. And by April 17, ARTSWIN will assign you an area to setup for the first event on Friday, May 5.

ARTSWIN and Haynie’s Corner Arts District Association staff and volunteers are always available to help or answer any questions you may have about First Fridays.

First Friday Schedule

All events are 5:30 – 9 p.m.

May 5
June 2
July 7
Aug. 4
Sept. 1
Oct. 6

Where are First Friday events?

First Friday is in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District neighborhood near Downtown Evansville. The event is centered around the area of the historic Alhambra Theatre and Haynie’s Corner Fountain. There are seven bars are restaurants in the immediate area of the event.

Other opportunities for artists

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is the place for artists to find opportunities locally and regionally. Be sure to regularly stop by the calls for artists page to see find new ways to exhibit your work.

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