Calling Connecticut Artists! Funky Arts Walk Seeking Artists to Sell Wares

The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery invites CT artists of all genres to participate in their Funky Arts Walk with live music all day, Saturday 8/4/12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery, in association with Artsplace and Drescher Insurance of Cheshire, invites artists to apply for acceptance to participate in The Funky Arts Walk located on the courtyard and along the red brick walkways of The Watch Factory Shoppes in Cheshire, CT.

In an effort to bring more art to the community and more of the community to artists, The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery is hosting The Funky Arts Walk with live music all day on Saturday, August 4, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery is a warm and welcoming arts cafe hosting weekly live music and monthly stand-up comedy, storytelling, poetry slams and art receptions while serving creative comfort food, craft beer and wine, fair trade organic coffee, espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, teas and decadent desserts.

Located at The Watch Factory Shoppes on 130 Elm Street, off Rte. 68 in Cheshire, CT across from Cheshire Academy, the cafe's gallery currently has two-year wait list to show.

Much like the work that can be found at The Funky Monkey, the Art Walk will be an eclectic mix of graphic art, fabric arts, photography, upscale jewelry, sculpture, painters of all genres, pottery, silver and metal works.

* This is a juried event.
* The Cost to apply is FREE.

Upon acceptance, there is a small fee of $25.00 to cover advertising costs.

This Art Walk intends to bridge the gap between the community and the artists. We understand that getting your artwork to the public is usually the most difficult part of being an artist. It certainly is when you're trying to support yourself as an artist. With that in mind we are keeping the cost low but our expectations high. That's why we have chosen to make this a juried event.

During Art Walk artists will be encouraged to work on a piece, demonstrate their technique, or discuss and share their inspiration while displaying their artworks for sale. All participants will be provided with a 6x8 space. Some spaces are in full shade. Individual spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. So apply early!

Deadline to apply: Thursday, July 15th

Advertising is being provided by The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery as well as our sponsor, Artsplace of Cheshire.

Accepted Artists will be advertised on the 'Funky Art Walk' event page, CPFA-Artsplace of Cheshire and The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery pages on Facebook, through Constant Contact email newsletters from Artsplace and The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery, and via e-newspaper The Patch, CT.Now and area newspaper press releases.

The sooner you apply and are confirmed as a participant, the more advertising you will receive!

To apply: Applications preferred digitally through the 'Funky Art Walk' Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/FunkyArtsWalk.

Post no more than (3) images of your work with a short description of your process. Please note if you need electric outlet.

Alternative application method if you absolutely cannot apply via Facebook: Send e-mail to cafe owner Tracey Burrill via email: thefunkymonkeycafe@gmail.com.

Mapquest directions are available on the cafe website's 'Find Us' page if you wish to visit the Watch Factory Shoppes and the cafe before you apply.

Artists will be accepted and notified of participation on an ongoing basis as they are accepted. All confirmation of acceptance is guaranteed by Monday July 16.

Please note: We are not looking for arts and crafts.

All artists that have been chosen to participate are required to have the $25 fee due paid on or before July 20th. We will accept Cash or Credit and check.
Checks should be made out to: "The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery"

Mailed to:
The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery
130 Elm Street,
Cheshire CT 06410

Credit card payments can be accepted in person only, at the register at The Funky Monkey Cafe & Gallery at the above address.

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Alan July 08, 2012 at 08:51 PM
I tried to apply via Facebook but they don't seem to be taking the time to respond to posters there (which I found rather annoying as I made a FB page just to apply, despite hating FB myself), either to acknowledge they've received an entry or to respond to questions from interested parties (as the manner in which they expect people to respond and post entries on their page is confusing). Kind of put me off wanting to enter, to be honest, so I deleted my FB page.
Jaimie Cura July 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Hi Alan, thanks for writing - sorry you had a less than stellar experience. I'll reach out to the point of contact and let her know of your concerns.
Leslie Hutchison July 09, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Alan, the site is working and the organizer is responding to posts. Please try again, it looks like a wonderful event!
Tracey Burrill July 09, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Alan, sorry it's not working for you. Artists can either post on the Funky Art Walk wall, or send a message on the Funky Art Walk page to apply~ FB is a titch confusing. We have been responding to posts and checking it every day, but I don't see anything from you. Please feel free to apply via email to: thefunkymonkeycafe@gmail.com for your ease. Thanks for your interest in participating, I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers, Tracey


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