WAS-H Art Fair 2023

August 27, 2023 8:29 PM | Kelly Medrano (Administrator)

It's time for the 2023 WAS-H Art Fair!

When: Saturday, October 21

Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Where: WAS-H Parking Lot

Eligible Participants: WAS-H members only


Tent Space (8 spaces available)

  • 10' x 10'
  • Unlimited pieces of Art
  • Unlimited sizes
  • Tent may be shared with other WAS-H artists but only one artist needs to sign up for the tent space.
  • Member responsible for manning tent during the entire event.
  • Work set-up or break-down crew.
  • Fee: $35

WAS-H Community Tent

  • 10 pieces of Art
  • Matted & in clear plastic. Each piece of art will be labeled by WAS-H.
  • Art must be no larger than 16 x 20, matted.
  • Participants take turns helping customers (two hours, max)
  • Work set-up or break-down crew.
  • Fee: $10


Table (8 spaces available)

  • 6' x 8'
  • Unlimited pieces of Art
  • Unlimited Sizes
  • Table may be shared with other WAS-H artists - one artist will sign up for the table.
  • Member responsible for manning table during the entire event.
  • Work set-up or break-down crew.
  • Fee: $30


Morning set-up will begin at 8 am. Set-up crew will bring tables/chairs down from upstairs and place them at the front on the building, along the sidewalk until all the tent participants have set up their spaces. Garbage cans will be strategically placed around the lot and bottled water/ice will be set up in the downstairs kitchen area. Crew will also need to install the two Art Fair Flags in front.

Artists with tents will have 20 minutes to unload and remove cars from lot.

Artists with tables will have 15 minutes to unload and remove cars from lot.

Space Allocations: For those who will purchase a tent space or a table space, the map is shown below with the appropriate space numbers (1 through 16). You can indicate your preference when signing up for the event. The first sign-up with an appropriate space number will be assigned the space.

Art: Must be 80% watermedia (no oil). Art must be presentable and in good taste. Participants with tents/table spaces may bring framed pieces and additional tables, etc. to set0up their space. We recommend having one or two framed pieces, with the remainder of the pieces matted for presentation. Standard sizes are ideal for sales, since standard frames are most cost effective for the customer. You may sell prints of your original art at this event.

Sales: Will be run through the WAS-H cashier desk, which will be right outside the WAS-H front door, near the community tent. WAS-H will receive 25% of the sale, so please price your pieces accordingly.

Rain or Shine: If bad weather appears, we will move the event inside the WAS-H building, using both the up and downstairs area. Space will be limited, so artists may need to limit the volume of work if this happens.

Advertising: We are creating more brochures this year and ordering 20 new neighborhood signs to put out the Sunday before the event. We will also use Facebook and Instagram marketing to get the word out to our community. We are looking for a bigger turnout this year!

Pre-Fair Meeting: We will host an information meeting about two weeks before the sale to ensure that all participants understand the details on the day of the event. We will go over space allocation, seller responsibilities, and discuss Art Fair best practices. Sellers are required to attend the meeting - preferrably in person, but we will also offer a zoom option. 



We need volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer as a set-up helper, coordinator, cashier, follow this link to sign-up.


  • September 07, 2023 9:53 AM | Mary Klug
    I would like to participate in the community tent and am happy to do the 2 hours of work, but am only available in the morning. Would it be possible to do what would be my "table time" during set up?
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    • October 08, 2023 2:51 PM | Kelly Medrano (Administrator)
      Hi Mary- If you haven't already, please use the link the above article to sign up to be a volunteer for the art fair. If you have any other questions, reach out to Laura Mossman at admin@watercolorhouston.org
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