Call for Artists for 2016 Sarasota Craft Show

The 2016 Sarasota Craft Show, December 2,3,4, will feature works from more than 100 exceptional artists and artisans from around the nation.

Fine Art & Sculpture Categories Are Now Being Accepted


(Sarasota, FL) Limited space remains for area artists to reach thousands of shoppers and collectors at the prestigious Sarasota Craft Show, December 2-4, 2016, at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota. Booths are available for all categories of fine art, including painting, photography, sculpture, graphics, glass, wood, ceramics, furniture and fiber art.

Richard Rothbard, president of American Art Marketing, the company that manages this and several other top crafts show around the country, says that festival coordinators hand-select the nation’s top artists, emphasizing technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design. According to Rothbard, the Sarasota-Manatee region is home to a wealth of first-rate artists and artisans.

“We’re very impressed with the depth and scope of the area arts community,” says Rothbard. “More regional artists are participating—and we invite others to contact us about booth opportunities. Space is limited but if they get to us soon, we’ll do our best to make room.”

Rothbard adds that last year’s show attracted nearly 5,000 people. “This is an admission show, which draws a discriminating and educated audience,” says Rothbard. “These are serious collectors and arts enthusiasts who have a passion for exceptional art and design. They understand that this is one of the nation’s most sophisticated fine art and crafts shows and, each year, they prove to be very willing buyers.” Interested artists should email Richard or call 845-661-1221 and visit to learn more about show requirements and booth fees.