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RAM announces plans for virtual Greenwich Village Art Fair

From Sarah Bursley McNamara
Rockford Art Museum

In response to the current global health crisis, Rockford Art Museum announces plans for the 72nd Greenwich Village Art Fair to go to a virtual two-day event, happening September 19–20, 2020.

The virtual Greenwich Village Art Fair will showcase a few photos for each artist along with their artist bio and a link to their respective e-commerce sites. Greenwich will also have fun events such as studio visits, workshops, music performances and demonstrations streaming live throughout the weekend. The only fee involved for the artists is the $30 application fee—there will not be a traditional “booth” fee, and 100% of sales that weekend go directly to the artists in their entirety. Admission to the online fair will be free for the public.

This is a special year and we are taking this opportunity to expand our traditional offerings of fine art to include fine craft and craft. However, the art must still be original and not mass-produced. Categories of art include: ceramics, drawing/works on paper, fiber, furniture, leather, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood. All of these categories are better explained at

Artists interested in participating should fill out the zapplication form by August 16th. And for a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please check out this event on the Greenwich Village Art Fair Facebook page.

Established in 1948, Greenwich Village Art Fair is the longest-running fundraiser for Rockford Art Museum and the oldest art fair of its kind in the Midwest.

About Rockford Art Museum: Founded in 1913, the mission of Rockford Art Museum is to foster creativity and build community through visual arts. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Connect with us on Facebook @rockfordartmuseum and Instagram @rockfordart #rockfordartmuseum, and go behind the scenes with us on our free mobile app. Learn more at

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