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Art in Park 2023

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Art in Park

The 43rd Annual South Portland Art in the Park Show & Sale will be held Saturday, August 12, 2023 in Mill Creek Park from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Artists may check in starting at 7:00 a.m.

*As of 4/10/23, we have reached our maximum number of artist and we are looking forward to having a full show with the work of 170 artists on display. All applications received after this date will be added to the waitlist. Applicants on the waitlist will be contacted in the order they applied if spaces become available.

Art in the Park is open to all artists who wish to exhibit original PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS and PRINTS. Please be aware this is considered a “fine art” show and works will be carefully considered before being allowed. There will be a Judges’ Cash Award Competition and Sponsors’ Choice selections as described below. All exhibitors, regardless of whether they enter the Judges’ Cash Award Competition or designate works as Sponsor’s Choice selections, must submit an official entry form and pay the $100 entry fee. If you cancel before July 15th, you will be refunded $75.00; Art in the Park will retain the $35.00 advertising fee (if purchased) and a $25.00 administrative fee. If you cancel on or after July 15th, you will be refunded $75.00 if another artist registers for your spot.

The artists’ section of the park will accommodate up to 170 artists while allowing plenty of room for relaxed viewing by the public. Therefore, only the first 170 applicants will be accepted. A reserve list may be established. Artists submitting entries after July 15th, 2023 will not be listed in the festival brochure. Information can also be obtained by logging on to our web page at or on our Facebook page at South Portland Art in the Park.

All Exhibitors regardless of whether they enter prize competition, MUST pay the $100.00 fee to exhibit.  If you would like to include an ad, the cost is $135.00 (entry fee plus ad). Ad copy must be in either .JPG or PDF format and may be emailed separately to Jenna Martyn-Fisher - Ad copy must be received by July 15, 2023. 

Student Artists 
The $100 entry fee will be waived for students attending public school in South Portland; however, these students will be ineligible for a Judge's cash award and/or Sponsor's Choice selection unless they pay the $100 fee. If you're a student artist looking to exhibit at no cost, please complete the hard copy artist application and send directly to Jenna Martyn-Fisher at

Non-traditional Artists
We are limited to only 7 spots for non-traditional artists (pottery (4), sculpture (3). All applicants were selected at the end of February and we are no longer accepting applications for this type of art work.

Hard Copy Artist Applications 
If you wish to complete a hard copy application, please download the form below and return to Jenna Martyn-Fisher at 

Please choose appropriate fee below. 

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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