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Splash Art Market: Christmas @ Neon Milkshake Art Studio

#3, 7640 Fairmount Drive SE Calgary AB

403.200.5760    neonmilkshake.me@gmail.com




*Submissions due by October 16

*Registration fees (only if accepted): $145+gst = $152.25

*Neon Milkshake Art Studio takes 20% commission on all accumulative sales during Splash Art Market.



Artists display in one of 4 possible weekends

Weekend 1:

Fri Nov 17-19 / 6-10 (opening night)

Sat Nov 18 / 6-10

Sun Dec 19/ 12-5

Weekend 2:

Friday Nov 24 / 6-10 (opening night)

Sat Nov 25 / 6-10

Sun Nov 26 / 12-5

Weekend 3:

Fri Dec 1 / 6-10 (opening night)

Sat Dec 2 / 6-10

Sun Dec 3 /12-5


Weekend 4:

Fri Dec 8 / 6-10 (opening night)

Sat Dec 9 / 6-10

Sun Dec 10 / 12-5


Contact Info:

Splash Art Market @ Neon Milkshake Art Studio
Danielle Bartlette, event organizer / Studio Owner

Email submissions:

(Artists who participated in June 2017 Splash Art Market are automatically accepted into Christmas Splash Art Market 2017 without formally applying. contact Danielle if interested by September 16, 2017. )

Submission requirements:

  • 4-6 images of your work intended for sale (in jpeg format) with size, title, and medium (oil or acrylic etc) to neonmilkshake.me@gmail.com.
  • short bio and artist statement (approx. paragraph or two)
  • your phone number (for admin use only)
  • Image of yourself (artists are featured on website)
  • website address (if you have it)
  • Number of art pieces (approx). Ie: Artists are encourage to have about 10-12 paintings that which are about 24''x36''in size or smaller/larger artwork that is equivalent to the same area. Sculptures, fiber art, cards, jewellery etc. can be displayed on two tables per artist 12'x4'(ish).
  • Which weekend you are applying for. Weekend time slots are listed above. Participants can apply for multiple weekends, additional fees will apply.

If a submission is successful, a contract and inventory sheet will be issued to applicant. If you are an artist that has an inventory system for multiple items like jewellery , greeting cards etc. please let us know.

Set Up/Drop off/Pick up:

Wall-space, Easels, and tables will be provided by Neon Milkshake. Each artist will be given an average of about 6ftx8ft of wall-space and a 2ftx4ft table . Additional plinths, shelving units and such can be brought in by artists but must be discussed first.

Drop off art at Neon Milkshake Art Studio on Thursday, the day before the show during the afternoon/ evening (3:30-6:00pm) and pick-up is at the end day, Sunday at 5pm. Family and friends can pick up your work, but we just need to arrange for that ahead of time. Artists are expected to hang, display their own work during set-up.

Art tags:

(with our Splash Art logo) will be provided to all artists for their artwork, please bring a black pen to fill out the information. Pick up art tags beforehand saves artists time on the day of set up. Tags will include title, artist's name, dimensions, medium, and price. Again, if you are a jewellery artist or card-maker for instance, stickers on bulk items are acceptable as long as I know which product is which on the inventory sheet(s).


Artists will be asked to bring in one food item for Friday evening opening party.

Who can apply?

What kind of art is accepted for submission? Previous Splash Art Market participants have showcased paintings, drawings, jewellery, sculpture, handmade greeting cards, mixed media, fiber art. Show us what you have! There is a mixture of new and established art-makers in the show.

Is it possible for an artist to apply for more than one weekend? Yes,  additional fees will apply accordingly.

What happens when art sells?

How can someone buy art? Art can be purchased by debit, cash or credit card at the Splash Art Market cashier.

Who collects monies for work sold? Neon Milkshake will have a cashier for payment of sold items. Artwork sold will be given to artist's minus 20% commission after the month-long sale has finished within 30 days (typically a week).

Is there advertising?

Splash Art participants will be responsible for distributing a small stack of invites to show & sale. Please invite your family and friends!! Also, a total of 10,000 invites will be printed for mailbox distribution. There will also be a lot of social media, newsletter, and word of mouth.

How many artists are involved in Splash ArtMarket?

There will be about 12-16 different artists per weekend over the 4 weeks.