Highlandtown Arts Celebrates the Spirit of the State Fair

Snake Hill, restaurant and alternative arts venue in Highlandtown, MD, is seeking artists to exhibit their State Fair/ Carnival/ Midway/ Carnival Food -themed work.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: July 5, 2019

Drop-off Deadline: July 26, 2019

Exhibition Dates: August 2, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Opening Reception: August 2 , 2019

State Fair Party: September 6, 2019

Closing Reception: September 27, 2019

Unsold Artwork Pickup: Sept 28 - October 2

Come one come all! We are seeking artists from across Maryland who have a penchant for the odd, the eccentric and who produce works that portray the wonder and allure of the State Fair and related themes! Be creative and have fun!

All 2 dimensional media will be considered, including, but not limited to painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, and fiber.  Hanging sculptures that don’t protrude from the wall farther than 4 inches may be considered. Artwork must be under 36 inches in any direction.

Themes and ideas:  State Fair, Carnival, Festival Food, Blue Ribbon, Prize-winning, etc.  These are up for loose interpretation.



Email submissions to bettynightowl@gmail.com.

Include your name, website/social media, info about piece(s) submitted including title, medium, year.  You will be notified by email by July 15 if your work is accepted. There is no entry fee. Submit up to 3 pieces.  


Work must be dropped off and ready to hang on dates specified during business hours at Snake Hill  418 S Clinton St, Baltimore, MD 21224


Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of exhibited works. Artists are encouraged to insure their pieces and must agree to hold Snake Hill harmless for any damage that may occur. Snake Hill, its agents and employees, assume no responsibility for the safety of the works submitted or exhibited.


Artists are responsible for their own sales and keep 100% of the sale price.  Work may be listed as “Not For Sale” (NFS) Work must stay up for the duration of the show.  We can mark it as sold, buyer can pick up at or after the closing reception.




Your submission grants the following: 1) Permission to Snake Hill to use digital images sent by the artist for publicity/promotional purposes. 2) Placement of digital images on our website/social media unless written notification is given to Snake Hill before exhibit opening. 3) Agrees with all the terms and conditions listed above. 4) Releases Snake Hill of any loss or damage of works.