Artist Applications

Visual Artist Application


Applications for 2023 were open from Friday, October 7th through Tuesday, January 31st. Stay tuned for information about applying for the 2024 Season.

This application is for professional or emerging artists wishing to participate in VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays. VIBES is held on the first Thursday of every month, beginning in April through October, from 5:00-9:00pm.

Visual Artists are paired with downtown Edmond businesses for each event. Participating downtown Edmond businesses will select artists listed on www.edmondvibes website that best fit their venue for VIBES OR artists will be placed by the VIBES staff. Many businesses book artists well ahead of time. Each business may vary in how long the artist can display at their location. (Some may permit artists to remain on exhibit longer than the duration of the event if agreeable.)

VIBES provides a partnership for businesses and artists to build clientele, goodwill, and brand recognition. Artists are encouraged to have their art ready to hang and priced before arriving to set up. Artists are considered independent contractors and responsible for taking payment, reporting taxes, and providing the appropriate vendor/business licensing when necessary. NO COMMISSION is required from artists to VIBES or the business.

Selection Process

Artist applications and images submitted will be reviewed by the committee for inclusion at the event and on the VIBES artist page. Inclusion on the website does not guarantee artists will be selected to participate each month AND artist are not committed to display each month. The application gives the option to provide monthly availability. Artists are encouraged to independently contact businesses listed on this website if there is a location preference following notification of pairings opening by VIBES staff.

Once selected with a confirmed location to exhibit at VIBES, please contact to be included and promoted as a presenting artist. In addition, selected artists are expected to communicate with the businesses, arrive promptly, participate when booked, and promote VIBES independently.

The $50 non-refundable application fee is considered a donation to VIBES a program of the Edmond Fine Arts Institute (a 501c3 nonprofit) and is tax deductible. This fee is merely to insight buy-in from applying artists and to indicate commitment when/if selected for participation.

By applying, you agree to the use of images and information submitted in this application by VIBES and the Edmond Fine Arts Institute on the website and for promotional purposes.

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We want to continue this event for years to come to support local artists. Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor to make that happen!