Call for Art

Mother’s Day Weekend Artisans Market
Saturday, May 13, 9 am – 4:30 pm
University of Michigan

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

1800 N. Dixboro Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Application Deadline March: 12,  11:59pm
Notifications: March 20
Seeking artists to display and sell their work at Matthaei during our annual Mother’s Day Weekend Plant Sale. What are we looking for? Unique crafts, art, or something in between in a variety of media. Last spring artists offered ceramics, jewelry, paintings, note cards, photography, illustrations, sculpture, and more. Think fresh, springy, mom- and nature-focused arts and crafts.
Booth size options:
$30 full size 8’x30”
$20 half size (full size split by two people) 4’x30”
Need more than a table? Enhance your booth with extra merchandising touches. Supplies limited.
  • Easel – $2 each
  • White table cloth – $5
  • A 4″ table (only 2 available) $15

Payment(s) due after acceptance. Instructions for payment will be sent to you and payment is expected within a week of acceptance.


Please read our FAQs

If there wifi?
Yes! you may use it to process credit cards

What is the table size?
A full size table is 8’x30″.  You may also apply for a half table,  for $20. Unless you specify a person to split the table with we will pair you with someone. Full sized tables have the option of adding on a 4’x30″ table that can be used for $15.  These can be requested but are not guaranteed.

Can I split a table with a friend?  
Yes! The total cost for a split table is $40, so $20 each.

Is this inside?

Where will I park?
After unloading you will park in our overflow parking lot, about a 7 minute walk from the building.  We will have a golf cart available to shuttle you to your car if you need it.
If you have concerns about the parking please let us know in the application, we are happy to make accommodations.

Can I have two booths? This will be determined on a case by case basis but due to the limited space it is unlikely. You may ask to add the extra 4′ table or 8’x30” floor space but due to limited availability it is not guaranteed.

Do chairs cost extra?

Will you have table sitters?
No, please plan accordingly.

Is there a place to keep food?
Yes, there is a kitchen right off of the auditorium that you can use to store and heat food.

Will there be coffee available?  
Yes, we will have complimentary coffee, tea, and water available to vendors.

Do I have to stay from 9:00am to 4:30pm?
Yes, we want all of our visitors to have a great experience and so we ask that you commit to this time frame.

I see that members receive 10% off the plant sale from 9am to 10am, does this include my items?
No! You will not be asked to discount your items and there will be signs informing members that this is the case.