Virtual Artist Market | Momentum


The Arts Commission invites national artisans, craftspeople, and makers to apply for an online artist market as part of the Momentum Festival. There is no fee for participation.

Launched in 2017, the Momentum Festival has been presented as a three-day festival of music and art along the Maumee riverfront to celebrate revitalization in downtown Toledo through the arts. The Momentum Festival supports local artists and musicians and invites international creatives to perform and exhibit in Toledo. For the last three years the Momentum Festival has brought dynamic interactive and accessible programming to tens of thousands of attendees.

 In 2020, The Momentum Festival is shifting to a combination of virtual and discoverable elements to safely engage attendees in arts and cultural experiences and comply with restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19. Momentum activity will kick off on September 17th in downtown Toledo and continue through mid-October. Through a blend of safe and separate virtual experiences, as well as discoverable artwork that improves public spaces, we will “keep the momentum going” during the pandemic. 


The call for vendors is open to any applicants who are currently living or holding a creative studio in the United States regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

All entries must be original, handmade, and crafted by the accepted vendor. The discovery of any fraudulent or copyrighted material is cause for disqualification and removal from the Virtual Artist Market. No copies of artworks or reproductions will be accepted. The Arts Commission reserves the right to refuse any work. Vendors must provide a link to an online sales platform of their own. Vendors are responsible for shipping or delivery of purchases, retain 100% of all sales, and are responsible for the collection and reporting of any applicable sales taxes.

Submission Instructions / Entry Procedure

Please follow these instructions and submit the following information:

● Contact info (name, email, phone number, address)

● Business Name & Social Media Links

●  Bio (150 words maximum)

●  Business Description & Inspiration (300 words maximum)

● Four product images and two display images; Files should be labeled LastName_FirstName_WorkSample1 (example: Smith_Max_WorkSample1.jpg) and should be 1000 pixels for the largest dimension

All of the above materials should be submitted at the following link:

Deadline to apply: August 16, 2020

For questions about the opportunity, please contact Crystal Phelps, Momentum Festival Manager,   

Reproduction of Images

Permission is granted to the organizers for reproduction of artwork for promotional purposes. Entry constitutes agreement with this understanding.

Momentum is presented by The Arts Commission, in conjunction with ProMedica and Toledo’s philanthropic community. Momentum is a festival of music and art in the city's downtown with a focus on the revitalizing waterfront. Momentum celebrates Toledo's rich artistic history, its promising and evolving forward trajectory, and draws thousands to the city.