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Learn something new, connect with others in the community, stimulate your creativity or improve your health. Adult Enrichment offers a variety of fee-based classes and activities designed for adults of every age. 

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  • Arts & Craft Festivals

    Annual Arts & Craft Festivals Registration Procedure: No more than two(2) people/crafters may share a table/space. Applications will be accepted until show is full or before each show deadline. Entry Fee: Sorry, NO REFUNDS once your application and the fee have been accepted. You must pay for each show separately. An email will confirm your registration and acceptance into the show. If for any reason we cannot process your application, you will be notified by return mail, a phone call or an email. Hallway rental spaces: all exhibitors in the hallways will receive a minimum of 4 X 10" space. You will be expected to utilize the locker inlets as they are provided or be placed in front of lockers. Rental Fee: 8', 12', 16', 18' and 24' spaces and/or tables and they will all be 6' in depth or 12 X 12 spaces are available (limited number). 8' X 6' depths - (if you are requesting tables, add $5 per table) 8' space = $75 12' space = $95 16' space = $105 18' space = $115 24' space = $130 12' X 12' (to fit 10 X 10 tents) = $150 32' space = $170 You must indicate the number of tables you need on your registration form, 6' or 8' tables and add $5 per table. Number of Exhibits Exhibitors will be placed in the cafeteria, hallways and gym. We reserve the right to limit the number of like exhibits to ensure a broad variety of displays. Therefore, it is very important for you to indicate your major article(s) for sale on your registration form. This helps to decrease duplicates being sold. Registrations received are dated and exhibition/sale of your item(s) will be determined by that date. *Exhibition placement will depend upon registration date and show coordinator's discretion. Our shows fill quickly and are most often full well before the deadline. Publicity Everyone is asked to take part and do their share in promoting this event. We will publicize through the Brainerd Dispatch, radio stations, faculty in the area schools and local stores permitting signs. Much more is needed and we enlist your help and support. If you have any "ins" please publicize. Suggestions: newspapers (other than Dispatch), beauty shops, church bulletins, company lunchrooms, club newsletters, club meetings, and bazaars. Flyers will be sent out with your table/space assignment number at least ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE FESTIVAL. Items to be sold Items must be made by YOU or someone in your family and do NOT include baked goods. NO imports or articles made from kits or commercial items may be sold. Persons violating this rule may be asked to leave and will not be allowed in future shows. Tables & Spaces We will provide a limited number of tables at $5 per table and two chairs PER registration entry at no cost. Both 8' and 6' tables are the same price. Once these tables have been distributed on a first come first serve basis, additional chairs may be requested. You will be notified as to which of the above will apply to you. Tables should be covered. Tables are approximately 30' wide. See space depth information below. You may request an 8' space, and provide your own table or display providing they do not exceed the space allotted. Please indicate this on your registration form. Because of limited space, you must REQUEST permission to bring in extra equipment for your items. (T-stands, easels, etc.) Please note this when registering. These items must fit in your designated space allowed! Space Depth The depth of each area is dependent upon the area you are assigned. The maximum depth of the cafeteria and gym, 6' or 12' X 12' per space. The hallway depths are an exception to this as they can only be 4' in depth. Set-Up On Saturday, you may bring your items in at 6:00am. All tables must be completely set up by 8:45am. *Friday night set-up is dependent on and may be limited due to district school activities per each festival. (Please check your emails or mailings 1 week before the show to find your Friday night set-up times) Please check the posted flyers and numbered tables to find your exact location. Once tables have been set up you will be responsible for your own items. No carts are available at the school. Hours The Arts & Craft Festival hours for the general public will be Saturday, 9:00am-3:00pm. The school is open two-1/2 hours prior to the general public for EXHIBITORS only. Please do not bring family or friends through at this time. Please be at your table by 8:45am and set-up. All permits and licenses required by the State of MN or the Federal Government are the sole responsibility of the vendors. I do not regulate nor gover this. Please contact the State of MN with the information I have provided below. For more information, call Minnesota Department of Revenue, Corporate and Sales Tax Division, 651-296-6181 or check their web site at www.taxes.state.mn.us Sales Tax Information Any and all required sales tax and remittances are the sole responsibility of the vendors. According to state law, you must have a sales tax number and collect 7.875% MN sales tax; this includes a one-half of one percent sales and use tax for the city of Brainerd and one-half of one percent sales tax for Crow Wing County. A copy of your sales tax certificate or sales tax letter must be included with your application for each festival or your application will be rejected. Refreshments & Admissions A refreshment stand will be set up in the gallery next to the cafeteria. The money made from the refreshments is used to provide scholarships for area students. There is no admission charge to the public. Questions: If you have further questions, call or email Kari Roberts, Brainerd Community Education Craft Fair Coordinator, 218-454-6954, kari.roberts@isd181.org between 9:30am-3pm, Monday through Friday. Mailing address for Kari Roberts, 12191 Jasperwood Dr, Baxter MN 56425 Future Show - Mark Your Calendar! TBD Hotel/Motel Information (Brainerd/Baxter area)