The 3rd Saturday each August is set aside for the Annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Fair.   We are very proud that 2016 marks the 43rd year the fair has taken place.   This is a long standing, time honored fair that crafters won’t want to miss.

Requirements for Crafters are as follows:

  • All media must be handmade
  • All food items must be professionally packaged and preserved
  • Crafters are responsible to collect and report Kansas sales tax – forms provided

Registration begins at 6:00 a.m.  Display area must be ready to sell at 9:00 a.m.
Judging for Artist of the Month begins at 9:00 a.m. (see Artist of the Month rules below).

Tear down begins at 3:00 p.m. – no early tear downs please.

Tables and chairs are available.  Requests for water, electricity, and other such considerations must be made when submitting your registration form and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis as these amenities are limited – no guarantees.

Please download Crafter’s Registration Form by clicking on the link: 2017 Crafters Registration Form

“Artist of the Month”

Each year, a person (or persons) with outstanding credentials, is selected by the Museum/Plaza Director and approved by the Museum Board to judge and select twelve (12) winners and two (2) alternates from the crafters taking part in our Fair.  These chosen crafters then become our “Artists of the Month” for the following year.

Crafters are judged for their uniqueness, creativity, presentation, individual art form and excellence of their craft.  As a winner of this prestigious award, you will receive a certificate and a blue ribbon recognizing your achievement.  Your craft will then be on exhibit in the Museum for your honored month and your items will be sold for you by the Museum staff. 

Advertising will abound with your name, city, state, and craft listed on our membership cards and newsletters.  As an “Artist of the Month”, you may also be listed in articles published in area newspapers, various websites, and television stations.  Each artist presenting their craft in the Museum will receive a $100.00 honorarium and will be paid mileage for one round trip from their home to the Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum.

As a winner, you will be asked to set up your display and will be expected to have your craft in house one to two days before your show opens.  Crafters will also be responsible to pick up their craft shortly after the closing of their show.

Crafters will not be eligible to win the “Artist of the Month” award 3 consecutive years. (Win two years, lay out one)  This ruling applies to the alternates only when filling an “Artist of the Month” opening.

Our hope is NOT to discourage any crafter but to encourage ALL crafters.

We wish you all the best of luck and hope you continue to strive for excellence in your art form.

Shari Buss, Director