A Fair in the Park - 2019 - Sponsorship Facts

Contact: Carrie Nardini, Fair Director

fairdirector@craftsmensguild.org   412-254-4464



ABOUT A FAIR IN THE PARK



2019 marks the 50th anniversary of a Fair in the Park, an annual contemporary art and fine craft festival, presented by The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh. A Fair in the Park is held in the lush surroundings of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s historic Mellon Park, adjacent to the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media, and along Fifth and Shady Avenues in Pittsburgh’s upscale Shadyside area. This pleasant park setting provides A Fair in the Park with a casual ambience that makes this one of the most enjoyable shows of the season. Rated 22 in Classic and Contemporary Category of Sunshine Artists Magazine out of 100, it is also regarded as one of the best in Pittsburgh by its patrons.  In addition to the vast array of art and fine craft displays and demonstrations, A Fair in the Park features various local musicians, a children’s activity area and a variety of Pittsburgh’s fabulous food truck vendors. 

A Fair in the Park does not charge admission or parking fees to the public. A dedicated following includes an estimated 20,000 shoppers that enjoy the opportunity to interact with 105 artists working in Clay, Fiber, Wood, Jewelry, Leather, Glass, Metal and Mixed Media.

ABOUT THE CRAFTSMEN’S GUILD OF PITTSBURGH

The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh marks it’s 75th Anniversary this year. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting fine craft in the western Pennsylvania region. A Fair in The Park is the Guild’s signature event and is artist produced and artist run. Besides A Fair in the Park, The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh fulfills its Mission Statement by presenting exhibitions and scholarships through the Teaching Artist Grant which benefits the Pittsburgh community through various projects.



A FAIR IN THE PARK - THE EVENT

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The Fair draws art lovers from across the region to enjoy the art, music, food, and the lush surroundings. Attendees include individuals of all ages from not only Allegheny County, but surrounding counties as well.  A Fair in the Park’s exhibitors are local as well as national.  

PROMOTION OF A FAIR IN THE PARK

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  • Billboard located on Bigelow Boulevard, reaching 51,000 drivers per week

  • Advertisements in Observer Reporter (Washington County), Post Gazette, Pittsburgh City Paper

  • Post-It Note Ads on Post Gazette to targeted neighborhoods

  • Event Program

  • Transit Ads on the side of Port Authority Buses and inside as well as inside T

  • Social Media and paid social media

  • Radio

  • Pittsburgh Today Live

  • Online Advertisements

  • Posters and postcards around the city and region

  • Each artist promotes their participation (100+ artists from Pittsburgh and across the nation)

  • Feature in the Shady Avenue Magazine

  • Feature in Squirrel Hill Magazine

  • Additional paid advertisements

  • Onsite Banners on Fifth Avenue in Shadyside

  • Public Relations Campaign

SPONSOR ENTITLEMENTS

(The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh and A Fair in the Park are 501(c)3 non profit organizations) 

Types of Sponsorships

Golden Anniversary Sponsorship* $2,500

Commercial Sponsorship $1,500

Main Stage Sponsor $2,000 (gone)

Children’s Area $1000 (gone)

Acoustic Stage Sponsor $500

Artist Party Sponsor $500

Artist Hospitality Bags $500

In-Kind Sponsor

Friends of A Fair in the Park Sponsor  $50

*exclusive

Benefits for Golden Anniversary Sponsorship

  • Exclusive

  • 10x10 booth space for duration of show

  • Logo on Program

  • Logo on Reusable Shopping Bags

  • Logo on Banners on 5th Avenue and Beechwood Blvd promoting AFIP

  • Digital Marketing (your logo and link to your website on AFIP website, mentions on social media channels, in press release)

  • Name prominently displayed on our Sponsor Banner at the information booth

  • On-stage verbal recognition / Thank you throughout the Fair

  • Thank you in artist newsletter provided to all participating artists at the event

  • Your promotion sent to AFIP email list as a part of our email newsletter

  • Name mentioned in Advertisements leading up to the Fair

  • Promotion wherever permitted as a part of public relations campaign

Benefits for Commercial Sponsorship $1,500 (Limited to 5, 2 currently available)

  • Booth at Fair

  • Logo on Program

  • Logo on Reusable Shopping Bag

  • Digital Marketing (your logo and link to your website on AFIP website, mentions on social media channels, in press release)

  • On-stage verbal recognition / Thank you throughout the Fair

  • Thank you in artist newsletter provided to all participating artists at the event

  • Your promotion sent to AFIP email list as a part of our email newsletter

  • Promotion wherever permitted as a part of public relations campaign

Benefits for Main Stage Sponsor $2,000  (GONE!)

  • Logo on Program

  • Logo on Reusable Shopping Bag

  • Digital Marketing (your logo and link to your website on AFIP website, mentions on social media channels, in press release)

  • Name prominently displayed on our Sponsor Banner at the information booth

  • On-stage verbal recognition / Thank you throughout the Fair

  • Thank you in artist newsletter provided to all participating artists at the event

  • Your promotion sent to AFIP email list as a part of our email newsletter

  • Promotion wherever permitted as a part of public relations campaign

Benefits for Children’s Activity Area $1,000 (GONE!)

  • Logo on Program

  • Logo on Reusable Shopping Bag

  • Digital Marketing (your logo and link to your website on AFIP website, mentions on social media channels, in press release)

  • On-stage verbal recognition / Thank you throughout the Fair

  • Thank you in artist newsletter provided to all participating artists at the event

  • Your promotion sent to AFIP email list as a part of our email newsletter

  • Promotion wherever permitted as a part of public relations campaign

Benefits for Friends of A Fair in The Park Sponsorship $50

  • Name Printed in the Program available at A Fair in the Park

  • Mention on Website

In-Kind

  • Let’s Talk!