Sell Art Cards & Prints at Book Festival

The weather was absolute perfection at last year’s festival.

As has been our custom, MAA will have a booth and tables set up for display and sale of greeting cards, small artwork and giclée prints at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival. The Festival will be held along Howard Avenue in Old Town Kensington, MD, on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is FREE and open to public. It will be held rain or shine.

Bring your display racks for cards, and bins for displaying prints. There is a bit of extra room in bins and card racks on hand. Pieces must have price, artist name, contact info.

It is generally very windy, and paintings on easels blow over! A book or literary subject is not required.

To participate, contact Vicky Surles at or (240-604-5377) and let her know what you would like to display and what times you can help at the booth. Shifts are in two-hour minimums.

Drop off artwork before the 28th (cards, prints, bins in a back room) at Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (301- 949-9416) Friday, April 26 through Saturday, April 27 from noon to 4pm. Pick up unsold works (and payment for sold works) in a back room at the Book shop: Saturday, May 4 from noon – 5:30 pm or as soon as possible.

So far, Vicky has recruited a couple of volunteers to help her work the booth. She needs other volunteers to work two-hour shifts. MAA volunteers will manage sales and MD tax; cash or check payment only. No commission will be taken. If you’d like to take credit card sales, please bring your own Square or PayPal reader to use with your phone.

Reasonable care and security will be provided by MAA volunteers. Neither MAA nor the Kensington Row Bookshop will be held responsible for loss or damage to artwork after dropping off, during the festival, and until picking up afterwards. Artists are advised to have their own insurance.

-Martina Sestakova

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