Taste of the Gardens – Artists 2021

Are you an ARTIST interesting in displaying and selling your art at this year’s event? Here’s more information and an application. Deadline to apply is July 23.

Download a printable Taste of the Gardens 2021 Artist Application or complete online form and payment links below:

The Elkhart Rotary Club and Wellfield Botanic Gardens will celebrate the 12th Annual TASTE OF THE GARDENS fundraiser on Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

To Apply as a Displaying/Selling Artist:
This is a juried art show; your completed application does not guarantee entry. Artists will be selected by the Artist Committee by submitting a minimum of 3 photos of your works for consideration. Deadline to apply: Applications must be received no later than Friday, July 23 to participate.

Selling your art:
Simple. You sell your art and keep 100% of your sales. Help us create a larger audience by sharing our event on social media, promote through your website, or simply by word of mouth. We highly recommend having the ability to take payments by credit card (i.e. Square® or similar app) as there is no ATM onsite. Please note Wi-Fi is not available, though major phone carrier signals including Verizon and AT&T are quite strong at Wellfield.

Artist awards, paid by check the day of the event:

  • Purchase Award #1: Best Expression of Wellfield Botanic Gardens – $500
  • Purchase Award #2: Best Overall – $500
  • Best Booth Display award: $100 prize

Judging will take place at 11 a.m. on the day of the event. Each booth may designate up to 3 works for judging by placing a Yellow Dot Sticker (provided by event volunteers) on the pieces you’d like to enter. Judges will judge at 11 a.m. and award ribbons will be placed on the winning pieces and best booth display. Winners names will be posted on a physical sign near the exit and acknowledged on social media and remain on the event website until the following year. Purchase Awards will be paid to the artists by check during the event. Please designate items that you value at $500 or less for the Purchase Awards as those will be donated to Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The Taste of the Gardens is intended to be a “Fine Arts” show; submissions that may be deemed otherwise by the Artist Committee will not be accepted. Examples may include jewelry assembled from bought components, items portraying logos or other commercial expressions, or any items that do not appear to be “one of a kind” or “hand-made” by the displaying artist. The Taste of the Gardens committee reserves the right to decline artists that do not meet these criteria. Thank you for your understanding.

After submitting the form above,  just two more steps:

  1. Email a minimum of 3 photos representing your work for consideration by the Artist Committee to info@wellfieldgardens.org. Please include
    Subject Line: [Your name] TASTE 2021 Art
  2. PAY ONLINE HERE or mail a check payment, payable to: Wellfield Botanic Gardens, to:
    Wellfield Botanic Gardens
    1011 N. Main Street
    Elkhart IN 46514

Once your artwork is reviewed by the committee, you will be notified of your acceptance; If accepted, you will be notified by the committee and provided further details about the event and your specific set up time that morning. If declined, your check will be returned to you (or refunded fully if paid online).

Remember, applications must be received no later than Friday, July 23 for consideration and to be included in our marketing efforts.

Questions? Reach the committee at info@wellfieldgardens.org or call 574-266-2006, ext 101

This Year’s Artists: Roster Coming Soon!


  1. I am an artist in the show but have not heard anything about set up. I also paid for set up of a booth. Please tell me what I should do?
    Judy Ladd


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