Art Show Policies

General Policies

Artwork is displayed on a first-come, first-served basis from well-known artists all over the country, and some amazing local artists too. We’re sure you’ll find something you’ll like to take home! All artwork is available for bidding and Quick Sale purchase, unless otherwise indicated. Here’s your chance to own a great piece of artwork that you might not be able to find anywhere else.

Art Show Schedule

Noon to 5pm Walk-in Artist Check In
3pm to 5pm Open for Public Viewing
6pm to 10pm Open for Public Viewing
Quick Sales Begin
10am to 5:30pm Open for Bidding and Quick Sale
10am to Noon Walk-in Artist Check In
5:30pm Room Closes and Bidding Closes
10pm till done Art Auction
10am to 1pm Art Pick up
Art Checkout

Rules for the Bidding Process:

  • Anime Detour is a Four-bid art show.
  • Silent bidding will take place until the Art Show closes at 5:30pm. Saturday evening.
  • Quick Sales will begin at 6pm Friday.
  • “NFS” Means Not for Sale. Any piece with NFS on its bid sheet will not be sold under any circumstances.
  • Please include your name, badge number, and amount of the bid in dollar amounts in the spaces provided.
  • Once a bid is made, it should not be crossed out. Please consider your bidding choice carefully.
  • A piece with one or more bids may not be purchased at the Quick Sale price.
  • If someone else bids against you, you must bid again in order to purchase.
  • Each bid must be at least one dollar ($1.00) over the previous bid. If you bid in change ($1.50) we will round up to the whole dollar amount ($2.00).
  • There will be a voice auction for any pieces that receive four bids. The Auction takes place on Saturday at 10pm.
  • All unsold artwork will be returned to the Artist.
  • Artwork may not be removed earlier than the posted times from the Art Show without permission from an Art Show Director.

Please remember that a written bid is the same as making a promise. Writing in your bid on a bid sheet indicates a sincere intention to purchase that piece. Please consider your choice carefully before putting a bid on anything. Once written, we prefer that the bid not be crossed out. If you do change your mind, please notify the art show staff.

If you placed a bid on a piece of artwork, you and only you are responsible for discovering if you are the winning bidder, so please check back frequently and be sure to pick up your artwork on Sunday. The Art Show will not hold any artwork. Any artwork not picked up by closing of Art Show on Sunday will be auctioned off at Closing Ceremonies. Any questions, comments or concerns should be taken to the Art Show Directors, Michael Byrne or Karla Lindemann, or the Art Show staff.

PLEASE NOTE: No electronic or photographic imaging of displayed artwork is allowed. Ever! ABSOLUTELY no cameras, bags, backpacks, purses, food, drink, smoke, voluminous cloaks, long coats, jackets, canes, carts or such items not necessary for walking or physical transportation.

Quarter staves, longbows, vials of mysterious liquids, torches (even unlit), pitchforks, or other items that may be regarded potentially dangerous toward causing damage to or theft of artwork are not permitted in the Art Show display space. A claim check area will be provided.

Hanging Fees

No hanging fees, but Anime Detour will charge a 15% commission on all sales.

Anime Detour will pay the cost of credit card use.

All Mail In Art should include funds to cover return postage (if your Art sells we will include this with your payment).

Save yourself some time at Anime Detour and do it in advance.

For the artist convenience you will be able to fill out all of the data entry information online at More information on how to use coming soon.

If you have questions about the Art Show you can write to Art Show

Mail In Art

Mail in Art should go to:
Michael J Byrne
18236 State Highway 15
Kimball MN 55353-9707
Note that all Artwork has to be there no later than March 28th; any Artwork that arrives there after March 28 will not be in the show.