Fairs and Festivals Application Deadlines – Nationwide

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This is a list of shows that have recently started accepting applications and shows with an upcoming deadline. Submit your applications today!

UPCOMING DEADLINES – APPLY TODAY!

Art in the Village 2018 – North Shore Art LeagueWinnetka, Illinois
DEADLINE: 2/8/2018

Fee (Application fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 6/23/2018 – 6/24/2018

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Produced by the North Shore Art League, this fifth annual juried fine art & fine craft fair will take place again in beautiful Hubbard Woods Park along Green Bay Road Winnetka!  Winnetka is a charming upscale destination, highly sought after zip code, located along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, north of Chicago. Home to an active art community, the village is known for its popular shops and restaurants. This boutique show offers great visibility, enthusiastic buyers and plenty of free parking throughout the Village.

Art in the Village is located in the community where the League began over 93 years ago. As a beloved community asset, the North Shore Art League has been an instrumental force in the creative arts throughout the Chicagoland area since 1924. This show will be well promoted through Chicago media, local publications and public radio stations. Our volunteers and staff are friendly and helpful.

Enter this early show and get the summer started off right! A few artist’s comments from last year:

“We had a terrific weekend! Very helpful and friendly volunteers. Wonderful community involvement. A great balance of high quality artwork. Keep doing what you’re doing! Thank you for allowing us to participate.”

“Just a quick note to say a big “Thank you”  for putting on such a wonderful, successful show! …Thank you for all your hard work and for all the great volunteers. You have a great organization and I feel so fortunate to have been a part of it this year. The public was very appreciative and…

Art & Chalk Fest 2018West Bend, Wisconsin
DEADLINE: 2/9/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 7/28/2018 – 7/29/2018

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NEW DATE: JULY 28 & 29, 2018

The Art & Chalk Festival is a juried arts and crafts exhibition and retail sale sponsored by and held at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on July 28 – 29, 2018. It will open with an Artist Welcome Party on July 27. The event will feature sixty juried art and craft vendors and a Chalk Art exhibition.

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) explores the art and culture of Wisconsin. Founded in 1961, MOWA is one of the top museums of regional art in the United States, with almost 5,000 works of contemporary and historic art by more than 350 artists. Through rotating exhibitions and educational programs, MOWA provides an innovative forum for the culturally engaged.

Windermere Art Affair 2018Windermere, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/9/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 3/3/2018 – 3/4/2018

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The Downtown Business Committee (DBC) of the Town of Windermere is hosting the 3rd Annual Windermere Art Affair in Town Square, Downtown Windermere. This wonderful event will be open to the public, targeting residents of Orlando and surrounding cities, towns and suburbs. This provides a unique opportunity to reach out to attendees from all walks of life, especially the affluent segment of Central Florida.

This elite event will showcase renowned fine art artists, including  the Highwaymen, Alana O’Hern and Father Valdemar—just to name a few—surrounded by music, food and performing arts in a festive atmosphere.

Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County 2018Bradenton, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/9/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $40.00
Event Dates: 2/24/2018 – 2/25/2018

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ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents our Annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, a juried two day outdoor festival that takes place in Downtown Bradenton at the beautiful Riverwalk Park on the Manatee River. February 24, 2018, 10-5pm & February 25, 2018, 10-4pm. The Riverwalk park is a 1.5 mile linear park, with an outside gallery of 19 pieces of art created by 5 artists. www.realizebradenton.com/features  Our show features Regional and National award winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, food vendors with seating and more.The festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education and Out Reach programs. Please visit www.artcentermanatee.org to learn more about us.

Ebb & Flow Festival 2018 (formerly FestForAll)Baton Rouge, Louisiana
DEADLINE: 2/9/2018

Fee (Jury Fee ): $30.00
Event Dates: 4/7/2018 – 4/8/2018

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The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge invites you to apply to the Ebb & Flow Festival as a juried artist.  The Ebb & Flow Festival will celebrate the capital region’s cultural, economic, and ecological connection to the Mississippi River and all things that ebb and flow.  The two-day Baton Rouge festival will be replete with extraordinary live music, visual arts, exciting culinary offerings, public art, artist demonstrations, multidisciplinary/performance art, and interactive art and cultural experiences to intrigue and satisfy art lovers of all ages.

Art in the Park 2018, Columbia MOColumbia, Missouri
DEADLINE: 2/9/2018

Fee (Jury Fee (due by Friday, February 10th)): $30.00
Event Dates: 6/2/2018 – 6/3/2018

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Art in the Park heralds the start of summer in Columbia, MO – an arts-focused college town, home to the University of Missouri and the recipient of the Missouri Arts Council’s first ever Creative Community Award.

The festival has been organized since its inception in the 1950’s by the Columbia Art League, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Art in the Park welcomes 110 artists each year from across the country, and attracts 10-12,000 visitors over the 2-day event. Set amidst the parkland and lakeside of the picturesque Stephens Lake Park, the 2018 festival will be the 60th annual Art in the Park.  Admission to the festival is free of charge.

Columbia is easily accessible from Interstate 70 (east-west) and State Highway 63 (north-south). The festival grounds are just to the east of the downtown area with ample visitor parking provided courtesy of the adjacent Boone Hospital. Visitor shuttle buses are also provided.

“This was our first year at your show.  Perfectly run and the best we have ever experienced in over the 35 years we have been doing art shows. The volunteers were wonderful, helpful, happy, pleasant and very hard workers.  The dinner, breakfast, snacks, and water were over the top. Thank you ever so much for running this great show, and treating the artists so well. We are looking forward to returning next year.” – Carolyn, glass, Illinois, 2017 festival participant

Wells Street Art Festival 2018Chicago, Illinois
DEADLINE: 2/9/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 6/9/2018 – 6/10/2018

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Celebrating its 44th year in 2018, The Wells Street Art Festival is one of the most prestigious fine art fairs in the nation, continuously ranked in Sunshine Artists Top 100 Fine Art Fairs. This juried event features the work of 250 national exhibitors and is attended by more than 70,000 art enthusiasts.

Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Show – Spring 2018Urbanna, Virginia
DEADLINE: 2/10/2018

Fee (Application plus Late Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 6/2/2018 – 6/3/2018

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The Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Show is “a day (or two) in the country” for art aficionados from surrounding areas, including urban Richmond, Williamsburg, Tidewater, Northern Virginia &  Washington, DC.  Both artists and customers love the “perfect festival setting” at 17th century Hewick Plantation (www.hewickplantation.com) ~ a backdrop of beautiful period buildings, expansive grassy areas, and large trees shading a manicured gravel path through the exhibit area.  A short stroll away is Urbanna  ~ a lively waterfront destination for visitors arriving by bike, boat, car and/or camper.   With support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, regional & local funding, along with corporate sponsorship, our production team provides an aggressive advertising campaign of print, radio, web and social media promotions. “Arts in the Middle” is also a featured week-end event for neighboring #1 National Award Winning Bethpage Camp Resort.  Enjoy music, local foods, and area wineries in the hospitality area; an army of friendly volunteers; on-site parking with tent side load/unload; cash prizes; a party for the artists at closing time on Saturday night; and a good size crowd of art lovers.   Artists give us top ratings – some report us their favorite of the season for the venue,  outstanding hospitality & volunteer support and top quality artists.  In area of much to see and do, you may be tempted to make this a “working vacation” in Coastal Virginia. We will be happy to help you. For more info:

The Tulip Time Artisan Market 2018Holland, Michigan
DEADLINE: 2/10/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/5/2018 – 5/6/2018

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Now in its 18th year, the Tulip Time Art & Craft Fair has been transformed into the brand new Tulip Time Artisan Market! As is tradition, the Artisan Market will be a juried show, mandating all artists display only handmade and original work. Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited. The jury strives to ensure the highest quality art, while also minimizing duplication.

Art and Book Fair, 59th Annual, 2018Wichita, Kansas
DEADLINE: 2/10/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 5/12/2018 – 5/13/2018

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Presented by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum

This is our third year back on the beautiful grounds of the Wichita Art Museum. We had a great show last year and we are working hard to build on that success and improve every year. We have doubled our advertising budget for this year and am working with a media buying company to maximize our advertising exposure.

The Art and Book Fair is a Mother’s Day tradition for many in Wichita and we want that tradition to grow. We are building our show on quality, not quantity. There will be entertainment, food trucks and the popular Book Fair located inside the Art Museum. Artist’s booths will be outside, on pavement and we will have security on the grounds at all times.

**APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Jury complete by February 28, 2018

If you have participated in this event previously, please make note that we have moved from Century II to the grounds of the Wichita Art Museum.

Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts 2018Lake Mary, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/10/2018

Fee (Non-refundable application fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 3/3/2018 – 3/4/2018

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The 31st Annual Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts – a Premier Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival

Salem Art Fair & Festival 2018Salem, Oregon
DEADLINE: 2/11/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $45.00
Event Dates: 7/20/2018 – 7/22/2018

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Salem Art Association (SAA) invites artists to apply for participation in the 2018 Salem Art Fair & Festival. This honored 69-year-old event is one of the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and draws artists from around the country. The Salem Art Fair has an outstanding reputation among participants and visitors alike, attracting 36,000 visitors annually. Salem Art Fair & Festival is held in the heart of Salem, Oregon in Bush’s Pasture Park. The 100-acre park is filled with majestic fir and oak trees. The park’s standing as a community gathering space makes this an ideal setting to celebrate creativity and showcase art.

Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival 2018Norfolk, Virginia
DEADLINE: 2/12/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 5/19/2018 – 5/20/2018

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Hope House Foundation, an agency which provides support services to people with disabilities, is celebrating its 34th year of hosting the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. The juried festival, located in beautiful Stockley Gardens Park in the heart of historic Ghent, draws thousands of people over the course of the weekend and in addition to fine art, features a wide variety of foods, music, and children’s activities. Our festival has been called Hampton Roads’ best arts festival and was named one of the top outdoor art events in Eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine. We are proud to provide artists an opportunity to display and sell their work in a beautiful environment.

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts 2018Palo Alto, California
DEADLINE: 2/12/2018

Fee (Application Fee (Non-refundable)): $25.00
Event Dates: 8/25/2018 – 8/26/2018

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This year’s thirty-seventh annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts-hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce-attracts over 150,000 people to tree-lined University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto—an up-scale community 38 miles south of San Francisco.

The components of this well-attended nine-block show are: 300 high-quality fine art and fine crafts displays, Italian Street Painting Expo, Kids’ Art Studio, street and stage entertainment, gourmet food, fine wines & micro-brews.

Media display breakdown: 60% fine art, 40% fine crafts. Of the 300 artist-designated spaces, 236 spaces are available to this year’s applicants.

To see if your work would be a good fit for this show, please visit: www.mlaproductions.com and check out the work of last year’s participants.

Dates: August 25 & 26, 2018         Time: 10 a.m.—6 p.m.

Contact Info: marylou@mlaproductions.com
Mail to: MLA Productions • 1380 Weston Road • Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Web Site: www.mlaproductions.com

Check us out:
www.facebook.com/PaloAltoFestivaloftheArts
www.instagram.com/paloaltofestivalofthearts

Wigwam Festival of Fine Art 2018Litchfield Park, Arizona
DEADLINE: 2/12/2018

Fee (Application Processing): $30.00
Event Dates: 2/16/2018 – 2/18/2018

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Wigwam Festival of Fine Art  ~ Downtown Litchfield Park, AZ February 16-18, 2018

Three days of world-class art displayed in a stunning outdoor gallery in the heart of the picturesque resort community of Litchifeld Park. The event features over 125 of the Southwest’s most accomplished fine artists and distinguished craftsmen in a park-like setting amidst tree-lined walkways, sidewalk cafes, manicured lawns and gardens, creating the perfect setting for this popular outdoor festival. Cash Bar, el fresco dining, and live musical performances compliment your festival experience.

Free admission & free parking

Coconut Point Art Fair – 12th Annual: February 2018 (Estero, FL) Howard Alan EventsEstero, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/14/2018

Fee (Non-refundable Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 2/17/2018 – 2/18/2018

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This February event is ranked as one of the top fine art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Coconut Point borders Estero and Bonita Springs, which are located between Naples and Fort Myers. The population exceeds 290,000 people and the average household income is over $91,000 a year. Show is currently closed to jewelry and photography. Jewelry and photography applications will be juried for wait list only.

Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2018Gulf Breeze, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/14/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 3/10/2018 – 3/11/2018

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The city of Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. are proud to host the 24th Annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival, held on March 10-11 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. This two day event is a staple event for the city of Gulf Breeze, which is a beautiful little city located between Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, just a short drive from the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. The festival is held right on highway 98 in Gulf Breeze, is a free event to the public and hosts 140+ local, regional and national artists. This year we will be introducing music, food trucks and artist demonstrations- in addition to our locals’ art show and children’s activities. We are also adding an Emerging Artist program for artists who have participated in no more than 2 festivals.

Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. prides itself on running the festival, proceeds from which go to college scholarships and supplementing local art programs in elementary, middle and high schools. In the last few years, GBAI has donated over $70,000 for this cause- and our goal for 2018 is $25,000. GBAI is a not for profit organizations whose mission is to support and encourage the next generation of artists.

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: February 2018 (26th Annual) American Craft Endeavors Dunedin, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/14/2018

Fee (Non-refundable Jury Fee (APF)): $15.00
Event Dates: 2/17/2018 – 2/18/2018

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Set in one of Tampa’s most desirable suburbs, Dunedin is a charming and historic city. These factors all combine to form a fantastic craft festival. Show is currently closed to the jewelry category. Jewelry applications will be juried for wait list only.

Brazosport CenterFest 2018Clute, Texas
DEADLINE: 2/14/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2018 – 4/8/2018

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At Brazosport CenterFest, our goal is to fill your booth with art buyers all weekend long! The growth of our festival DOUBLED in attendance between 2015 and 2016! Display your artwork to our growing community of patrons at The Center for the Arts & Sciences, located just 50 miles south of Houston. Outdoor booths will be under a fully enclosed tent so both artist booths and shopping patrons are comfortable. Rain or shine you’re covered. Our festival is ARTIST-FOCUSED and there will be ample pre-event marketing & promotion in national, state, and local media. Crowd-pleasing attractions will include: 2nd annual Art March, full roster of live musicians, quality art activities for children and their families, and local food vendors sure to bring in big crowds! For more information visit brazosportcenter.org or contact Amanda Whitley at awhitley@bcfas.org or 979.256.7661.

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival – 2018Portland, Oregon

DEADLINE: 2/15/2018
Fee (Non refundable Jury Fee): $40.00
Event Dates: 9/1/2018 – 9/3/2018

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Apply now to sell art at one of the top art shows in our country. 

The Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is an annual juried arts event, held Labor Day weekend.  It is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon.  The festival is rated one of the top ten art festivals in the country featuring the artwork of 130 artists.

Drawing an estimated 85,000 attendees, Art In The Pearl features exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, a songwriters stage, and a variety of unique food.

Our Emerging Artist Program provides artists in the early stage of their art career, an opportunity to gain experience marketing their work at one of our nation’s premier art festivals.

Art In The Pearl is developed and produced by a dedicated volunteer board committed to stewardship and reaching out to our community through art, education, and entertainment.

Uptown Art Expo 2018 – Altamonte Springs/Orlando, FloridaAltamonte Springs, FL, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 3/24/2018 – 3/25/2018

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6th Annual Celebration of Art at the Uptown Art Expo – March 24-25th, 2018!

The streets along beautiful Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte in Altamonte Springs/Orlando, Florida will come alive with artisans showcasing their talents, color and music. The free admission Art Festival is limited to only 145 juried art & fine crafts with displays of glass, jewelry, mosaics, paintings, photography, pottery and sculpture.

Creative Artists join us at the Uptown Art Expo, festival offers artists a beautiful world class setting with easy access set-up, free adjacent parking, overnight security and increased cash awards/ribbons of $10,000 will be presented.

The Uptown Art Expo will be strongly promoted throughout Central Florida media including Fox 35 / My 65, WMMO 98.9, WDBO 96.5, WOCL 105.9.  The Orlando Art & Living Expo, Inc., is a non-profit whose mission to bring art & music together, and enhance the quality of life in Central Florida.

www.uptownartexpo.com

Forsythia Festival 2018Forsyth, Georgia
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 3/10/2018 – 3/11/2018

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For 31 years we have been kicking off spring with the Forsythia Festival, held annually the second weekend in March in downtown Forsyth. This free, family-fun event features a two-day arts-and-crafts show, children’s fair, a 5K, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much more! Enjoy mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts, and a fun time for the whole family.

The Forsythia Festival is a fine arts-and-crafts show festival with traditional and contemporary crafts!  All items are juried based on their merit to the festival.  Only handcrafted items made by the artisan attending the festival will be accepted.  Unacceptable items include wholesale, brokered, merchandise mart, imported items, factory-made items, ready-made kits, franchised, seconds, and commercially produced items.

Kerrville Festival of the Arts 2018Kerrville, Texas
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/26/2018 – 5/27/2018

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The 5th annual Kerrville Festival of the Arts builds on the success of past year’s events; 2017 featured more than 125 artists and saw more than 5,000 visitors. This year we’re again planning for approximately 125 artists.

Kerrville is located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and draws thousands of visitors over the Memorial Day weekend for a variety of art, music and craft events. Visitors come from all across Texas, especially from San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth.

Kerrville Festival of the Arts began in 2014. Located in the Historic Downtown area, the Festival enjoys enthusiastic support from the community and especially from the downtown businesses.

Check out all the great artists who have confirmed already on the “Confirmed Artists” page of our website www.kvartfest.com.

Frederick Festival of the Arts 2018 – The 25th AnnualFrederick, Maryland
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018

Fee (Jury Application Fee): $40.00
Event Dates: 6/2/2018 – 6/3/2018

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DATES OF FESTIVAL:
Saturday, June 2 – 10am – 6pm: Art is showcased! Followed by more entertainment starting at 6pm.
Sunday, June 3 – 11am – 5pm

Celebrating 25 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park in the heart of Historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. This juried fine arts venue invites discerning art-lovers from the surrounding areas of: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia. The Festival is committed to presenting the finest of juried national artists and continuing their longstanding tradition of serving these invited artist’s immediate needs, while providing a festive and enjoyable outdoor venue for all! Unique to this venue is its waterway and bridge crossings, and downtown location. Not only does this site provide water activity to keep children busy while parents shop, it seems somehow to spring the spirits of the summertime as well. The community-supported organization is also committed to presenting the finest national artists in an exceptional arts venue bringing the best of quality fine art, performing opportunities, and providing for education in the arts. Join the high caliber Creekside Celebration!

Cheesman Park Art Fest 2018 – 6th AnnualDenver, Colorado
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018

Fee (Application / Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 7/28/2018 – 7/29/2018

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The 6th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest festival comes to life within Cheesman’s 80 acre greenscape, which is bordered on one side by the Denver Botanic Gardens and thriving with hundreds of years of history. Set at the convergence of three densely populated historic neighborhoods in the heart of the Mile High City, the demographics and location of this festival can’t be beat! 135 juried artists and craftsmen will be invited to showcase their work in this two day event, which is promoted by Dash Events in association with Rio Grande Festivals.

The Cheesman Park Art Fest has gotten rave reviews from the artist community over the past five years, and attendees flock to shop and enjoy the perfectly charming atmosphere of the show. Sunshine Artist’s 200 Best has already listed the show among the top 35 in the nation twice in its young 5 years. While the show has grown in popularity, it has increased only sparingly in terms of exhibitors. Join us as this show takes root and grows along with the city of Denver!

“The show is growing! My sales were 4 times what they were last year!” – Photographer, 2017

“This is one of my top shows. I am thrilled to have been invited back.” – Fine Artist, 2017

“Very nice venue and arrangement of booths. Great variety of artists. Very organized and easy to know what to expect and plan for prior-to and during the show. Great crowd of enthusiastic attendees. All in all, a great two day show… made easy and enjoyable for the artists.” – Painter,…

PHILADELPHIA | WEARABLE ART + THE HANDMADE HOME FAIR | APRIL 21 -22, 2018Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 4/21/2018 – 4/22/2018

Event Website
AMERICAN ART MARKETING 
Location:
23rd Street Armory | 22 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.americanfinecraftshowphiladelphia.com

Limited to 100 Exhibitors  |  Applications accepted until FEBRUARY 15th or until show is filled. 2018.

Notification Date within 3 weeks of deadline

The Wearable Art Fair will feature one of a kind & limited production wearable art by new designers introducing stylish and fashion-forward clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

The Handmade Home is a curated Show & Sale of limited edition furniture, ceramics, paintings, art glass, lighting, sculpture and woodworking. We are looking for fresh new ideas to satisfy a buying public who is looking for handmade objects for their home or office.

Where
The 23rd Street Armory is located just minutes from Rittenhouse Square in central Philadelphia with bus, train and subway lines close by. There is an abundance of parking lots in the immediate vicinity. Load in is easy and just a short dolly run from street to booth.

New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair 2018Albuquerque, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018
Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 6/22/2018 – 6/24/2018

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The 57th Annual New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair showcases Artists from New Mexico, nationally & internationally.  The Summer Fair is held indoors at the Manuel Lujan Building at EXPO New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Tennessee Craft Fair Spring 2018 – Contiguous state artists now eligible without guild affiliationNashville, Tennessee
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018

Fee (Application Fee (non-refundable and applies to all who wish to exhibit)): $35.00
Event Dates: 5/4/2018 – 5/6/2018

Event Website
The Spring Tennessee Craft Fair is the premier outdoor arts event in Middle Tennessee. Attracting approximately 45,000 visitors, this event is located in the heart of Nashville, on the lawn of Centennial Park. With 210 juried artists, the 47th Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair offers cash awards including a $1,000 Best of Show.

Please note: This event is open to Tennessee residents, residents from contiguous states (no guild affiliation now required!), as well as artists studying at Tennessee institutions. If you are ineligible, please do not submit an application. Instead, please wait to apply to the Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, which is open to all artists living in the U.S. Fall event dates are set for Sept. 28, 29 & 30, with the application available on Zapplication May 15 – July 15, 2018.

Pearl Street Arts Fest 2018Boulder, Colorado
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018

Fee (Jury Fee-Juried Art Fair): $40.00
Event Dates: 7/21/2018 – 7/22/2018

Event Website
The application will be available beginning Monday, October 23, 2017.

The 40th Annual Pearl Street Arts Fest, presented by Downtown Boulder, is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other. Local artists will be joined by artists from around the country to showcase their work. There will be children’s art activities, interactive performances – and much, much more!  The arts fest has been a “must do” event in Boulder for 40 years!

The Fest will jury the finest artists from Boulder, Colorado and the nation, with an emphasis on fine arts and fine crafts. Occurring in the height of the tourist season, the Pearl Street Arts Fest is expected to draw more than 90,000 attendees over a 2 day period. Cash prizes for the best of show and medium categories, ample volunteer support, breakfast (including an awards breakfast on Sunday with your fellow artists), water and snacks will help sustain you throughout the weekend.

Grand Haven Art Festival 2018Grand Haven, Michigan
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018
Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 6/23/2018 – 6/24/2018
Event Website
The Grand Haven Art Festival is a community event inviting nearly 100 artists from the region to transform Washington Avenue into a chic, outdoor, art gallery. This well-attended event boasts free admission, food vendors, kids’ activities and live music. Residents and visitors from Grand Rapids, Chicago, Detroit and more, visit the annual Grand Haven Art Festival looking to purchase that perfect piece for their homes, cottages and offices.

The goal of the Grand Haven Art Festival is to provide the communities and visitors of the West Michigan area with a unique opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art, directly from the artist, while upholding the community-valued tradition of the Grand Haven Art Festival. The 57th Annual Grand Haven Art Festival is coordinated by The Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg with the assistance of a local committee. The Chamber of Commerce has been affiliated with the Grand Haven Art Festival since its beginning. Join us as we celebrate the arts in Grand Haven, Michigan!

Stay connected at www.facebook.com/GrandHavenArtFestival and at www.instagram.com/grandhavenartfest.

Asheville Fine Art Show – May 19 & 20, 2018 presented by Hot Works (Patty Narozny)Asheville/Fletcher, North Carolina
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018
Fee (Jury/App Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 5/19/2018 – 5/20/2018
Event Website
Hot Works’ Asheville Fine Art Show, May 19 & 20, 2018 is indoors at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Davis Event Center in Asheville just outside of downtown and among million-dollar homes. Advantages include a newly built facility, controlled “weather” and a well-attended building that hosts many popular events throughout the year.

The focus is visual arts, diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth. All artists – including local, regional, national and international are invited to apply – as long as your work is original and personally handmade by you. Hot Works shows are juried by art professionals – focus is originality, technique/execution and booth appearance. Please do not apply if you do not make your art.

Event producer Patty Narozny has 30+ years of media and/or event experience. All of Hot Works other four fine art and fine craft shows are voted in the top 100 art shows in the nation. Hot Works has an outstanding reputation for quality juried shows.

Virginia Highlands Festival – Juried Arts + Crafts Show 2018, Abingdon, VAAbingdon, Virginia
DEADLINE: 2/15/2018
Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 7/27/2018 – 8/5/2018
Event Website
The Virginia Highlands Festival founded in 1949 by Robert Porterfield, founder of the famed Barter Theatre, the State Theater of Virginia, was held on the front porch of the Martha Washington Inn.  His purpose was to preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage of this area.  His first demonstrators were early members of the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild.  The Festival, over the past seven decades, has grown in scope to represent all Southwest Virginia.  Now it not only preserves the arts, crafts, skills and music that developed in this region, but it also imports talented artists and performers from around the world for creative exchange and the enjoyment of area residents and visitors.

More than 100 volunteers work year-round planning events, tours, performances, and exhibitions for the annual Festival.

Chartered in 1778, Abingdon is a Virginia Historic Landmark.  Visitors enjoy amenities usually reserved for much large communities.  You can stroll shaded, brick sidewalks and savor the ambiance of the oldest town west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, or explore a 20-block Historic District filled with outstanding examples of Federal and Victorian architecture, visit a world-class art museum, attend 4 plays in 2 days in two of Virginia’s finest theaters, enjoy great cuisine in 20 privately owned chef-run establishments, and bike/hike some of the most beautiful trails through the Appalachian Mountains.

Come and join us for a Festival of unequaled fun!

Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival 2018Tampa, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/16/2018
Fee (Application Fee): $15.00
Event Dates: 4/21/2018 – 4/22/2018
Event Website
The premiere of the Tampa Seafood & Music Festival will be held in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park adjacent to the Tampa Musuem of Art, site of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.  The Tampa Seafood & Music Festival will be held on April 21-22, 2018.

The event will be a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment, affording attendees a diverse menu of delectable seafood creations and delicious drinks combined with outstanding live musical performances in a diversity of genres from rock, jazz, R&B, calypso and Caribbean sounds.  Also visit our marketplace of crafts and fine product selections.

Explore new possibilities as we work with the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the greater Tampa community to launch a new event: the Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival.  Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 8 pm.

Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts 2018Ruskin, Florida
DEADLINE: 2/16/2018
Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 3/10/2018 – 3/11/2018
Event Website
The Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts is an innovative showcase of fine arts and fine crafts which draws talent from all across the country.  Our exhibitors’ area offers visitors an opportunity to meet and interact with artists – to view their works and purchase art from the individual who created it.   Additionally, we encourage our exhibitors to demonstrate their work.  There is also a Children’s Creativity Center and live musical performances. This is an excellent venue to display and sell art in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  Our dedication to excellence in selecting quality artists each year has resulted in the development of a well-respected juried show. Our show offers outstanding art for display and sale to the public. We believe our continued commitment to quality will uphold the Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts as one of the finest art shows in the Tampa Bay area.

This year the artist selection process will be juried by the SouthShore Arts Council.

Awards
Best of Show (1) $2,000.00
Award of Excellence (1) 1,200.00
Award of Distinction (1) 700.00
Awards of Merit (1) 500.00
Awards of Honor (1) 300.00
Dean Tea Memorial Award  200.00
Manatee Art Award  100.00
Total Award Money: 5,000.00
Patrons Purchase Awards (approx) 5,000.00

Mulvane Art Fair 2018Topeka, Kansas
DEADLINE: 2/16/2018
Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 6/2/2018 – 6/3/2018
Event Website
The 26th annual Mulvane Art Fair, June 2 & 3, 2018, is a juried event featuring high quality works of fine art by more than 90 artists from across the country.

New Events

Pink Palace Crafts Fair 2018Memphis, Tennessee
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 3/31/2018
Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/12/2018 – 10/14/2018
Event Website
46th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair

• Largest juried arts and crafts fair in the Mid-South
• One of the oldest and best crafts fairs in the country – 46 years
• Supported by a large mixed media PR and marketing campaign
• Shopping, demonstrating, food, entertainment and family activities
• Thousands of shoppers over 3 days
• Best of Show and Merit Awards

The Pink Palace Crafts Fair is the largest fundraising event for the Pink Palace Museum and one of the largest volunteer-run events in Memphis.

Our mission: Educate the community about regional traditions in danger of disappearance, and  serve the public by preserving historical skills through handicrafts, demonstrations, tactical experiences, entertainment and communication of knowledge.

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild: Carolina Artisan Craft Market 2018Raleigh, North Carolina
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 5/1/2018

Fee (Application fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/2/2018 – 11/4/2018

Event Website
Since 1970, the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, a nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, NC, has hosted a profitable marketplace for the finest contemporary crafts in the United States. Our annual indoor show provides a premier showcase for CDCG Exhibiting Artists and provisional artist members in one of the fastest growing regions in our country.

2018 marks the 49th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual November event.  The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is a trusted resource for art collectors and first-time buyers looking for the finest contemporary and traditional craft being made in America.

Fine craft artists present a striking variety of glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking, photography and 2-D and 3-D mixed media, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and jewelry.

Emerging and career craft artists who are presenting craft at the highest level – reflecting a mastery of technique and originality of design – are encouraged to apply.

Joplin Arts Fest 2018Joplin, Missouri
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 5/6/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/14/2018 – 9/15/2018

Event Website
The 4th annual Joplin Arts Fest is Southwest Missouri’s premier fall fine arts festival.  This juried event showcases exceptional talented 2D and 3D artists exhibiting their original artwork.   This year’s event is changing from a one day to a two-day festival.  With this change, we are also moving to a new and exciting location.  The festival will be held in Joplin’s newest city park, Mercy Park.  This park is located at the corner of 26th and McClelland Blvd. The art festival will be held on Friday evening, September 14, 2018 from 5PM to 9PM and Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9AM to 4PM.  Another addition to this year’s festival is a patrons’ program with an exclusive first chance purchase for patrons from 5PM to 7PM on Friday evening.

Booth spaces of 12’ x 12’, are $100 which includes electricity and the cost of a Joplin City business licenses. Artists are required to provide their own tent for the festival. Overnight security will be provided for Friday night through Saturday morning. However, each artist must be able to securely enclose his/her tent during this overnight period.

The Joplin Kiwanis Club in conjunction with the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC), Connect2Culture (C2C) and Spiva Center for the Arts are once again the organizing sponsors of the festival.  All funds raised by this festival will be used by the Kiwanis Club of Joplin to support a variety of youth related programs in the Joplin area.

Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market 2018Denver, Colorado
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 2/28/2018

Fee (Application Fee (non-refundable)): $50.00
Event Dates: 6/9/2018 – 6/10/2018

Event Website
The mission of the Summer Art Market is to sell and showcase fine art produced by the Art Students League’s active students, members and faculty, reflective of the media taught at the school. Applicants must be active participants in the Art Students League.

Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show 45th AnnualVirginia Beach, Virginia
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 5/31/2018

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/28/2018 – 9/30/2018

Event Website
Recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the top 200 Art Shows in the country in 2017, the Neptune Festival Art and Craft Show features more than 240 artists. Neptune Festival has been named one of the top 100 festivals in the US and is annually voted one of the top 10 festivals by the Southeast Tourism Society. The crowd estimate for the weekend is 450,000+.

Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show is produced by Virginia Beach Events Unlimited TA Neptune Festival, Inc. It is part of a citywide festival culminating in a fun 3-day weekend at the oceanfront. Artists and craftsmen of original work are eligible for the show, with acceptance based on a jury process. No commercial, commercially manufactured, production studio work, buy-sell, kits or imported items are permitted.

Show Director: Sharon Tanner, (757) 498-0215 or artshow@neptunefestival.com.

Cash awards totalling $2,600 will be made based on standards of quality and originality.

We devote an area of the show to selected exhibitors who display work with the highest degree of originality, handcrafting and excellence. Only these exhibitors are awards-eligible.

The festival includes a commercial section that is not part of this art and craft show. If your work isn’t eligible for the art and craft show, you may wish to apply for a space in it. If so, please contact The Marketplace director at the Neptune Festival office (757) 498-0215.

Plaza Art Fair 2018Kansas City, Missouri
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 4/17/2018

Fee (Plaza Art Fair Jury Fee): $40.00
Event Dates: 9/21/2018 – 9/23/2018

Event Website
One of the longest-running and most beloved art festivals in the country, the Plaza Art Fair is in its 87th year. Enjoyed by artists for its knowledgeable crowds, attentive staff and beautiful location on the historic Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri, the Plaza Art Fair attracts 300,000 art patrons each year. Ranked in the top ten fine arts festivals in the Art Fair SourceBook, it has grown over seven decades to be a premier festival of fine art and fine craft. The Plaza Art Fair is consistently recognized as Kansas City’s best annual event. It marks the arrival of autumn for Kansas Citians and artists alike, and attracts tourists from all over the Midwest.

La Jolla Art and Wine Festival 2018La Jolla, California
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 7/15/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/6/2018 – 10/7/2018

Event Website
ABOUT THE LA JOLLA ART & WINE FESTIVAL:

The 2018 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns to La Jolla for its tenth annual season on October 6th and 7th in the heart of the village, between Prospect Ave. and Kline St., on lower Girard Ave. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art & wine festivals on the west coast, expecting to draw in the largest crowd to date.  The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is FREE and open to the public, with cash donations accepted at all the festival entrances. Featuring the works of over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, the LJAWF features something for everyone including a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, and a wine and beer garden which will include premier wineries from around the world in addition to San Diego’s top breweries.

For additional information on the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, please visit our website at www.ljawf.com.

Stanwood Camano Arts Festivals 2018Stanwood, Washington
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 5/1/2018
Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 7/13/2018 – 7/15/2018
Event Website
Stanwood Camano Art Festival July 13th, 14th & 15th, 2018

Calling all Artists:

Stanwood Camano Art Festival in Historical Downtown Stanwood, WA is calling all artists to submit their applications for our 2018 festival! Join the Stanwood Camano Art Festival and be part of our celebration, July 13th, 14th and 15th, 2018. Artists from all over are all invited to be a part of this community event.

The Producers of the Stanwood Camano Art Festival event put on a similar show the last 2 years, which last year attracted over 9,600 art enthusiasts, with even more anticipated this year, the East end of downtown Stanwood will be bustling this season. Take the Amtrak Stanwood Camano Arts Festivals train, it will drop you off right at the beginning of Stanwood Camano Art Festival! You won’t want to miss this exciting Festival!!

The event is enlivened by:

• More than 100 vendor booths
• Live music
• Roaming street performers
• A “Local Craft Beer Garden” featuring Naked City Brewery & Taphouse & Wine Bar
• Root Beer Float Garden
• “Kids Discover Art” area
• Face Painters
• Jugglers
• Food booths
• A grape stomping contest with Stanwood’s Mayor Leonard Kelley participating this year against ..?
• Sat. AM Fire Explores putting on a Pancake Breakfast.
• Hawaiian Luau Pig Roast
• Silent Auction July 13th 5:00PM – 9:00PM
• Be sure to go to our web-site www.stanwoodcamanoartsfestivals.org or SCAFS.info  to see what else we will be adding to this years Stanwood Camano…

Fine Art at the Village 2018 – Rochester Hills, MIRochester Hills, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 3/15/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 8/4/2018 – 8/5/2018

Event Website
15th Annual, Fine Art at the Village, is currently sponsored by the Village Fine Art Gallery, which is located in the same upscale outdoor shopping center, as the art fair.

Both the Village art fair and the Village Gallery are located in Rochester Hills, MI., which was voted by Money Magazine, in a previous year, as the 9th best small town in the USA.

Money Magazine said Rochester Hills only negative, was, they did not have a downtown, but the Village of Rochester Hills shopping center, was considered, by residents, as their downtown.

Rochester Hills is home to a young, well educated clientele, who have disposable income and support the arts.

The art fair charges zero gate fee and zero for parking. The art fair also features local, free entertainment. Many of whom are young and their families come to see them perform and also stroll the art fair.

Black Swamp Arts Festival 2018Bowling Green, Ohio
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 4/1/2018

Fee (Application fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2018 – 9/9/2018

Event Website
The Black Swamp Arts Festival is held each autumn in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio, on the weekend after Labor Day. The Festival is well-known for its inclusive nature. The high quality of the visual arts, live music, and youth arts activities make it one of the most well-attended events in NW Ohio. The Festival draws more than 80,000 area residents and visitors over the course of the weekend each year.

In 2014, 2016 and 2017 the Ohio Magazine named the Black Swamp Arts Festival the Best Arts Festival in Ohio.

The Festival was ranked 67th of the top 200 festivals nationally by Sunshine Artist magazine in their 2014 poll. It is the largest Arts Festival in Ohio that offers, free of charge, a rich arts experience to the public; incorporating so many areas of the arts and for so many age groups.

The Festival’s Juried Art Show is a small, quality-focused, fine arts and fine craft show comprised of 112 booths.  The Art Show typically receives 250 – 300 applications. If all past award winners return,100 artists will be selected for this year’s festival.

Awards:
Best of Show $1,600
Best 2D $1,100
Best 3D $1,100
2nd place $850
3rd place $600
Honorable Mention (3 awards) $200 each

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackSwampArtsFestival

RiverArtsFest 2018Memphis, Tennessee
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 5/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/26/2018 – 10/28/2018

Event Website
The 2018 RiverArtsFest event will host a juried Artist Market, along with other festival offerings. RiverArtsFest, now in its 12th year, has successfully presented the Mid-South’s rich cultural diversity and talent for the public’s entertainment, education and enjoyment and is the longest running fine arts festival in this region.  An urban street festival, RiverArtsFest is held in the downtown historic South Main arts district along the Mississippi river and attracts patrons from Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. RiverArtsFest is honored to be named a “Select 50 Fine Art and Craft Fairs for 2017” by ArtFair SourceBook based on sales of fine art and fine craft in 2016.

RiverArtsFest is presented by RiverArtsFest,Inc. a non-profit organization led by an all volunteer Board of Directors and Steering committee and is supported by more than  200 community volunteers.

Please visit our website www.riverartsfestmemphis.org or http://www.riverartsfestmemphis.org/ for more information.

Berea Arts Fest 2018Berea, Ohio
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 4/14/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 9/9/2018 – 9/9/2018

Event Website
Held on the second Sunday in September, The Berea Arts Fest, a one-day, invitational, multi-arts festival held in historic Berea, Ohio, is a non-profit, volunteer, 501(c)3 organization. The Mission Statement of the Berea Arts Fest, Inc. is to “encourage involvement” in the arts by sponsoring and promoting activities and opportunities which foster creativity and enhance appreciation of the arts.

Art in the Park 2018-Alexandria Area Arts AssociationAlexandria, Minnesota
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 3/30/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 7/28/2018 – 7/29/2018

Event Website
Summer 2018 is just around the corner…and so is the 43rd Annual Art in the Park! We are excited that you are interested in being a vendor for this wonderful event. Art in the Park is a community event run by Alexandria Area Arts Association (Andria Theatre).  It is also Andria Theatre’s major fundraiser.

Venue:  City Park, County Road 42 North, Alexandria, MN
Nestled along the tree-shaded shores of Lake Agnes and Lake Henry

Hours:  Saturday, July 28 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sites are located on the shores of Lakes Agnes and Henry. There are some corner spots available. Every effort will be made to place returning artists in their requested location, but occasionally this is not possible, so no guarantee can be given.

This is an outdoor wind, rain or shine event. Be prepared for all types of weather, including heat and sunlight.

Artclectic 2018Nashville, Tennessee
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 3/16/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $40.00
Event Dates: 10/18/2018 – 10/20/2018

Event Website
With a solid reputation for showcasing both established and emerging artists, Artclectic lives up to its name with a diverse assortment of juried exhibitors in a lively setting. This annual fundraiser has evolved into a nationally respected art show and community gathering. In addition to attracting thousands of visitors, the show provides valuable art education for University School of Nashville students and the Nashville community through such enriching experiences as demonstrations, class tours and hands-on workshops. And, most importantly, proceeds from the event are earmarked for the Artclectic Endowment Fund for Innovative Teaching. This fund supports curricular innovation and classroom excellence. The team at Artclectic 2018 invites you to apply.

Sidewalk Arts Festival 2018Sioux Falls, South Dakota
OPEN DATE: 2/1/2018
DEADLINE: 5/22/2018

Fee (Jury Fee – Non-refundable): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2018 – 9/8/2018

Event Website
The Sidewalk Arts Festival is a FREE outdoor event with over 250 vendor booths featuring the region’s best fine art, folk art and craft artisans. Enjoy activities for kids, live entertainment, food vendors and more on the streets surrounding the Washington Pavilion! This festival is a fundraiser for the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion and the region’s largest one-day arts and crafts festival.

Celebration of the Arts 2018 (COA)Midland, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2018
DEADLINE: 4/8/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/18/2018 – 5/20/2018

Event Website
Event Summary
Apply for the 35th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, 1984-2018 – Come back in time to the 1980’s for a Total Eclipse of the Arts!  May 18-20, 2018. COA will take place May 18-20, 2018 at Midland Tower, 223 W. Wall Street in downtown, Midland, Texas.  COA is the longest running, annual event held in downtown Midland!  COA has a strong reputation locally – community support year after year – draws out of town visitors. Fine Art is the centerpiece of the festival.  COA hosts local entertainers; non-profit organizations;  children’s activities; regional writers, FUN food; and special events.  Friday night, a Premier Party showcasing visual artists is an annual party for art lovers; Saturday & Sunday artists are the focal point of weekend with many family attractions.

$5.000 in prize money for 2018!
First Place                   $2,000
Second Place              $1,500
Third Place                  $1,000
(1) Honorable Mention $500

Award-winning artists from COA 2017 will automatically be accepted into COA 2018. (Coupon code AWARD) 2017 winners must submit an application for space reservation by deadline and are required to pay applicable booth fees; but no application fee!

Artist’s venue is completely indoors (Midland Tower Building) with air conditioning, natural light, as well as electrical lighting and indoor plumbing.  There are a limited number of outdoor booths available.  Artists displaying outdoors must provide their own tent and setups.

Harvest Moon – Festival of the Arts 2018Granbury, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2018
DEADLINE: 8/21/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/20/2018 – 10/21/2018

Event Website
Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts was a Huge Success Last Year and 2018 will be even Better! We doubled the growth of our festival between 2016 and 2017 and plan to increase both artists and buyers in 2018.

The Historic Granbury Merchant’s Association (granburysquare.com) provides full support and commitment to this 40 year old popular arts festival showcasing fine and contemporary, American-made craft artisan works. The Granbury Arts Alliance is also a major sponsor.

We are looking for 90 plus artists with unique and diverse works to partner with us in this celebration of the arts in our vibrant, historic downtown square! Our friendly and beautiful square is a destination location year around, but during the fall season, we especially draw large crowds from around the state and the DFW metroplex. Last year’s participating artists were overwhelmed with the quality of our hospitality and how well we marketed this event to bring in art buyers!

Our festival is ARTIST-FOCUSED and there will be ample pre event marketing & promotion in national, state, and local media. Crowd-pleasing attractions will include: acoustical musicians and delicious food, plus a featured and interactive arts area geared towards the younger artists.

Artists will be welcomed with a complimentary Wine and Cheese reception on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 9pm after you close your booth.

Hope to see you for our 40th!

Festival Chairperson Cynthia James

Historic Merchant Coordinator Brenda Hyde

Morristown CraftMarket 2018Morristown, New Jersey
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2018
DEADLINE: 5/1/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/19/2018 – 10/21/2018

Event Website
“Top 100” Show in the Nation Based on 2016 Average Exhibitor Sales
in Both Fine Art and Fine Craft (ArtFairSourceBook.com)

“Nationally Acclaimed, Indoor Show Held in the Wealth Belt of New Jersey” *

*Sunshine Artist Magazine, 2018

“Beautifully Juried – Over 150 Gifted Artists From Over 25 States” *

*HANDMADE Business Magazine, 2018

Now in its 42nd continuous year, the Morristown CraftMarket is one of the top juried and longest-running fine art and fine craft shows in the nation.  Showcased – and celebrated – is exceptional work in all traditional and contemporary media categories made in America by American hands.

Heavily advertised through major media markets, the Morristown CraftMarket attracts high income and loyal buyers largely from 3 counties in northern New Jersey ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau as among the top 10 wealthiest counties in the United States based on median household income.

This indoor show is held on the spacious ground level floor of the National Guard Armory in Morristown, NJ.

Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded.  Pipe and drape are included in the booth fee along with a catered Breakfast Buffet on Saturday; drive-in setup/breakdown in the Armory and plenty of free parking;  24-hour security; and booth sitters.

The Show is produced by the not-for-profit Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ.  All net proceeds benefit charities.

Questions?
Please contact our Show Director Geoff Price (973-442-2840; morristowncraft@optonline.net).

UTC Fine Art Fair with Craft Marketplace ART SECTION Sarasota October 2018 HAESarasota, Florida
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2018
DEADLINE: 10/24/2018

Fee (Non-refundable Jury Fee (APF)): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/27/2018 – 10/28/2018

Event Website
The Festival will take place at UTC (The Mall at University Town Center). UTC is located in a very affluent part of Sarasota directly next to Lakewood Ranches with great exposure to I-75. UTC is a world-class fashion and dining destination featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and over 150 stores and restaurants. Many distinctive retailers at UTC are not found anywhere else in the local area. UTC offers a diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers, popular favorites, sit-down restaurants and a children’s play area. This application is for the art section of the festival.

UTC Fine Art Fair with Craft Marketplace CRAFT SECTION Sarasota October 2018 ACESarasota, Florida
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2018
DEADLINE: 10/24/2018

Fee (Non-refundable Jury Fee (APF)): $15.00
Event Dates: 10/27/2018 – 10/28/2018

Event Website
This application is for the craft section of the show. The Festival will take place at UTC (The Mall at University Town Center). UTC is located in a very affluent part of Sarasota directly next to Lakewood Ranches with great exposure to I-75. UTC is a world-class fashion and dining destination featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s and over 150 stores and restaurants. Many distinctive retailers at UTC are not found anywhere else in the local area. UTC offers a diverse mix of fashion and lifestyle retailers, popular favorites, sit-down restaurants and a children’s play area.

Festival for the Eno 2018Durham, North Carolina
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2018
DEADLINE: 3/15/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $0.00
Event Dates: 7/4/2018 – 7/7/2018

Event Website
Now in its 39th year the  Eno River Association’s Festival for the Eno showcases the nature, culture and history of the Eno River Basin and annually raises tens of thousands of dollars for the purchase and protection of land along the Eno River.  The Festival provides safe, diverse, and fun entertainment for all ages and brings over 20,000 people each year to the lush green banks of the Eno River.

“The annual Festival for the Eno … is like a giant backyard barbecue for the creative class: it’s homey and raucous, full of music, dancing, crafts and sweaty kids slurping giant glasses of lemonade. “ -New York Times

4 music stages  offer an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional music, storytelling, poetry, dance, puppetry, demonstrations and more. The Festival for the Eno is a recognized showcase for blues, bluegrass, old time, gospel, rock, world music, and more.

In addition to music and crafts, The Festival for the Eno offers incredible food from local restaurants and popular food trucks and a craft beer garden. Environmental activities and exhibits include: our “Trash-Free” program, backyard bees & chickens, Hands-On Music, a mist tent, canoe and kayak rentals and demos, rain barrel painting, Hands-On Clay, E.E.E.K.!  Eno Environmental Education for Kids, dance workshops, face-painting, clean energy demonstrations, non-profit displays, all on the shaded banks of the beautiful Eno River.

Weaverville Art in Autumn Festival 2018Asheville, NC, North Carolina
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2018
DEADLINE: 6/15/2018

Fee (Jury application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/15/2018 – 9/15/2018

Event Website
The twelfth annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina, located in Buncombe county 7 miles from downtown Asheville. Sponsored by the Weaverville Business Association, the festival features 114 juried artists and craftspeople and live music. In recent years, Weaverville has established itself as a culturally rich destination point, with its now well-established street festival each September. It has earned a reputation for its quaint atmosphere, artistic spirit, and distinctive shops and restaurants. The annual Art in Autumn festival brings a jovial celebration of community and fine art and craft to the Main Street of this lovely small town. All are welcome. Admission and parking are free.

Winter Springs Festival of the Arts presents ARToberFEST! 2018Winter Springs, Florida
OPEN DATE: 2/4/2018
DEADLINE: 7/12/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/20/2018 – 10/21/2018

Event Website
The Winter Springs Festival of the Arts is positioned as a signature event in an affluent Central Florida suburb. This fine art show brings delicious food, fine wine, craft beer, music and most importantly, award winning artists from around the country. Over 20,000 residents and visitors are attracted to the upscale village center. Patrons stroll along beautiful Blumberg Boulevard enjoying the work of over 100 fine artists, which consist of juried and invitational. The Winter Springs Festival of the Arts is produced by the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winter Springs.

Brookhaven Arts Festival 2018Brookhaven (Atlanta), Georgia
OPEN DATE: 2/5/2018
DEADLINE: 7/31/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 10/20/2018 – 10/21/2018

Event Website
The Brookhaven Arts Festival is the premier Art Festival in Brookhaven, Georgia. Brookhaven is the fastest growing city in Georgia. Located inside the 285 perimeter beltline of Atlanta, GA and attracting approximately 8,000 to 10,000 visitors, the Brookhaven Arts Festival is a juried event, with fine arts and handcrafts by 135 -150 artists from across the nation. The Festival has been an annual event since 2004, and after skipping 2014, the Festival is back for its 14th year in the same location. The event is produced with the input of local artists and The Brookhaven Community Foundation; a non-profit organization that supports Brookhaven. Everyone said 2017 was our best year ever! We have hired a PR company for 2018 to give our artists even more exposure!

PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT affiliated with ANY OTHER art shows or festivals.

Penrod Arts Fair 2018 (52nd Annual)Indianapolis, Indiana
OPEN DATE: 2/5/2018
DEADLINE: 5/3/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 9/7/2018 – 9/8/2018

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Please join The Penrod Society on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, on the beautiful grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 52nd annual Penrod Arts Fair! The Penrod Arts Fair is an Indianapolis institution and a tradition cherished by patrons and exhibitors alike as one of the largest and best single-day, outdoor art fairs in the Midwest. The Society’s mission is to support artists, students, arts organizations, and various other non-profits whose missions and programming include arts-related outreach and cultural and educational activities in Central Indiana. Come join us this fall, and see why the Penrod Arts Fair is truly “Indiana’s Nicest Day!”  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

A select number of interested applicants will be invited to participate in our fifth annual “Evening with Penrod at the IMA” event, which features local food and beverages, performing art, and artist booths.  “Evening with Penrod” will take place in the Yellow artist area of the Fair grounds the night before the Fair, Friday, September 7, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET (end time will be 9:00-ish p.m. ET for participating exhibitors).  Recent history/feedback has shown that artist tents with auxiliary lighting (battery powered only) have a significant impact on patron traffic, so it is strongly encouraged.

Please visit us at www.penrod.org or e-mail the Artist Chairman at

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2018Covington, Louisiana
OPEN DATE: 2/5/2018
DEADLINE: 6/4/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/10/2018 – 11/11/2018

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The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 22nd Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.

Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 4, 2018. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2018. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Lincoln Arts Festival 2018Lincoln, Nebraska
OPEN DATE: 2/5/2018
DEADLINE: 5/18/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 9/22/2018 – 9/23/2018

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You are invited to participate in a celebration of the arts September 22-23, 2018 at the 18th Lincoln Arts Festival, presented as a cooperative effort of the Lincoln Arts Council and SouthPointe Pavilions. This Festival has repeat patrons and artists and attracts new artists and patrons each year. The Lincoln Arts Festival is known as a hospitable, caring and fun show. “Sunday was close to my biggest single sale day ever. The caliber of your patrons is outstanding. They really appreciate the art and the sales reflect that.” – John from Dayton, OH. Wrap up your autumn and FALL FOR THE ARTS at the Lincoln Arts Festival.

Edina Fall into the Arts Festival 2018Edina, Minnesota
OPEN DATE: 2/5/2018
DEADLINE: 6/29/2018

Fee (Jury fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2018 – 9/9/2018

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Edina Fall into the Arts Festival – the autumn art event at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina, Minnesota.

On September 8 and 9, 2018, the 15th Annual Edina Fall into the Arts Festival returns to Centennial Lakes Park. More than 250 artists & exhibitors, food vendors and sponsors will be displaying and selling their work. The festival has an assortment of exciting new artists, as well as returning favorites representing diverse media such as photography, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, wearable arts, glass, fiber arts, wood, and painting. One of the most beautiful festival settings in the country. Something for everyone!

Downtown Art & Craft Market 2018 – Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, Utah
OPEN DATE: 2/6/2018
DEADLINE: 4/6/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 6/9/2018 – 10/20/2018

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The Salt Lake Downtown Art & Craft Market is a local market and only accepts artists who live and create in Utah. Applications will be accepted from February 6th through April 6th. Artists will be notified of their acceptance no later than May 2nd. The $35.00 application fee is required to submit an application.

The Downtown Art & Craft Market operates adjacent to the Downtown Farmers Market in Historic Pioneer Park on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, June 9 – October 20.

The Market features unique, local art and handmade crafts. We encourage artists working in new or traditional styles to apply. Our objective is to create a colorful and authentic Market with quality, locally made, handmade crafts and artwork at varied prices. A jury of qualified professionals will review the Downtown Art and Craft Market applications. Jurors’ decisions are based on quality and appeal as well as the overall balance of the various media represented. Please read the Downtown Art & Craft Market Guidelines and Policies.

The full season booth fee is $600.00. Part-time booth fees are $35.00 per date. All fees are due upon acceptance. The payment deadline is June 4th. A wait list may be implemented for specific dates if necessary. Please see Vendor Booth Policies for more information. Please direct any questions you have about this Market to meagan@downtownslc.org.

Winter Park Autumn Art Festival 2018Winter Park, Florida
OPEN DATE: 2/6/2018
DEADLINE: 6/15/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2018 – 10/14/2018

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The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is a community-oriented sidewalk show that features work from over 180 outstanding Florida artists. In addition to presenting quality visual art, the festival provides free entertainment and participatory events for the enjoyment of visitors and artists. The festival is held at beautiful Central Park located along Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park and attracts 200,000 visitors. The festival is hosted by the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Committee, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Crealde School of Art.

The Dayton Art Institute, Oktoberfest 2018Dayton, Ohio
OPEN DATE: 2/6/2018
DEADLINE: 4/20/2018

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 9/21/2018 – 9/23/2018

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Oktoberfest, held on the grounds of The Dayton Art Institute, features artisan vendors, international food, domestic, international and craft beers and continuous live entertainment on two stages.

Bay Harbor Arts Festival 2018 – 19th AnnualBay Harbor, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 2/6/2018
DEADLINE: 6/15/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $40.00
Event Dates: 7/27/2018 – 7/28/2018

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This year, 2018, the Bay Harbor Arts Festival is on the waterfront again! With the opening of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts and many exciting things happening in Bay Harbor, we are excited to showcase the Village

The Bay Harbor Arts Festival encourages the creation of high-quality art that demonstrates creativity, innovation, and appreciation of the Visual Arts. We choose artists and artistic persons to participate in the show. The Arts Festival Committee, in turn, supports and enforces the acceptance and denial of participants. The Committee recognizes that the Arts Festival supports both professional and non-professional artist and seeks the opportunity to display a broad array of art. We also recognize that an Arts Festival creates an opportunity for artists and artisans to merchandise their talent through events and encourage the jury to be aware of these opportunities. We strive to provide a variety of artistic media to the public and patrons in an effort to make the Arts Festival both a high-quality art experience and a broad exposure to art.

The Arts Festival Committee also recognizes and celebrates the talents and creativity of those who create one-of-a-kind high-quality food and similar items. Our festival contains a non-juried “Green Market” component intended for Artisan Items; soaps, lotions, items produced with commercially available beads, essential oils, specialty food mixes, and similar items.

Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair – 56th AnnualPeoria, Illinois
OPEN DATE: 2/6/2018
DEADLINE: 4/27/2018

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/28/2018 – 9/30/2018

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It’s our 56th year for bringing original art to central Illinois and we want you to be a part of the celebration!

As one of the oldest art organizations in the country, the Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair is nationally recognized for its organization, event marketing, and for putting artists’ needs at the top of the priority list. We offer affordable hotel rates, convenient artist parking, coffee/rolls each morning, boxed lunches, Friday night homemade pizza party, Saturday Artist Party and Awards, snacks in the Artist Breakroom, cold bottled water on demand, and 500+ volunteers to take care of any artist need. We’ve added a Friday night event to bring in more and diverse art patrons. Stay tuned!

Director: Lori Luthy (Interim)

Asst. Director: Brittany Moldenhauer

Michigan State University 54th Spring Arts & Crafts ShowEast Lansing, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 2/6/2018
DEADLINE: 2/23/2018

Fee (Application & Processing Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 5/19/2018 – 5/20/2018

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In its 54th year, the Spring Arts and Crafts show will take place, once again, on the grounds of the MSU Union, which is located on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road in East Lansing, Michigan. We’re excited to host yet another great show! Please check back in December 2017 for details on this year’s show!

100% of the fees collected from the application process go to the MSU University Activities Board (UAB) for programming events for the MSU student body. Since 1916 UAB has provided quality social, recreations and educational programs planned and implemented by students, for students in the MSU Community. UAB provides free or low-cost entertainment for students and serves as an alternate late night/weekend entertainment choice. UAB is committed to the personal, professional and educational development of its members.

For more information on MSU’s University Activities Board or the Spring Arts & Crafts Show, please contact Brian at 517-355-3354 or at proffer1@msu.edu

Oldham Arts on CityPlace 2018 – KentuckyLa Grange 40031, Kentucky
OPEN DATE: 2/7/2018
DEADLINE: 9/30/2018

Fee (App/Jury fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 11/10/2018 – 11/11/2018

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Fabulous indoor venue 1 block from Historic LaGrange’s Main St shopping district, just off I-71 outside of Louisville, KY. Great feedback from quality artists over the last 6 years! 2017 turn out was excellent with lots of marketing done in print, on radio and TV. Well run by artists for artists.  Big marketing budget and 16 years show management experience. Lots of Holiday buyers at a time when there are few quality indoor shows.

$350 Best of Show, Nine judged categories receiving $150 for 1st place.

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