Deadline: April 26
Booth fee: $330; Corner add $75
The 4th annual "Salida Arts Festival" is located in one of Colorado's premier arts destinations. Salida was rated #30 in John Villani's book "The 100 best art towns in America." The fair is located on, and visible from one of the major east/west highways in the state and held at the height of the tourist season. The town typically draws thousands of destination tourists in the summer and they all will drive past the show location.
The show is all about 2D and 3D art. The Arts Fair is run by and for artists. The director, Jerry Scavezze has done (and is still actively doing) shows for over 20 years. It is promoted and managed by artists with more than 50 years experience participating in juried art festivals. They understand the needs of artists and the importance of a show's location.
This show is one week after the Pearl St. Mall show in Boulder, Evergreen Summer festival and the Lake Dillon art festival. It is followed by the Cheesman Park show in Denver and the Keystone River Run festival the next weekend. Aspen folks not your customer, give us a try. The show is right on highway 50 and 20,000 cars a day drive right by the festival sight. Hope to see you there! We'll do our very best to insure you have a great show.
We are committed to major and wide-spread advertising. The County Visitors Bureau and Salida Chamber of Commerce are promoting the event as well. We promote the show both in print and on NPR, in nearby tourist towns and in cities with established art festivals.
Coffee, tea and snacks will be available both mornings of the show for free.
Participants said of the inaugural show:
- Congratulations on pulling off a hugely complicated and difficult task. I believe you will succeed and show others what a fair with heart looks like.
- Normally I never do a first year show, but I wanted to support a fellow artist trying to create a venue with heart. You came with very positive feedback from my fellow artists that I respected, so I took a chance and really did well.
- Two of my biggest customers were tourists who saw the show from US 50 as well as the signs posted on the highway.