Application fee: $55/Booth fee: $525
Now in its 33rd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) has a long-standing reputation for showcasing high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting. Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting over 20,000 people annually to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events that engage visitors with compelling artistic voices — leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region. Outreach to affluent patrons and knowledgeable collectors who recognize quality, original artwork is at the forefront of our marketing efforts.
The Festival has great amenities!
- Prior day set-up (Friday, May 17)
- Convenient load-in and load-out
- FREE parking Friday - Sunday in on-site garages for passenger vehicles
- Reduced hotel room rate for the Hyatt Regency Hotel on-site and Sheraton Reston Hotel off-site
- 24/7 site security (artists are responsible for securing their own booths)
- Option to rent a tent, set up and break down included, (on a first come-first served basis) for artists that do not have event infrastructure or prefer not to set up the tent themselves.
- Artist hospitality lounge with complimentary breakfast, coffee, bottled water and portable snack options available daily
- Ample artist support with booth-sitters
- Convenient and profitable selling hours for the Festival period
- $5,000 in cash awards
- Complimentary tickets to the Festival Cocktail Hour and Artist Award Ceremony for artists plus one guest, which includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages
- Year-round promotion on the Tephra ICA website, including accompanying artwork images, booth numbers, email contact, and links to personal website.
2023 Exhibitor: "This show is one of the finest on our show plan - always keep our fingers crossed to be invited back and continue to encourage other artists to apply"
2023 Exhibitor: "We always mention volunteer teams when encouraging other artists to apply to show. Your volunteers are a big plus to the overall show!"
2023 Exhibitor: "Overall very impressed with how the festival was run and with how the artists were supported. Thank you!"
Artists are the core of the Tephra Fine Arts Festival. In appreciation of the time, effort, and money invested by participating artists, Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art works hard to provide an excellent experience for artists throughout the festival.
For more information: https://www.tephraica.org/festival
Contact: Hannah Barco email@example.com