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12308178279?profile=RESIZE_400xMay 18 & 19, 2024
Reston, Virginia

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art
Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
200 Artists
Deadline: January 2, 2024

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:

Contact: Hannah Barco




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12304231265?profile=RESIZE_400xFebruary 23, 24, & 25, 2024
Fountain Hills, Arizona

Downtown Fountain Hills
Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
500 Artists
Deadline: December 1, 2023

Application fee: $35/Booth fee: $500

The Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary this February!
We cannot wait to welcome artists of all categories from all over the country for this incredible show spanning over Downtown Fountain Hills. 
Fountain Hills Arizona is home to the third tallest fountain in the world, gorgeous desert scenery,
and many, many art lovers.

We hope you'll join us for an incredible event!


  • "The chamber staff is always so helpful and seem happy to see us! It was really well organized and move in and out were good!"
  • "Everyone and everything was excellent!! Great weather helps too. See you next show!"
  • "Year after year, the festivals are well attended and organized. The Online check-in is awesome. I have referred several vendors that have asked about craft shows to attend. You are in the top three. John Redmon - Hang Five"
  • "This event was great from start to finish. I felt like we were very cared for at all times, before and after the show. The info shared by email was very timely and appreciated. Thank you to all of you who worked so hard to pull this off! Michelle Pappas"
  • "Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts is one of our favorite shows. Great customer experiences coupled with high class artisans make for a truly amazing show. We look forward to this event each year. This is our fifth year attending and now we have built up a group of people who love and treasure the items we make. If you are thinking about vending at this festival, do not hesitate. It is well worth it. Jill Crozier HPSilver, LLC."

We are bringing back the dearly missed tradition of having a hot air balloon launch on the final day of the Festival! Because of this, vendors will have the option to open their booths early (7:30AM).

For more information: 

Contact: Hannah Toth

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12299294675?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 5, 6, & 7, 2024
Denver, Colorado
Denver’s Cherry Creek North Neighborhood
Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm, & Sunday 10am-6pm
250 Artists
Deadline: December 1, 2023

Application fee: $45/Booth fee starts at $900

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is recognized as a leading show in the industry and a beloved annual community tradition which has been a part of the cultural fabric of Denver for over three decades.

CherryArts invites you to apply to be one of 250 exhibitors at the 2024 event, a world-class celebration of visual arts known for its accolades and excellence. Our goal is to provide our exhibitors and the 150,000 visitors with an experience of unparalleled quality. Highlights include: historically high art sales potential (estimated at $18,381 per artist, via 2023 Artist Survey), consistently high national rankings, on-site artist amenities and a new jury panel each year to provide fresh perspective. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a well-established show that draws a loyal regional audience, many of whom are collectors.


NEW Grant opportunity for the Emerging Artist Program

This program is designed specifically for artists who are beginning their career with very little experience exhibiting and selling their artwork at any venue. The application procedure and fee are the same as the regular show however, upon acceptance, emerging artists will pay a lower booth fee $350, have a tent provided and includes workshop, artist mentoring, support for lodging and will sell and showcase their work at the 2024 CCAF.

"I love this show. Well attended by a diverse & enthusiastic throng of people. Well run by a friendly & professional staff & super volunteers. Your inclusion of the kids is impressive. I have no suggestions or complaints. Thank you with love." 2023 Artist

12299295073?profile=RESIZE_400xDon’t miss this incredible opportunity to exhibit and sell your art at the 33rd annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, 
July 5th to 7th, 2024!

For more information:
Contact: Tara Brickell


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12296173662?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 11 - 14, 2024
Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
Grange Park, 149 Homan Lane
Thursday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12Noon-5pm
190 Artists
Deadline: December 1, 2023

Application fee: $35/Booth fee starts at $475


The People's Choice Festival was founded in 1993 and is a 4-day arts and crafts festival located in Centre Hall, PA (formerly in Boalsburg, PA). This show was created by PA artists for PA artists. This event includes 190 artisan booths, food court, specialty food vendors, wineries, children's activities, free music and live entertainment.


12296174893?profile=RESIZE_400xAmenities Include:

  • Full set up day in advance of the festival with lunch provided
  • Frequently Cleaned Restrooms and onsite facilities
  • Overnight Security
  • Booth Sitters (pending availability)
  • Parking Located near booth space with 1 free parking pass
  • Additional parking passes can be purchased (parking for guests is $7/day and there is no admission fee)
  • RV camping Availably (arranged through Grange Park)
  • Courtesy shuttle around the festival grounds


Apply now:

People's Choice Festival of Fine Art & Crafts

 For more information:

Contact: Amy Madison

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12286196478?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 9 & 10, 2024
Marco Island, Florida
Marco Island Veteran's Memorial Park
Daily 10am-5pm
200 Artists
Deadline: November 20, 2023
Application fee: $35.0/Booth fee: $575.00
The Marco Island Center for the Arts in collaboration with MauRich Productions & Events Inc. is proud to host this inaugural, major art show of the 2024 winter season on Marco Island. Located in the newly renovated Veteran’s Community Park, this is the ideal site for the Marco Island National Fine Art Show. The Marco Island Veteran's Memorial Park is centrally located on Marco Island and is an integral part of their community. The show has openings for approximately 200 artists.
12286198257?profile=RESIZE_400xThe city of Marco Island is located in Collier County, FL just a short drive south of Naples. It is a destination for many people with second homes during the winter months, and enjoys a peak season population of 35,000 people. Marco Island and the immediate surrounding areas are experiencing a growth in development and have become a popular destination for people relocating to warmer climates. In a recent 2023 Florida study, analyzing the highest wealth per capita in the state, Collier County has been ranked 2nd among the 67 counties in Florida.
“Maureen Roberts is an exceptional Art Show Director- she has incredible computer skills and never makes a mistake with the show info that she sends out. Her shows are highly organized and professional.  She really listens to the artists and is open to new ideas- ways to make improvements and takes into consideration booth requests. She answers every issue and conflict with a smile and an infectious laugh that puts everyone at ease and makes the show a pleasant and profitable experience for everyone.”
"I have had the honor of working with Maureen for years. Her genuine passion for artists and her skills on running shows made our profession easier and less stressful. She is organized, artist friendly and has great communication which is greatly appreciated. Working with her has been absolute delight and wholeheartedly recommend her as a knowledgeable, competent show director in the creative industry."
Contact: Maureen Roberts
More information on MauRich Productions & Events, Inc.
can be found at:
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12245483257?profile=RESIZE_400xFebruary 24 & 25, 2024
Key West, Florida
Truman Waterfront Park in Old Town
Daily 10am-5pm
150 Artists
Deadline: October 27, 2023
Application fee: $35/Booth fee starts at $335
This show is the combination of the Key West Craft Show and the Old Island Days Art Festival (held 39 & 59 years respectively). The sponsor - Key West Art Center - is the oldest non-profit Art Center on the island. The show will feature fine art and fine craft with a jury, looking to bring creative and high-quality work to patrons with an eye for all tastes and budgets. This location has become a favorite with locals due to free ample parking, easy biking and walking distance, shuttle busses right to the park, and fabulous water views. We welcome return artists and new artists to participate in this new format.
Well run and well attended by art savvy patrons (both locals and tourists) who come to buy. Easy Friday set-up, convenient artist parking and one of the most beautiful art fair venues in the country makes The Key West Art Festival our best show of the year! - Sherry Whorl
I’ve done the Key West Art Center Shows at least 20 times. It’s always been a pleasure to work with the staff, and the shows are some of my favorites. For one thing, it’s always fun to be in Key West. For another, I have always been happy with sales, every time. - Billie Barthelemy
Combining the January Craft Show and the February Art Festival was a big decision for the Committee. We are doing all we can to make this a great show by getting your patrons there and promoting the event and activities. 
For more information:
Contact: Susann D'Antonio
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12238264452?profile=RESIZE_400xApril 12, 13, & 14, 2024
The Woodlands, Texas
Along the Woodlands Waterway
Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm,
& Sunday 10am-5pm

200 Artists
Deadline: October 18, 2024

Application fee: $40/Booth fee starts at $550

Celebrate our 19th year with us! The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival has been dazzling art audiences for nearly two decades, regularly ranking among the top arts venues in the country. The community finds joy in art, and this festival shares that joy with our artists and patrons!



Thanks to you, the rest of your staff, and the many volunteers. This was the best experience ever, and I am still on cloud nine as I begin to plan for next year with compelling and interesting shoots in my constant journey to take my photographic art up a notch!   Patti Gary, Photographer

12238264892?profile=RESIZE_400xThank you for creating a wonderful show, where my husband and I were blown away by the friendliness and professionalism of your team. We had a lovely time and will be applying again next year. This was probably our favorite show we’ve participated in since we started and it’s mainly down to it being so well organized and the staff showing a caring and ‘can do’ attitude.   Best, Danyelle Lakin, 2D Mixed Media

 Thank you it was a great show. One of my pieces sold for the highest price of any of my single pieces. Which was great, but also wanted to show it at Southlake, Brookside and Belleville, which are my next few shows. But it's gone! Anyway, thank you for the great show. Warm regards   Mark Zirinsky, Studio Z, Denver

Just wanted to circle back regarding The Woodlands Festival & let you know that I had a KILLER show!! Thank you for consistently making this a world class art festival.❤️ Julia Gilmore

For more info:
Contact: David Mayes


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Call for Artists: 6th Annual Babcock Ranch Art Show

12227222067?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 9 & 10, 2024
Babcock Ranch, Florida
Founder's Square
Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
65 Artists
Deadline: November 3, 2023
Application fee: $25/Booth fee: $325
The Babcock Ranch Art Show, professionally managed and produced by the ArtFest Fort Myers staff, is a 2-day boutique art show held in the new town of Babcock Ranch. This free-to-the-public art show features approximately 65 exceptional artists, centered in the town square of the first solar-powered town in the U.S., surrounded by seven exciting new neighborhoods. The Babcock Ranch Art Show is dedicated to promoting and showcasing your artwork.
Held outdoors on the water in the Founder's Square of a gorgeous solar powered state-of-the-art community, opened in 2018 and still growing and building every year. The community sold over 2,000 homes in the last year alone, and these new homeowners will be looking for art to add to their homes!
Each year, the buyer demographic for the Babcock Ranch Art Shows grows exponentially. With new homes, schools, shopping centers, restaurants and other amenities being built, more and more people are moving to Babcock Ranch!
"This show is a pleasure to participate in."
"Layout was good. The venue was very pleasant, easy to navigate, and overall a quite enjoyable location."
"Set up was great. Great organization, good volunteers to direct. Wonderful."
"I was pleasantly surprised that people from surrounding cities/towns made the drive out to Babcock Ranch. I sold fair and made enough to be satisfied with my profit. I also do want to give a shout out to the marketing team. I think good efforts were made to advertise the show and it was very much worth it. I saw posters, social media, and a segment on the local TV new channels."
"Excellent Sales at the Show & additional, after the show."
"This was the most enjoyable art show in years. All the folks were friendly and helpful."
"Great show. Great location. Booth spacing was generous."
Artists are set in a circular layout, allowing all booths to have at least 3 feet spacing in a lakefront park-like setting. Extensive promotion featuring your artwork to neighboring cities in Lee and Charlotte Counties assures that your buying public will be eager to see you.
For more information:
Contact: Annie Crouch
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Call for Artists: 20th Annual Artisphere

12227217887?profile=RESIZE_400xMay 10, 11, & 12, 2024
Greenville, South Carolina
Main Street - Downtown
Friday 12Noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, & Sunday 11am-6pm
135-150 Artists
Deadline: October 9, 20203
Application fee: $45/Booth fee $500-$1,000
2024 marks the 20th annual event for the top-ranking Artisphere festival in Greenville, SC. Despite its short history, Artisphere has distinguished itself as both a regional and national highlight. Renowned artist hospitality includes complimentary daily meals, snacks & beverages, convenient set-up, parking, security, booth sitters, and reduced hotel rates. Artisphere is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art organization. Proceeds are used to produce the annual arts festival and are distributed back to local non-profit arts organizations as part of Artisphere's Volunteer Arts Partnership Program.
Greenville is a supportive, art-loving community, beautiful setting, notable on-site artist amenities and hospitality, and over 500 volunteers make the three-day event an enjoyable experience for exhibiting artists and the public alike.
$20,000 in prize money will be distributed at the festival. Awards will be given to Best in Show, 1st Place 2D, 2nd Place 2D, 1st Place 3D, 2nd Place 3D, and four Awards of Excellence. All awards are distributed at the discretion of the onsite judges. Artisphere jurors who are not exhibitors serve as on-site judges. Awards are determined by consensus. Award winners are invited to exhibit the following year and are exempt from jury. Any non-juror awards (e.g. Media Awards, People’s Choice, etc.) are not exempt from jury.
Contact: Robin Aiken
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stolen art at art fairs. it happens.

My Art Was Stolen! What Do I Do?

By Terri in Art Business Advice > General Art Advice

Every artist who shows their artwork in public places runs the risk of having their art stolen. It doesn’t matter if your art is displayed at an outdoor art show, indoor gallery, corner coffee shop or upscale restaurant—it can happen anywhere.I’ve had a few pieces taken over the years and I can tell you quite honestly that it’s one of the most frustrating and disheartening things I’ve ever experienced.

Art usually isn’t replaceable, so the theft of just one piece could mean you’ve lost hours, maybe months, of work. . . all that painstaking effort and creative energy wasted, with nothing to show for it.If you’re smart (or just very cautious) you’ll already have made some reproductions and/or high-quality scans of your artwork. If that’s the case then the loss of the original will still be heartbreaking, but it might not be as much of a financial setback.

And speaking of finances, when tax-time rolls around you CAN write off the cost of the materials you used—but you’ll also have to fill out a police report, and unfortunately no one will be paying you for the time you spend doing that. Your time is not of any monetary value to the taxman.

Still, that IS the first step. Fill out a police report so the theft is on record.

After that, there are a few other things you can do that may aid in the recovery of your stolen works of art. Go to (it’s a free website where you can list your stolen artwork) or visit the Art Loss Register for professional art recovery is also a good place to spread the word—after all, someone might have spotted the theft as it happened—and other local community sites would work too.

And of course, if you have a blog or website you can also post a notice there with a photo of the stolen item,

When my art was stolen, I started putting up colorful flyers on my booths at art shows with a big headline saying: "HAVE YOU SEEN THIS ART? It was stolen at. . . etc, etc." I included all the details of where and when it was taken and made sure to have a picture of the art too.

I didn’t ever get my art back, but two good things DID come out of the situation.

First, because I started taking positive steps I immediately felt better about the whole situation—I regained control. And second. . . well, let’s just say that those flyers weren’t too bad for publicity. At least potential buyers knew that my art was good enough to steal!!

If you’ve had something you created taken from you, I extend my heartfelt empathy to you. Based on my own experience, I’d encourage you to share your story with other artists—it might help other artists prevent the same thing from happening to them, and it will certainly make you feel better!

Check out for additional articles and artwork by Terri



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Call for Artists: Bay Harbor Islands Art Festival

12225493260?profile=RESIZE_400xFebruary 3 & 4, 2024
Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
Kane Concourse
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm
60 Artists
Deadline: October 13, 2023
Application fee: $25  Booth fee: $400
12225493453?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Bay Harbor Islands Arts Festival is back for 2024! This 2-day event will be held in the beautiful Town of Bay Harbor Islands. Long known as "The Best Kept Secret on the Water," this two-island, vibrant and progressive community is located in the heart of Biscayne Bay, surrounded by some of the most affluent coastal communities in South Florida. With its sought after real estate and small-town appeal, art lovers live and work here.
The Festival will unfold on February 3rd & 4th, 2024, on the royal palm tree lined Kane Concourse in the center of the Town’s beautifully landscaped Business District, with its boutique shops, fine dining, and the most well-known luxury mall in America just steps away.
Bay Harbor Islands Arts Festival is an artist-friendly outdoor fine arts festival. Our staff and volunteer crew want your experience with us to be enjoyable, as well as profitable. Our local businesses support us, so that we can continue to provide you with:
  • Friday set-up, with staggered times beginning at 12:00PM
  • Drive up access for ease in unloading & loading
  • Professional 24-hour security
  • Oversized booth spaces with at least three feet between booths
  • Reserved artist parking
  • Free and secure parking for artist RVs
12225492896?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Festival will showcase exceptional fine art and craft exhibitors, culinary arts, hands-on activities for families, and a variety of live performances over the two days.
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collectors items

No news about my two stolen paintings from my booth at  the Lakeview East art festival when i was getting my van to pack out. They were smaller and easier to lift and probably just dumped off soon after the heist.
All my career I have been humbled that my works have been acquired by many an art collector around the world even.  Now by a TRASH collector.  I can safely say that two of my pieces are in the collection of the city of Chicago.   Check with the landfill for public viewing hours.  
I wonder if whoever did it will strike again !  Where is batman??  


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Call for Artists: Underground Ferndale

12225227090?profile=RESIZE_400xNovember 18 & 19, 2023
Ferndale, Michigan
Troy Street at Allen - Ferndale DOT parking structure
Saturday 10am-9pm & Sunday 11am-8pm
80 Artists
Deadline: September 29, 2023
Application fee: $25 Booth fee starts at $210
Ferndale Underground is a modern Holiday Market featuring inexpensive art and craft as well as DIY items. It is aimed at young families and young adults. November 18-19 we hit right before the Thanksgiving shopping window. Alongside our venue will be Ferndale's established Jingle and Mingle family fun event.
12225226075?profile=RESIZE_400xThe event takes place underground in the new Ferndale DOT parking structure. It is sheltered from wind and rain but not heated. It will be chilly but not cold. Ferndale is convenient to Detroit and the suburbs. It's home to many young families as well as young adults. It is the center of gay culture in the area.
While most of Integrity Shows events are focused on the more traditional arts items, this one is open to DIY. For example, candles, silk screened shirts and soaps would not normally be in one of our events, but we are open to having well crafted items like this.
-Integrity Shows-
Fun events. Seriously.
Contact: Mark Loeb


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12225220868?profile=RESIZE_400xJanuary 13 & 14, 2024
Coral Gables, Florida
Watsco Center, University of Miami
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
200 Artists
Deadline: September 22, 2023
Application fee: $45/Booth fee starts at $400
The Beaux Arts Festival of Art is a two-day outdoor festival hosted from 10:00am–5:00pm in front of the Watsco Center on the University of Miami Campus in Coral Gables. Each year the Festival draws over 20,000 attendees from South Miami. South Miami is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Florida and has recently seen an influx of high net worth families moving in, many of whom are looking to fill their homes up with your art!
The 73rd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art is set to return in January 2024, bringing more than 200 juried fine art exhibitors to the beautiful University of Miami campus. Recognized as one of South Florida’s leading art shows, the festival attracts acclaimed artists from all over the country, and awards more than $20,000 in prizes to exhibiting artists!! The festival provides breakfast, snacks and booth sitting for artists throughout the weekend.
12225219466?profile=RESIZE_400x"I always enjoy this show and all the volunteers are incredible. This year’s set up was especially nice because it was easy to load in and out. Thank you for a great weekend!" -- Returning Artist
"It was my first year and I was very impressed with how well it was run. Great location with an easy set up. The clientele was knowledgeable and most importantly, purchased. A gem of a show! I’m looking forward to next year.” -- New Artist
All proceeds from the festival benefit the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum and Beaux Arts’ educational programs. For seven decades, Beaux Arts has introduced children from underserved communities to the world of art, and encouraged art awareness and advancement through support of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.
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Mock Jury - one more week to apply

Take your game to the next level. There is nothing more important than observing an open jury, or better yet, participating in one to see what you need to do to improve your presentation.

One more week to apply.
The next mock jury is scheduled for Tuesday September 26th. You don't have to be available as it's happening because it will be recorded and uploaded to Youtube immediately afterwards. Instructions on submitting images are available on my web site at
Call me with any questions. 412-401-8100

Larry Berman


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12220927268?profile=RESIZE_400xJanuary 20 & 21, 2024
Venice, Florida
Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club
Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
100 Artists
Deadline: November 11, 2023
Application fee: $30.00 Booth fee: $250.00
For over 30 Years the Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club has hosted the most artist-friendly Art Festival in South Florida. Our artists consistently give us great reviews for the support we provide, easy in-load and out-load, enthusiastic crowds, and overnight security. We attract thousands of attendees with our array of artists, antique/classic automobiles, live music, family fun, tasty food, and drink. Venice is directly on the Gulf of Mexico and has some of the best beaches in Florida which attract thousands of northerners every winter.
Again, this year we will have a large circus tent as an option for artists who prefer protection from the elements. This year the City of Venice will again host the City of Venice Road E-O, a popular equipment operating competition that draws crowds of spectators to the event. The Rotary Art Festival has grown in popularity over the past years, and we expect to continue to attract more artists and larger attendance in 2024.
Show Features                         
  • 12220927486?profile=RESIZE_400xArtist parking behind your booth or close to your booth
  • Easy load-in and load-out
  • Overnight Security
  • Music
  • Wide variety of Food and Drink
  • Attracts thousands of attendees
  • Children's activities attract numerous families
  • Venice and Rotary enjoy great Community Support
  • RV parking is available on-site, but hookups are not available
Contact: Joseph Pokorney
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booth security.

I would like to know effective security measures to prevent stealing a painting off the wall at an art fair.   Has anyone used cams etc.?   Two of my smaller paintings were lifted this past weekent at the Lakeview East Art Fair when i went to get my van to pack out. This is rare as my paintings would not bring anything if fenced etc.   thanks. 

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12220920674?profile=RESIZE_400xFebruary 29 - March 3, 2024
La Quinta, California
La Quinta Civic Center Park
Daily 10am-5pm
200 Artists
Deadline: October 20, 2023
Application fee: $50 Booth fee starts at $350
SCOPE Events, LLC invites you to apply as one of the 200 premier artists for the four day La Quinta Art Celebration SPRING 2024, lakeside on the stunning La Quinta Civic Center park. (This year the event kicks-off on Feb. 29th due to leap year!) La Quinta is located 30 minutesfrom sunny Palm Springs, a famous vacation destination. Art enthusiasts are from the affluent Coachella Valley, patrons from elite California coastal communities, and snowbirds who return to the Valley each year.
The target patron demographic also includes polo and tennis fans who arrive for the numerous equestrian events or the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament. A significant marketing budget is allotted to reach present and potential art patrons. We strive to curate the right mix of attendees who are true art collectors.
Artist Awards
Best of Show: $1000 & Best of Category: $500 - winners will receive an invitation to exhibit the following November at La Quinta Art Celebration ENCORE 2024 or Spring 2025. Award of Merit winners will receive a ribbon and acknowledgement at 2024 event.
La Quinta Art Celebration SPRING 2024 is a commission art event. This allows the event to offer participating artists low booth fees, lower up- front cost, and a fiscal risk shared between the Promoter and the Artist. Artists pay 20% of all art sales that are a result of participation. Artists tabulate their sales on a tablet which provides them with a database of all sales and patrons information for their records.
12220926059?profile=RESIZE_400xInvited Artists Receive:
• Daily continental breakfast, a deluxe boxed lunch, snacks throughout the day, and unlimited bottled water
• Volunteer golf-cart drivers for load-in (they are not able to lift or carry your art and supplies)
• Labor available for hire to physically help with load in & out
• Volunteer Booth Sitters
• Artist Helpline available 24/7
• Artist Award Reception with gourmet appetizers, premium wine and beer; artist assistants attend for free
• 24-hour on-site private security
• Artist information included in the official event program and on the event website
• Opportunity to purchase low-cost ads in the event program
• Knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful staff
"This is the BEST of all the art shows we have ever attended.
The staff and support are amazing, the venue unparalleled, and the sales are consistently high.
If we had to choose only one show to do this would be it!"
For more information:
Contact: Kathleen Hughes
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The Next Mock Jury

The next mock jury is scheduled for Tuesday September 26th. Besides Barry Bernstein (high end ceramicist) and Bonnie Blandford (jeweler and former show director), we will have a new juror this year. Camille Marchese, director of the Coconut Grove Art Festival will also be a juror. You don't have to be available as it will be recorded and uploaded to Youtube. If you want to participate, the instructions are on my web site:

Larry Berman

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12218099076?profile=RESIZE_400xMarch 15, 16, & 17, 2024
Winter Park, Florida
Central Park and along Park Avenue
Friday-Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 9am-5pm
215 Artists
Deadline: September 25, 2023
Application fee: $45/Booth fee: $575
The 65th Annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most prestigious juried fine art festivals. It's also one of the nation's most profitable for artists, positioned at #10 in Art Fair SourceBook's 2022 festival rankings and #6 in Sunshine Artist's Top 200 from 2010-2020, a 10-year ranking of the nation's most profitable art shows. In ArtFairCalendar's ranking of Best Art Fairs, we rank #6 in America and #1 in the South.
The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project and is still produced by an all-volunteer board that puts an emphasis on meeting the needs of the artists. Here are a few comments from 2023 exhibiting artists:
  • The Artist Care Team volunteers were beyond amazing. 
  • Excellent service with water and snacks. It was nice not to have to leave the booth.
  • So well-run, well juried and fun!
  • A nice high-end fair. I liked the community support, awards and art purchases.
  • Thank you for the fabulous and profitable experience.
92% said they would plan to apply to attend the next year. 
12218099683?profile=RESIZE_400xSet in a beautiful, historic downtown setting, the festival draws approximately 250,000 art-loving visitors. Over 1000 fine artists from around the world apply yearly to this highly competitive and very popular show. An independent panel of three judges will select the 212 fine artists and three emerging artists invited to exhibit their works.
  • Extensive media promotions
  • Artists retain all sales proceeds
  • Artists' Hospitality Center with refreshments
  • Artists' Gallery on website
  • Security patrol after hours
  • Artist Housing Program
  • Booth sitting by volunteers on call
  • Artist Care Team - several times day with water & snacks
  • Saturday Night Artists' Party (Dinner & Awards Presentation)
  • Art Festival Magazine (distributed at event & on the website)
  • Limited free artists' parking near the Park
  • Best of Show: Purchase Award, $12,000
  • Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Art of Philanthropy: Purchase Award, $5,000
  • Morse Museum Award for Distinguished Work of Art: $2,500
  • The Monte Livermore Celebration of Nature Award: $2,000
  • Ten Awards of Excellence: $2,000 each
  • Twenty Awards of Distinction: $1,000 each
  • Thirty Awards of Merit: $500 each
In addition, Patron Program purchases are estimated to exceed $90,000 this year.
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