Deadline: December 21
Application Fee: $35 Booth Fee: $450-$900
Downtown Bethesda, MD, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. Bethesda, a state-designated Arts & Entertainment District, is located adjacent to Washington, D.C. and is one of the most renowned and affluent communities in the metropolitan area.
Artist amenities include breakfast and lunch for participating artists and 24-hour security. Volunteers will distribute beverages and booth sit. All booth locations are accessible by vehicle for set-up and tear down. All original fine art and fine craft is eligible, including ceramics, clothing/fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and other. A jury will select award winners from on-site evaluation.
Artists must be 18 years or older. Artist must be present throughout the festival. Artists may apply in more than one category; however they may sell work only in the category in which they have been accepted. Reproductions of original work are permitted, but must be displayed in browse bins ONLY. No framed reproductions allowed. All work must be created by the artist. No mass-produced, commercially manufactured work or work manufactured from kits or molds are eligible. No light weight pop-up tents will be permitted.
Every booth has a corner at no additional charge.
New this year: The 2017 "Bethesda Fine Arts Festival" was ranked #69 on "Sunshine Artist's Top 100 Best Fine Arts Festivals in the USA."
Applications are reviewed by Festival Director, Catriona Fraser, Head of Marketing for the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Stephanie Coppula, and a member of the Bethesda Urban Partnership marketing team.
Award Winners from the previous year's event are pre-juried and invited to participate. A panel of 3 invited jurors will select the award winners from on-site evaluations during the event