UPDATE: We have implemented a special jurying process for this year - applications will be reviewed within 5 business days of applying and artists will be notified if they have been accepted or wait listed. For those who are accepted, we have extended the booth fee deadline to August 1.
Please note that we are reviewing different booth fee options in recognition of artists who may not have the funds to pay in advance. We will make accommodations.
Established in 1993, Artsfest is an annual juried arts festival held at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center located in Solomons, Maryland, about an hour from the Baltimore-Washington metro area.
Recognized as one of the top outdoor arts festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, Artsfest brings together some of the country's most accomplished artists for a weekend of outstanding shop-
ping, exceptional entertainment, and delicious food and drinks.
Artsfest features more than 25 bands and entertainment acts performing on four stages, as well as family activities and programs under the Discovery Tent and in the Zany Zone. The beauty of Annmarie Garden is the perfect backdrop for this annual celebration of the arts! We hope you will make Artsfest a must-do on your list of shows!
WHAT WE WILL DO FOR YOU!
- Each artist will receive Artsfest postcards to be used for publicity purposes.
- Volunteer assistance (as able) for loading and unloading.
- Coffee coupons for Saturday and Sunday
- Transportation of purchases - when it is feasible and prudent, volunteers are available to help transport large purchases made by Artsfest guests.
- An extensive marketing campaign to promote Artsfest.
- A Festival Program featuring every artist's name, booth space, and medium, as well as a map and performance schedule for the festival.
- An online festival guide
- Booth sitters (as available) for a 10-15 minute stretch for those artists who are alone.
- Hard-working staff and volunteers who will do their best to provide an enjoyable, organized, and well-attended event.
The following awards (which includes a cash prize) will be presented at Artsfest '20; award amounts are contingent upon sponsorship:
- Best of Show Award - visual artist
- Artsfest Spirit Award - visual artist
- Best Demonstration Award - visual artist
- Best New Artsfest Artist Award - visual artist
- Best Performing Artist Award - performer
NEW APPLICATION LINK: https://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/artsfest-20-artist-application-revised/