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Call for Artists: Winterfest - at the Arch

Winter Market
Fine Arts and Crafts 
December 1-2-3 & December 8-9-10
(November 17, 2017 to January 1, 2018)

Exhibitor Information
Application Due by November 15, 2017
About The Event
Gateway Arch Park Foundation hosts this second year of WinterFest downtown St. Louis. Experience the magic of the holidays with festivals, fun, and ice skating outdoors in the newly renovated Kiener Plaza. Winterfest will open November 17th with the Tree of Lights Ceremony and Festival of Lights and then continue through New Year’s Day.
We present a number of unique opportunities for best of the Midwest crafters / fine artists all surrounding a huge ice skating rink built especially for Winterfest. Space and participation is limited for these exclusive events. The Producer offers extensive logistics support, combined promotion and local marketing that ensures success.
In cooperation with The St. Louis Blues, St Louis Cardinals, CBS Radio, Fox Sports Midwest and others will ensure amazing participation and coverage! On December 2nd, for example, we will host A WATCH PARTY with Fox Sports Midwest with a huge outdoor screen and toy drive for the holidays that will drive excitement and traffic.  
Winter Market - A Holiday Craft & Fine Arts Market
Two Holiday Shopping Weekends
Crafts and Arts Booths 10 x 10 Spaces
December 1, 2 & 3 and 8, 9 & 10
____ CRAFTERS and ARTS (Original crafters and artists only) Limited to 15 positions $700 
Ice Skating in Kiener Plaza, Holiday Music, Street Hockey, St. Louis Blues, Festival of Lights and Tree of Lights promotions.
Winterfest is a project of Gateway Arch Park Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to ensure that the Gateway Arch, its grounds, neighboring public space, and attractions will be a vital, welcoming, well-supported resource to the community and nation for generations to come. For more information, visit

BUSINESS APPLICATION: Complete, sign, and return your application with your full payment by October 25, 2017. Certificate of insurance naming Gateway Arch Park Foundation is required. 
CRAFT AND ARTS BENEFITS: Each Booth receives:
  • 10 x 10 Space -all four dates – You must provide your own 10x10 weighted tent. No stakes.
  • Electrical available (limited 10 amps) at no charge.
  • Your business listed on our event webpage with link.
  • Onsite overnight security
The Producers reserve the right to reject any application, for any reason. Weapons, handouts, and paraphernalia sales are not permitted. Original handcrafted artwork and crafts only. 
ALL FEES ARE DUE at the time of application. If you are not accepted, your full payment will be promptly returned. Make all checks payable to Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Inc.  We will notify you within 10 days of receiving your application regarding acceptance. 
DEADLINES AND RUSH FEES: Application and payment is due BY November 15, 2017. At the discretion of the Producer, an application may be considered for acceptance with a LATE FEE of $100. We will notify you within 10 days of receiving your application regarding acceptance. 
CANCELLATIONS:  If you need to cancel for any reason it must be done, in writing, not later than November 15. No refunds will be given after November 20th (no exceptions). 

E-MAIL: An email address is required on your application, please note that confirmations/acceptance letters, updates and announcements will be sent to you electronically. Also, please print and make sure that you make your letters and any numbers clear in your e-mail address so it is not returned.

WEATHER: Our show is held outdoors and go on rain or shine. No credits or refunds will be issued if the show is affected by forces of nature beyond our control. Please check our website or contact the office for information. 
Learn more about Winterfest:
Contact: Dennis Gorg, Producer (314) 367-3146

Mail to:     Winter Market
                 #2 Maryland Plaza
                 St. Louis MO 63108

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