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Washington Art + Design 2019 - Washington DC, District of Columbia
OPEN DATE: 2/6/2019
DEADLINE: 5/1/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 8/23/2019 - 8/25/2019

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Washington Art + Design, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the heart of DC, is proud to present nearly 200 of the nation's top contemporary artists offering their latest celebrated work in more than a dozen media.  The DC metro area is the most educated and affluent area in the United States. It has surpassed the Philadelphia area to become the sixth-most populous in the United States with a population estimated at over 6 million, which makes it the 7th largest metro area in the United States.

While utilizing direct mail and traditional print and broadcast media, we will also take full advantage of exciting new technologies that allow us to target users of cell phones and other mobile devices in defined geographic areas.  On-site advertising is another new addition to the convention center's offerings, and we will have ample exposure on video boards throughout the facility.

By working with a non-profit group in the area, we will also enjoy added exposure in the media and within that organization's universe of supporters.  We are in the process of finalizing details of our support agreement with VSA Arts, a wonderful organization whose signature programs offer multi-faceted, unparalleled opportunities for youth, with disabilities, who have aspirations in the performing and visual arts.


THE GRAND ART FEST 2019 - Birmingham, Alabama
OPEN DATE: 2/6/2019
DEADLINE: 2/25/2019

Fee (Jury/Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2019 - 4/7/2019

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With an audience of 55,000 visitors, the inaugural THE GRAND ART FEST will join the 10th Annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst alongside its elite races and special events like Wine Down with Indy, on Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, at Barber Mortorsports Museum & Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

THE GRAND will spotlight fine art, functional arts & crafts, folk art, and design exhibitors from around the nation at the inaugural event. With warm artist hospitality, and an engaged, caring, experienced staff, we hope you will consider being a featured art and design exhibitor at THE GRAND ART FEST!


Whitefish Arts Festival 2019 - Whitefish, Montana
OPEN DATE: 2/7/2019
DEADLINE: 3/11/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 7/5/2019 - 7/7/2019

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This year will be the 40th annual Whitefish Arts Festival. It is an event that has become a highlight for many over the 4th of July weekend and is sponsored by Whitefish Christian Academy. An annual favorite throughout the Northwest, the Whitefish Arts Festival maintains a long tradition of high quality arts and fine crafts. Whitefish is a picturesque village nestled in the Flathead Valley of Montana featuring beautiful lakes, majestic mountains, and friendly folks strolling the streets during the 4th of July weekend.

Artists from across the country are represented in the Whitefish Arts Festival. Metal sculptures, paintings and photography, woodworking, pottery, jewelry, clothing, and home decorations are just some of the featured fine arts. There is always a variety of Montana style art available.  All art is crafted by the artist.  Exceptions will be made for items that compliment an artist's craft (ex. a knife sharpener that is sold by a knife marker).  All such complimentary items must be disclosed and approved on the original application.


West Columbia Gorge Fall Festival Of The Arts 2019 - Troutdale, Oregon
OPEN DATE: 2/8/2019
DEADLINE: 4/15/2019

Fee (Jury Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 9/21/2019 - 9/22/2019

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Fall Festival Of The Arts Mission
To connect, support, and present the thriving community of artists, studios, workshops, and galleries in our region; and to build awareness of the West Columbia Gorge as a Fine Art destination.

The West Columbia Gorge Chamber Of Commerce Fall Festival of the Arts 2019 combines 2 days of art events, Saturday,September 21st through Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.  The event has strong art, business, and community backing.  Musicians, local food and drinks, and local restaurants will be participating at and near the Festival site.

The West Columbia Gorge Fall Festival of the Arts 2019 takes place outside in the beautiful Glen Otto Park  and inside the Sam Cox Building in the park in Troutdale, Oregon; The Gateway to the Columbia Gorge.

Things to Expect:

  • Planned and organized by volunteer, professional artists and the Chamber of Commerce
  • Friendly hospitality and dedication to meet artists needs to the best of our ability
  • New Marketing and Logo by the professionals at Cornerstone Web Design
  • Artist Break Tent - NEW this year!
  • Free parking
  • Assistance with Load In and Load Out
  • Early Setup available on Friday September 20th
  • Hotel discounts with participating Hotels
  • Silent Auction Fundraiser

Festival Hours:

  • 10am - 6pm Saturday, September 21st
  • 10am - 4pm Sunday, September 22nd


WAMMfest 2019 - Greenwood, Indiana
OPEN DATE: 2/8/2019
DEADLINE: 6/30/2019

Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 8/17/2019 - 8/17/2019

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Celebration of Wine, Art, Music and Micro-brewed beer.
Saturday, August 17, 2019; 11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.


Bay Harbor Arts Festival 2019 - 20th Annual - Bay Harbor, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 2/8/2019
DEADLINE: 4/15/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $40.00
Event Dates: 7/26/2019 - 7/27/2019

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20th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival Now Accepting Applications
The Bay Harbor Arts Festival will be held in the Village at Bay Harbor Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 with artists tents scattered down the brick pavers on Main Street down to the waterfront lawn panel.  The fine arts portion of the festival is juried, with a new non-juried “Green Market” component. This category is for artisan items; soaps, lotions, items produced with commercially available beads, essential oils, etc.

Our 20th year will be a celebration with a true festival atmosphere incorporating live music, performances, food & wine events and children’s activities with the main attraction all the very talented artists that will line Main Street and our waterfront.

Artists can apply to the category of their preference, now through April 15, 2019. An application fee of $40.00 is required. In the juried category, there will be cash prizes awarded for the artistic quality of the artist's displayed work. Jury decisions will be finalized by May 1, 2019.

Amenities for artists include overnight security, onsite parking and a beautiful waterfront resort locale.


Art Studio Clearance Sale 2020 - Columbus, Ohio
OPEN DATE: 2/11/2019
DEADLINE: 12/11/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $27.00
Event Dates: 1/31/2020 - 2/1/2020

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Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft for over 50 years. We present three fine art and craft fairs annually: Columbus Winterfair, Greater Cincinnati Winterfair and the Art Studio Clearance Sale.

The 26th annual Art Studio Clearance Sale is one of the most anticipated shows in Ohio by artists and shoppers alike! Booth fees are low, hours are easy and no fancy set-up is required.

Shoppers eager to buy line up early outside the front door ready to take home deals.

Do you have work sitting in your studio that you aren’t crazy about?
Do you need feedback from shoppers on new work, designs, colors?
Did you unload a kiln only to discover a few firing mishaps?
Have you been hauling around pieces that can’t seem to find a home?


How is our sale unique?

  • Groove to the oldies played each day as shoppers bebop through the aisles (sometimes literally), searching for bargains.
  • Remember the fun of shopping with "blue light specials"? WE HAVE THEM HERE! We roll out the flashing blue light for artists and announce creative sales gimmicks throughout the show to drive shoppers to your booth.
  • Artists only “Garage Sale Swap” – look behind the curtain for artist supplies, display materials, tents, dollies, and whatever our artists need to unload. Deals are made between artists–one artist’s trash is another's treasure!


Ebb & Flow Festival 2019 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
OPEN DATE: 2/11/2019
DEADLINE: 2/28/2019

Fee (Jury Fee ): $10.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2019 - 4/7/2019

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The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge invites you to apply to the Ebb & Flow Festival as a juried artist.  The Ebb & Flow Festival will celebrate the capital region’s cultural, economic, and ecological connection to the Mississippi River and all things that ebb and flow.  The two-day Baton Rouge festival will be replete with extraordinary live music, visual arts, exciting culinary offerings, public art, artist demonstrations, multidisciplinary/performance art, and interactive art and cultural experiences to intrigue and satisfy art lovers of all ages.


Octagon Art Festival 2019 - Ames, Iowa
OPEN DATE: 2/12/2019
DEADLINE: 6/30/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 9/22/2019 - 9/22/2019

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The 49th Octagon Art Festival takes place the last Sunday of September along Main Street in downtown Ames, IA. The festival is held outdoors on pavement, RAIN OR SHINE. Visual arts, children’s art area, food vendors and performing arts form the foundation of the Octagon Art Festival. More than 14,000 people attend the festival.

Maximum # of Artists: 100

The Octagon Center for the Arts encourages interaction and creative self-expression by providing inclusice opportunities and spaces that bring people together through art.

Artist comments:
"You have the best service of any show I have ever participated!"
Jane Foreman Designs, Jewelry (2018)

"Very organized, lots of friendly workers and volunteers."
Karen Ruff, Sculpture (2018)

"Easy to unload/set up. Check-in station nice, customer booklet great. Nice mix of quality artwork."
Gary Hoard, Photography (2018)

"This was my first year at your Festival and my one day total was more than I have ever had.  I felt the Festival was very well organized, and this one gentlemen always brought me water and I felt the Staff were VERY attentive. I definitely plan to be back."
Carol Moliterno, Kansas City (2017)

2018 festival artists evaluations:

  • nearly $125,840 of artwork was sold by 95 artists
  • 86.5% of artists ranked Octagon festival as Excellent for facilities & sales compared to other festivals.
  • 18% of artists listed $2,500+ in sales


Telluride Cars and Colors / Fine Art & Sculpture Fest - 5th Annual - Telluride, Colorado
OPEN DATE: 2/13/2019
DEADLINE: 6/20/2019

Fee (Application Fee): $40.00
Event Dates: 9/26/2019 - 9/29/2019

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Discover Amazing works of Fine Art during the Cars & Colors Festival Weekend!

Going on it's 5th year, the Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors is the embodiment of the classic Concours d'Elegance which has become a world class celebration for automobile aficionados and life style enthusiasts set in the town of Telluride, Colorado.

Now for it's 2nd year it will also host some of the best Fine Arts/Sculpture, & Photography in the country at the Heritage Plaza which is located in the heart of Mountain Village, steps away from the free Gondola, the Cars & Colors Lounge and the spectacular vehicles on the Telluride golf course. A special and absolutely beautiful location that all will enjoy.


The Fine Arts event prides itself by including only high caliber one of a kind booths where Car lovers and Art lovers alike will find jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, metalwork, glass and much, much more. The space is limited to only a select group of 40 artists booths.


Telluride is one of the most upscale locations in the US and we are very honored to be hosting  the first and only Fine Arts Festival of it's kind In Mountain Village.

Artists are selected through a competitive jury process by Art Professionals keeping each medium totally different within its own category.