California Strawberry Festival 2019 Agreement
PACIFIC FINE ARTS FESTIVALS’ POLICIES
Application/participation constitutes agreement to/acceptance of these policies, and instructions, governing each Pacific Fine Arts Festivals’ event.
CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Artisan spaces are located on grass soccer fields—parking and Green Gate adjacent (2nd highest trafficked Festival entrance and proximate to stages and food court). Additionally, there are up to 20 spaces on the cobblestone area by the very busy Strawberryland for Kids. SPECIFICS FOR GRASS AREA A) Only dollies or wagons may be used to load/unload on grass—no motorized vehicles. NEW: The Festival is working on coordinating set-up/tear down helpers-for-hire. More info with acceptance letters. B) No stakes may be used—plan to bring heavy weights. C) All weight bearing display panels, tables, racks, cases and/or tent legs must be set on a weight distribution system such as a 6” x 6” square of solid material (i.e. carpet or plywood) under each point of contact with the grass to eliminate damage.
REFERRAL PROGRAM We’re always interested in bringing new, quality products to our events. Share our information with your quality artisan friends and you both will receive a $50.00 credit upon participation! Download the Referral Certificate from our website, pacificfinearts.com, or contact us to request one, firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-267-4394. Submit the certificate with your individual applications and after you both participate in any event, we will send each a $50.00 credit slip good towards any future space fee. Word-of-mouth referrals are golden and we appreciate your sharing your enthusiasm for our events!
INSURANCE Full information to be included with each event’s acceptance letter. In broad strokes, insurance is required upon acceptance into an event, both a Certificate of Insurance with minimum General Liability coverage limits of $1,000,000 each occurrence / $2,000,000 aggregate and an Additional Insured naming Pacific Fine Arts Festivals. Resources: There are low-cost event or yearly policies available through rlicorp.com (approx. $300 for the year) and actinsurance.com ($39.00 fee per event / yearly beginning at $265.00 depending on gross sales reported).
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Each participant with a 10x10 tent event space must have a 2A:10BC rated fire extinguisher in his/her booth. Fire Departments are very particular in requiring that if the extinguisher is NEW it must be stamped with the CURRENT year on the label or on the bottom of the unit AND the indicator must be all the way to the top of the green. If you’ve an older unit then it must have been serviced within the last 12 months and have a current State Fire Marshall tag attached and the indicator must be all the way to the top of the green. We know, this all may seem unnecessary but we assure you that it is a big deal to the Fire Marshall and the events can be negatively affected if participants do not bring their extinguishers meeting these regulations.
APPLICATION PHOTOS/EVENT VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY Event participants agree to allow the images included with their application or video/photographs taken at event/s to be used for publicity and advertising.
ARTIST SPACE CANCELLATIONS Please refer to the heading “Cancellation Policy” in the event description.
CANCELLATION OF FESTIVAL If weather, major disaster, or other circumstances beyond the control of the Host of the Event (as referred to below as “Client”), the City in which the event is held (City) or Pacific Fine Arts Festivals cause the cancellation of the Festival, participation fees will not be returned. The Client, City or Pacific Fine Arts Festivals cannot be held liable by exhibitors for the failure of the event to take place.
CONDUCT/DISPLAY APPEARANCE Arrive on time, promptly remove vehicle to the designated parking areas as stated in event’s Instruction Letter, be ready for each morning by stated time, never break down or return vehicles for loading before the stated time and complete all show days scheduled. No non-service pets. Service pets must wear vest and have proper ID/paperwork available. No children under 7, music that interferes with neighbors, alcohol, drugs or smoking allowed in or around booth. Clothing should be tasteful. Your display area should be neat, free of storage boxes or clutter, with tablecloths floor length on all sides. No displaying of “SALE” or “DISCOUNTED” type signage. Offensive/abusive behavior is not tolerated. An ignored request by staff to refrain may result in expulsion from the event. This is a professional environment—please strive to reflect that in booth appearance and personal behavior at all times.
WEATHER Be at the Festival no matter what weather is predicted. In case of rain, follow directions given by our representative on the spot. We expect to be working with professionals; arrive at the event prepared with heavy, see-through plastic and clamps to cover your work in case of rain, and at set-up always install heavy weights on your tent/display in case of wind.
PRODUCTS FOR SALE Pacific Fine Arts Festivals and/or designated agents reserve the right to restrict/remove products offered for sale based on quality and integrity as decided by Pacific Fine Arts Festivals.
THEFT Although rare, theft does sometimes occur. Pacific Fine Arts Festivals, the Host of the Event (referred to below as “Client”), or the City in which the event is held cannot be held liable by exhibitors for any theft that may occur at the event.
SOCIAL MEDIA Participate in event marketing and directly target YOUR customers. For each event we create several posts on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter that are easily customizable and shareable. We encourage you to take advantage of this OR if you create your own content promoting an event you’ll be doing with us be sure to tag us too @PacificFineArts. LIKE and FOLLOW us to get the latest news!
ATTITUDE Our goal is to run a show that is fun as well as profitable for us all. As important as the search for art talent is we do not lose sight of the need for artists who are cooperative and easy for us and other participants to work with. No amount of talent or ability to sell will compensate for this.
RELEASE & HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
This agreement is entered into by and between Pacific Fine Arts Festivals (Producer), the host of the event (Client), the City in which the event is held (City) and the artist or craftsperson filling out, signing, and returning the application (Artist).
The Artist hereby indemnifies and holds the Producer, its agents, employees and servants, the Client, its agents, employees and servants, the City, its agents, employees and servants harmless from any and all claims, including costs and attorney’s fees resulting there from, arising out of said Artist’s participation in any and all events which have been organized by or through Producer, Client, or City. For the purposes of this agreement, the term “participation” shall include, but not be limited to, the delivery and safety/security of equipment, merchandise, structures and arts or crafts to their designated location, the set up and display of any such structure and art or crafts, and the dismantling and removal of all such items from the area provided by or through the Producer or its agents, employees and servants, the Client or its agents, employees and servants or the City or its agents, employees and servants.
The Artist hereby expressly assumes any risk of harm or theft to the Artist, works of art or craft, guests or guests’ property arising out of their participation and the participation of other artists or agents in any given festival organized by Producer, Client, or City including any risk resulting from the particular location of the space designated for them by the Producer. The Artist agrees to hold harmless the Producer, Client, City from any and all liability for damages to persons and damages or theft of property from any source. If weather, other acts of Nature, or other reasons beyond the control of the City, Client or Pacific Fine Arts Festivals causes the event’s cancellation, Artist entry fees will not be returned and neither the City, Client nor Pacific Fine Arts Festivals will be held liable to Artists for failure of the event to take place.
This agreement shall be effective immediately upon execution and shall continue in effect for each and every festival that the Artist participates in that is organized by Producer during the current year.
THE WORK DESCRIBED IN THIS APPLICATION FOR SELLING AT THE EVENT/S IS HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA BY ME.
I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE POLICIES, RELEASE & HOLD HARMLESS SET FORTH BY PACIFIC FINE ARTS FESTIVALS AND THE RULES GOVERNING EACH EVENT.