Event Information

Manayunk Arts Festival 2013
Show Dates: 6/22/13 - 6/23/13
Application Deadline: 4/22/13

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

General Information

24th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival

Saturday, June 22th, 2013: 11 AM to 7 PM

Sunday, June 23th, 2013: 11 AM to 6 PM


Applying to the Manayunk Arts Festival

Jurying & Getting Accepted

Important Dates

The Artist Experience


About the Annual Manayunk Arts Festival

Manayunk Development Corporation is pleased to announce the 2013 24th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival. This year we invite you to share in the tradition of excellence at the tri-state's largest outdoor, juried arts festival. Celebrating 24 years of presenting the best variety of fine arts and crafts from across the country, nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will visit Main Street for this event.


Applying to the Manayunk Arts Festival

The Manayunk Arts Festival is open to all artists who design and produce their own work; we are now accepting artist applications for the 2013 Manayunk Arts Festival via www.zapplication.org.

If you are having trouble applying through zapplication, please don't hesitate to call or email Caitlin Maloney at (267) 270-3082 or cmaloney@manayunk.org.


Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

Jury Fee: $30.00

Booth/Exhibitor Fee: $450.00 (2 days)


Artist Application Guidelines:

All artists must apply through Zapplication.org and all applicants must supply:

4 high resolution images of the work you will be exhibiting

1 high resolution image of your exhibit display

A Jury Fee* (to be submitted with your application**)

An Exhibit Fee (to be submitted if invited and choose to exhibit at our show)

All work submitted must be the sole work of the artist applying to the show. Buy/Sell work is PROHIBITED!

*Jury Fees are non-refundable.

**A $10.00 fee will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds.


Exhibit fees will be refunded provided your cancellation is processed online at zapplication.org before May 31, 2013, minus a $25.00 cancellation fee. Mailed cancellations will only be accepted if they are postmarked by May 31, 2013. Phone cancellations will not be accepted.


Jurying & Getting Accepted

Jurying Dates: March 1 - March 15, 2013

Artist Notification Date: March 15, 2013

The Jury Process

Five-ten notable jurors will examine one category at a time. They will have a round table discussion for each piece of art work submitted, assess the work, and individually score it. Scoring is on a 1-10 scale, with 1 being the lowest score and 10 being the highest. Scores with the highest work in each category will be chosen to participate in the Manayunk Arts Festival

Important Dates

Now – March 1, 2013: Application accepted via zapplication.org

March 1, 2013: Last day for artists to submit applications via zapplication.org

March 1 - March 15, 2013: Jurying takes place

March 15, 2013: Artist notifications are sent out

March 15, 2013 – April 15, 2013: Artists can accept/deny show’s invitation to participate in the Manayunk Arts Festival. Payment must be submitted during this period in order to participate in the Manayunk Arts Festival.

April 15, 2013: Last day for artists to submit their exhibit fee payment through zapplication.org.

May 31, 2013: Artists will receive their exhibit space # and will be able to download an artist packet via the Manayunk Arts Festival page on www.manayunk.com.

June 22, 2013 – June 23, 2013: Days #1 & #2 of the Manayunk Arts Festival


The Artist Experience

The Manayunk Arts Festival will continue to include the following amenities:

  • Only allow sponsors of the highest caliber and integrity, and that add value to the show. Sponsors will be held to rigorous contract standards and restrictions.
  • Be less dense and allow more space in between vendors.
  • Include booth sitters for each artist at a minimum of twice a day for 15 minutes.
  • Provide badges for artists at check-in.
  • Send a more comprehensive setup packet that will be made available on www.manayunk.com for easier artist access.
  • Include a list of artist participants on Manayunk.com.
  • Send out a dedicated email blast to more than 10,000 people showcasing artists of the Manayunk Arts Festival.
  • Artist Welcome Packages that includes:
    • 1 FREE parking pass
    • FREE breakfast and coffee at the Artist Experience Tent
  • Loading & unloading stations to ease traffic congestion during setup.
  • Free event postcards (up to 100) that you can send to your distribution list.
  • Special hotel rate with our partners at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West. Click here for more information.
  • Prizes:
    • Best in Show:
      • 1 Award
      • $TBD Prize
      • Waived Jury Fee, Automatic Entry for 25th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival Show, 50% OFF your Exhibit Fee for 2014.
    • Best in Category
      • 6 Awards Total
      • $TBD Prize for each winner
      • Waived Jury Fee, Automatic Entry for 25th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival Show, 50% OFF your Exhibit Fee for 2014.
    • Honorable Mention
      • 6 Awards Total
      • $TBD Prize for each winner


Questions? Contact Caitlin Maloney at cmaloney@manayunk.org.

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