Event Information

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St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival 2017

St. Armands Circle Park
Sarasota, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 5/20/17 - 5/21/17
Application Deadline: 4/3/17 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00


Event Summary
Join us on May 20-21, 2017 for the St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival in St. Armands Circle Park.  As with all of our seafood & music festivals, the event is a blending of foods prepared onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors, local and regional musical entertainers performing live onstage and a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products. 

JURY PROCESS:  Applications are now being accepted.  The jury meets weekly and acceptance letters are sent out to accepted artisans and crafters each week until all available spots are filled at which time artisans and crafters will be placed on a wait list

General Information



Jurying is conducted in-house by Paragon staff.   This is a “blind” jury process which means artist scoring is based solely on the images presented without consideration of the artist name, artist location, or reference to additional information such as websites. Juror decisions are based 70% upon the quality of work portrayed in the artwork images submitted for the jury process, and 30% on your booth presentation image. If you do not submit a booth image you will automatically lose 3 points off your final score. 


NOTE:  No images including the booth image should have the artist or any signage with the artist name or business name visible and should represent the setup we will actually see at the event. Images are viewed simultaneously in a horizontal format, grouped by media.

FINE ARTISTS & CRAFT VENDORS:  Please read the Rules/Regulations section below.  We are especially seeking arts and crafts with a nautical theme.  This does not preclude other arts and crafts from applying.  Other types of vendors such as culinary items (e.g., sauces and dips) or products (e.g., soaps, lotions) are welcome to apply as these items do not need to be handmade.


JURY PROCESS:  Applications are now being accepted.  The jury meets weekly and acceptance letters are sent out to accepted fine artists and craft vendors each week until all available spots are filled at which time artists will be placed on a wait list.

2016-2017 Calendar

Applications now available on ZAPP

March 17, 2017: applications deadline.

March 18, 2017:  jury starts

March 19, 2017:  jury ends

March 20, 2017:  jury results sent out weekly - last of the acceptance letters will be sent out at this time.

April 19, 2017:  Contract/invoice and payment for event space due.  NOTE:  payments for event spaces are NOT accepted through ZAPPlication.  They can only be made directly to Paragon, either through the website (https://www.paragonartevents.com/online-payment.html) or by sending in your contract/invoice with payment.  If you foresee difficulty paying the full booth fee by the deadline, please contact our office prior to that deadline date and we will discuss payment options.

May 19, 2017:  setup begins at 9:00 am and continues until 7:00 pm.

May 20, 2017:   setup continues from 7 am to 9 am.  All vehicles must be offsite at 9:00 am.  
                          Event hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

May 21, 2017:   Event hours:  11:00 am - 8:00 pm.  
                          Breakdown and load-out from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm.




Bill Kinney

1625 Keely Ln
Sarasota, FL  34232

Office:  (941) 487-8061

FAX: (941) 346-0302

e-mail:  admin@paragonartfest.com

website:  www.paragonartevents.com





Accepted artists agree that Spada Graphix LLC (dba: Paragon Fine Arts Festivals) may use images of their for promotional, website or publicity purposes.




  • Contact us by e-mail if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 
  • CANCELLATION:  must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document.  You may apprise us by e-mail (preferred) or phone of your inability to attend an event; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund



  • If cancellations are received from 8 to 30 days prior to the event, you will receive a refund as follows:
    • 50% refund by check, OR
    • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
    • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not receive either a refund or credit.

Call us if you need clarification on any rules before applying. The Festival Standards & Rules Committee reserves the right to exclude work that does not conform to show standards.


Booth Information


NOTE: If you apply to a minimum of 5 shows, your jury fee is $12 per event; however, you must contact the office to obtain the appropriate discount code BEFORE you apply to the events. The discounts cannot be applied after the applications are completed.


SINGLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $300.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


DOUBLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $600.00

NOTE:  booth fees is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


CORNER BOOTH FEE: Single: $50.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


ELECTRICAL FEE (if available): Single: $35.00  .... if available

NOTE:  this fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


DISPLAY SPACE:  Upon acceptance, artists desiring corner or double spaces or that require electrical connection must specify and pay any applicable fees at the time payment is submitted. Specific space requests will be assigned based on the date payment is received. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests.


DISPLAY SURFACE:  Pavement/brick and grass: no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed; tents must be anchored by free-standing weights only. No tying off to benches, posts, meters, trash cans, or any other city structure. Free-standing weights ONLY.


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