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Bethesda Fine Arts Festival 2017

Location:
Downtown Bethesda, along Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues
Bethesda, Maryland (South)

Event Dates: 5/13/17 - 5/14/17
Application Deadline: 12/19/16 Midnight EST

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REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Application): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

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Event Summary

The 14th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be held on May 13 & 14, 2017 in downtown Bethesda, MD, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. Bethesda, a state-designated Arts & Entertainment District, is located adjacent to Washington, D.C. and is one of the most renowned and affluent communities in the metropolitan area.

Artist amenities include breakfast and lunch for participating artists and 24-hour security. Volunteers will distribute beverages and booth sit. All booth locations are accessible by vehicle for set-up and tear down. All original fine art and fine craft is eligible, including ceramics, clothing/fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and other. A jury will select award winners from on-site evaluation.

The Bethesda Urban Partnership, a non-profit organization that markets and maintains downtown Bethesda as well as manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, will manage the festival.

For more information about Bethesda Urban Partnership, please visit www.bethesda.org.   

 

General Information

The 14th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be on Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14, 2017, in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. The festival features 130 booth spaces. 

Artist Amenities: 
  • Breakfast and lunch for participating artists
  • 24-hour security
  • Booth sitters
  • Beverages
  • All booth locations are accessible by vehicle for set-up and tear down. 

Weather: The festival will be held rain or shine. 

Awards: A jury will select award winners from on-site evaluation.

Categories: 
  • Ceramics 
  • Clothing/Fiber
  • Furniture 
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Wood
  • Other

Application Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2016 
NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee: $35

 

Rules/Regulations
Artists must be 18 years or older. Artist must be present throughout the festival. Artists may apply in more than one category; however they may sell work only in the category in which they have been accepted. Reproductions of original work are permitted, but must be displayed in browse bins ONLY. No framed reproductions allowed. All work must be created by the artist. No mass-produced, commercially manufactured work or work manufactured from kits or molds are eligible. No light weight pop-up tents will be permitted.

All sales at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival on May 13 & 14, 2017 must include the 6% Maryland State Sales Tax. After the event, the state will send a form for completion and require payment for the 6%. The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is required to submit a list of all participating artists and their address and phone number to the state taxation office. 

 

Booth Information
Booth Options:
Standard, 10' x 10' .........................$425 
Deluxe, 10' x 20' ............................$850 
*Booth check to be mailed after acceptance. 


All booth locations are accessible by vehicle for set-up and tear down. Booth tents must be white and artists must supply their own weights; no staking is allowed. 

No booth refunds will be issued after Friday, March 17, 2017. 
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