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Artfest Spokane 2017

Spokane, in Coeur d'Alene Park in Browne's Addition
Spokane, Washington (West)

Event Dates: 6/2/17 - 6/4/17
Application Deadline: 3/13/17 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00


Event Summary
Spokane's ArtFest, Spokane's largest outdoor art and music festival,  takes place in a beautiful historic neighborhood park near the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and a few blocks west of downtown Spokane. Spokane is the hub of the Inland Northwest which has a population of approximately 1.4 million. Approximately 30,000 people attend ArtFest each year.

General Information
You are invited to apply for consideration as one of the juried exhibitors at the 32nd Annual ArtFest, sponsored by the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) in Spokane, WA. Annually, 150-160 artists participate in this celebration of the arts and we welcome your application. The MAC's goal is to provide a high quality arts event for the community and the artists. To celebrate our 32nd anniversary of ArtFest, and to honor you, the artist that brings art to this festival, we’re having a reception on Thursday evening June 1. Details will be given upon acceptance.

  • Jury Fee - $30 - due by March 13,2017
  • 10x10 Space - $425 - due upon acceptance - deadline is April 30, 2017
  • or 10x15 Space - $500 - due upon acceptance - deadline is April 30, 2017 (limited availability)
  • or10x20 space - $750 due upon acceptance -deadline is April 30, 2017 (very limited availability)
  • Optional Electric Service - Limited capacity & location - first come, first served - $35.
  • Non-Profit Community Booth - 10x10 spaces only, very limited in number - first come, first served - $350.

    Show Dates and Hours
  • Friday, June 2, Noon to 8 pm
  • Saturday, June 3, 10am to 8 pm
  • Sunday, June 4, 10am to 5 pm

  • Artist check-in and setup begins at 1 pm on Thursday June 2nd. 
  • Setup needs to be complete by 11am on Friday, June 3rd.

    This year's festival will be juried by three jurors. The jury will review images beginning March 14, 2017. Artists will be notified by March 21st, 2017.

    Media Categories

    Ceramics: All original clay work is acceptable (wheel thrown, slab, etc.) No commercially molded or purchased green ware is allowed. All ceramic forms and glazing must be created by the artist or under his/her direct supervision.

    Cottage Crafts / Fine Crafts: Traditional crafts historically considered functional and may include soap, candles, beadwork, needlepoint, cross stitch, quilting, brooms, dolls and toys, calligraphy and pressed flowers. Wearable fibers in this category include hand painted or modified fabric not made by the artist. Jewelers whose process consists primarily of assembly and the use of commercially produced components such as charms and findings must apply in this category. No pre-packaged food in this category.

    Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

    Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.

    Fiber Art: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, rug making, tapestry and papermaking. All work crafted from fibers that are wearable (i.e. hats, scarves, shoes, clothing, belts, purses, etc.). No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited in this category. Any wearables using hand painted or screen-printed components must apply in the Cottage Crafts category. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted
  • Furniture: Includes all original handmade furniture.

  • Glass: Blown, fused, cut or sculpted original works in glass. Glass jewelry must apply in jewelry category. No pre-manufactured, molds or mass production work is permitted, regardless of additional modification or enhancement.

    Jewelry: All jewelry, regardless of medium, must be entered in this category. All jewelry displayed must be designed and made by the artist; work which has been designed by the artist, but with no subsequent hands-on-work, is not acceptable. No commercial casts, molds, settings or production studio work is allowed.

    Leather: All handmade leather items are to be entered into this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

    Metalwork: Includes all metal sculpture, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.

    Mixed Media: This category includes works that incorporate more than one type of material.

    Music/Instruments:This category includes original music compositions and handmade instruments.

    Other: Art that does not fit into any other category. The committee reserves the right to modify your submission category. 

    Painting: Original works in oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc. A small number of limited edition prints on museum quality paper, signed and numbered will be allowed.

    Photography: Work in this category includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images and emulsion transfers that have not been excessively manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be done in a traditional darkroom. Prints of photographs made from the artist's original negative must be processed by the artist or under the artist's direct supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.

    Pre-packaged Food:Original recipes prepared and packaged. Food demonstrations are encouraged. Artist must adhere to all applicable food and fire safety regulations.

    Printmaking: Hand pulled original prints that are signed and numbered in limited editions by the artist. Printed works for which the artist hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens.

    Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved, excluding furniture.

All artwork must be original from concept through completion.  No commercial production (such as commercial bisque ware) or student work will be accepted.  Originals of any reproductions must be exhibited and reproductions must be clearly labeled as such. If any commercially-made parts are utilized, they must constitute only a small percentage of each piece.  We encourage artists to be present.  Artist’s partners are acceptable; however, agents and dealers are not allowed. All restrictions will be enforced by the ArtFest Committee.

Booth Information
Please note that all booth spaces are numbered sequentially beginning at the MAC Information Booth running clockwise, with odd numbers on the left, and even on the right. Please note that booth numbers 17 through 36 are the only area where electricity is available. Returning vendors are not guaranteed the same booth space; if you have a request please email it to the committee. Location requests will require payment, a special request fee and will be considered on a “first come” basis.
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