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Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival 2017
Augusta, Georgia (South)
Show Dates: 9/15/17 - 9/17/17
Application Deadline: 5/12/17 Midnight EST
47 day(s) and 4 hour(s) remaining
Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.
ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA, an award winning festival, now preparing for its 37th year, is a 2½ day celebration of arts and community in beautiful downtown Augusta, Georgia. In addition to a Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market, the Festival boasts five stages stacked with live entertainment, a Global Village filled with authentic international foods from 25 countries, a Family Area and a Young Artist Market.
The Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market is very popular with regional artisans! Ranked at 50th on Sunshine Artist's Top 200 Festivals list, the Festival also won a Silver Kaleidoscope for BEST FESTIVAL from SFEA. In 2016, 88,000 people attended and enjoyed the juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market.
Here’s a great quote about us from the February 2015 issue of Sunshine Artist, “This show is put on by a community group, but it is executed in such a manner that it puts many ‘professional’ promoter-run festivals and shows to shame... a seemingly solid bet for craftspeople and artists with affordable pricing...”
-100% of artists survey respondents recommend AITH to other artists
-70% were very happy with their sales, with 20% of those nearly selling out of their work!
-In 2016, 140 artists and artisans were invited to participate
Everything you need to know is at www.artsintheheart.com. We look forward to receiving your Application by May 12, 2017.
The Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market of the ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA, an award winning festival, is one of the most well-loved parts of the event. Over the years, we have worked to curate a fabulous selection of artwork at many price points. We seek to provide original, interesting, beautiful, and well-made pieces for everyone, from the serious art collector to the young person with an allowance to spend.
Each year, we survey the artists who participated. We learn some VERY interesting things …
BEST OF ALL…
95% of all respondents have been satisfied with their weekend sales; 20% of that 95% report that they nearly sold out of their work, and 70% felt very good about their sales!
ALL of the respondents said that they would recommend us to other artists and artisans or ALREADY HAD! WOW!
100% of respondents said that they plan to apply again next year.
PRAISE FOR THE ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL
Here are some of the great things the artists and artisans had to say about Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival:
“Another great year!”
“One of the best organized festivals that I go to. The venue is perfect. The advertising is second to none and achieves results! You have a great team that I hope will continue for many, many years.”
“Your Facebook uploads are wonderful they generate a lot of interest and customers. The website is fabulous also.”
"Well organized. Well run. Overall a good buying crowd.”
“Every year gets better. This is by far our favorite festival! Well conceived, great layout, well curated art and fine crafts, exceptional food, great management, all of which shows on the festival attendees faces and attitudes."
“Business speaking, they are a great buying crowd, but more than that they are nice, complementary, and enjoy art. And the quality of work at the show is fabulous. It is a breath of fresh air to see a show with such quality and variety of work.”
"Arts in the Heart is the most financially successful show for my small business. I have been a popular artist and have had many requests for my attending again this year."
"It is one of my favorite events. The attendance is excellent and includes people from all over the area. A true community event, with diverse art and fine crafts."
“I wanted to tell you that I thought the show was extremely well organized. The ice was such a nice touch and the little ice “angels” always seemed to be there at just the right times. Getting in and getting out was really easy. The music and the food was great. And I met lots of great artists. So, kudos to you and your team for working hard and making this such a great venue for artists."
FINE ARTS AND FINE CRAFTS MARKET BASICS
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Any fine artist or fine crafter who meets the following qualifications:
WHO SHOULD NOT APPLY
Artists must fill out our ZAPPlication and pay the non-refundable Jury Fee of $30, by May 12, 2017. The application will require: FIVE high-quality images of your work and ONE of your booth, an average price point for your work, and a short artist statement. Artists will be notified of their application status via email by May 29, 2017.
WHAT DOES THE JURY LOOK FOR?
The Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Committee selects a jury to choose the artists that will be offered space in the Festival. As our great reputation spreads, this becomes an increasingly competitive process. Acceptance to previous ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVALs does NOT guarantee that those artists will be accepted again. For veteran ARTS IN THE HEART PARTICIPANTS: it is important to submit photos different than those in previous years. If you are sending the same photos from years before, it indicates to us that you aren’t doing new work, and which could decrease your score.
The jury will look at the quality of your work, craftsmanship, originality, subject matter (when applicable), booth design and decor, and overall fit and feel of your work with this family-friendly show. The photos you submit of your work and booth are very important.
JUDGING AND PRIZES
During the Festival, our Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market is judged by qualified artists and arts professionals selected by the Committee. $1500 in prize money is awarded. More information on what judges are looking for will be provided to the artists and artisans who are accepted when they receive information about their booths, etc. Award winners from the previous year are guaranteed entry.
Entries will be considered if the submission falls within the following categories. If you are not sure, please contact festival organizers for clarification.
All pre-festival communication will take place via e-mail. Please be certain to provide an active address on your application that you check regularly. During the festival we will use texts to cell phones at very select times for time reminders.
The Festival will provide a list of local hotels with special rates in the month of August. Payment for lodging, however, is the artist’s responsibility.
We also offer FREE parking for RVs. Please note on your application if you require parking for your RV.
APPLICATION MATERIALS & PAYMENT
All artists must submit a completed application online and on time.
Please gather the following information before beginning your application:
BOOTH FEES THAT WILL APPLY FOR ARTISTS ACCEPTED BY JURY.All fees are non-refundable after 8/18/2017.
Free RV Parking provided if you indicate the need in the application. Limited, free, on-site parking for one vehicle.
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