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Frederick Festival of the Arts 2017 - The 24th Annual

Location:
Historic Downtown Frederick Maryland at Carroll Creek Park
Frederick, Maryland (South)

Phone: 301-662-4190
Show Dates: 6/2/17 - 6/4/17
Application Deadline: 2/15/17 Midnight EST
22 day(s) and 23 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Application Fee): $40.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
DATES OF FESTIVAL:
Friday, June 2 - 7pm - 9pm 
Saturday, June 3 - 10am - 6pm
Sunday, June 4 - 11am - 5pm

Celebrating 24 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts is held along Carroll Creek Linear Park in the heart of Historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. This juried fine arts venue invites discerning art-lovers from the surrounding areas of: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia. The Festival is committed to presenting the finest of juried national artists and continuing their longstanding tradition of serving these invited artist's immediate needs, while providing a festive and enjoyable outdoor venue for all! Unique to this venue is its waterway and bridge crossings, and downtown location. Not only does this site provide water activity to keep children busy while parents shop, it seems somehow to spring the spirits of the summertime as well. The community-supported organization is also committed to presenting the finest national artists in an exceptional arts venue bringing the best of quality fine art, performing opportunities, and providing for education in the arts. Join the high caliber Creekside Celebration!

General Information
EXHIBITORS

Approximately 120 artists will be selected to exhibit in 15 media categories. Artists are selected through this online jurying process. Accepted artists are warmly welcomed and receive personal services including volunteer assistance, booth-sitter services during Festival hours, discounted meal cards, a VIP Reception and special awards breakfast.  

ATTENDANCE

Celebrating 24 years! Unique to this community is the First Saturday Walk where Tourists pour into the downtown area to enjoy the extended market hours of special shops and distinctive dining in restaurants, all set to focus on the many artist’s galleries and available performances. Combining efforts, the Frederick Festival of the Arts saw over 20,000 attendees in 2016.

BOOTH SPACES AND FEES

The layout, landscaping, fountains, bridges, stairs, and pathways, make it a pleasant experience for artists and attendees alike. No vehicles, however, are permitted on the creek site. As always, accepted artists will be invited to submit their space requests. However, spaces are assigned on first-come, first served based on the date that the signed artist contract and accompanying booth fees are received. Please note: No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring after May 3, 2016, or for removal for cause.

Standard 10’ X 10’ Booth
$470 (90 Available)

Corner 10’ X 10’ Booth $540
(15 Available)

10’ X 20’ Booth $850
(5 Available)

Power is available for $60

WEATHER

Although Frederick weather in June is generally fine, rain showers may be expected. Frederick Festival of the Arts strongly recommends that exhibitors be prepared with tie-downs, weights, and rain covers in the event that wind or rain showers do occur.

ARTIST SELECTION

Exhibitors at the 2017 Frederick Festival of the Arts are to be selected through a digital slide-jurying process in February 2017. Jurors are comprised of a newly chosen panel of accredited fine art and fine craft professionals. These jurors are recruited from outside the local area; they are unaffiliated with the Festival committee. All decisions are final. Notifications are emailed by February 24, 2017. For Juried Visual Art, selections are made on the basis of:
ORIGINALITY and DESIGN
Does it have cutting-edge design?
Approaching the medium in a unique and different way from the past?
CRAFTSMANSHIP
Is the art /craft finished well?
MATURITY
Can you see a mature consistent style in all the slides?
MARKET APPEAL
Would anyone buy his or her art / craft?
PRESENTATION (Booth Slide)
How does the craftsperson show his or her product?

SECURITY

Security is provided during closed hours, as well as close proximity to Police and Fire Units, a Health Unit is on site, and a safety plan are in action throughout Festival days.

ARTIST SPACES AND LAYOUT

Artists must provide their own materials in order to display their work in an outdoor environment. Exhibit spaces start at 10’X10’ and positioned on concrete, with a limited number of double booths and corner spaces available. Please note: Vehicles are not allowed to drive on creek site and all items will have to be hand-trucked from the street. Storage space is not available and artists may find the need to store artwork in their vehicle and re-stock with hand-transport. Artists requesting electrical support are responsible for bringing at least 100’ of extension cord. All selected artists must provide their own white tent to conform with the look, feel, and brand of the festival.

PLEASE NOTE: Booth, and corner selection fees must be submitted with your contract. Please do not send payment with this application as it will be returned to you with a request that it be submitted at the proper time.  Booth requests cannot be guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Application Entry Dates | December 2, 2016
  • Application Deadline Date | January 27, 2017
  • Jury review completed | No later than February 23, 2017 
  • Artist's Status Notification IN/WAIT LIST/OUT | February 24, 2017
  • Signed Contract and Booth Payment | No later than April 24, 2017
  • Last day to withdrawal with refund | May 3, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE FREDERICK FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. WE BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORKING ARTISTS, THE FINE ARTS CRAFT MARKET VENUE, AND THE ORIGINAL HAND CRAFTED WORK THAT IS: ACCESSIBLE, TAUGHT, AND BOUGHT THERE.
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