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Dubuque Fest 2017

Location:
Washington Park
Dubuque, Iowa (Midwest)

Event Dates: 5/19/17 - 5/21/17
Application Deadline: 4/12/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00

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Event Summary

Join us this spring in beautiful downtown Dubuque for the 40th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival!

Set below Dubuque’s picturesque bluff is historic Washington Park, home to the DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival. Join the eclectic mix of artists who gather each May to exhibit and sell their work.

As Dubuque’s reputation grows as a tourist destination for art and culture, the popularity of the DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival grows with it, drawing lovers of art and history to the oldest festival in Iowa’s first city.

Artist Amenities:

  • Spacious 12 x 12 booths
  • Curbside loading and unloading
  • Free Parking (including overnight RV)
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Artists’ reception at Dubuque Museum of Art
  • Helpful On-site Art Fair committee members
  • 2 Emerging Artist Scholarships
  • Overnight security
  • Boothsitters
  • $1,000 in cash awards


General Information

The Festival

DubuqueFest is an all arts festival located in the heart of historic downtown Dubuque, Iowa in Washington Park and on the Town Clock Plaza.

As a multi-faceted arts festival, DubuqueFest is a project with a variety of goals, all of which share in the general aim of raising awareness and participation in the arts while offering economic opportunity to working artists and celebrating culture. Among the many events are three days of free concerts, performance, and two days of a juried fine art fair, and the annual Dubuque Old House Enthusiast’s Old Home Tour.

The weekend also includes free children’s hands-on art activities, interactive art for all ages, a community art project, an annual book release & reading by the Dubuque Area Writers Guild, and an evening artists’ reception honoring our art fair artists held at the Dubuque Museum of Art.

The Art Fair

The two day art fair features juried fine art & fine craft by 70 artists & artisans throughout the region. Artists are creating original work, no prefabricated or purchased pieces, no buy/sell items or re-purposed craft.  $1000 in Artists Awards are given to First, Second, and Third place.  The DubuqueFest Art Fair Judge is an independent agent from the Tri-State Area. Artists are honored at an artists appreciation reception on Saturday evening.

 



Rules/Regulations
  • Artists must pay jury fee to enter and be considered as a vendor.
  • Artists must pay entry fee and provide tax-id number before making a sale.
  • You are responsible for providing your own table, tent and display items. When arriving for set-up please find one of the DubuqueFest volunteers to help locate your spot. 
Important, show set-up time, event time and tear-down time
Set-up time - Fri., May 19 - TBA
Event time
  • Sat., May 20, 10am-5pm
  • Sun., May 21, 10am-4pm
Tear-down time - Sun., May 21 - 4pm

*Show runs from 10am – 5pm on Sat., May 20 & 10am – 4pm on Sun., May 21. We are asking vendors to be set up by 10 a.m. You can start setting up any time after 8 a.m. You can start to tear down at 4pm on Sun., May 21. Sellers are responsible for their booth and goods. Make sure you have someone at your booth or watching your booth at all times. If you need to take a restroom of food break, let us know and a DubuqueFest volunteer will look over your booth. With that said, if you decide to wander around or leave, DubuqueFest will not be responsible for guarding your belongings
 

Booth Information
Booth fee - $110
Booth space - 12 x 12 booth


Important, show set-up time, event time and tear-down time
Set-up time - Fri., May 19 - TBA
Event time
  • Sat., May 20, 10am-5pm
  • Sun., May 21, 10am-4pm
Tear-down time - Sun., May 21 - 4pm

*Show runs from 10am – 5pm on Sat., May 20 & 10am – 4pm on Sun., May 21. We are asking vendors to be set up by 10 a.m. You can start setting up any time after 8 a.m. You can start to tear down at 4pm on Sun., May 21. Sellers are responsible for their booth and goods. Make sure you have someone at your booth or watching your booth at all times. If you need to take a restroom of food break, let us know and a DubuqueFest volunteer will look over your booth. With that said, if you decide to wander around or leave, DubuqueFest will not be responsible for guarding your belongings

Artists will also receive their website link on our website, a vendor highlight post leading up to the event & promotion for your business throughout 2017! We will not be providing vendors with a table, tent or chairs for this event. Vendors are responsible for supplying all their display items. This event is outdoors!
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