Event Information


Salida Arts Festival 2017

Centennial Park
Salida, Colorado (West)

Event Dates: 7/22/17 - 7/23/17
Application Deadline: 6/10/17 Midnight MST
16 day(s) and 1 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

The Salida Arts Festival event dates are July  22-23. Applications have been reopened as we had a # of cancelations, and I believe the show has to have a certain critical mass to be a draw for the public. Jewelry category is FULL. Jewelry Apps accepted for wait list only. 


The 4th Salida Arts Festival is a small high quality show held in a town recognized for its art and artists. Many have called this "The Best Art Event" in the Valley. The show location is a beautiful park adjacent to the Salida Aquatic center and on the major highway through town. This is the fourth year for the event. We are keeping this a small "boutique" style show with only 80 artists accepted.

After feedback from last years event, we may have non amplified music, wandering minstrels, jug band, local talent etc. and one or two upscale food trucks. 

The Show is run by and for Artists and would make a nice add on to a tour through Colorado, It's before Cheeseman Park and Carbondale Mountain Fair, and after Steamboat Springs and Evergreen Arts Festival.

Side Note - This is not the show downtown by the river, this is a different event and Venue.  Hope this clarifies and ends the confusion.

Come Enjoy Salida - Enjoy our Historic little town, Recreate in our Mountains.


General Information

The show is all about Art and the Artists-

It is promoted and managed by artists with more than 50 years experience participating in juried art festivals. 


Advertising - We are committed to major and wide-spread advertising in print, social media and the airwaves, not only in Salida but throughout Colorado and the front range.

The County Visitors Bureau and Salida Chamber of Commerce are promoting the event as well.


Salida -  is 80 miles from Breckenridge and 140 miles from Denver/Cherry Creek. The show is in the height of the tourist season in the Upper Arkansas Valley. The town typically draws thousands of destination tourists in the summer and they all will drive past the show location. Salida is in easy reach of Hiking, Biking, Camping, Climbing, River Rafting, as well as center for the Arts. Our show location is at the Largest Indoor Hot Springs Pool in Colorado!


There are restaurants in the area and motels in the immediate vicinity. For testimonials on the show, or more information see website

 Website-  www.SalidaArtsFestival.com


Facebook- www.facebook.com/SalidaArtsFestival/


Show hours are 10-6 Sat. and 11-5 Sunday. The event is free to the public.

Dates:   Application Deadline                              April 26, 2017

              Notification Date                                     April 30, 2017

              Accept Invitation & Purchase booth       May 31, 2017  Booth preferences will be determined by date paid.                                                                                                       


Cancelation/Refund Dates:   Full Refund until June 20th, if we cannot fill your space from waitlist.

                                                 If we can fill your space off of the waitlist, Full Refund until show dates. No reason needed  


Artist Amenities 

• Artist Meet & Greet - Saturday Night - Pizza, Adult Beverages, live Music at our very own Gallery 150.

• Rolls & Coffee/Tea -in the Morning

• Water & Water Bottles - Water delivered all day to help alleviate our dry colorado climate.

• Night Security

• Booth Sitters

Photography-Traditional means of capture-film or digital
Digital Art-original image, or manipulation of other source material was executed by artist using computer-traditiona photographs taken by digital means should apply as photography
Mixed Media

Jury Wait List-A Wait List is selected from the Jury’s scores in each medium. Wait-listed artists are invited to participate as cancellations occur in their particular medium.


Weather - We are known far and wide for our fabulous weather but Colorado summers can be unpredictable, so be prepared for rain and wind gusts in the afternoons.


Dogs - We love Dogs but the City does not allow Dogs in the Park. So No Dogs we are sorry to say.


Security - We will have security overnight to oversee the show and prevent vandalism, however the show directors, staff and security are not responsible for theft or damage or problems with your booth or artworks.



The artist must personally be present for the duration of the show. We will verify identity at the time of set–up, (bring a picture I.D.), you may not be represented by someone else.

We must provide a list of artists and their tax numbers to the city of Salida prior to the show.  You will collect and remit sales tax to the State of Colorado. This requires a multiple event tax license available from the Colorado Department of Revenue. Salida requires an individual vendor permit which is included in your booth fee this year, no seperate check required. I will remit this fee for you.  Details on how to get the license are provided with jury acceptance. (We know what a pain it is to deal with multiple government agencies and are trying to help you, the working artist.)

All work must be the product of your personal inspiration, and be made by you, this means your hands, and at most 2-3 other people. If you took the picture or drew the picture, you may have clearly labeled prints. We do not permit buy/sell or work from commercial molds, assembly from entirely store bought items, mass produced work, food items, candles, lotions, t-shirts, or any flea market type items.  If there is a question about the artist being the maker, we would ask that you supply a picture of you in your studio making the item that was in one of your jury slides. If you bring buy/sell, don’t bother coming, you will be asked to leave. If you designed it and have some one else make it for you, either in this country or off shore, don’t bother coming, you will be asked to leave as well. 

Photography: Artists agree to allow The Salida Art Festival to photograph their displays and artwork during the two-day event for promotional purposes.


Booth Information

Booths - Artists must provide their own 10’ x10’ booths and displays. Some booths may require shims since we are in a City Park.
10 x 10 booth in line - $330 (this includes the mandatory city lic. fee this year) no seperate check required. I'm collecting this and will handle payment to city for you.


Electricity is $50.00

Corner booth  - add $75
Booth Sharing - If two artists wish to share a booth, each must pay an application fee and apply separately. Following acceptance, artists may request a shared booth.


Options are not guaranteed and will be assigned by booth fee payment date after jury selection.

Please make your choice for location in your application. If your options are available, they are charged after your acceptance.


Weights - All Booths must have Weights! We recommend at least 40lbs per leg on your booth. Colorado winds and gusts are unpredictable and can ruin a booth and the art work inside in moments.


Easy Check in  & Set Up-  is at the show management tent on the highway side near Holman Ave (across the street from Collegiate Peaks Bank). You must check in prior to setup. Setup begins at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 21st. Someone will be on site until 7pm to help you find your location. 


Many of of the booths will require a short dolly for setup. You may not drive into the park. We will have some help available to help load and unload.  You need to be setup and open by 10am Saturday.

Booths in a line have at least 2’ in back storage. We require that your display fit in the allotted space.