Event Information


Salida Arts Festival 2017

Centennial Park
Salida, Colorado (West)

Show Dates: 7/22/17 - 7/23/17
Application Deadline: 4/26/17 Midnight MST
34 day(s) and 13 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
Hi,  I have just recently been made aware that there is some confusion concerning the two Salida, CO. shows this July. Mine is the "Salida Arts Festival" and the event dates are July  22-23. This is not the Salida Riverside Arts Festival, this is a different event and Venue.  Hope this clarifies and ends the confusion. Salida Arts Festival is a small high quality show held in a town recognized for its art and artists.  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, so hopefully everyone makes some money. 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 and is an alternative to the Howard Alan Aspen show.

General Information
The show is all about 2D and 3D art. There is no amplified music, stilt walkers, or booze vendors. It is promoted and managed by artists with more than 50 years experience participating in juried art festivals. We are committed to major and wide-spread advertising in print, social media and airwaves. 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.
There are restaurants in the area and motels in the immediate vicinity. For testimonials on the show, or more information see website . www.SalidaArtsFestival.com
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                                                                                                                       

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. 

Booth Information
Check in 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 July 8th. Someone will be on site until 7pm to help you find your location.  Many of of the locations will require a 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.

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. 

Corners are available for an additional $75.00

Electricity is $50.00
Corner booth  - add $75

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.