Event Information


Wickenburg Art Club's Artisans' Fair and Fine Art Show at Gold Rush Days

164 E. Apache Street,
Wickenburg, Arizona (West)

Phone: 928-684-0483
Event Dates: 2/9/18 - 2/11/18
Application Deadline: 8/1/17 Midnight MST
69 day(s) and 16 hour(s) remaining


Images: 7 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary


The Wickenburg Art Club, Inc. (aka WAC) hosts the annual Juried Artisans Fair and Fine Arts Show in Stone Park (on the Library lawn on Apache Street) during the Wickenburg AZ Annual Gold Rush Days, the second full weekend in February.  This three (3) day Juried Artisans Fair focuses on finely crafted, Artisan produced works of art.

In 2018, The Town of Wickenburg Gold Rush Days will be celebrating its 70th year of fun filled rodeo and other western activities that draw more than 50,000 visitors to the area.  Wickenburg, AZ is a small Western Town in Maricopa County, just sixty miles North West of Phoenix, Arizona.  Gold Rush Days is one of Arizona's top winter events.

Among the amenities for the Artisans Fair are:
  • Participation in the Fine Arts Show and Sale in the town library, which is on the grounds where the Artisans Fair is held
  • Best of Booth prizes 
  • Booth-sitting for Artisan relief
  • Continental Breakfast and Coffee on Friday, February 9th for the participating Artisans
  • Help with cartage in set-up and take-down
  • On-site problem solving
  • Event maps, information and communication
  • 156 spaces at a reasonable price
  • Wi-fi throughout the grounds.
Come, enjoy this fun filled event with us.

General Information

Application Fee of $25 must be paid in full with application and is NOT refundable.  Two (2) Artisans may share a space.  Each exhibiting Artisan must pay the Application Fee.   All names must be on the application(s) and all artwork must be juried.    
Space Fee is payable by check, money order, credit card, or Paypal upon acceptance of the invitation to participate.  Spaces are limited to two (2) per Artisan.  The Space Fee is $275 until August 1, 2018.  After August 1, the Space Fee will be $300. 
Space Fee includes 10x10 space, a Town of Wickenburg Special Events permit, Juring, Booth Sitters who will give the Artisan a short break when needed, a list of motels/RV parks and restaurants in the area, a town map, areas available for participant parking, a parking notice to display in your vehicle, an invitation to enter WAC’s  Fine Art Show in the library building  and tickets to Friday’s “Welcome Artisans” Continental breakfast.
Electricity is available on a limited basis and at an additional cost of $15.  Artisans must provide extension cords of appropriate type.


Artisans MUST register at the WAC Information station in the Library lobby on Apache Street BEFORE SETTING UP YOUR BOOTH
Set up
is allowed on Thursday, February 8, 2018 between 6:00 am and 5 pm ONLY.  
NO SET UP is allowed at any other time during the show.  
Vehicles must be removed from the street immediately after unloading.


Show hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.   Artisans must be present at their assigned space(s) throughout the entire show.  You may sign up or call for booth sitters which are available daily on a first request basis, subject to availability. Show administrators and volunteers are available at all times during the show hours to answer questions and resolve problems.  Contact information will be included in your registration packet.
Indoor Restrooms are available in both the Library and in City Hall, which is adjacent to the show area.
Break down is allowed AFTER 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018.  Closing your booth or leaving the show without WAC permission before 5 p.m. on Sunday will result in disqualification from future events.
Please leave your area clean after the show. 
Artisan Parking:
Areas available for Artisan Parking will be identified in the Registration packet.  

DO NOT park or unload in the Police Parking lot on Yavapai Street.  YOU WILL BE TOWED!
No Parking around the event or across the road in Ortega Parking lot.
No Parking in front of the North or South sides of the library. 

We understand that you might want to load/unload each day, however vehicles must be removed from streets and the lot across the street from the library entrance by 8:30 am each morning and by 5:30 pm each evening during the show.
Street closures: 
E. Yavapai Street is closed from 8:30 am Friday until 5 pm Sunday. Do not remove barriers.
Fine Art show and sale:
 Artisans are eligible to enter the WAC Fine Art Show and Sale during Gold Rush Days that is exhibited in the library during the event.  Entries will be juried by an independent judge and Cash Prizes and ribbons will be awarded.  Attendees, including Artisans, are encouraged to vote for the ‘Peoples Choice’ award.  The rules and regulations and application form for the WAC Fine Art Show are on our website http://www.wickenburgartclub.org


Applications must include images of art work to be displayed and a range of price points.  Only items of the type represented in the images submitted may be displayed.  WAC show officials have the right to request removal of non-juried artwork as well as artwork that does not fit the overall parameters of the show.  Failure to comply will result in expulsion from the show and disqualification from future events.

Artisans must provide six (6) images:  
Two (2) of the artwork to be displayed,
One (1) of their booth display and
Three (3) of the Artisan creating their work at the beginning, middle and end of a piece.
The jury approves entries based upon the originality, quality, appearance, uniqueness, market value, and booth display of the artwork.  All artwork must be designed and crafted by the applying Artisan.  Production processes must be described on your application.  No mass-produced work, imported items, items made from kits or food products will be accepted.  The decision of the jury is FINAL.

Misrepresentation of display or products, or non-compliance with our rules, will result in removal from the show and disqualification from future events.  
ALL ARTISANS MUST CHECK IN at the WAC Information Booth inside the Library entrance on Thursday, February 8, 2018 between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BEFORE SETTING UP!
Artisans must be present at your booth for the entire event.

An AZ sales tax number is required.  You are responsible for collecting and paying AZ Sales Tax.  Proof of license is required at Check In.  Failure to provide proof of license will result in forfeiture of fees paid and exclusion from the show.  To apply for the AZ sales tax license contact:
Arizona Dept. of Revenue, License & Registration 1600 W. Monroe Phoenix AZ 85007-2650.  https://www.azdor.gov/Business/TransactionPrivilegeTax.aspx

 Soliciting:  Artisans may not solicit or approach patrons outside of their booth area.

Booth Information

"Booth" is defined as a 10’ x 10’structure with canopy and four (4) sides.
Display:  Artisan provides entire booth and display and is responsible for it in case of loss or damage. Booth must be sturdy, safe, clean, and tidy and not encroach on or endanger your neighboring Artisans.  
 All booths must be weighted; Weights must be on the INSIDE of the booth.  All paintings and 2D art must be hung or displayed on shelves, table top or print racks.  NO STAKES ARE ALLOWED.

All signage, artwork, displays, and storage must stay within designated space; NO EXTENDING OUTSIDE YOUR SPACE.
The Town of Wickenburg Special Events permit with your name and booth number (included in the Registration packet) must be displayed in plain sight on the ENTRANCE SIDE and on the OUTSIDE your booth at ALL times
Booth Presentation Competition:

Booth Presentation will be judged on Friday morning before noon.  The WAC Booth Presentation Committee recognizes three artisans with the “Best Booth”, Second and Third place awards.  The “Best Booth” winner will receive a First Place ribbon and a $50.00 coupon that may be applied to the cost of next year’s event; Second and Third place winners receive a ribbon to display.  
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