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4th Avenue Winter Street Fair 2017 Tucson, Arizona
Historic Business, Arts & Entertainment District
Tucson, Arizona (West)
Event Dates: 12/8/17 - 12/10/17
Application Deadline: 7/7/17 Midnight MST
74 day(s) and 9 hour(s) remaining
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Processing Fee): $45.00
The Fourth Avenue Street Fair, recognized as one of the premier community celebrations in the Southwest, is held biannually in the gorgeous Sonoran Desert community of Tucson, Arizona.
We invite you to participate in this 48-year-old tradition which, attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year. Our family-friendly event offers a moderate to upscale audience, 57% between the ages of 25-54. In addition to over 300 international artisans, we host entertainment stages, children's activities and tantalizing treats from 40+ food concessionaires. Admission to the festival is free and open to the entire community.
Mission of the Fourth Avenue Street Fair
The mission of the Fourth Avenue Street Fair is to provide a community arts event, free to the public, with the highest quality artistic products and services. Selected by a skilled jury, our arts and craft fair is designed to attract a variety of high quality handmade art and fine crafts by artists from around the world. The artists’ work is the focal point of the festival. The proceeds generated from the Fair directly support infrastructure and services in the Fourth Avenue Business District, surrounding neighborhood association enrichment projects and free special events for the citizens and visitors of Tucson’s Historic Fourth Avenue.
The dates for the biannual Fourth Avenue Street Fairs are selected to enable artists to participate in two events on adjoining weekends. The Tempe Festival of the Arts occurs on weekends back-to-back with our Street Fair. This arrangement allows artists to attend both the Tempe and Fourth Avenue Fairs saving time and money.
Why Tucson, Arizona?
The weather! All year long is a wonderful time to be in the Sonoran Desert. Mild temperatures attract droves of visitors from around the world. The Tucson Metropolitan Area has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade and now supports a population of over one million residents. The Historic Fourth Avenue Business District, with its tree lined sidewalks and creative retail appeal, is truly the heart of the city. Fourth Avenue is the gateway to Tucson’s thriving arts, culture and commerce.
The Fourth Avenue Street Fair is ablaze with fascinating sights and sounds as more than 400 arts and crafts artisans, musicians, exhibitors and food vendors take part in this three-day community celebration. Artist booths are positioned back to back down the middle of 4th Avenue and 7th Street. The Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings a diverse and dynamic blend of texture, shape and color along six blocks of Tucson’s Historic Business District.
The Historic Fourth Avenue Business District boasts over 100 locally owned businesses including many of Tucson’s finest restaurants, clothiers, pubs, bookstores and retailers. The Fourth Avenue Street Fair along with dozens of Fourth Avenue Businesses are routinely voted the “Best of Tucson” in the Tucson Weekly’s annual “Best of Tucson” issue.
Why Exhibit at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair?
First, we deliver thousands of customers to our artists. More than 70% of our exhibiting artists return year after year. Fair management is based on decades of experience, customer service and artist satisfaction. Our family-friendly event offers a moderate to upscale audience of around 600,000 guests each year.
We Offer Our Artists
Artist Categories: Please click here for detailed rules and descriptions
Important Time and Date Information
Show Dates: December 8, 9 & 10, 2017
Show Hours: 10:00am – dusk, all three days
ZAPP® Online Application Opens: May 1, 2017
ZAPP® Online Application Deadline to Apply: July 7, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time
Acceptance notification, with invitations: August 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: September 8, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time
Last day to withdrawal with refund: October 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Load-in begins on December 7, 2017, once the fire lanes are cleared, typically around 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and December 8, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. The Fair officially opens at 10:00 a.m. on December 8, 2017.
Load-out begins once the number of guests on the Avenue are at a level where vehicles can safely proceed onto the closed streets. We know everyone, including the Fair Staff, wants to pack up and get going quickly. Please follow all directions from your block supervisors.
Load out must be completed by 9:00 p.m. as the street sweepers begin their work at 9:30 p.m. The Fair is not liable for any damage caused by the sweepers if materials are left on the Avenue.
An email will be sent on August 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time to all artists, asking them to check their ZAPP® profile to see if they have been invited to our Fair. All communication regarding invitations will be by email.
IMPORTANT: Do not wait for our email as it takes 15 to 20 minutes to process email through ZAPP®. Check your ZAPP® profile on August 9 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Jury results will be posted on your ZAPP® profile on August 9 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time.
Please remember, just accepting our invitation does not guarantee your booth! The booth and any add-ons must be purchased to secure your space.
There are limited corner spaces and double booths available. Artist booth placement is based on the ZAPP® time stamp and the Special Location Request, which is available as an add-on, so getting in and buying your booth and add-ons as soon as possible is vitally important!
During the Fair, our staff will select the Best of Show Award. The Best of Show Award will be presented on Saturday afternoon at the winning artist’s booth. The winner receives a free Booth, including the Processing Fee and a Special Location Request (a $665 value).
Selection is based on artwork, presentation and the artist’s interaction with our Fair guests.
The following rules and regulations have been established by the North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association to ensure quality, integrity of process, presentation and patron’s experience:
Sales Tax License/Permits
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) and the City of Tucson Revenue Division require contact information for everyone participating in the event, including artists, food vendors and sponsors. All participants are required to fulfill their legal, statutory obligations and will be contacted by the state and city for filing procedures and payment of all sales taxes and fees. Please be aware, there are different license requirements for the City of Tucson and State of Arizona.
Please be aware, the final responsibility for the license and collecting/paying tax on sales is on the participant. The State of Arizona Sales Tax is 6.1%. The City of Tucson Sales Tax is 2%.
Pima County Health Department
Artists providing samples of food items are required to obtain all necessary permits from the Pima County Health Department. Failure to obtain a permit will result in expulsion from the event without refund. Artists requiring a Pima County Health Permit must submit a copy to the Fair two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the Fair.
Booths are assigned by the date and time of the online booth payment made through ZAPP® and can only be modified by the purchase of a Special Location Request. Payment made by check are time stamped when received at the North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association Office. Invited artists are urged to accept the Fair’s invitation and pay for their booth space as soon as they receive an invitation.
It is not enough to just Accept the invitation. Booths must be purchased to Confirm one’s spot in the Fair and set the time/date stamp in ZAPP®.
Corner and Double booth spaces are limited and sell out quickly.
If you require a specific booth space, or placement in the Fair you must purchase a Special Location Request. If the request cannot be reasonably accommodated, the fee will be refunded.
Artist booths are assigned by group using this algorithm:
The Fourth Avenue Street Fair is held in the Historic Fourth Avenue Business District, contained within University Boulevard on the north, 5th Avenue on the west, 9th Street on the south and 3rd Avenue on the east.
Artist booths are set up back-to-back in the middle of 4th Avenue, running north to south, and 7th Street, running east to west.
No refunds will be given for cancellations made after October 25, 2017. There are no exceptions for any reason.
Equipment rentals are available from our preferred vendor, Arizona Party Rental.
Parking is the responsibility of the artist. Be aware of fire lanes, driveways and no parking signs. No artist parking is allowed inside the barricaded boundaries of the Fair. Both Herbert Avenue and Hoff Avenue are fire lanes during the event and parking in either will result in a ticket and being towed.
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