Event Information

Denver Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival 2018

4600 W. 46th Ave Denver 80212
Denver, Colorado (West)

Event Dates: 6/9/18 - 6/10/18
Application Deadline: 6/4/18 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary

Beautiful Berkeley City Park is in the heart of Denver, with a Denver Public Library Branch, a popular Dog Park and a public swimming pool. With old growth shade trees, a lake and walking trail, Berkeley Park serves the densely populated and diverse neighborhood of Highlands and the Tennyson St. Arts District, and is one of the most trending places to live in the nation. This location is perfect for our juried fine arts and music festival! 


Booths are on the grass under shade trees with an easy setup. A live music stage features blues and folk acts, a kids art making booth, aerialist and food vendors complement the showcase of fine arts and fine crafts. Show promotions are direct mail to target neighborhoods, ads featuring fine arts & live music in popular Denver weekend events publications, neighborhood newspapers, online Denver event calendars, paid Facebook ads and posters in popular dining and shopping locations.

Advertising is in Denver and Colorado event directories, direct mail, social media, online weekend getaway directories, fliers and posters, chamber of commerce and visitor bureaus, street signs and more.

General Information

Artists are welcome, and we want you to have an enjoyable show in Denver! If you would like a particular booth space location please mention it on your application. Enjoy the Artist's Coffee and Continental Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30 am. Friendly booth sitters will be available. You'll hear live musicians performing folk and blues tunes from the live music stage, with the sound adjusted so it's pleasant and conducive to artists conducting business.

Creative Resources And Venues (CRV) produces 5 art & music festivals in the following quality venues.

June 9-10        Denver Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival - in trending Central Denver
Jun 30-July 1  Colorado Springs Art & Music Festival - at America The Beautiful Park 
July 21-22       Salida Riverside Art & Music Festival - on the banks of the Arkansas River
Aug 11-12       Denver Sloan’s Lake Art & Music Festival - a featured "Denver Days" event
Sep 22-23       Parker Art & Music Festival - In the center of downtown Parker, a suburb of Denver

Website: www.ColoradoEventsandFestivals.com



Saturday, June 9....10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday, Jun2 10....10:00am to 4:00pm

Setup: Friday, June 8...10am - 6pm. Notify the Festival Director for late set up arrangements at 303-916-5711.



Artists are notified within 1 day after the jury concludes.   



The following items are required at check-in. The Show Director does not keep them on file.The show management has insurance that requires exhibitors to also have valid event liability insurance.
A weekend show insurance policy is easily available at low cost at www.ACTinsurance.com. You can obtain the insurance for $39 for one show or for multiple shows. Our shows are registered with them and it's an easy procedure. 

The Insurance Certificate Holder is Creative Resources And Venues, 7550 S. Blackhawk St. #11201, Englewood CO 80112. 


Colorado Special Event Vendor Tax License ($8) is required to exhibit in Colorado and Form #DR0589 is available from the CO Dept. of Revenue at: www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/DR0589.pdf . It can take 3-6 weeks to receive the license, by mail (it's not available as an online service as of this writing). If you have a late application for this license, display your completed license application at check-in and you will be added to the exhibitor list turned in to the City Clerk. Do not send the license or insurance document to the Show Director, it is verified at check-in.



Our jurors will be selecting high quality fine art that will appeal to a diverse audience. Jurors will view images along with Artist Statements. Images should be of individual artwork so jurors can determine the quality of craftsmanship and materials.

Booth display image should reveal no names and have no people standing in it. If no booth image is available a group showing of artworks on display may be submitted. Jurors will look for a high level of quality and consistency of style in such a group image.


An artist may be placed in the "Wait List" category in this case: if an artist is accepted by the jury but another artist has also been accepted with very similar work, the artist with the earlier application date will be invited and the 2nd later application artist will be waitlisted. If the invited artist with the earlier application declines their invitation to exhibit the waitlisted artist will be notified immediately after the purchase deadline and will have 7 days to accept and pay their booth fees.

This is an outdoor show. All exhibitors must provide their own weather resistant booths. Booths must be weighted with #40 minimum at each leg support, and are required as a safety precaution (no cement blocks or uncovered plastic containers are allowed). Booth sites are mostly level, but some shims may be needed, and a dolly is suggested. All of the booth sites are easily viewed by the attendees and are within the parameters of the park.



Electricity is not available at this show. 



Check-in will be near the festival load in parking. Set up time: between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm on Friday. Exhibitors can park their vehicle in the nearby parking lot and unload - about a 20-40 yd. distance on grass. A dolly is suggested. Exhibitor can stay after 6pm to set up booth. Security will be on site. 


If unable to check in by 6:00pm Friday, please call the Festival Director to notify and arrange to check in Saturday between 8:00 and 9:00. Booth must be ready by 10:00 am, the posted show opening time. 



Breakdown can begin Sunday at 4:00 pm. All booths must be removed by 7 pm.



Average temperatures in June is in the low 80s. It is usually dry but occasionally it can get windy with high gusts of wind and brief rains may pass through. Please prepare your booth and exhibit for this possibility!



The booths will be on the mostly level ground in the park. Some park spaces may require minimum shims. No stakes are allowed in the park to protect the sprinkler system. Leashed dogs are allowed at Berkeley Park. 



Security officers will be present during the evening hours (8 pm until 8 am), Friday and Saturday. Creative Resources And Venues, Colorado Event Design, the Festival Directors, and the City of Denver and its employees are not responsible for lost or stolen items.



We require that you have your name, hometown and booth number prominently displayed. At check-in we will provide booth signage and an ID that will identify you as an exhibitor.



Denver is a metropolitan area with the usual motels available. There are some campsites and RV faciliites fairly close, please check online for options. 



The show policy is “Rain or Shine”. In the case of unexpected “Acts of God” or unforeseen situations that closes or prevents the event being held, no refunds will be issued. 



After booth fee payment is received refunds will not be granted. 

Please read all rules carefully ~ your paid booth fee is an indication that you understand and will abide by all rules of show.

1. ARTWORK All work must be original, handcrafted work; some decorated mass produced items will be allowed (see Art Categories). Reproductions are allowed but must adhere to Rules of Show description (see item 6.); and must be signed and shrink wrapped. If a marker is used on the outer wrap it must be permanent ink or pencil. All 2D work that is displayed on booth walls must be framed, matted or stretched; and must be original work or quality giclee’ prints.
2. EXECUTION All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist or under direct supervision of the artist.

3. COLLABORATION | DECLARED WORK No more than two artists may collaborate on artworks exhibited in one category. Both names must be included on the application. Only 10% of the total body of work exhibited may be other than the declared category. Example: a “Sculpture” category exhibitor that wants to display their paintings may use up to 10% of their booth space for paintings. Up to 2 exhibitors may share a booth and each exhibitors must submit an application with required images.

4. COMMISSIONS No commissions are collected. Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and reporting all taxes.

5. REPRESENTATION Artist must be present with their work for the entire two days of the festival. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist; exception may be made with pre-approval by the Festival Director.
6. ADHERENCE TO CATEGORY Artists may only show work in categories and the style of exhibited items must represent the body of work selected by the Jury. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work of that shown in the images juried.

7. REPRODUCTIONS | PRINTS Prints must be signed, matted and sealed in shrink wrap. Prints and cards must be presented in Artist’s bins or other attractive form of containment. Reproductions of original artworks in all categories are allowed and must be of the Artists original work and the quality that the jury has accepted.

8. CHECK IN | CO EVENT LICENSE Check-in must be by individual artist, exceptions can be made with reasonable explanation, with assurance that the Artist will be on site during the hours of the show. A photo ID (drivers license or other) and vehicle license number will be required to check in. A valid Colorado tax license and proof of insurance must be shown and on record at check in. Exhibitors will be allowed to set up (see Rule #15). Exhibitors are required to remain set up until 4pm on Sunday. No early breakdowns will be allowed.

9. GROUND STAKES | WEIGHTS No stakes are allowed on the park grounds. Booth sandbags or other appropriate wind resistance is required as a safety precaution. A minimum weight of 50 lbs. per corner pole is required. No cement blocks may be used for weights. It is strictly against the rules to leave a tent that is set up, unweighted for any reason. You will be asked to leave the festival if your booth is not secured; no refund will be issued.

10. BOOTHS | NON-BOOTHS All exhibitors must have covered booths with zipper sidewalls and weights (60# minimum is required at each booth support leg). Cement blocks and non covered plastic cartons are not allowed. Exhibitors must call the Festival Director (phone number 303.916.5711) to discuss display details if you are planning to exhibit without a booth. If your display setup is not considered secure you may be asked to take appropriate measures. Management is strict about enforcing this rule so that damage does not occur to neighboring booths.

11. UNLOADING VEHICLE Exhibitors will be required to move their vehicles as soon as the booth materials are unloaded and taken to booth. During the festival vehicles may be parked in neighborhoods at least 2 blocks away from the park so there will be convenient guest parking. There is RV parking within sight and easy walking distance of the festival site.

12. STORAGE SPACE Exhibitors will be given 2'x10' space behind their booth to store additional artworks. Storage behind the booths is adequate but limited and storage must be kept visually appealing. Exhibitors may be asked by festival hosts to tidy their area.

13. NON-JURIED WORK Artists may display commercial samples of their works that have not been juried in portfolio form only and in a space no larger than approximately 24” x 30.”

14. SECURITY Security officers will patrol the festival site between the hours of 7pm and 8am. Items left in the booths must be boxed or covered securely. Artists are responsible for proper insurance and protection of work, booth and display. Colorado Event Design, LLC; Danna Tullis and Clyde Tullis; and the City of Denver and Sloan’s Lake Park grounds management is not responsible for lost or stolen items, or for damage to work or booth and display due to weather or unrelated incidents.

15. BREAKDOWN | EXIT  Booth displays are to remain intact until Sunday at 4pm. Breakdown of booth may begin at 4pm. Vehicles may be brought to the South parking lot after food vendors have left. Exhibitors are required to leave their space clean and free of debris when exiting the park.

16. REFUND POLICY Show policy is “Rain or Shine”. In the case of unexpected “Acts of God” or unforseen situations that force an event cancellation by producers/City of Denver, no refunds will be issued. Artists will be given first priority for the following year and a jury fee discount will be issued.  
17. IMAGE USE PERMISSION Images submitted for jury, and photos and videos of the exhibitor, their artworks and booth during the event may be used to promote events produced by Colorado Event Design, LLC. Such images and videos will not be used for any other purpose.

18. REFUNDS for Exhibitor cancellation will not be available after the booth fee is paid.


All work must be hand crafted by the artist. Submissions that are juried and accepted in any of the following categories will be inspected at shows for compliance. Please contact the Festival Director if unsure about which category to apply in. 

Ceramics: Original clay work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed. Large ceramics artworks welcome. 

Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Wall displayed work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials, with the exception of bin artworks (see Rules of Show.) Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category. Reproductions are allowed and must be of the Artists original work and the quality that jury has accepted (see Rules of Show.)

Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.

Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted.

Graphics and Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Reproductions are allowed and must be of the Artists original work and the quality that jury has accepted (see Rules of Show.)

Jewelry: No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.

Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.

Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Reproductions are allowed and must be of the Artists original work and the quality that jury has accepted (see Rules of Show.)

Other: Exhibitors may submit works that are in a category not listed. These must be artworks executed with a high level of professionalism. Artists are invited to contact the festival director with any questions.

Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category. Reproductions in the form of quality giclees are permitted and must be hand signed by the artist. Reproductions are allowed and must be of the Artists original work and the quality that jury has accepted (see Rules of Show.)

Paper: Original, hand made paper, paper artworks and objects made of paper. Decorations, handles and bases may be manufactured but may not comprise more than 25% of the artwork.

Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. Only fine art prints are to be displayed. Commercial works may be displayed on a small free standing table in portfolio form only. Reproductions are allowed and must be of the Artists original work and the quality that jury has accepted (see Rules of Show.)

Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium. Large sculptue may be installed using a "soft turf" forklift. Show management will help facilitate installation needs. 


Wearable Art: Original works that are made by hand. Decorations may be manufactured. Manufactured clothing with unique applied art will be considered.

Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

Market Artisan Crafter: Agricultural products, gourmet foods, bakeries, bottled beverages (non alcoholic), bath/body, health/wellness, flowers and garden, candles, soaps, aromatics, children's clothing and toys, pet items.
Please note: all edible items for sale must be packaged for consumption. 
If your category is not listed contact the Festival Director for consideration. Please do not apply for this category if Artwork is described in the "Arts Category" above. It will not be considered in the Market Artisan Crafter and it will be switched (artists will be notified. 

Booth Information
10x10 Artist Exhibitor Booth: $395  /  10x15: $575  /  10x20: $750     
Corner: $75 / Electricity: NA   /    Shared Booth Fee: $150

Shared booth info: Artists who wish to share a booth must be juried individually. Upon acceptance of the jury invitation, please purchase (1) booth and (1) shared booth fee.
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