Event Information

Wildwood Art Festival 2018

16860 Main Street, Wildwood, MO
City of Wildwood, Missouri (Midwest)

Event Dates: 10/20/18 - 10/21/18
Application Deadline: 7/31/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non refundable Jury Fee): $25.00


Event Summary

2018  Wildwood Art Festival: An outdoor event taking place on October 20 and 21, 2018 (set-up on Friday, October 19, 2018, before 5:00 p.m.). A quaint setting in Wildwood Town Center at 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040. The event was moved from late August of past years to October in an effort to find more tolerable tempertures.  Festival hours Saturday are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Sunday will begin with a 7:30 a.m. complementary breakfast and award presentation at Wildwood City Hall. This years event is a stand-alone format ..... only the Art Festival, food vendors, and quiet music.


General Information
The 2018 Wildwood Art Festival is beginning its fifth (5th) season! Organizers learned valuable organizational lessons over the last four (4) years and are anxious to begin the 2018 Art Festival arrangements. Last years participants were ask to submitt comments and suggestions to improve future events and those that responded, once again, provided excellent improvement recommendations. As a result the 2018 Wildwood Art Festival Event will be entirely different than 2017!  The artists are always the number one priorty of organizers and 2018 will be no exception!  We know the month of August presented many heat related concerns, even though the 2017 event had remarkable weather. The 2018 event will be an Art Festival only! No other celebrations will be taking place. The entire weekend will be artists booths, quiet music, food vendors, and a wine garden environment. Organizers are hoping that all attending will be present to browse the artists booths and enjoy food and quiet music!!  Artists can breakdown their booths beginning Sunday after 3;00 p.m.. Organizers are hoping those artists that have been loyal to the Wildwood Art Festival will take advantage of the October weather and present their work once again!    

2018 Wildwood Art Festival: Rules and Information for Saturday and Sunday/October 20 and 21, 2018: ELIGIBILITY: Artists must be at least 18 years old. Original artwork created and presented by the exhibitor ONLY. NO kits, imports, mass produced items. No more that 20% of booth space may consist of reproductions. Misrepresentation of work will result in removal from Festival and forfeiture of booth fee. No ‘buy/sell’ vendors allowed. Collaborative work must have all artists’ names/signatures on the application. IMAGES: Submit four (4) .jpg format images electronically. Include three (3) different samples of your artwork and one (1) of your booth. JURY & AWARDS: Entries will be e-juried on a point system by a panel of qualified professionals. Judging for awards will take place on the field beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Artists will be judged on the full scope of their artwork, not individual pieces. DISPLAY TENTS: Exhibit spaces accommodate a 10’ X 10’ tent. City tent regulations require Fire Resistant label and/or certificate. Booth displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing. Handwritten signs of any type are prohibited. A card, listing your name, category and City will be supplied by Festival Committee and must be displayed. Exhibiting artists must be on site at booth during Festival, not sales agents or business representatives. Ribbons & Awards from other shows may NOT be displayed. No generators, open flames, animals, or loud music. Booths will be checked for compliance. SET-UP: Friday, October 19th, before 5:00 p.m. Check in before setting up. A photo ID of accepted artist must be presented at check in. All vehicles must be off the Art Festival Exhibit Area after set-up is complete and by 9:00 a.m. Saturday. BREAKDOWN: After 3:00 p.m. Sunday, only when security designates it’s safe. NO EARLY BREAKDOWNS. The Art Festival Exhibit Area must be cleared by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. SECURITY: Provided Friday and Saturday nights by police. Exhibitors may leave their displays up overnight; however, the City of Wildwood is not liable for any damage or loss. EXHIBITOR PARKING: Free of charge in designated areas. Sleeping in vehicles overnight is prohibited. All vehicles must depart exhibitor parking by 7:00 p.m. Sunday. COMMITMENT/CANCELLATIONS: Accepted application is a commitment to exhibit. After notification of acceptance, no refunds will be given for cancellations. Credit may be issued at the discretion of the Art Festival Committee, if your space is resold. TAXES: Exhibitor is responsible for collecting and reporting Missouri (MO) sales tax on Festival sales. PUBLICITY: Notification of acceptance and receipt of images grants permission to use images for publicity. HOTEL INFORMATION: A block of  rooms have been set aside at the Wildwood Hotel for October 19 and 20, 2018 for the Wildwood Art Festival Event. This reservation is being held until October 10, 2018. Please contact (636) 733-9100 to make a reservation.

Booth Information
Booth cost/pricing is $125.00 ($100.00 for the booth space and $25.00 Jury Fee).
Booth setup will be Friday, October 19, 2018, all day. Please try and be set-up before 5:00 p.m..
Vehilcles should be clear of booth area by 9:00 a.m. on Satuday and Sunday Morniongs.