Event Information

Bayfield Festival of Arts 2018

United States
Bayfield, Wisconsin (Midwest)

Phone: (715) 779-3335
Event Dates: 7/21/18 - 7/22/18
Application Deadline: 5/1/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Artists from throughout the Midwest will gather for Bayfield’s 55th annual Festival of Arts. This juried arts & crafts show is held in Memorial Park on the scenic shores of Lake Superior in downtown Bayfield. Events will include a live art auction, fine art vendors, local gallery tours and demonstrations.

This is a juried show. A maximum total of 75 artists will display their work on the festival grounds.

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For more information, visit bayfield.org/foa

General Information
Please note: This is strictly a visual arts show. No food or cosmetic products will be accepted. 

·  Ceramics
·  Digital
·  Drawing/Pastels
·  Fiber/Leather/Textiles (Decorative)
·  Fiber/Leather/Textiles (Wearable)
·  Glass
·  Jewelry
·  Metal
·  Mixed Media 2D
·  Mixed Media 3D
·  Painting
·  Photography
·  Printmaking
·  Sculpture
·  Wood

Five $100 awards will be given on Saturday afternoon. Best of Show winners are invited to participate in the 2018 Festival of Arts, with guaranteed placement and at no additional charge.

Upon acceptance, you will need to reserve lodging as soon as possible. Lodging availability can be found at bayfield.org.

An area of parking has been reserved for participating artists, located two blocks from Memorial Park. The Parking Permit fee is $25. Permits will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Mass produced, commercial or imported projects are not allowed.

Artists must be 18 years or older.

All work must be original and created by the artist making the application.

Artist must be present Saturday and Sunday (July 21, from 10am to 5pm and July 22, from 10am to 4pm).

No sales representatives are allowed.

Booth space may be shared only if work is fully collaborative.

Two artists creating two different types of work cannot share a booth.

Applicants must submit at least three (3) photos of work and one (1) of the booth/display.

Applicants will be judged on three criteria: creativity, craftsmanship and booth/display.

Post dated checks will not be accepted.

If an applicant cancels his/her application prior to or on May 25, a full refund of the booth fee will be honored.  For cancellations made after May 25 but before June 1, half of the booth fee will be will be refunded. After June 1, refunds will not be issued. 

Artists retain all proceeds from sales made at the festival.

Artists are responsible for collecting and filing the appropriate sales tax (WI 5.6% sales tax). For more information, contact the WI Department of Revenue.

All exhibitors are required to have or to have applied for a Wisconsin Seller's Permit in order to participate. You can obtain one by contacting the WI Department of Revenue Temporary Event Specialist, Cheryl Purath at: cheryl.purath@revenue.wi.gov. If you have applied and not received a permit, note that on your application.  

Booth Information


Jury Fees: $20 per category checked

Space fee for 10' x 10': $195

Corner booth reservation (optional): $50

Parking Permit (optional): $25

Returning exhibitors may request their last year's space and will be assigned a space as close to the previous space as possible. Corner booths are an additional $50, even if returning to the space. The festival grounds will feature fine arts and crafts exhibitors on a grass park overlooking Lake Superior. It can be windy at times and canopy tents should be securely fastened into the ground

The responsibility of fitting into the space assigned is that of the exhibitor.

Electrical outlets are not provided for any booths.

Participants must provide their own display materials and make accommodations in case of rain and/or wind.

Displays must be set up by 10am on Saturday, July 21. Drop off and set up may take place beginning on Friday (July 20) morning, at the base of Rittenhouse Ave. A dedicated unload area with artist parking available will be enforced at the base of Rittenhouse Ave., from 2pm until 9pm. 

Artists must be present during all show hours:
Saturday from 10am to 5pm
Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Please plan accordingly for any type of weather, be it wind, rain, heat or sun. Weather can be unpredictable and artists are encouraged to carry insurance for their artwork and displays. Stakes or weights are highly recommended.

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