Event Information

Copper Country Art Festival 2018

Copper Mountain
Copper Mountain, Colorado (West)

Phone: 970-968-2318 Ext 39811
Event Dates: 9/1/18 - 9/2/18
Application Deadline: 8/13/18 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
2018 Copper Country Arts Festival is held at Copper Mountain Resort. Copper Mountain Resort is located just 75 miles west of Denver and 20 miles east of Vail off Interstate I-70 at exit 195, easily accessible from both the Denver International Airport and Eagle County Airport.  Copper Mountain Resort is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.   This full-scale weekend long festival brings together the country's best music, exceptional exhibitions/sales of art, activities and entertainment. Now in its tenth year, Copper Country has not only created a great name for itself it has become tradition. In past years, Copper Country has had nationally acclaimed musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Big & Rich, The Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

General Information

Artist’s Highlights for 2018 Show:
*     Proudly accept only 50 artists
*     Attendance –Homeowner Weekend for the resort as well as FREE concerts
*     Simple application process
*     Preference to returning artists' special requests
*     Reasonable booth fees
*     Staggered festival load-in Friday Evening
*     Overnight security
*     Supportive and friendly show staff


Bath Products &  Candles:
  Must be hand-made and of high quality.

Ceramics:  Original clay and porcelain work OTHER THAN jewelry will be accepted in this category.

Drawing & Graphics:  Works created using a dry media (chalk, charcoal, pencil, etc.) or a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.

Fiber Arts: Includes basketry, embroidery, leatherwork, weaving, tapestry and papermaking.

Floral: Includes any variety of hand made art using flowers

Glass:  All handmade glass OTHER THAN jewelry and mass produced items.

Gourmet: Homemade, pre-packed food items intended for home consumption off-site and/or gift giving. (Samples must be sent for jury)

Jewelry: ALL & ANY JEWELRY, regardless of clay, metal, paper, plastic, glass or fiber components, must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or mass produced items will be considered.

Metal: Includes all non-sculptural, NON-JEWELRY works crafted from metal.

Mixed Media: Both 2 and 3-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material.

Painting:  Oils, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, etc. are to be entered in this category.

Photography:  Photographic prints made from the artist's original image.

Sculpture:  Three dimensional original sculptures done in any medium.

Wearable Art:  No mass produced items will be accepted, regardless of embellishments. Handmade hats, belts, clothing of any kind should apply in this category.

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

Copper Country Art Festival Eligibility:  Copper Country Accepts:
·        Any artist or craftsperson exhibiting his or her own original works of art may apply
·        Participation in prior years in no way guarantees acceptance
·        Handmade & handcrafted items ONLY
·        Professional Giclees accepted with original artwork
·        We encourage you to apply in future years, since the jury committee changes each year
·        This Festival is held outdoors & in the mountains.
·        It will take place regardless of weather conditions
·        Be prepared for any type of weather including sun, rain, wind, or snow.
·        Weather will change quickly so be prepared.
·        There are no rain (or snow!) dates & no refunds because of inclement weather.

 Booth Locations:
·        ALL booths are outside
·        Copper Mountain is in the heart of the Mountains
·        Weather can change quickly
·        Location requests may be made at time of application
·        Requests are NOT guaranteed
·        Location assignments made based on Director's vision, request considerations & medium of work 
·        Booth location assignments are NOT negotiable
·        Changes will not be made at registration or during the days of the show
·        Special needs & specific requests are taken on a first come, first served basis
·        Booth location assignments are NOT negotiable and no changes will be made at registration or during the days of the show.


Parking is provided in Flyer Lot.  You may park after load in at Flyer Lot for the entirety of the weekend. Please note this is for your personal vehicle/trailer for merchandise only.  Camping is not allowed in this location. 
Lodging: Security:
Security is provided in Center Village 24 hours a day, however we are not liable for the safety of your belongings. 

Lastly, we ask that you help us in promotion of this festival.  
Share that you are participating to all your mailing lists.
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For all exhibitors, all exhibits must be set up by 10am on Saturday, September 1, 2018. No vehicles will be allowed in the Village after 8am, and vehicle usage is limited to ONE (1) vehicle at a time. Take down may not begin until 6pm on Sunday, September 2, 2018. You will be supplied with a setup schedule and site map by August 25th. Booth Fees are not refundable after June 15, 2018. Application fees are not refundable.
Tent Informtion and Restrictions

Booth Information
All artists/vendors are to provide their own display booth, tents, chairs, racks and/or tables in order to display their work.  Please see public safety weight requirements for tents. Tent Information and Restrictions
As a reminder, it is an outdoor festival, and it can be wet and windy. 

Fees Due with Application:
·        Jury & Application Fee: $25

Fees: Due upon Acceptance:
·        10'x10' Booth Fee: $250
·        10'x20' Booth Fee: $400
·        Corner Space or Specific Location Request (SLR) fee -Additional Fee: $75
          *SLRs will be placed first all others placed in order of receipt – We have a bit of construction this summer so the site map will not be issued until August. At that time you will be able to specify booth number from site map photo (available booths in PURPLE, booths in white indicate "taken")  when requestig SLR. Booths 1-15 and 27-29 do not have access to power, so if you need power, do not choose one of those booths (1-15 and 27-29).   Please add a note on your billing tab when you check out with the requested booth number from the map.  Your booth number will be assigned to you and you will be notified with confirmation or with an alternate choice.
·        Electricity Fee (limited spaces): $45
Taxes are paid to the state of Colorado.  We do not collect or pay any taxes on your behalf.  The tax rate at Copper Mountain is 5.775% and you will also need to charge guests an additional 4% surcharge payable to:
Copper Mountain Resort Association
800 Coper Rd #3053
Copper Mountain, Co 80443