Event Information

Helper Arts, Music, and Film Festival 2018

Main Street
Helper, Utah (West)

Phone: 801-712-7622
Event Dates: 8/17/18 - 8/19/18
Application Deadline: 7/15/18 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival is entering its 24th year featuring live music, demonstrations and performances.  The Festival is set in the historic mining community of Helper, Utah located two hours south of Salt Lake City. This application is not valid for film entries but feel free to call the number provided if interested.  The event includes live music, painting, sculpture, youth art yard, ceramics, jewlery and wood working all in our Artist Marketplace, custom car show and mining museum.

General Information
The 24th Annual Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival will be held in Historic Downtown Helper, Utah August 17-19, 2018 with exhibition space provided. In addition to fine arts and crafts, there will a Children’s Art Yard, custom car show, films, and more. The Festival features musical entertainment that includes country rock, pop all on stage in our Main Street Park.  There is also a food court to grab a bite.  The Festival is an outdoor event that is free to the public. Average attendance is 4500+.

Call For Artists!
Artists are invited to submit an application to the Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival sponsored by Helper City. The Festival is looking for high quality original artwork and handcrafted arts. Those wishing to participate in this year’s Festival may do so by submitting a completed application, four photos of your work. Booth fee: $200 for 10' x 10' space.

IMPORTANT! Register by July 1, 2018 and be listed for free in Festival brochure (circulation 7500).

Exhibition Space
Accepted exhibitors will be assigned a space throughout the Festival Area based upon style of media and presentation. Booth space allotted will be a minimum of 10’ x 10’. Larger spaces may be available for an extra fee. Exhibitors must provide display booths, tables, stands and any other materials needed. ALL BOOTHS MUST BE SECURED WITH WEIGHTS. Exhibitors must assume responsibility for monitoring their display. No one will be allowed to exhibit from a vehicle.

Artist presence is required. Set‐up may begin at 7AM on Friday. To maintain the friendly and personal atmosphere of the festival it is imperative that exhibitors be there all day for each of the two and a half show days. Booths may be left in place overnight, but it is not recommended that artwork be left unattended. Exhibitors display all artwork at their own risk. Overnight camping in the booths or on the street is not allowed. Exhibitors are responsible for removing debris from their space each day. The Festival does not end until 1:00 pm Sunday afternoon. Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and paying sales tax to the Utah Tax Commission.

Booth Hours
August 17 Set‐up 7 AM - 2 PM
Exhibit 2 PM– dusk
August 18 10 AM – dusk
​August 19 10 AM - 1 PM

Rules & Regulations
The Helper Arts and Music Festival Committee reserves the right to remove exhibitors from display with all fees forfeited when: 1. The Committee feels the exhibitor is guilty of improper conduct. 2. The Exhibitor attempts to sell work that is not original work. 3. The Exhibitor hinders or encumbers another participant’s ability to properly exhibit. 4. The Exhibitor moves to another location without official permission. 5. The Exhibitor does not personally represent the work being sold. 6. The Exhibitor shows artwork that is noticeably inferior to or different from the artwork in the accepted photographs. The Judge’s decision is final. All work presented must be the artist’s own creation. No manufactured, commercial or kit work will be accepted. Any artist displaying work not meeting these criteria will be asked to leave the Festival without refund of fee.

August is typically a temperate month. However, there is always the risk of wind and rain. The festival takes place regardless of weather or acts of God, so be prepared.
No refunds will be issued due to weather.

Booth Information
10 X 10 Booth Space is $200 for the entire Festival
Set up may begin at 7am Friday, August 17.  Vendors will be notified a week prior to location and specific set up time i.e. 7 - 8; 8 - 9 and so on.
​**Note - please secure all tents, etc with weights as we do occassionally experience high winds from the canyon**