Event Information

Inverness Festival of the Arts 2018

1 Courthouse Square
Inverness, Florida (South)

Phone: 352-341-7820
Event Dates: 11/3/18 - 11/4/18
Application Deadline: 10/15/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $10.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The Festival of the Arts is the longest-running juried art show in Citrus County and hosts over  80 artists with a wide variety of unique creations to include fine art, mixed media, photography, 3D, original work in metal, clay, glass, textiles, wood, leather and more. This show focuses on high-quality artwork and provides purchase awards and prizes to selected artists.  Returning this year – Live Entertainment with acoustic music throughout the festival.  For information Invernessfestivalofthearts.com.

General Information
  • Best of Show $2500
  • Judges Award $1000
  • Awards of Excellence 1 $500
  • Awards of Excellence 2 $500
  • Awards of Excellence 3 $500
  • Awards of Distinction 1 $200
  • Awards of Distinction 2 $200
  • Awards of Distinction 3 $200
  • Awards of Distinction 4 $200
  • Awards of Distinction 5 $200
Purchase Awards information coming to the website this summer
Please select your division
  Division 1 Oils, Acrylics and Watercolors
  Division 2 Mixed Media, Graphic, Drawings and Pastels
  Division 3 Photography and Digital Arts
  Division 4 3D; original work in metal, clay, glass, textiles, wood, leather, jewelry and mixed media
Awards are given regardless of division. Divisions are used for jurying purposes only. Artists may apply only once in a division.

  • Please carefully read the following rules and regulations necessary for exhibitors to participate in this event.
  • All exhibits must be suitable for one of the designated Divisions; that is, art related and in good taste.
  • Artists may only exhibit their own work. Copies of masters, advertisements or published photographs will not be accepted.
  • Division 4 entries may not be re-sales of imports and/or ready-made items.
  • Division designation may be changed at the discretion of event staff.
  • No ribbons previously won in any show may be displayed.
  • The work of only one exhibitor may be displayed in each assigned space. However, a team producing a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor. Such a team may consist of no more than two people. Both exhibitors must sign the application.
  • Moving, trading or relocating assigned space is prohibited.
  • All exhibitors must use tents in good condition, without tears or stains, and securely weighted down.
  • We do not permit tents to be staked. Tents must be weighted and have the ability to withstand strong winds.
  • Electricity is not provided.
  • You must provide your own tent, tables, chairs, lighting, weights, silent generator should you need electricity, and all supplies needed to operate.
  • Exhibitors must drop off supplies and move vehicles from setup location. Vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers, golf carts) are not part of exhibit space. Vehicles must enter the area only as directed to drop off supplies.
  • Space assignments are made based on the best interest of the special event.
  • This application neither implies nor grants any preferential consideration or location.
  • No roaming exhibitors. This event is not able to support roaming exhibitors.
  • No alcohol, cigarettes, cigars or e-cigarettes in the exhibit space at any time.
  • No pets or children under the age of 18 are allowed in the exhibitor space at any time.
  • Exhibitors will be responsible to fully comply with the Florida State Sales Tax Regulations in effect during the period of the special event.
  • Once an application is accepted, there are no refunds for cancellations, for any reason.
  • You may not breakdown your booth until event completion. You will be advised as to when tear down can begin.
  • There are no refunds for inclement weather. No rain date.
  • Security will be provided from 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th. Be advised, if you leave your artwork overnight, you do so at your own risk.
  • Exhibits must be ready for judging by 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and remain in place until 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Ribbons will be awarded individually on Saturday to allow for display of ribbons on art works. Checks will be distributed by event staff on Sunday afternoon.
  • Exhibitors shall agree to conduct its activities upon the premises so as not to endanger any person thereon and to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Inverness, its agents, officers and employees against any and all claims, demands and causes of action, including claims for personal injury and/or death, damages, costs, liabilities, in law or in equity, or every kind of nature whatsoever.

Booth Information
All booth spaces are sold as 10 feet long and 10 feet wide. All additional space is purchased at the rate listed. Payment for space and jury fee must be included with your application.
Please select your rate.
  1 Space – 1 Division $110.00  Early Registration by August 1 - $100.00 – PLUS $10.00 jury fee
  1 Space – 2 Divisions $140.00  Early Registration by August 1 - $130.00 – PLUS $10.00 jury fee
  Each Additional Space  $ 90.00 – PLUS $10.00 jury fee
  Late Registration – After September 1 - $25.00 late charge