Event Information

Newtown Arts Festival 2018

Fairfield Hills Campus corner of Trades Lane & DG Beers Blvd
Newtown, Connecticut (Northeast)

Phone: 203 417 0862
Event Dates: 9/15/18 - 9/16/18
Application Deadline: 6/2/18 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $10.00


Event Summary

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission established the Newtown Arts Festival to promote and support local arts and the community through arts-inspired entertainment, education, exhibits, and sales. The festival showcases all forms of creative expression, such as visual arts, dance, music, written word, and theater in the setting of a town-wide celebration.  Proceeds will support grants and scholarships for local artists and arts organizations, future festivals, and other work of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

General Information
Website: http://www.newtownartsfestival.com

Contact: Jennifer Cebry - Newtown Arts Festival Chairperson
Email: newtownartsfestival@gmail.com

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission’s 7th Annual Newtown Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday September 15th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday September 16th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is accepting applications from Artisans and Small
businesses who would like to participate in this year’s Juried Event. Once again, we anticipate
an amazing festival and expect to attract well over 5,000 patrons.

The Newtown Arts Festival features a broad range of arts related activities at the festival with
over 200 artists participating in workshops, presentations, lectures, dance, music & theatrical
performances. A wide variety of food and refreshments will also be available.

The Newtown Arts Festival is held outdoors, rain or shine. No pets allowed.

Medium Categories are as follows:

Authors/Literary - authors, poets, writers, & illustrators. 

Ceramics - clay and porcelain. 

Culinary/Food - pre-packaged food products made for consumption. All food and beverage products must follow regulations and pay any additional fees to the Newtown Health Department  

Digital Art & Photography - original image or manipulation of source material using a computer, digital photography as well as traditional photography. 

Drawing & Painting - works created using chalk, charcoal, pastel, pencil, oils, acrylics, watercolors, or wax crayon. Fluid medium of inks, and washes applied by pen or brush.

Food Truck/Restaurant - truck, van or tent where food is prepared, cooked and sold. All food and beverage products must comply with regulations, supply applications, and pay any additional fees to the Newtown Health Department.

Fiber Art - crafted from fibers including baskety, embroidery, weaving, leather, tapestry, doll making and paper. 

Glass - pressed glass, kiln-formed, glass blown, molded or casting.

Graphic & Printmaking - print work, stones or screens.

Health & Beauty - essential oils, make-up products, skincare

Metal/Stone - functional, non-sculptural, non-jewelery crafted from metal or stone.

Mixed Media - 2D & 3D work incorporating more than one type of physical material.

Wearable Art & Jewelery - all jewelery created in metal, glass, clay fiber, paper, plasic or other materials and all clothing.

Wood - hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

An extremely limited number of small business booths are available on a first come basis.

If selected, the entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. If not selected payment will be refunded.

This event is JURIED. An extremely limited number of small business booth spaces will be selected on a first come basis.

All artists’ work offered for exhibit and sale must be designed and created by the applicant. We
look for handmade, original, and unique work by artists. International Arts will be considered.
Agent/dealers, imports, finished products from commercial molds or crafts done from
commercial kits will not be accepted. The number of artists per category is limited. We make this
ruling in order to maintain the quality for which this show has become known.

We reserve the 
right to decline space to anyone exhibiting inappropriate items during the application process as
well as at the event.

If selected, the entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. If not selected payment will be refunded.

Sales Tax: CT Sales Tax Id# must be provided in this application and must be displayed in vendor booth space where visible. Artisans/vendors retain all sales with no commission to the Newtown Arts Festival.

Absolutely no driving on the field at any time.


Booth Information
Each space is 10 X 10 OR 10 X 20 on a grassy field. There is absolutely no driving on the field.

Application Fee = $10.00

Booth Fee(s) -
10 X 10 space = $150.00
10 X 20 space = $250.00
Food Truck/Restaurant Space - $225.00

Vendors provide their own canopy or tent (MUST be staked) tables, chairs. No electricity is available.
Booth Set-up will be in a block of four format with each vendor receiving a corner space.
Security will be provided onsite at all times (including overnight). Displays/Booths should be left overnight tightly secured under tent.

No Smoking
No Pets allowed
No Alcohol