Event Information

Wickenburg Art Club's Artisans' Fair and Fine Art Show at Gold Rush Days 2019

164 E. Apache Street,
Wickenburg, Arizona (West)

Phone: 928-231-3543
Event Dates: 2/8/19 - 2/10/19
Application Deadline: 12/31/18 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 7 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00


Event Summary


The Wickenburg Art Club, Inc. (aka WAC) hosts the annual Juried Artisans’ Fair and Fine Arts Show in Stone Park (on the Library lawn on Apache Street) during the Wickenburg AZ Annual Gold Rush Days, the second full weekend in February.  This 100% volunteer supported, three (3) day Juried Artisans Fair focuses on finely crafted, Artisan produced works of art.  2019 will be our 54th year of producing this wonderful show.

In 2019, The Town of Wickenburg Gold Rush Days will be celebrating its 71st year of fun filled rodeo and other western activities that draw more than 30,000 visitors to the area.  Wickenburg, AZ is a small Western Town in Maricopa County, just sixty miles North West of Phoenix, Arizona.  Gold Rush Days is one of Arizona's top winter events.

Among the amenities for the Artisans Fair are:
  • Participation in the Fine Arts Show and Sale in the town library
  • Best of Booth prizes 
  • Booth-sitting for Artisan relief
  • Continental Breakfast on Friday morning, February 8th
  • Help with cartage in set-up and take-down
  • On-site problem solving
  • Event maps, information and communication
  • 155 spaces at a reasonable price
  • Wi-fi throughout the grounds.
  • Citizens’ Patrol security form 5pm Thursday through 7 am Sunday
Come, enjoy this fun filled event with us.  Visit our Facebook page:  "Artisans' Fair at Gold Rush Days" and see our ads in AZ Real Country magazine. 

General Information

When applying through Zapplication.org, the Application Fee of $25 must be paid with application and is NOT refundable.
If applying through our website, www.WickenburgArtClub.org, payment in FULL of application, space fee and electricity is required with the application.  If the application is rejected, refund of the space and electricity fee will be made via check.
 Two (2) Artisans may share a space.  Each exhibiting Artisan must pay the Application Fee.  All Artisans must be listed on the application(s) and ALL artwork must be juried.

Space Fee is payable by check, money order, credit card, or Paypal (if using Zapplication.org) upon acceptance of the invitation to participate.  Spaces are limited to two (2) per Artisan.  The Space Fee is $275 until July 1, 2018.  After July 1, the Space Fee will be $300. 
Space Fee includes 10x10 space, a Town of Wickenburg Special Events permit, Jurying, Booth Sitters who will give the Artisan a short break when needed, a list of motels/RV parks and restaurants in the area, a town map, areas available for participant parking, a parking notice to display in your vehicle, an invitation to enter WAC’s  Fine Art Show in the library building, tickets to Friday’s “Welcome Artisans” Continental breakfast and overnight security from Thursday at 5 pm thorough Sunday at 7 am.
Electricity is available on a limited basis and at an additional cost of $15.  Artisans must provide extension cords of appropriate type and select spaces on the map which are accommodated.  Red Dots indicate electrical outlets.

Artisans MUST REGISTER at the WAC Information Booth on Apache Street, near the library entrance BEFORE SETTING UP YOUR BOOTH. 

Set up is allowed on Thursday, February 7, 2019 between 8:00 am and 5 pm ONLY.  
Set up at any other time is by appointment only, must be approved IN ADVANCE by the Artisans’ Fair On-Site Administrator and, if Friday morning, must be accomplished by 7:00 am.

Vehicles must be removed from the street immediately after unloading.


Show hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.   Artisans must be present at their assigned space(s) throughout the entire show.  Agent Representatives are NOT ALLOWED.  You may sign up or call for booth sitters which are available daily on a first request basis, subject to availability. Show administrators and volunteers are available at all times during the show hours to answer questions and resolve problems.  Contact information will be included in your registration packet.
Indoor Restrooms are available in both the Library and in City Hall, which is adjacent to the show area.
Break down is allowed AFTER 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  Closing your booth or leaving the show without WAC permission before 5 p.m. on Sunday will result in disqualification from future events.
Please leave your area clean after the show.  
Artisan Parking:
Areas available for Artisan Parking will be identified in the Registration packet.  

DO NOT park or unload in the Police Parking lot on Yavapai Street.  YOU WILL BE TOWED!
No Parking around the event or across the street in Ortega Parking lot at any time except for unloading and loading.

No Parking on the North or South sides of the library.
Volunteers will be monitoring the customer parking areas.  You MUST remove your vehicle when asked.  Failure to comply will affect your return status.  
We understand that you might want to load/unload each day, however vehicles must be removed from streets and the lot across the street from the library entrance by 8:30 am each morning and by 5:30 pm each evening during the show.
Street closures: 
E. Yavapai Street is closed from 8:30 am Friday until 5 pm Sunday. Do not move or remove barriers.
WAC Fine Art Show and Sale:
 Artisans are eligible to enter the WAC Fine Art Show and Sale during Artisans’ Fair at Gold Rush Days that is exhibited in the library during the event.  Entries will be judged and Cash Prizes and ribbons will be awarded.  Attendees, including Artisans, are encouraged to vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ award.  The Prospectus and application form for the WAC Fine Art Show and Sale will be posted on our website http://www.wickenburgartclub.org

Applications must include images of art work to be displayed and a range of price points.  Only items of the type represented in the images submitted may be displayed.  WAC show officials have the right to request removal of non-juried artwork as well as artwork that does not fit the overall parameters of the show.  Failure to comply will result in removal from the show and disqualification from future events

Artisans must provide seven (7) images:  
THREE (3) of the artwork to be displayed,
One (1) of their booth display, which MUST be representative of the artwork to be displayed and
Three (3) of the Artisan creating their work. 
NOTE:  WAC Juried members may submit six (6) photos of their artwork and one (1) photo of their booth.

Jurying is performed by WAC members both at the application stage and during the show.  The jury approves entries based upon the originality, quality, appearance, uniqueness, market value and booth display of the artwork.  All artwork must be designed, crafted and exhibited by the applying Artisan.  Production processes must be described on your application.  No mass-produced, “Buy-Sell”, commercially produced items, imported items, items made from kits or food products will be accepted.  The decision of the jury is FINAL.
Misrepresentation of display or products, or non-compliance with our rules, will result in removal from the show and disqualification from future events.  
ALL ARTISANS MUST CHECK IN at the WAC Information Booth on Apache Street on Thursday, February 7, 2019 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. BEFORE SETTING UP!
Artisans or collaborator(s) must be present at their booth for the entire event. 
An AZ Transaction Privilege Tax License is required and must be on display in your booth during the show.  You are responsible for collecting and paying AZ Sales Tax.  To apply for the AZ sales tax license contact:
Arizona Dept. of Revenue, License & Registration 1600 W. Monroe Phoenix AZ 85007-2650.  https://www.azdor.gov/Business/TransactionPrivilegeTax.aspx

 Soliciting is prohibited:  Artisans may not solicit or approach patrons outside of their booth area.  Independent solicitation for money or signatures is prohibited and should be reported to show administrators immediately.

Booth Information

"Booth" is defined as a 10’ x 10’structure with canopy and four (4) sides.  White is the preferred color.  Spaces are marked to accommodate a 10’ x 10’ space plus 1’ easement to facilitate weights.  A minimum of 40# per leg is required on 10’ x 10’ booths.

Booths larger than 10’ x 10’ require purchase of two (2) spaces and must be weighted with a minimum of 50# per leg.  “Oversized” booths will be inspected by the Wickenburg Building Inspector.  WAC is responsible for all fees and permits.
All weights must be on the INSIDE of the booth.   NO STAKES ARE ALLOWED.
Display:  Artisan provides entire booth and display and is responsible for it in case of loss or damage. Booth must be sturdy, safe, clean, and tidy and not encroach on or endanger your neighboring Artisans.  
All paintings and 2D art must be hung or displayed on shelves, table top or print racks.  

All signage, artwork, displays, and storage must stay within your designated space; EXTENDING OUTSIDE YOUR SPACE WITHOUT PERMISSION IS NOT ALLOWED.  Exceptions must be approved by the Show Administrator, regardless of the circumstances.  Failure to comply may result in removal from the show and disqualification from future events.

The Town of Wickenburg Special Events permit with your name and booth number (included in the Registration packet) must be displayed in plain sight on the OUTSIDE of your booth at your booth ENTRANCE at ALL times.   Clips will be provided; please return at the end of the show.
Booth Presentation Competition:

Booth Presentation will be judged on Friday morning before noon.  The WAC Booth Judging Committee recognizes three artisans with the “Best Booth”, Second and Third place ribbons.  Other awards may apply as approved by the WAC Board of Directors.

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