Event Information

Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival 2019

Mizner Park Amphitheater
Boca Raton, Florida (South)

Event Dates: 2/9/19 - 2/10/19
Application Deadline: 2/2/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $15.00


Event Summary

Join us on February 9-10, 2019 for the Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival. Come to the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton to enjoy delectable seafood dishes prepared by local restaurants using indigenous and sustainable seafood resources from Florida's coastal waters.  Be entertained by top local and regional musical performances in such genre as R&B, jazz, classical, calypso, reggae, Latin, Caribbean and more live, on stage.  Explore the creativity of artists and crafters and a selection of fine products in the Village Marketplace.  Set up is Friday, February 8 and show hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

As an artisan, crafter or food vendor, considering joining us and expanding your customer base on Florida's east coast in a very high-end, affluential community.

General Information



Applications are now being accepted.  The jury meets periodically and acceptance letters are sent out to accepted artisans and crafters until all available spots are filled. at which time artisans and crafters will be placed on a wait list.

FINE ARTISTS & CRAFT VENDORS:  Please read the Rules/Regulations section below.  We are especially seeking arts and crafts with a nautical theme.  This does not preclude other arts and crafts from applying.  Other types of vendors such as culinary items (e.g., sauces and dips) or products (e.g., soaps, lotions, commercially produced t-shirts) are welcome to apply, as these items do not need to be hand made.


2018-2019 CALENDAR:

Online applications are now available on www.zapplication.org


December 10, 2018: Jury starts

December 11, 2018: Jury ends

December 12, 2018: NOTIFICATION of jury results sent

January 9, 2019: CONTRACTS AND BOOTH FEE PAYMENTS DUE ... NOTE: ALL BOOTH PAYMENTS ARE MADE DIRECTLY TO PARAGON - NO PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE ZAPPLICATION WEBSITE.  If you foresee difficulty paying the full booth fee by the deadline, please contact our office prior to that deadline date and we will discuss payment options.

February 8, 2019:  Noon (12:00 pm) check-in and set up begins.

February 9, 2019:  6 - 8 am check-in. EVENT HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm

February 10, 2019:  EVENT HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm

  • Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
  • Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image or the manipulation of a source material is executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Photographs taken with a digital camera with or without manipulation in software (e.g., Photoshop) should apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category.
  • Drawing: Works created using such dry media as chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils and wax crayon or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
  • Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited.
  • Glass: Original work created in glass by the artist. Pressed glass and massed production are not permitted.
  • Graphic & Printmaking: Print for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens, which have been signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. Offset reproductions are not allowed. Print-makers are required to disclose both their creative and print making process.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work allowed.
  • Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metal. No production studio work is allowed.
  • Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2D and 3D, that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. Jewelry is not considered mixed-media; jewelry must apply in the JEWELRY category. Photography is not considered mixed-media whether or not it is manipulated in a software program (e.g., Photoshop); photography must apply in the PHOTOGRAPHY category. If you have questions or need clarification, call and talk with us.
  • Painting: Works created using such materials as oils, acrylics and watercolors are in this category. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited editions.
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image (e.g., film or digital) which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision, are included in this category. Images printed through software such as Photoshop are to be entered in this category, not in mixed-media or digital. Images must be editioned with edition sizes not to exceed 250.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work created in any medium (e.g., bronze, stone, acrylic).
  • Wood: Original works that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.
  • Night security
  • Easy load-in and load-out

  • Check-in and set up: check-in from noon to 8 pm on Friday February 8, 2019 
  • Check-in continues Saturday, February 9 from 6 am to 9 am
  • Event dates: February 9 & February 10, 2019
  • Hours: Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-6
  • Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, FL


Bill Kinney, Festival Director

1625 Keely Ln
Sarasota, FL  34232

Office:  (941) 487-8061

FAX: (941) 346-0302

e-mail:  admin@paragonartfest.com

website:  www.paragonartevents.com




Call us if you need clarification on any rules before applying. Our Standards & Rules Committee reserves the right to exclude work that does not conform to show standards.

1) Artisans, crafters and vendors must be present with the work for the entire duration of the arts festival. Representatives, including spouses and family members may not attend in lieu of the artist(s).


2) Artisans, crafters and vendors are required to show photo identification (in English) at check-in to ensure identity and compliance.


3) Artisans, crafters and vendors may only show work in categories and bodies of work shown to and selected by by the jury.


4) All work exhibited must be in the category applied to, and exhibit the quality and body of work that was shown in the images used in the jury process.





The Festival Committee reserves the right to exclude work which does not conform to show standards.  No multi-level marketing businesses allowed.




  • Contact us by e-mail if you need clarification on any rules before applying. 
  • CANCELLATION:  must be in writing, submitted to our office by fax, e-mail or you must mail us the cancellation document.  You may apprise us by e-mail (preferred) or phone of your inability to attend an event; however, you must still submit your cancellation in writing to receive a refund



  • If cancellations are received from 8 to 30 days prior to the event, you will receive a refund as follows:
    • 50% refund by check, OR
    • 100% credit towards another Paragon event of your choosing; however, you must apply to and be juried into that event.
    • There is no time limit on the 100% credit
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not receive either a refund or credit.


SALES TAX: Sales tax in Boca Raton is currently 7.00%. A video is available online from the Florida DOR on how to complete Sales & Use Tax Returns at: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/training/dr15_new/safari3/index.html?dhtmlActivation=inplace

Booth Information




BOOTH FEE: Single: $300.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


DOUBLE BOOTH FEE: Single: $600.00

NOTE:  booth fees is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


CORNER BOOTH FEE: Single: $100.00

NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP


NOTE:  booth fee is paid directly to Paragon Fine Art Festivals - NOT to ZAPP





DISPLAY SPACE:  Upon acceptance, artists desiring corner or double spaces or that require electrical connection must specify and pay any applicable fees at the time payment is submitted. Specific space requests will be assigned based on the date payment is received. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests.


DISPLAY SURFACE:  Pavement/brick and grass: no drilling into or anchoring to the pavement is allowed; tents must be anchored by free-standing weights only.

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