Event Information

Bloomin' Arts Festival 2019

100 Main Street
Bartow, Florida (South)

Phone: 407-414-4888
Event Dates: 3/2/19 - 3/3/19
Application Deadline: 2/16/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
48 Years of Being Central Florida’s Favorite Fine Art and Fine Craft Show. Saturday & Sunday March 2nd and 3rd, 2019. Additional free attractions draw the crowds. This is a juried show with awards of over $12,000.

Held in Historic downtown Bartow, Florida. In addition to juried artists, we also have student art tent, a quilt show in the Polk History Center, flower show, car show, bicycle race, kids activities tent and live music.

our event is growing every year, and 2018 was another great success.

General Information
48 Years of Being Central Florida’s Favorite Fine Art and Fine Craft Show. Saturday & Sunday March 2 &3, 2019. This is a juried show with awards over $12,000.

Scenic downtown Bartow closes the streets for this festival. The beautiful silver dome of the old courthouse (now museum) is the backdrop for the art show. Surrounding free attractions (antique car show, Bloomin’ Bike Ride, flower show, quilt show, student art show, kids art/face painting tent, Sunday afternoon Free Concert, and food trucks) add to the festivities. Public admission and parking is free.

Over $12,000 in awards are available in judging and purchase awards. Patrons from all over central Florida come to enjoy the artists exhibits of various mediums including painting, glass, sculpture, jewelry, leather, mixed media, photography,  wood, ceramics, fiber, and fine crafts.

Artist Amenities Include:
  • Artist Check-in on Friday night after 5:00 pm. 
  • Booth sitters available.
  • Easy load-in and load-out- drive right up to your space.
  • Parking is close by and RV parking areas within blocks away.
  • Coffee, muffins, and good conversation available Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • Show advertisement in local media includes an artist listing with booth numbers customers can readily find you.
Awards Include::
  • Best of Show $2,250
  • Second Place $1,500
  • Third Place $1,000
  • Award of Achievement $750
  • 2 Awards of Merit $500
  • 4 Honorable Mentions $350 each
  • 2 Judges’ Awards $250 each
  • Purchase Awards

Timeline Summary:

Jan. 15th Application Deadline
Jan. 22nd Invitation will be emailed and posted in ZAPP on or before this date.
Jan. 22nd-Feb. 10th Artist are to Accept invitation and Confirm placement in the show by making space payment. Pertinent show information will be emailed to artists once confirmation is made in ZAPP.

Special room rates available for this weekend to artists at Bartow.HamptonInn.com .  MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!

CONTACT US: Email us at bartowartguild@aol.com or call us at 407-414-4888.


Jurying Information:
All participants in the show will be chosen by jury. The ZAPP site will be updated as categories or the show closes. “Wait listed” applications will be considered by category as cancellations are received. “Wait listed” artists can, at that time, accept or decline the invitation to the show. The jury fee is not refundable.
Application Deadline is Jan. 20t, 2019. Invitations will be posted on ZAPP and notifications emailed on or before Jan 30, 2019.  Invited artists should accept as soon as possible and confirm (booth payment made) before Feb. 10, 2019. Confirmed artist by this date will be included in the space planning and included in advertisement listings.  Wait listed artist will be notified of openings on Feb 10th, 2019. 

Digital Images:
Applicants must submit four color digital images, via the ZAPP application.  Three images must show individual pieces representative of current work and the fourth image must be of the display including work that will be used at the show.

Exhibitor Standards:
All work must be of original design and produced by the artist or a two-person collaboration.  All work exhibited by the approved artists themselves.  The work exhibited and booth must match the quality and style of work as represented in the submitted digital images.  No buy and sell permitted.  No food, lotions or soaps allowed.  Work must be in place for judging no later than 9:30am Saturday. Work must remain in place until 5:00pm on Saturday.  On Sunday, display hours are from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Artists leaving or dismantling booths prior to the assigned closing times will not be invited to the following year's festival.


Booth Information
Booth spaces are 12' wide by 12' deep. Double booths are also available. Displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing. Artists will be responsible for their displays. Each booth is required to have a full tent and encouraged to make them sturdy, wind and rain proof. Limited security will be available for Friday and Saturday nights.

Single Booth (12' x 12') – $140
Double Booth (12' x 24') - $280
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