Event Information

Edmonds Arts Festival 2019

Frances Anderson Center
Edmonds, Washington (West)

Phone: 425-771-6412 (message)
Event Dates: 6/14/19 - 6/16/19
Application Deadline: 1/21/19 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (2019 Edmonds Arts Festival Application): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Now in its 62nd year, the Edmonds Arts Festival has grown from a small community art fair to one of the most prestigious in the Pacific Northwest, attracting artists from across the nation and Canada. The Edmonds Arts Festival provides a unique opportunity for patrons to meet over 240 artists and purchase their work in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. In addition, the Festival offers free live entertainment, a juried gallery exhibition, a nationally-recognized juried student art exhibit, a hands-on children’s art activity area and a wonderful selection of fair food. In 2018, EAF showcased more than 240 artists located on both the grassy field east of the Frances Anderson Center and the Plaza to the west. 

General Information
ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION: The Edmonds Arts Festival supports the artists through an extensive advertising campaign that includes more than $150,000 in print, TV, radio and online coverage. The Festival maintains a Facebook page as well as a website that contains a catalog page with an image of each artist’s work and a link to their website.
RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY: Profits from the Edmonds Arts Festival are returned to the community through the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, in the form of art scholarships, education grants, public art and its maintenance. In addition, the Festival and Foundation supports ArtWorks, a gathering place for artists in downtown Edmonds, as well as support for many local art groups including the Edmonds Center for the Arts and Cascadia Art Museum.
Application Deadline: January 21, 2019
Jury Notification: March 8, 2019
Booth Fee Due: April 19, 2019
Last Day for Booth Fee Refunds: May 10, 2019
Booth Assignments Emailed: May 24, 2019
Event Setup: Thursday, June 13 starting at 8:00 a.m. on the Field and 12:00 p.m. on the Plaza
Show Dates: June 14-16, 2019. Fri.-Sat., 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

In response to requests submitted by artists on our 2018 survey, the show will now close on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. rather than 6:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT: Application fees are nonrefundable.


There are two locations for artist booths at the Edmonds Arts Festival (see map). The Plaza, above the Edmonds Library and to the west, consists of approximately 40 artists with inside and outside locations. The Field, to the east, contains approximately 200 artists, all outside.

Field Artists
Categories accepted on the field are ceramics, digital, drawing/pastels, fiber, garden art/metal, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wearables/leather and wood.

Plaza – Traditional Arts and Crafts and Culinary Arts
Traditional crafts historically are considered functional and may include soap, candles, beadwork, quilting, rug making, brooms, calligraphy and pressed flowers. Jewelers whose process consists primarily of assembly and the use of commercially produced components must apply in the “Plaza” category. Culinary art includes handcrafted food items such as pasta, soup mixes, jams, honey and candy, not intended for consumption on the premises.

Important: There are no longer traditional or culinary categories. Artists instead must apply in the “Plaza” category. This includes artists that normally apply in categories such as “wood” but prefer to be located on the Plaza.
  • Ceramics: Original clay and porcelain. No machine made, mass produced or commercial molds. Slip cast work is allowed and designs must be artist originals.
  • Digital Art: Two-dimensional work created by the artist using computer technologies. May include scanned images, from the artist or other sources that have been modified through the use of computer programs. Work must be printed with archival quality materials and properly signed and numbered as a limited edition no greater than 250
  • Drawing/Pastels: Original compositions utilizing pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels and ink.
  • Fiber: Work crafted from fiber that is non-wearable, including baskets, weaving, rugs and batik.
  • Garden Art/Metal: Hand-crafted art intended for use in the garden. Metal includes original work by way of forging, hammering or fabrication that is functional or decorative rather than sculptural.  No assembled kits or pre-formed parts allowed.
  • Glass: Hand-crafted glass using glass blowing, fusing, casting or kiln-forming techniques.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work. Artists whose process consists primarily of assembly and the use of commercially produced components must apply in the “Plaza” category.
  • Mixed Media, 2D: any work intended for display on a wall that combines two or more media.
  • Mixed Media, 3D: Original work from multiple materials with a multi-sided orientation.
  • Music: Original compositions for sale on DVD.
  • Paintings: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, encaustic, etc. Pastels should apply in the drawing/pastels category.
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image and processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision.
  • Plaza: Cottage crafts, traditional crafts, culinary artists and jewelers whose process consists primarily of assembly must apply in the Plaza category.
  • Printmaking: Signed and numbered limited-edition prints encompassing woodcuts, engraving, etching, mezzotint, screen-printing or other traditional print methods.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
  • Wearables/Leather: Original, handmade work such as clothing, hats and fabric purses. Leather belts, purses, satchels, books or journals.
  • Wood: Furniture and works using wood as a primary medium, including musical instruments.

Each juror views and scores (1-7) your entry on a laptop or iPad. The EAF has a blind jury and jurors only see an artist’s ID number and the five images. We request that in all of your images nothing shows you, your name, your website or the name of your business. For 2-D artists, if a signature is easily readable on your work, please use editing software to make it unreadable. Scores are confidential and are not available to applicants. Jurors include working artists, gallery owners, and art educators.

Note: Four images of your artwork and one image of your booth (as it will be set up) must be included with your application. The booth photo is a KEY PART of the jury process and is weighed evenly with artwork images. See https://www.zapplication.org/help-center.php?page=image-preparation for information on preparing and submitting your images.
  • Complimentary continental breakfast each morning
  • Artist thank you dinner on Saturday night
  • Inside hospitality area and break room
  • Nearby free parking and artist shuttle to Festival grounds
  • Free overnight camping
  • Booth sitters
  • Overnight security
  • Booth awards totaling $2,600
  • Booth award winners will be invited artists for the 2020 Festival
  • Website includes one image with artist name and link to each artist’s website

  • All artwork must be original and handcrafted by the artist(s).
  • Accepted artist(s) must be present on the Festival grounds the entire weekend. Artist representatives are not allowed as substitutes for artists.
  • Embellished objects, imported or production work, manufactured work or work from commercial kits or molds are not acceptable.
  • Artwork exhibited must be consistent with images reviewed and accepted by jurors.
  • Artist teams should be so noted on the application.
  • Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may exhibit in jewelry.
  • Artists exhibiting on the Field are prohibited from selling non-original promotional items (i.e. posters, calendars, T-shirts, or mugs).
  • Artists exhibiting on the Field are prohibited from selling any prepackaged items or any items showing bar codes or place of origin.
  • Limited-edition offset reproductions or giclée prints of paintings and other two-dimensional work must be clearly and individually labeled as “reproduction.”
  • An artist may not sell or exhibit work of non-juried artists.
  • Artists may apply in more than one category (maximum two) but each category requires a separate application and fee.
  • A maximum of two artists may share a booth however, each artist must submit separate application and be accepted.

TAX REPORTING: collection and reporting of Washington state sales tax are the responsibility of the artist. UBI (tax identification) is required by Washington state. If your business is located out of state, you may obtain a temporary tax ID number by calling 800.647.7706 or visiting http://dor.wa.gov. A UBI number is required for participation in the Festival.

CULINARY ARTISTS: Culinary artists who provide samples must obtain the necessary food handling permits through the Snohomish County Health Department prior to the Festival. Call 425.339.5250 or visit http://www.snohd.org/Food/Temporary-Food-Booths for more information.

INSURANCE: The Edmonds Arts Festival expects booth artists to carry their own insurance. You do not need to send us a copy of your policy.

PETS: The Edmonds Arts Festival is held in a city park and by City Ordinance, only documented service animals are allowed. This ordinance applies to the Bell Street Parking lot as well.

PARKING, LOADING IN AND OUT: Artists must abide by loading and unloading procedures as prescribed and provided by EAF. As the Festival provides free parking and shuttle service for artists from the Bell Street Parking lot, participants further agree to park only in the Bell Street lot and not on the streets surrounding the Festival. Failure to comply with the rules and guidelines pertaining to loading, unloading and parking during the Festival may result in the denial of participation in future EAF sponsored events.

CANCELLATION POLICY: There are no refunds on booth fees after May 10, 2019; no exceptions. Prior to May 10, booth fees will be returned by check, minus a 10% processing fee.

Booth Information
Artists are required to have a booth that will withstand all Northwest weather conditions in June. Artists must be prepared for wind, and/or rain, as well as hot, sunny days.

Field: The Festival field is level and grassy except for the baseball infield, which is covered by a heavy woven tarp. Tents should be weighted down, not staked, due to underground irrigation. Electricity is only available for five booths in the Northwest corner.

Plaza: The Plaza contains both outside and indoor locations. Outdoors is a mix of both hard, level surfaces and grassy areas. Weights must be used. No tents or canopies are allowed inside the Plaza Room. Electricity is available only inside the Plaza Room.
Single     10 x 10       $650
1-1/2      10 x 15       $975
Double   10 x 20       $1,300
Corner                      $150 (additional)
Outside Location
Single    10 x 10      $375
Double   10 x 20      $750
Corner                     $75 (additional)
Inside Location (Plaza Room)
Single     7 x 10       $300
1-1/2       7 x 15       $400
Double    7 x 20       $600
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