Event Information

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

Town Hall Campus - 316 N. Academy St.
Cary, North Carolina (South)

Event Dates: 8/24/19 - 8/25/19
Application Deadline: 3/10/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Come join us at the annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.  In 2016, the festival expanded from a one day event to a two day event.  This year's festival will continue in the two day format and the festival will remain on Cary’s Town Hall Campus.  The last lazy days of summer beckon us as we celebrate the coming of fall by joining our friends and neighbors in a celebration of art, music and food! Proceeds are used to produce the annual arts festival and are distributed back to local non-profit arts organizations as part of the Lazy Daze Grant Program.

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Important Dates
Monday, December 5, 2018 - Application Available
Monday, March 8, 2019 - Application due (midnight EST)
Tuesday, March 12 & Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Jury
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Notifications emailed
Friday, May 3, 2019 - Booth fees due
Friday, July 26, 2019 - Last day to receive 100% refund

General Information
Application Process

Artists may apply in more than one category (up to 3) from one profile. Each application requires a separate non-refundable application fee of $30.  Artists may exhibit and sell work only in the medium or category in which work was accepted. Further, each distinct body of work and/or discipline is limited to one application in one category. Do not submit the same or similar work in multiple applications.
PLEASE NOTE: All jewelry must be juried in the jewelry category.  Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, or other materials must apply in jewelry category.
Digital Images
Artists are required to submit five (5) images, including booth image, of work for each individual media category entered. 
  • Four (4) images (image #1-4) must be of individual pieces of work
  • One (1) image (image #5) must be of a display of the artist's work, showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work.
  • Images must be in 1920 pixel horizontal x 1920 pixel vertical format. Images must accurately represent the body of the artist's work to be exhibited at Spring Daze. For tips visit: https://www.zapplication.org/help-center.php?page=image-preparation​
  • Upon acceptance, artist agrees that the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival may use submitted jury images for website, promotional or publicity purposes.

Media Descriptions
Note: Henna artists, face painting artists, consumable food items and/or beverages will not be accepted under this application.

Clay: All original clay and porcelain art objects other than jewelry, whether functional or decorative, are accepted in this category.  Work must be made by hand-shaping and then firing.  No work that uses commercial casts or molds, is machine-made or mass produced 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 other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
Drawing:  Original works created using dry media, including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc., or from the fluid media of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
Fiber/Leather: Original work crafted from fibers, including basketry, batik, embroidery, leatherwork, painted fabric, papermaking, quilting, soft sculpture, tapestry, and weaving. This category includes both wearable and decorative art.  No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
Furniture: Original, hand-made, decorative or functional furniture of any material. No reproductions or kits permitted. This category excludes ready-made furniture which has been decorated or altered.
Glass:  Original design, functional or decorative glass works that are kiln-formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting may be entered.  No forms of mass production are permitted.
Jewelry: All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials, must be entered in this category and both designed and hand-made by the artist.  No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is permitted. Only artists who jury and are accepted in the jewelry category may sell jewelry.
Mixed Media (2D & 3D): Non-sculptural two or three dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce a single, original work of art. Includes floral and garden art.
Painting: Original creations using wet media, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paints, applied on a flat surface, such as a canvas or board.  Reproductions of any kind are prohibited
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by the artist, or under his or her direct supervision.  Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.  Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. Signed, numbered limited edition prints, from the artist’s own original images. The edition size shall not exceed 250 of any one image, regardless of physical image size. Commercial photographers are not permitted to only promote their business.
Printmaking: Prints hand-pulled by artists using traditional methods, including etching, engraving, silkscreen, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, produced in signed and numbered limited editions of no more than 250 from an original image created by the artist. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions will be rejected.  Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.  Prints must be matted and displayed in a suitable portfolio or stand.
Sculpture: Non-functional, three-dimensional work in any medium. Materials include marble, wood, plastic, found objects and original mold cast sculpture. No commercial casts or molds are permitted.
Wood: Original works in wood, excluding furniture and sculpture, that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category. Wooden toys and puzzles should be submitted under this category.

Jury Process
Applicants will be judged by a panel of jurors and scored by media category. Artists with the highest scores within each media category will be admitted. Admissions will be made based on jury score and media category keeping in mind that the show must remain balanced among media categories.

This is a blind jury process, please avoid submitting booth images with any identifiable sign, or photos of the artist themselves. In addition, any work outside of the medium and context of the 5 images submitted that may appear in the booth shot would not be considered accepted by the jury, due to its mere presence in the booth image. If artists have multiple bodies of work, they need to submit separate applications.

The Jewelry and Fiber categories are very popular and to maintain the balance of the Festival, these categories will be strictly juried.  This means that there is the potential for fewer acceptances in these media categories.

Previous participation in Lazy Daze does not guarantee acceptance for this year.

Each artist must be on-site during the festival to staff his / her booth. No representatives or subletting is allowed. There is a maximum of two (2) artists sharing a space.  Photo ID will be required at check-in

No more than three artists may collaborate on original artwork.  Both must be included on and sign the application and be present at Lazy Daze. 

Henna and face painting artists, soaps and candles, consumable food items and/or beverages will not be accepted under this application.

Reproductions are not permitted.  All work exhibited must be original artwork produced by the applying artist. Work that has been produced with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms, or other commercial methods will not be permitted. Artist spaces shall not include imports, live animals, or concessions. 

On-site consumption of alcoholic beverages during festival hours is prohibited.

Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work. No commission on sales is due to the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting the North Carolina-Wake County sales tax (7.25%) on any sales. For more information, please visit the North Carolina Department of Revenue web site at: 

The Festival Committee reserves the right to deny entrance into the festival to any artist whose work is deemed to be inappropriate or to not meet the festival's standards. The Committee also reserves the right to remove from the show (without refund) any exhibit that is not comparable to the submitted images. The work on display must be the same as the images submitted with the application. 

Booth Information
$225 per 10 x 10 single booth space for Cary, NC residents.
$450 per 10 x 20 double booth space for Cary, NC residents.
$245 per 10 x 10 single booth space for non-Cary residents.
$490 per 10 x 20 double booth space for non-Cary, NC residents.
$122.5 per space for all shared booth spaces.
$50 additional for a corner space (based on availability)
$75 additional for electricity (based on availability)

Each booth is 10 ft. wide x 10 ft. deep. Exhibitors must provide all tents, tables and necessary display equipment. Exhibitors should bring adequate overhead sun/moisture protection and come prepared with materials for leveling tables and displays. Tents must be secured without stakes. Please bring enough weights to secure tents in the event of strong winds or storms. There is a maximum of two (2) adjoining spaces per exhibitor.
Each artist must be on-site during the festival to staff his / her booth. No representatives or subletting is allowed. There is a maximum of two (2) artists sharing a space.
Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the festival and are not interchangeable.  Lazy Daze will attempt to honor specific location requests, but can make no guarantees.  Corner spaces and electricity may be requested, but are assigned solely on the basis of availability and at the discretion of the festival.