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Summerlin Festival of Arts 2019

Location:
Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Las Vegas, Nevada (West)

Phone: 7024673540
Event Dates: 10/12/19 - 10/13/19
Application Deadline: 6/3/19 Midnight PST
200 day(s) and 4 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (jury/application fee ): $25.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Summerlin Festival of Arts is celebrating its 24th year in 2019 and its fifth year located on a grassy park-like area in beautiful Downtown Summerlin. In the affluent Summerlin area of Las Vegas, the popular event features the works of more than 100 artists and craftspeople. An established outdoor art festival, the celebration’s focus is to support fine artists and artisans. The event draws more than 40,000 visitors with thousands of serious art buyers each day – all ages, including families from the Las Vegas area and out-of-towners. Art enthusiasts enjoy fine arts and crafts in the inviting and festive outdoor atmosphere in Downtown Summerlin, a walkable open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Parking for both artists and patrons is convenient to the site. The art festival hours are 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

General Information
SUMMERLIN FESTIVAL OF ARTS

Phone: 702-467-3540
E-mail: nanmoonhig@yahoo.com
Show Dates: 10/12 & 10/13/19
Application Deadline: 6/3/19

REQUIREMENTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Images: total of five images - 3 art; 1 booth; 1 of you (artist) creating art

Jury Fee: $25.00 for each artist (non-refundable)

Overview Information 
Summerlin Festival of Arts is a popular and established outdoor art festival. Set on a grassy area, the Lawn, in beautiful Downtown Summerlin’s walkable, open-air fashion, dining and entertainment venue in the affluent Summerlin area of Las Vegas, the highly successful event features the works of more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople. The art festival hours are 10:00 am until 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Attendance is estimated at more than 40,000 total for the two-day event.

Important Dates 
Applications Open: Nov. 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun. 3, 2019
Jurying Starts: Jun. 4, 2019
Jurying Ends: Jun. 21, 2019
Artist Notifications Sent Out By Jun. 30, 2019
Accept Invitation & Purchase Deadline: Aug. 4, 2019
Friday Check-In for Set-Up: Oct.11, 2019 (9 am to 6 pm - notify producer if coming later than 6 pm)
Saturday Check-In for Set-Up: Oct. 12, 2019 (7 am to 8 am)
Show Dates: Oct. 12 and 13, 2019 (10 am to 5 pm)
Sunday Teardown: Oct. 13, 2019 (no earlier than 5 pm to 9 pm)

Application Process 
Complete your application online and pay $25 jury fee online.
However, you can also mail a check to Howard Hughes if you prefer.
Check to be made out to Howard Hughes Properties Inc. 
And sent to:
Howard Hughes Properties Inc.
10801 W. Charleston Blvd., 3rd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Attn: Summerlin Festival of Arts

Certification of Artwork’s originality: 
By applying for a booth in the Summerlin Art Festival, all artists and artisans certify and can provide proof of the following: the work submitted is my own original artwork or fine craft, designed, and created by me. I further understand that I may display and sell only my own work, and artwork that has been accepted through the Summerlin Festival of Arts jury process.

Medium Categories
  • Basketry
  • Batik
  • Clay and ceramics
  • Drawings
  • Glass
  • Gourds
  • Jewelry
  • Leather crafts
  • Metal
  • Mixed-media
  • Painting (oil, acrylics)
  • Paper
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolor
  • Weaving/Fiber
  • Woodcrafts
  • NO artisanal lotions or perfumes, apparel or artisanal food products in 2019 show
Jury Process 
The jury consists of three jurors – artists (not in the festival), photographers, gallery owners or curators are chosen each year. They will review all art and fine crafts between June 4 and 21 to determine who shall be accepted into the festival. Criteria include mastery of medium, creativity, originality, overall effect of the artwork. The jury’s decisions are final. There will be a wait list of artists and, if artists submit late, they also will need to be juried in order to gain admittance to the festival. Acceptance notification will be e-mailed no later than June 30th. 

On-site Set-Up and Tear-Down
See times listed in Important Dates above. Carts are necessary for transporting artwork from vehicle to booth space. Walking on GRASS is necessary from your vehicle to booth space. NO VEHICLES ALLOWED ON SHOW SITE. Leveling materials may be needed. Temporary parking and unloading are adjacent to the site from all parking lots and artist parking. Set-up assistance and motorized carts will be available at the Information Booth on a first-come, first-served basis. Displays will be checked for appearance and a photo ID may be requested for exhibitor verification. All displays must be removed from the field on Sunday by 9 pm but not before 5 pm.


BENEFITS TO ARTISTS 

Artist Amenities
  • More than 40,000 visitors attend the two-day festival.
  • The location of the site is in a grassy area surrounded by Downtown Summerlin’s open-air shopping center.
  • The area will be lit at night with security patrolling the site 24-hours from Friday through Sunday until 9:00 pm.
  • Real restrooms in a central location. Also, porta-potties available.
  • Convenient artist and visitor parking on site.
  • Coffee and sweet rolls provided at Artists' Lounge for artists Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • Volunteers available for booth sitting upon request.
  • Volunteer helpers and motorized carts are available for set-up and tear-down on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Most booths have a corner location due to the ‘quad’ set-up. Booth Layout will be provided one-to-two weeks prior to the event. 
  • RV, trailer, and overnight parking is allowed in parking lots on site. Artists must park in designated parking lots and ONLY with a parking pass displayed, license plates registered with the Summerlin Festival of Arts and cell phone written on the parking pass. Vehicles in unauthorized areas are subject to towing at the owners' expense.

Event Publicity 
Publicity for the event includes citywide newspaper, radio, and TV coverage, outdoor signage, electronic media, social media, the Summerlin events calendar, a magazine distributed throughout Summerlin, artist postcards and artist e-blasts. The event is presented by Summerlin in partnership with sponsors.

Location 
Downtown Summerlin is in a prime location adjacent to Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. Also nearby are numerous new home developments and the existing Lakes, Peccole Ranch, Queensridge, Red Rock Country Club, Summerlin neighborhoods. Downtown Summerlin has brought best-in-class fashion, dining and entertainment to the front door of the affluent community’s 100,000-plus residents and within a short drive via the 215 beltway for residents throughout the rest of the valley and out-of-town visitors as well. The beautifully designed walkable open-air shopping destination provides built-in traffic for the festival, as well as diverse dining options. The festival site is located in a grassy area within Downtown Summerlin’s retail area with a variety of restaurants nearby. Downtown Summerlin’s address is 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135 and is highly visible to all traffic. The streets surrounding the grassy site are Summa Drive to the west; Rosemary Park Drive to the south; Oval Park Drive to the north and Downtown Summerlin stores to the east.

Rules/Regulations
RULES AND REGULATIONS

Artist Rules/Show Policies
  • All artwork must be original and personally executed by the exhibiting artist. No purchased retail items such as hats or sunglasses, commercially produced kits, mass-produced items or imports. No representatives. Ceramic work must be hand thrown or hand-built, no molds. Reproductions from originals must be signed by the artist, editions numbered, and certificates of authenticity included in each sale. Some original work must be displayed along with reproductions. Only juried categories may be displayed. Any artwork or items NOT approved must be removed.
  • Exhibitors must provide all display materials. Canopies / Umbrellas should be white or cream in color. Display materials should be clean and presentable. Each canopy/umbrella MUST BE secured for wind. Artists must provide the proper amount and type of weights or cannot proceed with the set-up. IF USING STAKES: ONLY dog run corkscrew stakes between 14” – 16” are acceptable. Artists on the sidewalk areas must provide weights. (These artists are notified about their locations prior to the final site plan and can request being on the grassy areas.) NO DRIVING ON THE FESTIVAL SITE.
  • No music to be played in booth space without being juried and/or prior approval. No food or drinks to be sold or distributed by any other than designated food vendors. No “SALE” or “DISCOUNT” signs permitted.
  • ALL exhibitors are responsible for paying the Nevada sales tax on gross sales (currently in 2018 it is 8.25%) and turning in the issued ONE TIME SALES TAX RETURN FORMS at the close of the show regardless of sales. Exhibitors with their own Nevada Sales Tax ID number will turn in the form only. Exhibitors without their own Nevada Sales Tax ID number will turn in the form AND a check made out to Nevada Department of Taxation for sales tax on Sunday. NO EXCEPTIONS. Artists will be given a Load-Out Authorized card once they have paid the sales tax and cannot move their vehicle or use the volunteers and the carts until they have this card.
  • Take-down will not begin until 5:00 pm on Sunday unless otherwise authorized by the festival producer. Artist vehicles are NOT to be relocated for loading until after 5:00 pm and cannot be moved until artists receive their Load Out Authorized card. Location of vehicles to be determined by event organizers. Striking before the show formally ends is a safety hazard, disrespectful to other artists still doing business and discouraging to continued sales.
  • All artist vehicles must park in designated areas ONLY with a parking pass displayed, license plates registered with the Summerlin Festival of Arts and cell phone written on the parking pass. Artists that do not comply will be asked to move their vehicles and are subject to being towed at the owner's sole expense and will not be accepted in future events. Handicap requests should be submitted in writing.
  • Original artist/exhibitor must attend their booth and be present during the entire show. A photo ID may be required for proof of identity.
  • Artists may be asked to sign a "hold harmless" document when they check into show. 
  • In the event of the Summerlin Festival of Arts producers canceling the festival after applications have been accepted, all fees will be returned to the artists who have applied. 
No refunds. There are no refunds for inclement weather or for non-compliance of event rules. No refunds if an artist withdraws from the festival after the final purchase deadline of August 4, 2019.


 

Booth Information
BOOTHS AND CANOPIES FEES AND LAYOUT 

IF YOU ARE PAYING BY CHECK, PLEASE MAKE THE CHECK OUT TO THE HOWARD HUGHES PROPERTIES INC.

Jury Fee: $25.00 for each artist (non-refundable)
All artists to submit Jury Fee with the application, including any artists that are sharing a booth. Do not submit booth fees until acceptance into the event. Thank you.

Booth Fees 
10x10 booth: $300 (to be paid upon acceptance notification)
10x20 booth: $575 (to be paid upon acceptance notification)
NOTE: There are only two sizes available - 10x10 or 10x20.

Booth Layout 
Booths will be on the grass forming rows of “quads.” All spaces have at least two open sides. A five-foot, shared, “storage corridor” is between the backsides of canopies for most booths. Display or artwork should not exceed booth dimension. Some booths are available on concrete - anyone placed in this location will be notified prior to the event. All the booths have a corner location due to the quad configuration.

Booth Sharing 
MAXIMUM LIMIT: 2 artists per 10x10 and 4 artists per 10x20 
Each artist must submit a separate application and each pay the $25 jury/application fee. Each artist will be juried independently. The entire Booth Fee is to be submitted by ONE ARTIST ONLY upon acceptance. Therefore, upon acceptance, you will need to notify  Summerlin  Festival of Arts who will be paying the fee and who will not. We will then issue the non-paying artist a discount code to enter so that they can complete their acceptance. Each artist is responsible for their own Nevada one-time state sales taxes.

Tents and Canopies 
Artists must provide their own white or cream tents and canopies white or cream canopies are the ONLY colors acceptable for your booth. You will need to either use a canopy weight (concrete filled buckets or PVC pipe, sandbags with a minimum of 200 pounds) or you may use dog run corkscrew stakes between 14” – 16”. You must weight your canopy.

Space Assignments 
Space numbers will be provided one week prior to the festival. No phone calls, please.

On-site Set-Up 
See times listed in Important Dates above. Carts are necessary for transporting artwork from vehicle to booth space. Walking on GRASS is necessary from your vehicle to booth space. NO VEHICLES ALLOWED ON SHOW SITE. Leveling materials may be needed. Temporary parking and unloading are adjacent to the site from all parking lots and artist parking. Set-up assistance and motorized carts will be available at the Information Booth on a first-come, first-served basis. Displays will be checked for appearance and a photo ID may be requested for exhibitor verification. All displays must be removed from the field by Sunday at 9 pm.
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