Event Information

Westerville Music & Arts Festival 2019

60 N. Cleveland Ave.
Westerville, Ohio (Midwest)

Phone: 614-882-8917
Event Dates: 7/13/19 - 7/14/19
Application Deadline: 3/4/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Artshow Jury Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary

The Westerville Area Chamber is excited to present the 46th Annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival July 13 & 14, 2019 at picturesque Heritage Park in historic Westerville.

The cost is $1 to attend. Kids 10 & under are free. Enjoy over 130 artists, 30+ performances and 20 food vendors. This two-day Festival brings around 15,000+ attendees of all ages.

This year's headliner will be The Reaganomics on Saturday, July 13, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Craft beer and food trucks will be available. More information to come!

Set Up/ Registration:
Friday, July 12         3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13     7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Show Hours:
Saturday, July 13      10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Evening concert to follow.
Sunday, July 14        10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NEW THIS YEAR: We will no longer host the Heritage section or Westerville Walkway and all artists will go through a blind jury for acceptance. Prizes will be available after judging during the weekend for Fine Art, Fine Craft and Emerging Artist (An artist from central Ohio who has sold art for five years or less).

For further information or inquiries please contact Paige Bokros at pbokros@westervillechamber.com or call (614) 882-8917.

General Information

Accepted medium categories for the Westerville Music & Arts Festival include the following:

Fine Arts:
 Acrylics 
 Graphics 
 Drawings 
 Mixed Media 
 Oil 
 Pastel 
 Photography 
 Digitally Enhanced Photography 
 Watercolor 
 Other __________
Fine Crafts Crafts:
 Basketry 
 Ceramics
 Dolls 
 Fiber 
 Glass 
 Metal 
 Jewelry 
 Leather 
 Mixed Media 
 Sculpture 
 Wood

Artist Amenities include

  • Use of air-conditioned bathrooms the entire weekend.
  • Complimentary water upon arrival for set up on Friday evening.
  • Complimentary coffee on the mornings of the Festival.
  • Artist Assistants to sit in your booth in your absence to use restrooms or get more product from your vehicles or trailers.
  • Golf Cart transportation by a Festival staff member or volunteer to your vehicles.

Silent Auction
You are invited to contribute an item of your work to the Festival’s Silent Auction. Proceeds from the Auction help fund the event itself. Items should be representative of the exhibitor’s quality of workmanship and include a description and retail price. If you wish to donate a piece to the auction, please indicate your intent on your application. Volunteers will collect items from your booth and present you with a receipt of your donation prior to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13.



  • Deadline. Applications must be received by March 4, 2019, and include four recent digital images of your work, one recent booth image, AND a $30 jury fee to be considered for acceptance into the festival. A jury fee must be received before your artwork can be considered.
  • Judging. Every applicant is juried by an expert panel during a blind jury in March. During the weekend of the Festival, judges will visit all vendors on Saturday, July 13th to judge for three categories: Fine Art, Fine Craft, and Emerging Artist.
  • Multiple Entries. If your work spans multiple categories, you must apply separately in each category with the applicable application fees. If you’re accepted in multiple categories, you may exhibit work from those categories under one tent.
  • One Booth Per Exhibitor. Multiple exhibitors cannot exhibit under one booth. Exhibitors must complete separate applications and submit the fee for separate booth spaces. Exhibitors may request on the application to be located near another exhibitor. The Jury Committee reserves the right to review co-exhibitors on a case-by-case basis.
  • Photos. We no longer accept slides with application submissions for the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival. All images must be digital. No physical photos will be considered.


  • Exhibitor judging begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 13. Cash prizes are awarded for First and Second Place winners in Fine Arts, Fine Crafts, and Emerging Artist. One Best of Show will be awarded overall.
  • The Jury Committee reserves the right to request the removal of any work found to be sub-standard or non-representative of the work submitted for approval. All exhibitors are checked for compliance during the regular Festival hours.
  • Emerging Artists is defined as an artist from central Ohio (Franklin, Delaware or Fairfield counties) and has sold artwork for five years or less.


  • Jury Committee decisions are final.
  • All work submitted for review must be of high quality, original work. Items not accepted include: imports, craft supplies, kits, commercially-produced items, home-style crafts, manufactured beads and other mass-produced items, dried flowers, or work produced by anyone other than the applying exhibitor. Not all of the display can be prints. A portion of the display must be originals.
  • Applications are due by March 4, 2019.

Booth Information


  • Booth spaces are 12’ x 12’. If you’re selected, a $150 entry fee will be due by May 1, 2019, to confirm your attendance and receive a space assignment. Please do not send booth fees with your application. Booth space requests do not guarantee placement. No refunds will be made after June 1, 2019.
  • The accepted exhibitor must be in his/her booth during Festival hours. Substitute exhibitors are not permitted with the exception of the pre-approval of co-exhibitors by the Jury Committee.
  • All accepted artists MUST keep their booths open the entirety of the show unless approved otherwise in advance by the festival planning committee.