Event Information

Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair 2019

Sculpture Park of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Mt. Vernon, Illinois (Midwest)

Phone: 618-242-1236 ext. 234
Event Dates: 9/6/19 - 9/8/19
Application Deadline: 7/15/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 6 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non-refundable jury fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary

ARTIST DEADLINE APRIL 1st !   The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair, a southern Illinois tradition, is celebrating its 43rd year!  Join us the weekend after Labor Day on the picturesque grounds at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts where the Fair attracts approximately 7,000 visitors. Our Fair is supported by the City of Mt. Vernon, the Mt. Vernon Convention / Tourism Bureau, plus regional, enthusiastic communities.  We invite you to be a part of the weekend festival as we celebrate the finest in American hand-made craftsmanship.  Our jury committee is looking for quality artisans in a variety of mediums. In addition to traditional artists and crafters, we welcome applications from Indie crafters, DIY crafters, and those with a unique or unconventional sense of aesthetics. Cedarhurst, a nonprofit arts foundation, hosts one of the longest running craft fairs in the country and we are proud of our long history of supporting the local fine craft movement and promoting growth and creative expression for all artists.  In addition to shopping the quality artisan booths, our weekend festival features food vendors, beer tent, music, and a Kid Zone with make-and-take crafts. Visitors to the weekend Fair are encouraged to experience our 90 acre sculpture park and visit our indoor art museum galleries. Apply to the Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair and see our artist surveys comments: what a beautiful setting for a craft fair!; A+ for hospitality; and we LOVE coming to Cedarhurst!

General Information
Accepted medium categories:
Floral/Plant Fiber/Gourds
Metal (Functional & Decorative)
Musical Instruments
Painting (Oil or Acrylic)
Textiles ( Clothing, Quilts, etc.)
If applying in more than one medium, artist must complete two separate applications.
Artist Amenities:
Cash Awards totaling $8,000 and Recognition Dinner. 
Onsite, assigned  Artist Parking during Fair hours. 
Load and unload at booth site, (condition of grounds permitting).  
Security from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 p.m. Sunday; (Cedarhurst is not responsible for damage). 
Complimentary coffee and donuts Saturday and Sunday morning.  
Booth Sitters by Cedarhurst Volunteers.
Portable restroom unit with running water & air conditioning.
Information booths.  
Mobile Medical Unit with qualified personnel. 

Only artist and crafters selling their own works are eligible to participate in the Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair.  Dealers, agents or artist representatives are not permitted. 
​All work must be the artists' original work; kits, commercial molds/fabricated forms, imports or mass produced items are not allowed.    Artists must bring sufficient inventory for the entire weekend.
The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair Jury will view all submissions and make selections based on originality, artistic conception, and quality of workmanship.
Only media accepted in the jury process will be permitted in the booth.  The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair Jury Committee reserves the right to view each booth after set-up and request that any work not meeting the above listed guidelines be removed.
The Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair committee welcomes and encourages artists and crafters to demonstrate their work during the event.
Application fees are non-refundable.  Accepted artists who cancel up to 60 days prior to the show and have paid their booth fee will receive a 75% refund of the booth fee.  After this date, refunds will be considered on a case by case basis and given at the discretion of the fair executive committee. There is no refund due to inclement weather.  

Booth Information
When you are accepted by the 2019 Cedarhurst Art & Craff Fair, a booth fee is due by June 14, 2019.

Booth spaces and fees:
15' wide x 10' deep  $280  plus $25 if needing electricity  Total $305
30' wide x 10' deep  $555  plus $25 if needing electricity  Total $580
45' wide x 10' deep  $830  plus $25 if needing electricity  Total $855

Only 60 booths can have electricity; availability is "first come, first served."    
​Exhibitors must furnish all set-up items.  As the Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair is an outdoor event, please be prepared in the event of inclement weather.
​Set up time is Friday, September 6, 2019, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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