Event Information

Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide 2019 - 44th Annual

Corner of North Main Street and Wellington in the Wellington and East Sawmill Parking Lots (Same location as previous years)
Breckenridge, Colorado (West)

Phone: 970-406-1866
Event Dates: 8/31/19 - 9/2/19
Application Deadline: 4/30/19 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The 44th Annual Breckenridge Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival has been nationally ranked as #13 in the top 100 fine art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artists magazine in 2017.  As one of the longest running event in Breckenridge, the tradition continues as the highlight of the Labor Day Weekend and will be limited to approximately 120  artists and craftsmen in a wide range of mediums.  Breckenridge is located just 80 miles west of Denver in Summit County (which includes Copper Mtn., Frisco, Silverthorne, and Keystone) in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The show will run in the same location as previous years in the Parking lots at Main Street and Wellington. This is the last big weekend of the summer with many locals, destination tourists, front range tourists, and second home owners in attendance for this very well established show.

General Information
Show dates-
     August 31, Sept 1,2 (Sat.,Sun.Mon.-Labor Day weekend)

Saturday-Sunday-10 to 6
Monday 10 to 4

Friday set-up-you can drive to most booths but be prepared to dolly
No gate fee
Free coffee, bagels/donuts each morning and water provided throughout weekend for artists

Parking during event- The Town of Breckenridge requires that artists park in the free Satelite Lot just North of town and take the free shuttle into town during the festival. Parking is very limited in town and this allows for more customers to have parking in town to come to the show.

Digital Art-original image, or manipulation of other source material was executed by artist using computer-traditiona photographs taken by digital means should apply as photography
Mixed Media
Other- if you do not fit into any other category
Photography-Traditional means of capture-film or digital
** Please note we do not accept any buy sell, mass produced items, lotions, soaps, or any other country craft items. 

Requirements for Application

Four images of current work and one booth image representative of work you plan to display at the festival. 


Non-refundable Entry Fee -   $ 35
Single booth (10x10)      - $500
1 1/2 booth (10x15)        - $ 750-very limited number
Double booth(10x20)      -  $1000-  limited number- first come first served
Corner (Additional fee)   -   $ 100- limited number- first come first served


Artists retain all proceeds from their sales.  Each artist is responsible for collecting and submitting sales tax to the town of Breckenridge and the State of Colorado. All tax information will be in the check in packets on the set up day. 

Important Dates

Application deadline
April 30, 2019

Notification to Artists ( e-mail and ZAPP)
May 15, 2019

Registration and fees due are payable through Zapp by credit card or Paypal.  You may also make payment directly to Mountain Art Festivals by mailing a check or credit card by phone. If fees are not paid in full by due date we will assume you do not wish to participate and will award your booth to the next person on our waitlist.
June 15, 2019- Accept and Pay deadline

June 15
, 2019- Last day for full refund. 

June 30, 2019- Deadline for partial refund- 1/2 Booth fee
By paying the exhibition fee you have made a commitment to show and no refunds will be made after the June 30th date for cancellation, nonappearance, or weather related.  Accepted artists unable to attend must inform the committee.

Artists themselves must be present to exhibit only their own original work- NO EXCEPTIONS- A picture ID may be required at check-in.  
All art must be original in concept, design, and execution.  We seek quality, originality, and creatvity.
We do not accept any: manufactured items, ceramics cast from commercial molds, promotional postcards, decoupage kits, imported, resale or mass produced items, silk screened T-shirts, pre-packages foods, lotions or soaps. No buy-sell. If it is determined that you have buy/sell you will be required to leave with no refund.
Reproductions are an important part of your success as an artist but please have at least 50% of your wall space occupied by original work.
Booth must be professional in appearance and must represent the booth picture included with your application. No large banners, signs, raffles, loud music, or "gimmicks" allowed. Failure to have a professional display that was in your application may result in being asked to leave. 
Booths may not be shared and are non/transferable. 
Any cancellations resulting in a refund will include any fees associated with payment (credit card fees). 
All exhibiting artists must provide their own booths and display materials,10x10, properly weighted (minimum of 40lbs per leg, more is always better) and canopies may not extend in front of their booths further than 3 feet. See website for specific regulations. 
No generators 
Please no raffles or sale signs
Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax.  Forms will be available at check-in.

Booth Information
Spaces are 10x10 to10x20
White Tents
All spaces outside on pavement so must have weights that meet the local fire dept codes.  See our website for specific requirements. 
There are no inside spaces and no electricity is available. No generators.
No guarantees on booth placement requests. 
Limited number of corner and double spaces assigned in order received or at committee discretion
Display must not extend beyond booth space and may not obstruct traffic flow.
Booth must be professional in appearance and representative of the picture included in your application. 

Event Site Map: View Site Map