Event Information

Mountain View A la Carte & Art 2019

Downtown Mountain View on Castro Street
Mountain View, California (West)

Phone: 209/267-4394
Event Dates: 5/4/19 - 5/5/19
Application Deadline: 2/1/19 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 9 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

The San Franciso Bay Area is known worldwide for its fantastic weather, vibrant cultural scene and world-class events. The popular outdoor festival season around the Bay officially springs into action in Mountain View where cool, friendly, walkable Castro Street morphs into a resplendent sea of people and colorful tents for the 23rd annual A la Carte & Art. Large crowds gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter for this beloved springtime festival of the arts with two days of world-class fun in the sun.

Presented by the Mountain View Central Business Association, the popular open-air festival will feature fine arts and crafts with 240 artists showing their latest handcrafted wares, artisan specialty food purveyors, stellar live music, festive food and drink with premium wine, microbrews and margaritas, a farmers’ market with fresh seasonal produce, a multitude of kids’ amusements in the Tons of Fun Zone, and “A La Car & Art” — a classic car show. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

A La Carte & Art is the largest annual fund-raiser for the Mountain View Central Business Association (CBA). A non-profit organization made up of local merchants and businesses, the CBA is dedicated to promoting business growth through participation and sponsorship of numerous community activities and events.

General Information
1) www.zapplication.org  Application through ZAPP includes a $30.00 application fee.
2) www.pacificfinearts.com  Application through our website's downloaded application includes a reduced application fee of $15.00.

This application is open to creators of handcrafted products made in the USA by the artist or craftsperson selling their works. With pre-arranged permission a representative may sell at events. Creativity and originality are important. No application including buy and sell, imports or kits will be considered. No application including guns as toys will be considered. Depictions of weapons and certain types of nudity or printed words are carefully considered. We appreciate artists’ freedom of expression; as these are family events, we are held responsible to each hosting entity and community to present what they consider family-friendly images. No booth sharing will be considered outside of a married/significant-other partnership.
Free event postcards available upon request for artists' mailing lists. Digital "postcard" available upon request for artists' social media/email lists.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Through March 10         Space fee refunds given.
March 11 - March 24     Pacific Fine Arts Festivals credit slip provided minus $50.00 fee per space for cancellations.
March 25 - Show         Space fee is forfeited.

Booth Information
Space sizes and fees
5x10 space: $190.00 + 10% commission
5x20 space: $235.00 + 10% commission
10x10 space: $235.00 + 10% commission
10x20 space: $470.00 + 10% commission

Early morning Saturday set-up only.
Saturday morning set-up is staggered every 45 minutes beginning at 5:30AM.
Oversized vehicles or vehicles with trailers must set-up after 4:00AM and depart the site prior to the first "official" set-up time of 5:30AM.
Spaces are back to back down the middle of the street, some back to median.
Spaces on asphalt.
Drive to space.

Overnight security provided.

Special requests
Please indicate any special request on your application. Space requests are taken into consideration but cannot be guaranteed.