Event Information

Sedona Arts Festival 2019

Sedona Red Rock High School 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.
Sedona, Arizona (West)

Phone: 928-204-9456
Event Dates: 10/12/19 - 10/13/19
Application Deadline: 5/17/19 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Sedona Arts Festival Jury Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Celebrating its 29th year, the Sedona Arts Festival is a favorite in the Southwest. It has become a premiere destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first class treatment of both its artists and its guests. With Sedona’s spectacular red rocks as a backdrop and glorious fall weather to compliment the event, we are an intimate show with an average attendance of 3500 seasonal and year round residents and tourists. The festival showcases 120 fine artists from around the country, as well as a Gourmet Gallery which features locally produced and packaged food items. KidZone offers art activities for children. Raffle prizes, live music, and a variety of food and beverages are available as well.

2-Day Admission Fee: $12 with online discounts and $2 coupons available. Admission fee supports arts education in our community.  We cater to our visiting artists, providing load/unload assistance, refreshments, and premium restroom facilities exclusive for artists. Applications for the Sedona Arts Festival are available on Zapplication.com.

General Information
The Sedona Arts Festival, a non-profit entity, promotes awareness of the arts, supports artists, and builds community in the greater Sedona area.
  • Limited to 120 artists specializing in fine art and craft
  • Extensive PR and Marketing
  • Best of Show awards in all categories include cash prizes
  • 24-hour security
  • Booth Sitters
  • Friendly and organized staff
  • Fabulous volunteers to help artists all weekend long!
  • A variety of food choices on site
  • Special Royal Restroom facilities for artists only!


Please make sure that your artwork meets the following criteria. SAF’s Executive Director and Artists Selection Committee visit throughout the festival to ensure compliance. Artists will be asked to remove all work that is not compliant.
  • Artwork must be original, designed and produced by, or under the direct supervision of the exhibiting artist
  • All artwork exhibited must be for sale.
  • Images submitted must accurately represent the artist’s work that will be exhibited.
  • If the category designated does not correspond to the artwork submitted, the application will not be excluded from the jury process
  • Only artists submitted in the jewelry category may sell jewelry.
  • One image must be of the booth display, entries will not be considered without a booth image. Special consideration may be given prior to the jury procedure.
  • In the case of reproduction work, you are expected to adhere to the 80% original, 20% reproduction on site rules and all reproduction work must clearly state that it is a reproduction. This does not apply to photography or bronze sculpture.
  • No commercial reproductions or embellished commercial products are allowed. Work done by a production studio is not acceptable.
  • No posters or promotional products are permitted. 
  • If work is produced in editions, edition numbers must disclosed.
  • Images by artists who have been selected to exhibit will be used by the Sedona Arts Festival for purposes of marketing, publicity, social media and on-site judging.
  • Artists must be present with their work for the 2-day festival. If the work is collaborative, each artist must be present.
  • Artists who are not in compliance with Festival rules may be removed from the field.

  • Up to 120 artists will exhibit including the invited previous award winners.
  • The jury is conducted by a panel of three art professionals, plus a judge specific to jewelry.
  • Each juror is given guidelines for selection based on excellence in concept, quality, workmanship, and aesthetics.
  • Individual jury members assign points from 1-5 for each image presented. Points are totaled and those artists with the highest total in each category are selected to exhibit.
  • A wait list of juried artists will be maintained for each category.
  • Notification of jury results will by sent via email through Zapp in mid-May.

Important Dates

May 13, 2019 – Application deadline
May 14-15, 2019 - Jury
May 22, 2019 - Notification Date
June 15, 2019 – Acceptance and Participation fees due
July 1, 2019 – Deadline to withdraw with full refund, less a $50 administration fee. Refunds after the withdrawal deadline are at the sole discretion of the director.

October 11, 2019 – Registration and load-in begin at 9 am. Artists are required to choose a set up time and arrive at their assigned times. Field access for set up is from 9 am – 5 pm.

October 12 and 13, 2019
Saturday – 9 am - 5 pm  Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Booth Information
Exhibit Fee
$450: Single Quad Booth Space (10x12)
$850: Double Quad Booth Space (20x12)
Booth Fee includes City of Sedona Event Business License
$100   Electricity
$75     Shared Booth

Booth Space

Each exhibitor receives a space located outdoors on the grass. Space is 10 x 12 (two feet of space behind tent for storage).  Exhibitors may use their own tents and tables or rent equipment from the Sedona Arts Festival. Artists are required to provide their own display booth, racks and tables in order to display their work in an outdoor environment. Booth assignments are made by SAF staff and are based on exhibit flow and artist requirements. The use of a location is restricted to the artist to whom it is assigned.

Artists shall be liable for delivery, handling, erection and removal of their displays and materials. Tent weights are required; stakes may be used to secure tents. Insurance should be obtained by and paid for by the Artists at their own expense for proper coverage.
Sedona Arts Festival assumes no risk.

Artist Services
  • Complimentary breakfast snacks, coffee, and water
  • Artist Support hospitality area
  • Volunteer booth sitters
  • 4 complimentary festival passes (2 helpers, 2 guests)
  • Laminated booth signs
  • Exhibitor ID badges
  • Special “Artist Only” restroom facilities

Artist Awards

The Best of Show winner receives a $250 award as well as acceptance to and a complimentary booth for the next year’s show. Individuals in each category receive a $125 award and are invited to participate in the next year’s show with their application fee waived.

Sales and Sales Tax

Artists retain 100 percent of all sales. All participating artists are required to collect and pay appropriate City of Sedona and Arizona state sales tax of all items sold. An Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax License and a City of Sedona business license are required.  The City of Sedona business license is issued at the festival and the fee is included in the booth fee.  The AZ TPT license must be acquired and paid for by the artist.  Tax forms and instructions will be provided to all participants.


Overnight security is provided and the festival site is locked so that vehicles cannot drive to the location where the booths are located. However, no responsibility is assumed for the exhibitors’ artwork while on the grounds of Sedona Red Rock High School.
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