Event Information

Bay Harbor Arts Festival 2019 - 20th Annual

Bay Harbor, Michigan (Midwest)

Event Dates: 7/26/19 - 7/27/19
Application Deadline: 6/25/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $40.00


Event Summary
20th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival Now Accepting Applications

The Bay Harbor Arts Festival will be held in the Village at Bay Harbor Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 with artists tents scattered down the brick pavers on Main Street down to the waterfront lawn panel.  The fine arts portion of the festival is juried, with a new non-juried “Green Market” component. This category is for artisan items; soaps, lotions, items produced with commercially available beads, essential oils, etc.

Our 20th year will be a celebration with a true festival atmosphere incorporating live music, performances, food & wine events and children’s activities with the main attraction all the very talented artists that will line Main Street and our waterfront.

Artists can apply to the category of their preference, now through May 30, 2019. An application fee of $40.00 is required for the JURIED ARTISTS. In the juried category, there will be cash prizes awarded for the artistic quality of the artist's displayed work. Jury decisions will be finalized by May 15, 2019.  If you are applying for the GREEN MARKET, please use the code Green19 to waive the jury/application fee. 

Amenities for artists include overnight security, onsite parking and a beautiful waterfront resort locale.

General Information
Where: The Bay Harbor Arts Festival will be located down Main Street and on the lawns in front of the Bay Harbor Lake Marina which is at the end of Main Street in the Village at Bay Harbor. The Village at Bay Harbor is located right off US-31.
When: Friday, July 26, 2019 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm & Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The festival takes place RAIN or SHINE
Media: Ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, metal, and wood 
In the new “Green Market” non-juried category: Artisan Items; soaps, lotions, items produced with commercially available beads, essential oils, specialty food mixes, and similar items

Other information:
  • Make phone payments by calling Anne with Bay Harbor Company Accounting at 231.439.2539 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm weekdays.
  • If you have questions email us at artsfestival@bayharbor.com and we will respond as soon as possible.

The Bay Harbor Arts Festival encourages the creation of high-quality art that demonstrates creativity, innovation, and appreciation of the Visual Arts. We choose artists and artistic persons to participate in the show. The Arts Festival Committee, in turn, supports and enforces the acceptance and denial of participants. The Committee recognizes that the Arts Festival supports both professional and non-professional artist and seeks the opportunity to display a broad array of art. We also recognize that an Arts Festival creates an opportunity for artists and artisans to merchandise their talent through events and encourage the jury to be aware of these opportunities. We strive to provide a variety of artistic media to the public and patrons in an effort to make the Arts Festival both a high-quality art experience and a broad exposure to art.

The Arts Festival Committee also recognizes and celebrates the talents and creativity of those who create one-of-a-kind high-quality food and similar items. Our festival contains a non-juried “Green Market” component intended for Artisan Items; soaps, lotions, items produced with commercially available beads, essential oils, and similar items.

By applying to the Bay Harbor Arts Festival, the artist agrees to and confirms the following items:
  • This is a rain or shine event – there will be no make-up dates or refunds.
  • Booth spaces are 10ft x10ft, with a minimal footage available for storage. Vendors are not allowed to take up more than the 10x10 space allotted. Please stay within your footprint. Up to two (2) artists may apply to share a 10’x10’ booth- Application must include information for BOTH exhibitors.
  • Vendors must check-in during the hours of 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 25 or have prior arrangements with event coordinators to check-in between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on Friday, July 26, otherwise they will lose vendor space without refund.
  • Vendors must bring enough stock for the entire show and booth must remain open and attended for the duration of the show.
  • Vendors cannot sublease assigned booths or employ sales agents or representatives in lieu of checking in and attending the festival. 
  • Vendors are responsible for collecting, reporting and paying all sales taxes collected to the appropriate revenue division.
  • Vendors must furnish their own tent, table(s), chairs, extension cords, tent weights, lighting, (energy efficient bulbs) etc. Tents must be securely anchored to withstand waterfront high winds and other inclement weather. Heavy weighting with independent devices is mandatory. For the safety of all, vendors without adequate weights will not be allowed to stay at the festival. Tents must be covered and secured. The Village at Bay Harbor will not be held responsible for any products/merchandise/inventory/personal damage due to weather. Tents must be removed immediately after the close of the festival.
  • Nominal security will be provided after hours. The Bay Harbor Arts Festival will not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to participant’s property. Each exhibitor is responsible for securing their booth each night. Exhibitors are responsible for their own personal property and liability insurance. 
  • Exhibitors are responsible for keeping their assigned area clean and orderly. If you leave leftover trash, boxes, or pieces of your exhibit you will not be allowed to attend next year’s festival. 
  • Active solicitation outside booth is strictly prohibited. 
  • Take-down will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 27 and no sooner! Vendors who break down their booth or depart prematurely on any day of the festival will not be allowed to resume business on the following day or at all at the festival the following year. All items must be picked up upon leaving the festival, especially jewelry fastenings, metal claps, wire, and string/filament.

Booth Information
There is a $40 application fee
Regular Booth (10’X10’): $250  
Corner Booth (when available): $325
Double Booth (10’X20’): $450

Use Green19 to bypass the application fee
Regular Booth (10’X10’): $200  
Corner Booth (when available): $250
Double Booth (10’X20’): $350

This is for the booth space only – Artist must supply their tent, tables, linens, chairs and other items necessary for a successful exhibit.
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