Event Information

Fine Arts & Crafts Festival 2019 | Estes Park, CO

Bond Park Area
Estes Park, Colorado (West)

Phone: 970-218-6005
Event Dates: 9/14/19 - 9/15/19
Application Deadline: 4/1/19 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
     We are pleased to invite you to apply for exhibition in the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies 44th Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, September 14 & 15, 2019.
     For over 40 years the Fine Arts Guild has sponsored this Festival to provide outstanding artists with a venue to showcase their work.  We pride ourselves in hosting a Festival where exhibitors and visitors enjoy a friendly, fun-filled weekend.
     The Festival will be held in or around Bond Park in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado.  Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and only a short drive from Denver and Northern Colorado's Front Range communities.
     The Festival is held in mid-September when the fall colors and incredible elk population are special attractions.  Join us in making this year's Festival as spectacular as its settings.

General Information
We welcome any artist in a fine art or fine craft, who exhibits his or her own hand made works of art.  Approximately 100 artists will be accepted after a competitive, anonymous jury process.

Show Dates and Times
Friday, September 13, 10 am - 8 pm  Staggared set up
Saturday, September 14, 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, September 15, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 15, 5 pm -  Pay taxes & tear down

Summary of Important Dates
Applications available:  January 1, 2019
Application deadline:  March 31, 2019
Jury:  April 15 - 21, 2019
Jury Notification by email:  April 22 - 27, 2019
Acceptance and Booth Fee Deadline:  June 15, 2019
Cancellation deadline for 90% booth fee refund:  July 15, 2019

  • All art must be original in concept, design, and execution.  We look for quality, originality, technical expertise, and creativity. Our goal is a diverse but balanced show.
  • No food booths are permitted
  • All entries will be reviewed, juried and screened prior to your acceptance.
  • All applications require 4 images of your work and one of your outdoor display
  • All cancellations must be made in writing

Media:  bath products/candlesceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, folk art, glass, gourd art, jewelry, leather, mixed media, metal, painting, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, wearable art, wood

  • Complimentary coffee and donuts available each morning
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Limited booth sitting based on availability of volunteers

1.  Each artist is limited to the types of art or crafts previously juried.  All work exhibited must be original and produced by the exhibiting artist or an apprentice/assistant working in the confines of the artist's studio and under the immediate supervision of the artist.  Work designated by the artist, but produced by another artist, individual or commerical entity is not acceptable.  Commercially manufactured products are not acceptable.  No craft supplies can be displayed.  All items displayed must be for sale.  Discounted sales signs implying bargains, or signs in poor taste, in color or words or not conforming to the standards of the show, are not allowed.

2.  All booths will be on a hard surface and must have adequate weight (100 lbs/leg) to withstand the sometimes extensive winds,  Weights must be located within the booth.  Some tie downs are available in front of the Municipal Building.

3.  The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies, sponsor of the Festival, will not be responsible for damage to exhibits by theft, fire, wind, or other causes.  Artists are responsible for their own insurance to cover loss from any source. Proof of insurance naming the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies as additional insured must be provided upon acceptance of the invitation to participate.  Overnight security is provided.

4.  Exhibitors will be expected to check in between 10 am - 7 pm on Friday, September 13, and 6:30 - 8 am on Saturday, September 14.  A picture ID will be required of all exhibitors at check-in.  All exhibits must be in place and open for business by 9 am on Saturday, September 14  and Sunday, September 15, and remain open during the advertised hours of the Festival, 9-6 Saturday and 9-5 Sunday.  Artists are expected to staff their booth at all times.  Booth sitters will be available on a limited basis depending on the availability of volunteers.  If working alone, arrangements can also be made with neighboring artists to "watch" your booth for brief absences.  Demonstration of your craft is encouraged.

5. Artisans are responsible for set-up and removal of their own displays, furnishings, and trash.  Trash receptacles and recycling containers for cans, glass and plastic bottles are available throughout the Festival area.

6.  Name tags and a small sign identifying you and your booth number will be provided in your welcome packet.  Please place the tent sign near the outside of the booth for easy viewing.  You are, of course, welcome to display your own business signs as well.

7.  Children will be permitted only if they are supervised by an adult at all times.  Pets must be leashed or in a carrier.  Any disturbance will result in the exhibitor being removed from the Festival.

8.  Artists must have a Colorado Multiple Events Sales Tax License and are expected to collect sales tax and to accurately report all tax collected.  The Fine Arts Guild will collect those tax monies and submit them under its own sales tax number.  Tax forms for this purpose will be provided.  Tax forms and collected taxes can be submitted beginning at 5 pm on Sunday.  Both the town and the state will be provided with a list of names, business names, and contact information for all participating artists.  The Colorado Multiple Events Sales Tax License number must be reported on the application.  The application for a multiple event license can be found at:  http://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/sales-tax-account-license.

9. Due to the possibility of bears in the area, do not leave any food in your booth overnight.

Booth Information
  • $250 for 10 x 10 booth space
  • $480 for 10 x 20 double booth space
  • Availabilty of electricity is limited
  • Approximately one half of the booth spaces are corners and open on two sides and the rest on one side only.
To pay by check: make payable and send to Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies, P.O. Box 1165, Estes Park, CO 80517

April 22 - 27 - Artists will be notified of acceptance, non-acceptance, or waitlisting by email unless otherwise requested.  (Please add fagr.festival@gmail.com to your address book to ensure that you receive emails from the organization.)
July 15 - Deadline for receipt of written notification of cancellation/withdrawal in order to receive 90% refund of booth fees.
August 15 - Booth assignments available
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