Event Information

Kerrville Festival of the Arts 2019

700-800 blks Water Street and 200 blk Earl Garrett Street in Historic Downtown Kerrville
Kerrville, Texas (South)

Phone: 830-895-7962
Event Dates: 5/25/19 - 5/26/19
Application Deadline: 4/22/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00


Event Summary
The 6th annual Kerrville Festival of the Arts builds on the success of past year's events; 2018 featured more than 125 artists and saw more than 5,000 visitors. This year we're again planning for approximately 125 artists.

Kerrville is located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and draws thousands of visitors over the Memorial Day weekend for a variety of art, music and craft events. Visitors come from all across Texas, especially from San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth.

Kerrville Festival of the Arts began in 2014. Located in the Historic Downtown area, the Festival enjoys enthusiastic support from the community and especially from the downtown businesses.

Check out all the great artists who have confirmed already on the "Confirmed Artists" page of our website www.kvartfest.com.


General Information
"LAST CHANCE" Application Deadline  extended to April 22. 
Kerrville Festival of the Arts is a juried Fine Art Show and Sale open to artists residing anywhere in the United States. This is a 2-day, outdoor event. There will be spaces available in six large tents; a limited number of spaces for will be available for artists who choose to bring their own tents. Each artist may reserve no more than two spaces.

Admission to Kerrville Festival of the Arts is free and there is free parking in the adjacent parking garage and throughout the Downtown area.

In addition to the Festival of the Arts, downtown will also feature:
           §  Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show - Kerr Arts and Cultural Center
Other events for the Memorial Day weekend include:
           §  Texas Masters of Fine Art and Craft Show at the YO  Hotel    
           §  Kerrville Folk Festival at Quiet Valley Ranch 

Please Note

You may complete the application in ZAPP. However, processing Zapp applications into our data base requires several days.

We prefer that you go to www.kvartfest.com and submit your application directly to the Festival. There is a $5 convenience fee per credit card transaction thru our site.

Application Fee - this is more than a jury fee; it covers all administrative processing and is required from all artists, including Invited Artists. 

Regular Admission Deadline was March 2, 2019. Approximately 100 of the 130 available spaces have been filled in this 1st jury process. Applicants not invited at the conclusion of the Regular Admission process will be reconsidered with applications received during the "Last Chance" Admission process.

Now, for the regular stuff .......

Rules and Regulations: All exhibited work must be designed and executed by the artist. Artists must submit a set of images for each category in which they wish to exhibit.

Display: Each exhibitor is responsible supplying and erecting his or her own display. Display must fit entirely within the booth space rented, including chairs. Your display must not interfere in any way with that of your neighbor’s. All work on display must be for sale. We recommend that you bring a range of items to attract both the casual shopper and the fine art buyer. Artists must oversee their exhibit at all times and must display their work for the duration of the show.

Reproductions: Mechanical reproductions may be sold ONLY if labeled as “reproduction” or “limited edition” on the front of the work. Reproductions may comprise no more than 50% of the display area.

Refunds/Cancellations: The Application fee is non-refundable. Booth fees are due and payable within 7 days of being notified of acceptance as an exhibitor. After acceptance and payment of fees, you are considered to have made a commitment to exhibit. An accepted artist who fails to exhibit forfeits all fees.

Exhibited Work: Each exhibitor will be screened during the Festival to be certain the images submitted for jurying reflect the work being exhibited.  Any discrepancy will result in the artist being required to remove the work or to leave the Festival. In such instance, all fees are forfeited.

Unacceptable work includes but is not limited to: work produced from commercial molds, templates or patterns (e.g. mugs and t-shirts); kits or casting patterns; compositions of plant or animal life (exception: dried flower arrangements if the media is collected and prepared by the artist); imports; country crafts; decoupage; and, mass produced items. Work done by a production studio is not acceptable.

Also unacceptable is any partisan political display.

Lighting: Electricity is available at all booths but you will need an extension cord - we recommend 50 ft.The "power corridor" is at the back of the booth. It is not part of your booth and should not be used for storage as the staff electricians must be able to access the main power distribution boxes.

Please - no halogen lights and no more than 2 cords plugged into the power boxes.

Shared Space: Exhibitors may share a booth provided the work is compatible; each exhibitor must be juried individually.

Taxes: Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work and are responsible for the collection, reporting and payment of all taxes. The sales tax rate for Kerrville is 0.0825%.

Breakdown: Artists may not begin packing up and breaking down their display until the Festival officially closes.

Security: Overnight roving security Friday and Saturday nights will be provided by the City of Kerrville Police Department.

All fees are non-refundable and there is no rain date; this is a pet friendly venue.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions of need additional information.

Booth Information

Booths: Spaces are approximately 10’ x 10’
Booth Fees:
Spaces in Main tents – $275 each; 
Individual Tent spaces – $210 each Call to Confirm availability. (tents must be sufficiently weighted to withstand the winds which frequently occur; no stakes allowed. 

Electricity – Is available and included in the Booth Fee. Artists should bring a 50' extension cord to connect to primary power source.

Artists Move-In   Friday, May 24, 2019 starting at 5:00 pm. (Earlier time may be announced when space assignments are announced.) 

Artists Move-Out   Sunday, May 26 by 9:00 pm

Additional Information
We strongly suggest you make travel plans and reservations as early as possible. The town fills up and as the date gets closer it can be difficult to find lodging.

For campers and RVer’s, we recommend Kerrville-Schreiner Park. Formerly a state park, it is now City operated and has nice sites, even some cabins. There are a number of other RV Parks here including a KOA.

Our website www.kvartfest.com has a link to the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information on lodging.
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