Event Information


Venice-Nokomis Rotary Art Festival 2020 - 28th Annual

Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Venice, Florida (South)

Phone: 941-544-7272
Event Dates: 1/18/20 - 1/19/20
Application Deadline: 10/15/19 Midnight EST
53 day(s) and 23 hour(s) remaining


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
For over 27 Year the Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club has hosted the most artist friendly Art Festival in South Florida.  Our artists consistently give us great reviews for the support we provide, easy in-load and out-load, enthusiastic crowds, and overnight security.  We attract thousands of attendees with our array of artists, antique/classic automobiles, live music, family fun, good food and drink, and our new City of Venice Road E-O.  Venice is directly on the gulf of Mexico and has some of the best beaches in Florida which attract thousands of northerners every winter.  New this year we will have a large circus tent as an option for artists who prefer protection from the elements.

General Information
EXHIBIT SPACE: Approximately 10' X 10'. Bring your own tent and weights.  One space is included in the application fee.  One or more additional spaces, depending on availability, can be purchased at the stated entry fee.
SETUP TIME   Friday, Jan. 18, Noon-6:00PM   Saturday, Jan. 19, 6:00-8:00AM

FESTIVAL HOURS      January 19 & 20, 2018

Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sunday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Cash Prizes   
Best in Show 
Category Awards                                                  
Merit Awards 
Show Features                                               
       ●    Artist parking behind your booth or close by
       ●    Easy load-in and load-out
       ●    Overnight Security
       ●    Music
       ●    Great Food and Drink
       ●    Attracts thousands of attendees
       ●    Great Community Support

Mixed Media
Crafts □


1.     Categories of work shall be limited to FINE ART & CRAFTS.  All art displayed must be the original work of the artist/craftsperson exhibiting and must be signed by the Exhibitor. Ceramics must be original art works and not made from commercial molds.  No agents or representatives may participate.  In the event of a question, please be prepared to show appropriate identification and, if requested by the committee, be prepared to demonstrate your art or craft.
2.     Each applicant must submit three (3) new photos of his/her recent work as well as one (1) photograph of the proposed display.
4.     The jury selection of an artist/craftsperson is an acceptance of his/her commitment to exhibit.  No refunds will be made for cancellation by the Artist/Craftsperson.
5.     No refunds shall be made for inclement weather of other acts of God over which the Sponsors have no control, and the risk and/or loss from such event shall be borne by the Exhibitor. Cash awards will not be issued to any exhibitors departing before the end of the festival.
6.     Only the type of art/crafts selected for entry may be exhibited or sold.
7.     No sharing of booth space is permitted except where two people work together. No subletting or selling of space to anyone is permitted.
8.     Each Exhibitor must comply with all pertinent State of Florida sales tax regulations.
9.     Each Exhibitor will be provided with and must display an 8 1/2" X 11" card with Exhibitor's name, category of art and home city.
10.   During official Festival hours, the booth must be manned at all times by the Exhibitor. No agents are permitted.
11.   Exhibitors may check-in and setup on Friday, January 17, 2020 between Noon and 6:00 PM; or Saturday, January 18, 2020 between 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM.
12.   Booths must be set up by 8:00 AM Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday. No booth may be dismantled prior to the 4:00 PM Sunday closing time of the Festival.
13.   No hawking sales procedures are permitted, including the use of loudspeakers
14.   Exhibitors must furnish their own tables, chairs and related items used for their display. Racks and booths must be strong enough to withstand winds and crowds
15.   All painting, watercolors, photography and prints must be framed, mounted or displayed in a portfolio or appropriate stand.
16.   All Exhibitors must unload and park their vehicles in the designated area behind booths for conventional cars, RVs, and vans. Oversized (bus-size) RV's must be parked in an adjacent field after unloading. Arrangements to accommodate large RV's operated by handicapped artists can be made if requested with application.  Exhibitors are expected to leave their space clean upon departure.
17.   Adding on to the exhibit space by protrusions onto walk ways, or by taking on extra tenting in the rear, is prohibited.
18.   The Committee reserves the right to remove work of displays considered objectionable to the average general public and may do so without refund to the Exhibitor.
19.   The Committee reserves the right to exclude without refund any Exhibitor who breaks these rules while the Art & Crafts Festival is in progress.
20    If there are a minimal number of entries in one or more categories the Committee may combine or adjust categories before judging to improve competition.

Booth Information

Booth Fees
10 Ft X 10 Ft booth Outside $250
10 Ft X 10 Ft booth Outside Corner $275
10 Ft X 10 Ft booth Inside Circus Tent $300
10 Ft X 10 Ft booth Inside Circus Tent Corner $325