Event Information

Big Bear Lake Artwalk - July 27 - 28, 2019

Bartlett Event Center - 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, California (West)

Phone: 8188134478
Event Dates: 7/27/19 - 7/28/19
Application Deadline: 5/17/19 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00


Event Summary
The Big Bear Lake Artwalk will be held at the Bartlett Event Center, central to the quaint shopping and entertainment district of the Alpine Lakeside Community and Big Bear Lake, CA. The event will feature fine art and fine crafts presented by artists from throughout the Southwest Region of the United States. 

The Big Bear Lake Artwalk will be celebrating it's 15th year at Bartlett Event Center. Artwalk is held in cooperation with the City of Big Bear Lake.


General Information
The Big Bear Lake Artwalk will accept original work in all medium of fine art and fine craft, such as paintings, photography, sculpture in clay, paper, stone, wood, metal, mixed media, pottery, ceramics, glass, and jewelry. The event is limited to 80 artists.

You are invited to submit your application for admission to Artwalk. This Artist Prospectus and Exhibitor Application include essential details on exhibitor participation and should be read carefully prior to application.

General Information

The Big Bear Lake Artwalk is a two-day outdoor celebration of the visual arts. The event will feature the work of not more than 80 exhibitors. Our goal is to provide a venue for creators of quality fine art and fine craft to meet with the art-buying public.

Important Deadlines

May 17, 2019: Application deadline

May 19, 2019 : Jury Begins

May 22, 2019: Email notification of application status.

June 14, 2019: Deadline for accepted artists to commit to exhibit and to remit booth fee.

Friday, June 28, 2019: Deadline to cancel participation in the 2019 Artwalk to receive credit of booth fee.

Jury Procedure

A maximum of 80 artists will exhibit at the 2019 event.  

The jury is comprised of professionals working within the art community. The panel uses a blinded jury process to review a set of four images provided by each artist. The process, materials, dimensions for each image and artist information statements are made available to the jury. Artistic excellence is the sole criteria for selection of exhibitors. The panel is convened to discuss their rankings and the artists with the top scores will receive invitations to exhibit. High-scoring artists who are not initially invited to exhibit will be added to a wait list and offered the opportunity to exhibit should an invited artist decline to participate in the Festival.


Booth Space and Regulations:

* All booth spaces are sized to accommodate display tents measuring 10' X 10" for $220.00 + 10% commission   or 10' X 20' for 375.00 +10% commision

* Canopies must be white.
* No electricity is available.
* Display arrangements must meet with approval of the committee. The committee is looking for balance in terms of variety of product and the way in which it is displayed.
*Artists must exhibit work on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
* Prior day set up is available.


Artists will pay a 10% commission on all sales made at and generated from the festival. The commission on sales is due at the close of the festival on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Artists are responsible for their own sales and collecting and reporting the State of California sales tax on any sales. If you are not agreeable to a 10% commission please reconsider and do not apply.

Application Fees:

Please submit a non-refundable jury fee of $20 with your application. Applicants may choose to pay online with their Visa or Master Card, or they may pay by a check made payable to the West Coast Artists. Mail check to P.O. Box 750, Acton, CA 93510.

Acceptance of Offer to Exhibit:

Any artist who is selected by the jury must notify the Festival of intent to exhibit at the 2019 Festival and submit a booth fee by Friday, June 7, 2019. Failure to respond by the deadline may result in revocation of the invitation and immediate invitation of an alternate from the waiting list. The applicant must keep his or her Zapp profile up to date with correct contact information, including mailing address, email address and phone number.

Exhibit Fee

Upon acceptance into the festival, all artists will be asked to submit a $220.00 10' X 10' booth fee or $375.00 10' X 20' booth fee, depending on your size preferrence, through ZAPP.

Digital Images
* Five (5) images are to be submitted for each individual media category entered by the artist.
* Four (4) images must be of individual pieces of work.
* One (1) image must be of an outdoor display of the artist's work, showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work.
* Images must be in 1920 pixel horizontal x 1920 pixel vertical format, for more information access www.zapplication.org/imaging_tips.phtml
* Images must accurately represent the body of the artist's work to be exhibited at the Arts Festival.

Additional Policies

The Big Bear Lake Artwalk presents original work of exhibiting artists. We do not accept mass production studios, organizations or groups. No imports, commercial, or purchased for resale work. No clothing.
Artists must be present with their work for the entire event. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist.
Artists may exhibit only in the category in which they were juried and may not display work in new categories without re-jurying.
Work must be consistent with submitted images.


2:00pm - 8:00 pm Friday, July 26, 2019, or 6:00 am - 9:00 am Saturday, July 27, 2019

Festival Hours:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

Tear down:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Booth Information
Space are 10' X 10' and canopies must be white. Tables must be covered to the ground. No storage of boxes or packing materials outside of booth.

Canopies must be securely anchored, the show is on pavement.

Artists will conduct their own sales and sell their work at their own prices. Please no "Sale" , "Show Special", or "Discount" signs.

10' X 10' space $220.00 + 10% commission 
10' X 20' space $375.00 + 10% commission
Corner $50.00
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