Event Information

Helper Arts, Music, and Film Festival 2019

Main Street
Helper, Utah (West)

Phone: 801-712-7611
Event Dates: 8/16/19 - 8/18/19
Application Deadline: 7/29/19 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
The Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival has a rich history of twenty plus years bringing the arts to not only Helper, but surrounding areas as well. The Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival’s mission is to encourage art and culture in Carbon County, support the local artist community, stimulate and enrich the local economy through the arts, and to educate and give access to art for everyone, regardless of income level or art experience. The Festival endeavors to not only put on a great Festival, but to bring the arts to the community throughout the year as much as possible.  The Festival is set in the historic mining community of Helper, Utah.  The event includes live music, painting, sculpture, youth art yard, ceramics, jewlery and more in our Artist Marketplace.  A food court is available to grab a bite and wander our Main St. or to sit in the Main St. park and enjoy a cold beverage.  

General Information
The 25th Annual Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival will be held in Historic Downtown Helper, Utah August 16-18, 2019 with exhibition space provided. In addition to fine arts and crafts, there will a Children’s Art Yard, films from the Butch Cassidy Film Festival, and more. The Festival features musical entertainment that includes country rock, pop all on stage in our Main Street Park.  There is also a food court to grab a bite.  The Festival is an outdoor event that is free to the public. Average attendance is 4500+.

Call For Artists!
Artists are invited to submit an application to the Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival sponsored by the Helper Arts Alliance. The Festival is looking for high quality original artwork and handcrafted arts. Those wishing to participate in this year’s Festival may do so by submitting a completed application, four photos of your work. Booth fee: $200 for 10' x 10' space.

Exhibition Space
Accepted exhibitors will be assigned a space throughout the Festival Area based upon style of media and presentation. Booth space allotted will be a minimum of 10’ x 10’. Larger spaces may be available for an extra fee. Exhibitors must provide display booths, tables, stands and any other materials needed. ALL BOOTHS MUST BE SECURED WITH WEIGHTS. Exhibitors must assume responsibility for monitoring their display. No one will be allowed to exhibit from a vehicle.

Artist presence is required. Set‐up may begin at 7AM on Friday. To maintain the friendly and personal atmosphere of the festival it is imperative that exhibitors be there all day for each of the two and a half show days. Booths may be left in place overnight, but it is not recommended that artwork be left unattended. Exhibitors display all artwork at their own risk. Overnight camping in the booths or on the street is not allowed. Exhibitors are responsible for removing debris from their space each day. The Festival does not end until 1:00 pm Sunday afternoon. Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and paying sales tax to the Utah Tax Commission.

Booth Hours
August 16 Set‐up 7 AM - 2 PM
Exhibit 2 PM– dusk
August 17 10 AM – dusk
​August 18 10 AM - 1 PM

Rules & Regulations
The Helper Arts and Music Festival Committee reserves the right to remove exhibitors from display with all fees forfeited when: 1. The Committee feels the exhibitor is guilty of improper conduct. 2. The Exhibitor attempts to sell work that is not original work. 3. The Exhibitor hinders or encumbers another participant’s ability to properly exhibit. 4. The Exhibitor moves to another location without official permission. 5. The Exhibitor does not personally represent the work being sold. 6. The Exhibitor shows artwork that is noticeably inferior to or different from the artwork in the accepted photographs. The Judge’s decision is final. All work presented must be the artist’s own creation. No manufactured, commercial or kit work will be accepted. Any artist displaying work not meeting these criteria will be asked to leave the Festival without refund of fee.

August is typically a temperate month. However, there is always the risk of wind and rain. The festival takes place regardless of weather or acts of God, so be prepared.
No refunds will be issued due to weather.

Booth Information
10 X 10 Booth Space is $200 for the entire Festival
If you require electrical, please indicate and bring appropriate extension cords, electrical tape, etc.  
If you requre a booth space next to another party, please indicate
Set up begins at 7am Friday, August 16.  Vendors will be notified a week prior to location and specific set up time i.e. 7 - 8; 8 - 9 and so on.
​**Note - please secure all tents, etc with weights as we do occassionally experience high winds from the canyon**