Event Information


ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival 2020

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
South Walton, FL, Florida (South)

Phone: 8506225970
Event Dates: 5/9/20 - 5/10/20
Application Deadline: 3/6/20 Midnight CST
197 day(s) and 2 hour(s) remaining


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary

In its 32nd year, the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival takes place in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin each Mother’s Day weekend, May 9 & 10, 2020. Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 200 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great food & beverage options in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. ArtsQuest is a juried show that includes artists in the categories of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oils & Acrylics, Original Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Wood and Works on Paper (Watercolor, Printmaking, Pastels, Pencils, Ink). ArtsQuest awards $10,000 in cash prizes and is a rain or shine event.

General Information
ArtsQuest, in its 32nd year, is held in beautiful South Walton, Florida in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin along the Gulf of Mexico. The two-day festival is always held Mother's day weekend, which is a great time for discerning travelers to visit South Walton. ArtsQuest artists compete for $10,000 in cash awards, including Best in Show, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit.

Amenities: Artist hospitality room serving continental breakfast, light snacks and bottled water • Artist parking • Overnight security • Booth sitting • Artist-only lunch specials at participating restaurants • New festival venue is conveniently located to many affordable accommodation options

2019 ArtsQuest Award Winners are automatically accepted into the 2020 show and are exempt from jury fee, but must still submit application by deadline. 

Eligibility, Guidelines & Rules
1) ArtsQuest is a juried show (early bird jury fee is $25, after September 10, 2019, $45) of high quality original art open to all applying without distinction as having been a previous exhibitor.
2) 2019 ArtsQuest award winners who meet application deadline are automatically juried into the 2020 show. 3) Corner booths may be reserved for $375 and single booths for $325 on a first come, first served basis. Power is included in the booth fee. Booth space requests are honored in the following priority: 1. 2019 award winners 2. returning artists from 2019 3. new artists
4) Artist may jury in more than one category, but a separate jury fee and application must be submitted per category. Artists juried into the show in more than one category will exhibit in one booth unless a double booth has been reserved.
5) Artist must be present during the entire Festival. Agents may not stand in proxy.
6) Prints or replicas must not exceed 25% of overall exhibit. Postcards, t-shirts, books, etc. will not be permitted. Violation can result in the artist being asked to leave.
7) Artist is responsible for collecting and reporting sales tax on all sales. Sales tax forms will be provided.
8) If more than one artist collaborates to produce original work, all names must be included on the application
9) Booth space is approximately 10’x10’. Double booths may be reserved but are limited. Exhibitor must provide own 10’x10’ clean white tent per booth space. Rentals may be arranged through Festival vendors only.
10) Booth display images submitted must reflect actual Festival display. Amount of inventory, display equipment, signage, shelving, cases, etc. must be visible in booth display only.
11) Artwork images submitted with application must reflect actual work to be displayed at Festival.
12) The use of tent extenders, risers, etc. will not be permitted unless shown in booth image.
13) Access to electricity is included in the booth fee. 
14) Vehicles must be parked only in designated areas. Violations will result in elimination from future considerations.
15) Load-in will be Friday, May 8, 2020. Special load-in requests must be made on application.
16) Festival Hours during which artist must be on-site Saturday, May 9, 10am-7pm; Sunday, May 10, 10am-5pm.


Booth Information
 Booth fees are $325 and $375, respectively. Access to electricity is included in the booth fee. Booth space is approximately 10' x 10' and artists are responsible for providing tent and all exhibit equipment. Tents may be rented through the Festival for $200.