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Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council / Arts Festival / Call for Artists

Submission fee


Eligibility: We’re a juried Artists Marketplace. Requirements for artists include:

Work must be handmade. No commercially produced work, kits, or imported goods.
All work must be original and created by or under direction of the artists(s).
Artist(s) must attend the entire Festival.
Items must match type & quality submitted for jurying. No work by non-juried artists.
Image Requirements: 3-5 images of representative work

Booth Specifications: Two types of outdoor booth spaces are available:

10’ x 10’ uncovered, on asphalt or grass: $175
10’ x 20’ uncovered, on asphalt or grass: $350
All booths must withstand Northwest weather conditions, with canopies weighted or staked against wind. Tables and chairs are available for rental. Overnight security is provided. In addition to booth fee, a Shoreline business license may be needed.

Demonstrations: Demonstrations are strongly supported; they add to the vibrancy of the Marketplace as well as the success of the artists. Demo artists are highlighted in the Festival guide and receive additional marketing. All demonstrations will take place in the Demo area and a booth sitter will be provided during your demonstration time. (Please check with the Arts Council if your demo produces noxious smells, noise, etc, that may be of concern to other vendors or attendees.)

Are you interested in scheduling a time slot in our demonstration area? Demonstrating Artists receive highlighted publicity and additional benefits. We will follow up with interested artists after the jury selection process.

Jurying: The jury panel includes working artists, gallery managers, and/or Festival directors, who determine the balance of categories and select the artists. Category sizes are based in part on average sales from previous years. Jury decisions are confidential.

Advertising: The Festival is advertised through local media, signage, and mailings to Shoreline area residents. Participating artists are featured in the Festival guide and on the Festival website.

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 10:59pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Eligible media

Arts-Related, Craft, Design, Photography, Public Art, Visual Arts