Booth Artisan Guidelines - 2013
At the heart of the annual Anacortes Arts Festival are 250 booth artisans who fill six blocks from 4th Street to 10th Street on Commercial Ave.
These artists are chosen through a selection process based on quality, originality and marketability.
Application Process - Deadline was March 5, 2013
Next year's application will be available in January
We accept Internet applications only. There is a $25 application fee. To apply, submit the online application form with three images: two of your product and one booth image with your work attractively displayed.
The images must be in JPEG format, 1024 x 768 pixels and limited in size to 500 kB (images formatted for ZAPP® are acceptable). The selection process includes the projection of your images on a large screen. Your works are evaluated on originality, quality, and marketability; therefore high quality, clear representations can determine if you are accepted into our show.
We will accept and evaluate only one Category of Primary Media per application. The choices are:
- 2D Work: painting, photography, prints & drawings
- Basketry, Gourds
- Candles, Soap, Floral, Body Therapy
- Ceramics, Clay, Pottery, Tile
- Fiber Art, Paper Art
- Food Products
- Glass, Jewelry
- Metal, Sculpture, Yard Art
- Wearable Art, Leather
- Wood, Furniture, Mirror
Please add our email to your email address book so that you can receive information from us. Be sure to mark our deadline dates on your calendar and give us a call if you don't hear from us.
Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be Emailed to you by March 26, 2013.
You will be notified of your booth location by Email on May 16, 2013. Booth locations are assigned on a first-come/first-served basis determined by when we receive your booth payment.
We will accept Visa or MasterCard for payment of your booth fees and commissions.
Booth Fees - $325
Booth Fees for accepted Booth Artisans are due by April 16, 2013. Booth fees are: $325 for each 10' x 10' space. No refunds after April 23, 2013.
Commission - 10%
Our commission format is 10% of all sales. We use daily Tally sheet totals. We will also allow the use of cash registers for recording sales. Commissions are due at the close of the Festival, August 5 between 5pm and 8pm.
Collection and reporting of Washington State Sales Tax are your responsibility. UBI (tax identification) is required by Washington State. Booth Fees cannot be accepted without a UBI number. For more information call 800-647-7706. Web site: http://dor.wa.gov/
The Anacortes Arts Festival expects booth artisans to carry their own insurance. You do not need to send us a copy of your policy.
Food Products Category
Food categories must obtain necessary food/food handling permits through the WSDA, USDA, FDA or the Skagit County Health Department. We will have to have a copy of your license before you can set up. For complete information contact www.skagitcounty.net/health or call (360) 336-9380 ext 3402.
At the Festival
Your booth must be designed to withstand wind and inclement weather. Exhibitors must maintain sufficient quantities of merchandise throughout the weekend. All booths will be viewed during the weekend to ensure that screening standards have been upheld. Sorry, no pets are allowed. Please do not bring animals.
The Festival maintains good security; however, we are not responsible for loss or damage. We hire security to walk the Festival grounds on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and early morning hours; however, we recommend removing your product from your booth each evening.
Awards Totaling $3,600
Each year the Anacortes Arts Festival Board recognizes outstanding Booth Artisans. Last year the Anacortes Arts Festival matched funds with three sponsors for $3,600 in cash awards: $2,000 for Best of the Fest with Wells Fargo Bank; $1,000 with Puget Sound Energy for the Creativity Award; and $600 for six partnership awards with the Chamber of Commerce.
Paddy McNeely of Paddy McNeely Porcelain from Seattle, WA
won the $2,000 Best of Fest award