FestivALL Art Fairs Info
We have extended the Art Fairs application deadline to March 31
The Capitol Street Art Fair is part of FestivALL's 15-day celebration in June. The event will run from June 27-28, 2020 and includes up to 100 artists. Participants will have the option of double or single booths and will need to verify table sizes, chair needs, electrical needs, and location preference. This two-day event also includes free street stages with live music and performances, as well as a Children's Art Fair that will take place on the block in front of the Kanawha County Public Library. This juried fair continues to grow as the biggest of it's kind in West Virginia and is known for the high quality of new and returning artists that participate each year.
The Harvest Art Fair is an indoor extention of the Capitol Street Art Fair that take place October 10-11, 2020 during FestivALL Fall. Space is limited, so no more than 30 artists will be accepted. Single space booths will be provided (10x8-10) with tables & chairs upon the artists' request. This two day event also includes live music, make & take art activities for children and adults, plus raffles and more.
In order to be considered for the FestivALL Capitol Street Art Fair or the Harvest Art Fair in October, you will need the following:
PHOTOS OF WORK: 3-5 photos of each medium. For example, if you make jewelry and pottery, you will need to send 3 photos of each. Please make sure these are good quality images, as you will be judged on what can be seen.
DISPLAY PHOTO: 1 photo or drawing of your OUTDOOR display. We must see your entire display. A single space is no largere than 10”wide x 6”deep
APPLICATION DEADLINES: Early-bird Application Deadline is February 15 and Final Application Deadline is March 15. Applicants will be notified by March 20 if they have been accepted.
SHOW FEES: Prices vary. Please note that show fees are paid after you receive your invitation to the show. Your show fee/deposit indicates that you are accepting the invitation and being placed into the show:
By February 15: Single Booth- $95 Double Booth- $170
By March 31: Single Booth- $125 Double Booth- $200
Once accepted in to the fair(s), booth fees are due:
- April 6, 2020 Deadline to be included in print materials
- May 22, 2020 Deadline to participate in the fair
ARTIST STATEMENTS: We want to know about you and the work you create. Please include an artist statement.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
DEPOSITS: Payment will need to be sent by April 1 to be included in FestivALL's full printed schedule. All other final payment must be sent by May 22 to participate in the fair.
CONFIRMATIONS: If you are accepted, additional show information such as lodging, parking, set-up times, directions, etc. will be included in your confirmation. This will be emailed to you witht the receipt of your deposit or booth fee. Please review this information carefully as it includes important event details.
CANCELLATIONS/ CREDIT/ REFUNDS: WE WILL NOT ISSUE REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS; however, a credit (good for 2 years) will be issued if notification is made at least 30 DAYS (May 22) prior to the FestivALL CAPITOL STREET ART FAIR. Cancellations must be made in writing (email preferred) and received in our offices as per the dates outlined. Credits may be used towards future booth fees at the Capitol Street Art Fair AND Harvest Art Fair and expire after 2 years.
E-MAIL: Please note that invitations, waitlist notifications, confirmations, important updates, and announcements will be sent to you via email. Be sure to check your email account regularly & double check you SPAM file for email from email@example.com
CHECKS/PAYMENTS: Digital Invoices will be sent along with acceptance letters in March (credit card payment). Payments must be made by April 1 to be included in FestivALL print marketing and ALL must be paid by May 22.
- IF you are paying via check, please make it out to FestivALL Charleston with Capitol Street Art Fair on the memo line. Also be sure to include your full name on the check to avoid confusion. Please send to:
PO Box 11287
Charleston, WV 25339
PROCESSING TIME: Please allow at least 2-4 weeks to process your application from the date it is received. Please always try to apply as early as possible to make for a smooth process for our staff and artists.
WAITING LIST: Once shows are closed, applications are still accepted for the waitlist. We will contact you as early as possible IF any spaces become available. Please keep in mind that this may be as late as 10 days before the show. If you cannot work on short notice, the waitlist may not be the best option for you. If we call you from the waitlist to see if you would like to participate in the show, you have the option to turn us down without penalty.
WEATHER: The Capitol Street Art Fair is held outdoors and go on rain or shine. No credits or refunds will be issued if show is affected by forces of nature beyond our control. Please check our website or contact the office for updates on cancellations resulting from severe weather such as, tornados, flooding, etc. Please note, we will not cancel a show unless informed by state, city or local officials that it will be in the best interest of safety for all (this has only happened one time in 15 years). If it looks like it is going to rain, we will not call a show prior to the event. It will be at the show coordinator’s discretion on site at the time.
CAREFULLY READ the rules and regulations before submitting.
We review all information contained within the pages of this website and mailings and is believed to be accurate and complete. We are not responsible for any typographical errors. If we find one, we will immediately fix as needed. Management has final rights for interpretations and disclosure and reserves the right to change any information as it becomes necessary (show venue, parking locations, additional city licenses, fees, policies, weather or other threats, etc.). Any changes will be disclosed to parties involved as soon as they become apparent. We will make every attempt via e-mail or phone, as we feel best for confirmed parties (within reason). Thank you for following all of our policies. They are in place to ensure a smooth process for ALL. If you have any further questions, please contact The FestivALL Office at 304-470-0489.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY! Application also includes our October Harvest Art Fair. Aritsts will be juried for both at the same time.