FestivALL

Capitol Street Art Fair & Harvest Art Fair

Application link is at the bottom of the page. Please read this info carefully before applying.

The Capitol Street Art Fair is part of FestivALL’s 10-day celebration in June. The event will run from June 17-18, 2023 and includes up to 80 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 street stages with free live music and performances, as well as a Children’s Art Fair that will take place on an adjacent block. This juried fair continues to grow as the biggest of its 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 extension of the Capitol Street Art Fair that takes place in October (2023 date TBA) during FestivFALL. Space is limited, so no more than 30 artists will be accepted. Single space booths will be provided (10×10) 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 AND/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 larger than 10”wide x 6”deep 

APPLICATION DEADLINES: Early-bird Application Deadline is February 15 and Final Application Deadline is March 31. Applicants will be notified by April 1 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 20:       Single Booth- $95      Double Booth- $170

By March 20:           Single Booth- $125    Double Booth- $200

Once accepted in to the fair(s), booth fees are due:
                 – April 11, 2022 Deadline to be included in print materials
                 – May 20, 2022 Deadline to participate in the fair

ARTIST STATEMENTSWe 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 20 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 with 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 26) 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 protected]

CHECKS/PAYMENTS: Digital Invoices will be sent along with acceptance letters in April (credit card payment). Payments must be made by April 11 to be included in FestivALL print marketing and ALL must be paid by May 20.

  • IF you are paying via check, please notify the Art Fair Coordinator as soon as possible. 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:
    FestivALL Art Fairs
    PO Box 11287
    Charleston, WV 25339

PROCESSING TIME: Please allow at least 1-2 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 18 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. FestivALL 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 or email [email protected]

APPLICATION: CLICK HERE TO APPLY! Application also includes our October Harvest Art Fair.
Artists will be juried for both at the same time.