Thank you for your interest in the Blue Ridge ArtSpace Birthday Celebration festival which will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014. Our festival is a juried, nonprofit, volunteer event with proceeds going to help support the activities of the Arts Council throughout the county.
If you wish to apply as an exhibitor, please complete the application by clicking HERE. The deadline for receiving your application is April 8 along with your $10 non-refundable application fee (payable by check or PayPal). The $10 fee is waived for current Watauga County Arts Council members. If your application is accepted by our jury, you will be notified via email no later than April 14th and will be required to submit your $45 non-refundable booth reservation fee by April 30th. As soon as we receive your fee, you will then receive the hours regarding set-up/break-down times and other event information.
All work must be original in design, form, concept, and media. It must be handcrafted and/or artistically created by the exhibitor. NO manufactured clothing, kits, flea market items, plastic or Styrofoam products, greenware, pre-molded ceramics, costume jewelry, princess crowns, or factory-made unfinished furniture – only items that have been approved by the jury will be allowed.
Applicants must submit four images – three images of individual pieces and one of the overall booth display.With mailed applications, 4” x 6” photos (no slides) are required; with electronic applications, attach digital photos in jpg format. We reserve the right to reject any application or to ask you to remove anything unacceptable to our family-oriented festival. Please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your mailed application if you wish the photos to be returned. If you are rejected, it may be that we have the maximum of exhibitors of your art/craft or have filled all of the spaces.
If two people share a booth, each must fill out an application and pay all fees separately, including the 10% commission. Each exhibitor must provide all materials for his/her own display. Booth space is approximately 12’ x 12’. There are NO DOUBLE SPACES, and we are unable to promise specific booth assignments in advance. All booths are outdoors on an asphalt surface, and there is no rain date. IF YOU USE A TENT/CANOPY, IT MUST BE FIRE RETARDANT. “FIRE RETARDANT” must be stated on the tent or you must have papers or the box label certifying that it is fire retardant. Also you must have a FIRE EXTINGUISHER in your tent. The tent must also be tightly secured/weighted in case of strong winds. Please be aware that no pets are allowed at this event (except trained service animals).
We require all participants to pay a commission of 10% of their GROSS SALES (NOT NET PROFIT) to the nearest dollar. You will be given an envelope for that purpose when you register. This payment in the form of cash or check (payable to Watauga County Arts Council) is to be turned in at the end of the day before you leave the Blue Ridge ArtSpace.