45th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival
JULY 14 - 15, 2018 | SATURDAY 10AM - 5PM, SUNDAY 10AM - 5PM
The Westport Fine Arts Festival is held in downtown Westport - a mecca of shops, restaurants and living space overlooking the beautiful Saugatuck River. The venue is stunning and impressive. This will be the 45th year for this prestigious annual event. Patrons eagerly look forward to visiting from neighboring Fairfield and Westchester
counties. This show is nationally considered one of the best for quality and ranks a #34 of the top 200 in the country. High end sales and great artist hospitality make this a highly desirable weekend opportunity for fine artists. As a juried Fine Arts Festival, all works exhibited must be hand made and created by the artist. The Artist must be present to exhibit and represent their artwork for both days of the two day Art Festival. Westport Art Festival is a free community arts event. Bios, education and demos are strongly encouraged. Again this year, the Westport Fine Arts Festival and underwriters, Westport Downtown Merchants Association has engaged the return of Artist Director Sue Brown Gordon of Gordon Fine Arts and the Bruce Museum.
All handmade Fine Arts & Crafts media is acceptable.
- Prints are allowed but must be less than 15% of work exhibited and be clearly marked.
- No unframed photography on canvas prints.
- All works must be juried in the category you are applying for.
- Jewelry must be handmade - not mainly imported, manufactured components or strung beads.
- Please do not show jewelry if you did not jury for that category. No buy/sell is allowed. Violators will be asked to remove unjuried work and will be asked to leave without a refund.
Each exhibitor is responsible for providing their own display and all exhibit equipment. Displays must be attractive and crowd proof. All tents must be WHITE and properly weighted, canopies are not permitted due to fire lane restrictions. Bring your own WEIGHTS. There can be NO STAKING DOWN. You will be displaying on Town or private property. Please, NO SMOKING near booths. There will be set up Friday after 6.00pm and Saturday after 6.00am and your slot will be scheduled by the Artist Director. You will be able to park nearby at Westport Town Hall but you may wish to bring a hand truck. Overnight vehicle parking is allowed at Westport Town Hall. Show hours are 10.00am - 5.00pm both Saturday and Sunday. WDMA plans to honor its artists once again with an Artists Awards reception on Saturday evening and offer hospitality during the show.
No generators, no reps. This is a no refund show for all circumstances including but not limited to, weather, unforeseen circumstances or personal.
Security is provided Friday and Saturday nights, however, you are at your own risk. Do not leave valuables in your booth over night.
If you have any questions please contact us.
Thank you for your application and for sharing your art with us.
Sue Brown Gordon
Festival Artist Director Westport Fine Art Festival
Gordon Fine Arts | FAFDirector@westportdma.com | (518) 852-6478 | GordonFineArts.org