The Westport Fine Arts Festival is held in downtown Westport - a mecca of shops, restaurants and living space overlooking the beautiful Naugatuck River. The venue is stunning and impressive. This will be the 44th 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 as one of the top 100 in the country. High end sales and artists amenities 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 and free art materials are made available to inspire new artists and patrons. New this year, the Westport Arts Festival is being run by Festival Director Sue Brown Gordon of Gordon Fine Arts and the Bruce Museum with the Westport Downtown Merchants Association.

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. Bring WEIGHTS. There can be NO STAKING DOWN. You will be displaying on flat pavement. Please, No SMOKING near booths.There will be limited Friday and Saturday Set up. You will be able to park nearby but you may wish to bring a hand truck. Overnight vehicle parking is allowed near the site.

No generators, no reps, no refunds if show is cancelled due to weather or any other unforeseen event.
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 Director Westport Fine Art Festival
Gordon Fine Arts | |  (518) 852-6478 |