Thank you for considering the Waterbury Arts Fest (WAF)! WAF has been held in historic, downtown Waterbury, Vermont for the past sixteen years.
On Saturday morning, art vendors set up along the closed Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane. Artists are chosen for quality and range of art mediums. Each year artist work includes fine art painting, pottery, fiber art, weaving, glasswork, baskets, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture as well as food and wellness products. Many artists conduct demonstrations throughout the day. There is a stage located at the center of the festival with performances staggered throughout the day from 10 am to 4 pm. Musicians include students from the local high school, dancers from Green Mountain Performing Arts, magicians and other family-friendly acts.
The mission of the Waterbury Arts Fest is to celebrate artists and their work.
ARTIST SELECTION CRITERIA
The Waterbury Arts Fest (WAF) Planning Committee will review all applications and accept artists based on medium, quality, originality, and price-point, so that a variety of mediums and price-points are represented. In addition:
Artwork must be made in VT, NH, ME, MA, RI, CT or NY.
Applicants must have created their own work and be at the festival to represent it.
The WAF Planning Committee reserves the right to limit certain art mediums, regardless of quality to prevent saturation.
The WAF Planning Committee will announce artist acceptance by April 6, 2017.
The WAF Event Coordinator will communicate with accepted artists regarding specific booth details, booth fees due, and all other festival-related logistics.
Non-tented booths - $45, Tented 10'x10' space - $70
Artists should not send booth fees until notified by the WAF Event Coordinator.
The WAF Event Coordinator will assign booth locations to artists in an effort to provide the best marketable environment for each artist.
March 17, 2017 – Artist applications and non-refundable application fee due. No exceptions.
April 6, 2017 - All applicants will be notified of results via email.
April 28, 2017 – Booth fees due for approved artists. Late fee of an additional $10 applied to all unpaid booths.
May 19, 2017 – Unpaid booth spaces will be released. No refunds will be given after this date.
July 15, 2017 - Festival date, show open 10am-4pm. Your will receive your set-up times early this week.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Artists must be present for the duration of the show, Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10am-4pm.
Festival will be held rain or shine.
Artists will be responsible for providing their own displays and doing their own set-up and take-down. Some volunteers will be on-hand to assist. Exhibits must remain within assigned 10'x10' space.
Artists are prohibited from selling food and/or art that they have not created themselves.
Electrical power is NOT available.
Bathroom facilities are available during the show, and volunteers will be available to sit at your booth in your absence.