Thank you for applying to the 19th Annual Waterbury Arts Fest (WAF)! This signature summer event takes place in historic, downtown Waterbury and is the annual fundraiser for Revitalizing Waterbury (RW), the town's community development organization. Our mission is simple: to celebrate artists and their work.
ARTIST SELECTION CRITERIA
The 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 over-saturation.
The WAF Planning Committee will announce artist acceptance by April 3, 2020.
WAF Application Fee All applicants must pay a non-refundable $15 to submit their WAF application.
New & unpaid RW Members If you would like to become a member of RW, or currently are a member but have not paid your annual membership fee, we will bill you separately for full membership. Once received, we will apply your savings ($15) to the cost of your WAF booth space. Learn more about RW membership at https://revitalizingwaterbury.org/donations.
Current paid RW Members If you are currently a member of RW and have paid your annual membership fee, we will apply your savings ($15) to the cost of your WAF booth space.
The WAF Event Coordinator will communicate with accepted artists regarding specific booth details, booth fees due and all other festival-related logistics.
Artists should NOT send booth fees until notified by the WAF Event Coordinator.
"BYO-Tented" 10x10 space, artists must bring their own tents - $50,
"Pre-Tented" 10'x10' space under a pre-set-up tent - $80 (very limited availability).
The WAF Event Coordinator will assign specific booth locations to artists in an effort to provide the best marketable environment for each artist.
March 27, 2020 9pm – Artist applications and non-refundable application fee due. No exceptions.
April 3, 2020 - All applicants will be notified of results via email.
April 24, 2020 – Booth fees due for accepted artists. Late fee of an additional $10 applied to all unpaid booths.
May 15, 2020 – Unpaid booth spaces will be released. No refunds will be given after this date.
July 11, 2020 - 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 11, 2020, 10am-4pm.
Festival will be held rain or shine.
Set-up details and timing will be provided closer to the event.
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 art that they have not created themselves.
Artists are prohibited from selling eat-on-the-spot foods that compete with sales of food vendors.
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.