We love to provide support and answers for our dedicated artists. Below are a selection of commonly requested resources and FAQs. If you have further questions or are looking for something else, please contact us!
Where can I apply?
Our artist application is run by ZAPP - an online artist application software. Each year we accept applications from January-April. See our artist application for more details.
How is layout decided?
Following the announcement of our artists we begin creating the layout of the festival. We do not accept space requests or reservations, with the exception of our no-breakdown spaces. Layout is determined primarily to create a variety of styles and genres through the festival.
When can I setup?
Setup begins at 7am. Cars must be off the streets no later than 9am. Unload promptly and move vehicles before setting up display. The show begins promptly at 10am each day.
What if someone else is in my space?
If you are having any issues with setup, please locate a festival volunteer (look for the blue shirts). We will be happy to mediate any issues.
How will the bike race effect setup?
The bike race only takes place on Sunday. Inevitably this means road closures are earlier than Saturday. Be sure to arrive with plenty of time.
Where can I park?
We have reserved artist parking at the Justice Center on Union St. There is overflow parking across the Street in the County Parking Garage. See our parking map for more information.
How large is my space?
Artist spaces are 10'x10'. If you exceed this space you will be asked to rearrange.
What is provided?
We provide an empty 10x10 space for you to setup as needed. We encourage tents for protection from the sun, heat, and any other weather.
What fees should I expect?
See our artist application for details on the upcoming festival. All proceeds benefit the festival and our partners.
Any other requirements?
Displays must not block sidewalks and all tables must be covered to the ground with packing materials neatly out of sight. No electric is available for artists. Booths may not be shared unless you applied together. All artwork must be original and made by you. Violation will result in removal from the show. Artists are not permitted to change spaces or move their setup without permission from the festival directors.
How do I get a booth number?
Booth numbers will be distributed to each vendor. Please display this number both days of the festival. We will collect them on Sunday at 4pm.
Are there bathrooms and refreshments?
Yes! Check out our festival map to find key points of interest. If you need someone to watch your booth while you make a run,please talk to your neighboring artists or a festival volunteer.
How will my customers find me?
We promote our artists and other vendors in a number of ways: social media, our mobile-friendly website, a printed program, and our partner app, MeetBall. The festival is advertised across the region in print, digital, and outdoor signage.
How many people attend the festival?
We typically estimate 15,000-20,000 visitors across the weekend.
What if there is bad weather?
Our festival goes on, rain or shine! In the rare and unfortunate case of extreme weather we would cancel the affected day(s). We are not able to have a rain date due to the location and permits of our festival. Fees paid cannot be refunded.
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