Artists & Crafters: Two weeks left to apply for the Shoreline Arts Festival

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2014 booth artist
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The Shoreline Arts Festival gathers 10,000+ attendees for a summer celebration of the arts and local artists. The two-day event is a long-established tradition in this suburban Seattle community. This diverse Festival features an active Artists Marketplace along with juried art exhibitions, cultural performances, theatrical and literary performances, Hands-On Art, a children’s area, Food Court and much more. Apply Now.

Held at a great venue, the Festival is located on the grounds of the Shoreline Conference Center and Shoreline Auditorium, with both indoor and outdoor activities, excellent amenities, and ample parking for attendees.

The vibrant Artists Marketplace is situated in a new location this year, at the very front of the Festival, with booths occupying the large space between the Shoreline Center building and 1st Ave NE. This year’s Marketplace will feature 70+ juried artists. The organizers strive for a well-balanced mix of art types and price points, with emphasis always on quality of craftsmanship and vision.

5 Reasons why you should apply to the Shoreline Arts Festival Artists Marketplace:

  1. Over 10,000 art lovers come to this keystone community event each year. Celebrating its 25th year, the Shoreline Arts Festival has a lot to brag about and is planning for expanded event advertising.
  2. New festival layout allows for each booth to set up as a corner booth, allowing you to put your best foot forward.
  3. Location! Show and Sell your work in the art-loving neighborhoods of North King County.
  4. With over 70 artists participating in the Artist Marketplace, the festival is a vibrant event with an incredible community.
  5. Water, snacks, booth sitters, and artist/member lounge are available for selling artists to make sure you have the best weekend possible!

Eligibility – We’re a juried Artists Marketplace

• Work must be handmade. No commercially produced work, kits, or imported goods.
• All work must be original and created by or under direction of the artists(s).
• Artist(s) must attend the entire Festival.
• Items must match type and quality submitted for jurying. No work by non-juried artists.

Booth Specifications - Two types of outdoor booth spaces are available:
• 10’ x 10’ uncovered, on asphalt or grass: $175
• 10′ x 20′ uncovered, on asphalt or grass: $350

All booths must withstand Northwest weather conditions, with canopies weighted or staked against wind. Tables and chairs are available for rental. Overnight security is provided. In addition to booth fee, a Shoreline business license may be needed.

The jury panel includes working artists, gallery managers, and/or Festival directors, who determine the balance of categories and select the artists. Category sizes are based in part on average sales from previous years. Jury decisions are confidential. The organizers strive for a well-balanced mix of art types and price points, with emphasis always on quality of craftsmanship and vision.

All applications must be received via Call for Entry by 10:59pm, March 1.

Good luck to applicants!

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


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