Check-in begins at 7:00 am on Saturday, September 16 and booths must be completely set up by 9:45. Teardown begins at 5:00 pm and must be finished by 8:00. No materials will be stored after 8:00 pm.
Artists will be in their booths throughout the show. Booths will remain set up until the show ends at 5:00 pm. Starting to break down the booth while the show is still open is disruptive for other artists and patrons.
Artists may have helpers to help with setting up their booth and/or selling during the show. Artists and their helpers must be in their booth at 10:00 am when the doors open.
All of the art in each booth will be original work handcrafted by the artist. Artists should only display work in the categories in which they were juried. To ensure the success of the event and keep patrons interested, every booth should feature some pieces that would normally sell for more than $100 but have been reduced in price for this event. In addition, you may choose to create a line of work especially for this show.
Patrons will be expecting to buy original art, so plan to fill the majority of your booth with originals. You may sell some prints and greeting cards of your original art, but they should make up no more than 25% of the booth. Mass-produced items like stationery, T-shirts, postcards, mouse pads, kits, or calendars are not permitted.
Two artists may share a booth if they collaborated on all of the art that they are showing. Both must be listed on the application and must sign the rules agreement, and both must be present throughout the show.
Established artist groups and galleries may share a 10’x20′ booth. At least one artist from the group must be present throughout the show. The group shall designate one contact person to complete the application and communicate with the organizers.
All art must be priced under $100. All art displayed must be for sale. Artists are welcome to bring a small portfolio or tablet to show other work.
Artists are responsible for the neat, professional appearance of their booth. All displays and art must fit within the 10×10′ booth perimeter—no overhanging. This is a sale of fine art, so please refrain from displaying signs about bargain pricing or clearance that might give the impression the work is poor quality. Do not overfill your booth or stack art on the floor unless it is out of sight under a table covering. We will have visitors of all ages so keep in mind that art should be appropriate for families. Due to fire regulations, booth canopies or roofs are not allowed.
We suggest that you bring some lighting to show your art to its best advantage. Low wattage bulbs are best. Electrical outlets will be available. In order to use them, you will need to bring heavy duty extension cords.
Artists may sell to each other before the doors open if they choose, but selling to the public begins at 10:00 am. We suggest that all artists arrive with cash for making change and come prepared to process credit card payments. Free WiFi is available but can be spotty so you may prefer to process transactions with your cell phone connection.
The organizers and Washington County Fair Complex are not responsible for theft or damage to art or displays. Artists should not leave their booths unattended.
Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets at home.
All booths will be vetted and Affordable Art for Everyone reserves the right to remove an artist from the show if the rules are not followed.