The open-air Artist Market is an integral part of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival. Booths feature fine arts and crafts for sale. Exhibited work may include visual arts (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, and digital art), fabric, clothing and accessories, jewelry, and handcrafted items (sculpture, ceramics, glass, woodworking and furniture). All artists who make their own items are welcome to apply!
Location & Time
The AthFest Music & Arts Festival will include an artist market on Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin streets. 55+ vendors will set up shop with both fine arts and crafts for sale.
The artist market will be open on the following days:
- Friday from 5 p.m. –10 p.m.
- Saturday from 12 p.m. –10 p.m.
- Sunday from 12:30 p.m. –8 p.m.
Selling in the Artist Market
We expect to have 50-60 booths, depending on the quality and range of offerings. Creativity and craftsmanship are integral to the Artist Market. All work must be the original creation of the submitting artist. Therefore, commercial work suitable for a vendor booth will be referred to our vendor relations contact. Vendors pay significantly more for booths, do not go through judging, and are not eligible for awards.
Awards will be issued including: Best in Show ($200), Second Place ($150) and five honorable mentions ($50 each). This year, the honorable mentions will be awarded in the following categories:
- Best Booth
- Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, & Photography/Digital Art)
- Fabric, Clothing and Accessories
- Hand-Crafted Items (Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Woodworking, & Furniture)
The application process to be considered for inclusion in the juried AthFest Artist Market at the 2023 AthFest Music & Arts Festival is now open! Interested artists can find more information and the mail-in application form and process at the below link.
All submissions must be postmarked by April 1, 2023 before late fees apply. Submissions will be reviewed for consideration by a jury of respected local artists and members of the AthFest organization. Application Fee (per artist): $25 until April 1, 2023; $50 from April 2 – May 1, 2023; $75 after May 1, 2023. Please note that images must be received by April 1 to guarantee consideration by the festival jury.
If you have questions about the Artist Market, please contact the Artist Market Chair at: [email protected]