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:: Application Open

The Doylestown Arts Festival features an array of interactive activities, live art, and demonstrations for all ages and abilities. These events add vibrancy and an atmosphere of creativity to the festival. Non-profit organizations, local businesses and independent artists are encouraged to get involved.

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:: Application Process

The Doylestown Arts Festival is a juried event. Each demonstration application is juried by a volunteer committee. This ensures that the festival features events that best align with the vision and goals of the festial to support the local arts community and inspire young artists. Applications must be submitted by the application deadline (4/24/20) to be considered for admission. There is no jury fee for demonstrations. Applicants will be informed of their application status by June 1, 2020.

:: Demonstration Booths

Organizations and businesses can apply to showcase a demonstration or live art. If accepted, demonstration booths are $300 each. Vendors are responsible for their own tent and materials. No electric or water is provided. Sound systems are not permitted. These booths are not intended for musical performances.

:: Activity Types

The Doylestown Arts Festival is always seeking new ways to add interactive and live arts to the weekend. In the past demonstration booths have included: plein air painters, tintype photographers, live pottery wheels, sand art, face painting, photo booths, scarf painting, live scuplting, arts education events, and much more. Have a new idea? Apply!

:: Guidelines

Because our event draws thousands of families, we do expect all demonstrations to be family-friendly and acceptable for a public space. Activities that contribute to fundraisers, public good, or community improvement are always welcomed.

:: Rules & Regulations

  • Booth Details

    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. There are no rules on tent color or style, so long as your setup fits within your allotted space. All tents must be weighed down.

  • Space Requests

    We do not accept space requests or reservations. The show layout is designed primarily to create a variety of styles and genres through the festival.

  • Setup Rules

    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. Vendors are not permitted to change spaces or move their setup without permission from the festival directors.

  • Expectations of Conduct

    We expect all of our vendors to be kindand courteous to each other, attendees, and our volunteers. Vendors are not permited to walk the streets with products or samples. Any disputes between vendors should be brought to the attention of a volunteer so it can be resolved quickly and fairly. Failure to observe these basic requests is grounds for removal and disqualification from current and future shows.

  • Weather Policy

    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.

  • Refund Policy

    All fees are non-refundable. This includes booth fees, application fees, reservations and add-ons, even in the unlikely case of a show cancellation.

  • Liability Statement

    The Applicant hereby agrees to allow the Doylestown Arts Festival, as well as its partners and volunteers, to use supplied and published information and/or artwork to promote the festival. The Applicant understands that no refunds are available. The Applicant agrees to follow the terms and rules supplied by the organizers leading up to the event. Failure to meet any of these terms will result in withdrawal from the festival. The Applicant agrees to assume all liability for and indemnify Doylestown Business and Community Alliance DBA Discover Doylestown, the Doylestown Arts Festival, and their respective members/volunteers/partners from and against any and all claims, with loss of life, personal injury, and or property damage, theft, arising from or out of installation, setup, operation and dismantling of exhibit. This release applies to all employees, partners, and volunteers associated with the stated organizations.